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...




....to 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....






Sunday, January 11, 2015

UFO #1 Progress


I was able to finish up the quilting on UFO #1 this weekend but the binding didn't happen.  I did get the binding cut out so it's ready to go.


In the yellow inner border, I did an S-wavy line and a meander in the outer border.  On the blue outer border, I was able to handle the extra fabric near the yellow border but it was totally out of control by the time I got to the outer edge.... so, I trimmed the border from 6" wide to 4.5" wide.  That took care of the uber waviness.   


I love the fabric for the blue border and had underestimated how much I would need for the border AND the binding so I had gone back to the LQS to get addition blue for the binding.  I had no trouble finding it because it was in the original bag, hanging in the closet!   Several folks commented that they had never seen this project...   well, it's because it's 5.5 yrs old!


See the date on the sales receipt?  Yup, 5.5 yrs in the closet it was.   Well... it's going to be finished soon.