Saturday, February 28, 2015

UFO Update

UFO #1 has been keeping me warm during the past couple of weeks of extremely cold weather (for NC) with lots of "winter weather events" that created snow days for students.  Staff only missed two days; the rest were "teacher work days."

UFO #2 was made into a quilt sandwich and pinned and today I started the quilting.  I'm using gray thread and a large meander  because of all the straight lines in this quilt.

I had planned on finishing this project in February but hey!  I'll get finished in a week or two...  then on to the next project!

I wanted to share this video by Angela Walters with you...  it's a good one.


Monday, January 19, 2015

UFOs and Other Stuff

UFO #1 went for a swim and then jumped into the soft-and-crinkly machine... and I have to say the dense quilting in the yellow and blue borders crinkled up nicely and pulled in some of the residual waviness!

It was interesting looking at the truly finished quilt and think about how much I've learned since I made this one.  I put the original date on the quilt (2009) because the quilt is more about what I was doing then than now...   oh, and I named it "Summertime."

The daughter got a new sofa and didn't like the three pillows that came with it because she wants to go with blue rather than taupe/rust/black.   So, for her birthday, I ordered fabric from Spoonflower that she picked out and covered the pillows for her.

Then, when my sister was visiting, we went on an excursion to Hobby Lobby where I spotted some fabrics that I thought would go well with the blue pillows.....  and, since I was off work today, I made her three pillows for her new sofa.

I used the remaining fabric from the stripe and anchors... make a reversible table runner.


Still pondering on what to make with the half yard of the coral fabric.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

UFO #1: A Finish

I finished my oldest UFO today and it is a great feeling to get that project crossed off the list!

It's headed towards the washer to start the oh-so-soft-and-crinkly process.   On to the next UFO on the list....