Monday, March 31, 2008

I had a hunch they weren't done yet...


I had a feeling they weren't done yet - just not quite big enough to make a fort out of yet (isn't that one of the primary requirements for a kids' quilt?). A piano key border should help! Kind of fiddly, but it'll be fun!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Wolfe's I Spy top is done

Well...Wolfe's top is done! I guess...how big do you make kids' quilts? I want them to be not huge, but big enough to "last" for a while, and big enough to be part of a fort...you know! Anyway, it's done for now, and Nina is in the shop (bummer).

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Wolfe's I Spy

OK...now to work on Wolfe's I Spy! Yeah! (still considering whether or not Shae's is done yet...)



It's nice to have a helper to give their opinion as you go along - and Sigmund loves to give his opinion.



And here's with the first sashing laid next to it...Oh bummer, I see something I really want to change - it's a good thing I saw it now! That's what I get for changing my layout on the fly! (Oh, Ginger, you can see some of my shaker collection above the quilt here.)


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

One top

The top of Shae's I Spy is done (I think). I like the pink as the "background" - I wasn't sure I would, but it turned out nicely! Now, on to Wolfe's!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Arrrgghhh!

I made some progress on Shae's before we left on vacation. However...


Have you ever had the simplest thing that you just can't seem to figure out?! I kind of drew up this pattern myself on EQ, and was trying to use my picture to figure out the sizes of borders I needed...and I did it wrong twice! Once too short and once too long. It's simple math! Arrgghh! This is the pile I came home to after vacation:



I'm sure the break will have cleared my mind...right?

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Instead of Sewing...

OK, since I've got sooo many UFO's, here's what I've been up to instead:


OK, that's not me out there - we were just watching from the pier (although I wish I knew how to surf). Here's what I'm really doing at the moment - sitting on my hotel deck in Huntington Beach, CA looking at this spectacular SoCal view:



Nothing like a little R&R to get you back in the mood for quilting!

Friday, March 7, 2008

UFO's Overflowing!

Since our church quilt group, Companionship Quilters, is going to have a UFO Challenge this next year, I thought I'd try my hand at blogging, and document my progress - we'll see how it goes. The UFO challenge all started because I made a "portfolio" of my completed quilts. While it's great to see that I have accomplished something, the one portfolio isn't even full, after 10 years of quilting! I commented on this at our meeting, and Lisa Powell said "maybe we should have UFO challenge again." Which, as I mulled it over, sounded like a really great idea for me!


The first order of business for the challenge is to document my UFO's. Sounded fun, until I started writing down all the projects I actually own fabric for - not even counting the fabric "stash" I seem to have acquired over the years. The grand total came out to...you'll never guess...62 (count them, 62) Un-Finished Objects! This totally shocked me!!! Fortunately, all of them are things I still like, and have a desire to finish. This sooo motivated me to get going on them - which is different than my usual "I'm so overwhelmed, I'll buy something new" response.
So here are some of my Un-Finished Objects...







and the one I Spy in progress for my niece. Hopefully this is the beginning of the end of the Overflowing UFO's!