Monday, September 01, 2014

Design Wall Monday, August UFO #31 and it's September!

I so can't believe I forgot to post to my blog yesterday, after being so good about posting every day in August except the power outage day.  I was so gung ho on machine quilting (I will show that quilt later in the week) that it slipped my mind.

My design wall has not changed from the last two weeks, but my design floor has changed.  I will be going to a retreat in mid September and was trying to decide on projects and I have had the Crown of Thorns pattern for 10 years.  I pulled all the batiks from my stash except for a couple light ones.  Gee, the pattern was in my colors, imagine that!  Now to get the pieces all precut before I go and have our county fair and going back to work for the school year in between!

My last UFO of the day for August is at the bottom, a row robin top.  It was from my guild several years ago and I didn't end up with enough rows so I made some checkerboards to fill in.   I will have to decide what I'm going to do for September.  I am actually getting low on showing UFO's after showing 31 of them!! Linking up to Design Wall Monday.

Row Robin top       

Saturday, August 30, 2014

August UFO #30

Today I did the dreaded house cleaning and got a queen size quilt pin basted and started quilting.  It's going well.  I wound 10 bobbins to start with, it will be interesting to see how many I actually use! 

Today's UFO is one I keep forgetting about.  It's a Block of the Month kit I inherited from my friend Vicki several years ago.  I forgot that I even had gotten three rows done!  I tried to take a picture of the pattern picture, but it's shiny paper.  This one isn't super high on my finish list, but hopefully next year!

Friday, August 29, 2014

August UFO #29

Today was shopping day.  Friday of Labor Day weekend is not the best time to shop but I survived.

This UFO is a HUGE stack of odd blocks.  Some were from swaps, some were samples, some were given to me, some I didn't use in block robins, just a big mountain of blocks that I haven't begun to count.  Someday I will sort them out and I know I even have more blocks elsewhere.  I can make a "Thimbleberries" type quilt, an animal quilt, a jar quilt, etc.  Lots and lots and lots of blocks!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

August UFO #28

It's almost the end of the month and I am still coming up with UFO's in my collection to post!  This morning I canned green beans, it figures the garden is producing well and it's time to go back to work.  I had meetings this week and school starts Tuesday.

This UFO was from an internet group swap, but not as old as some of mine!  We swapped the scrappy blocks and I chose to set it with the Twist and Turn method.  This is one scrap quilt that actually made a dent in my scraps!  I set up another table for basting today so I threw the quilt over it for the picture.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

August UFO #27

Yesterday I showed a red and white quilt and today is another one!  Yes, I have two of them needing quilting when my husband didn't think red and white looked like me!  This was from a birthday yahoo group, I picked the pattern, they made blocks. 

When I was in Wenatchee last weekend we went to the Farmer's Market.  I bought some wonderful sweet corn and at the huge indoor facility they have I found this awesome wood basket.  It's out of a Noble Fir tree burl.  I love it!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

August UFO #26

Several years ago I took an unfinished red and white lonestar quilt from my mother-in-law's sewing room and finished it for her for Christmas.  She had Alzheimer's and was no longer sewing.  My husband Doug walked into my sewing room when it was on my design wall and said "That doesn't look like you".  He knew what I was planning on doing for his mom, but hadn't seen it.  I wondered why it didn't that look like me and he said it's red and white.  Well....  I was in a group that was making blocks for each other so I had them make red and white blocks and I have this top.  Of course I haven't quilted it... 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Design Wall Monday and August UFO #25

My design wall hasn't changed since last Monday and you can see that post here.
However I have added a few more stitches to the borders of the wool quilt.  I am linking up to Judy L.'s design wall Monday here.

My UFO of the day is an unusual quilt in the sense of fabric choice.  I bought the fabric from the former Lura's quilt shop in Orofino in the 90's.  At some point I made a 4 patch stack and whack out of the fabric and sashed it with fabrics on hand.  Now what to do with a foodie quilt?  I am not sure.  I could use it as a picnic quilt, although that happens infrequently.  A friend gave me some french fry fabric and I had some candy bar fabric so those will be used on the back.

block closeup

Last week I went to visit a friend and her husband in Wenatchee, WA.  It's a 5 hour drive each way.  Friday we went to Chelan, WA, a place I had never been.  This is a picture of the lake and from the winery where we had lunch, which is the other picture.  We went to the quilt shop there, it's cute and a nice variety of fabrics.

Idaho Quilter's Adventures