Tuesday, March 9

Getting Those UFO off the shelf

A wonderful on line group I belong to on Quilt With Us had a block swap, and this past Saturday I got my sweet Chocolate themed block in the mail. I was so excited I ripped it open in the car. We each made a 12x12 block and our perfect hostess sorted them and sent them to their new homes. My block was made by Gwen Gwinner and it is so sweet. After we got our blocks we were to make a wall hanging from them. I took my block up stairs and started to set it on the cutting table and realized I already had several UFOs on the table and just couldn't just lay down this sweet block and walk away. So I started sorting fabrics and just started on it right away. By early afternoon it was finished and hanging on my wall. I had this cute little hanger I'd picked up at the last quilt show and thought it would be perfect for the hanging. Since I had limited space I thought I'd make the hanging a long thin one. It fit the space perfect. So now when I'm standing at my cutting table I'll have this to look at, and end up wanting some candy I'm sure.


I was so hyped up from getting the wall hanging done I tackled another of my small quilts that was so close to being finished it was sad that I left it sitting for so long. All it needed was the binding, for goodness sakes. But I'd left it sitting for many months. It took about 1.5 hours to finish it, I really should be ashamed. What can I say, but it's done now.

I am teaching a class at JoAnn's in poly clay and one of the upcoming classes is for making flowers. These are the samples I made several days ago for the open house this coming Saturday. I really enjoy teaching these classes. I've always enjoyed working with clay and these little flowers are so cute and can be used to put on frames, candle holders, or to make jewelry with.
Well now with the UFO's starting to disappear I'm energized to knock off another one. I have 2 quilts laying on the cutting table. The oldest one is from another swap and I've had the blocks for at least 4 months I think, so it's next. I don't know when I became such a procrastinator, but it seems with quilting it's happened to me. Even with all those laying about up there I still want to start new stuff - I'm hopeless.

4 comments:

Barb said...

Wow......the wall hanging is fun and the Japanese quilt is awesome....

Linda B said...

You say you are hopeless, to me you sound like a classic quilter. It's so much fun to start projects. Then you get the the binding. Ha, ha. Love your quilts, you do gorgeous work.

maggi said...

The wall hanging is lovely, a great piece to be able to sit and look at. Love the Japanese fabric in the other quilt.

QuiltDragon said...

I agree with Linda B - we can't help ourselves. By the time you get to binding a quilt, especially a large one, you're already buying (or collecting or sewing) our next one.