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!
Monday, March 31, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
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
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
Sunday, March 16, 2008
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
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
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.