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Monday, September 12, 2011

Design Wall Monday

My design wall is empty! But on my never ending quest to cross every single project off my UFO list, these are what I am working on right now.

This is project #4 on my list for Judy L's 2011 UFO Challenge. That number was drawn in April! April, for heaven's sake. The only progress I made on these blocks was to take them out of the bag, put them up on the wall and arrange them into rows. I didn't pull any sashing fabric or border fabric or even backing. I just pinned the rows together and put them neatly back into the bag.

While I was quilting, I needed to take a break so I sat down at my sewing machine and didn't have anything to work on! What! There was nothing right there that I could sew. Not even a leader/ender that could be sewn together-I need to cut more scraps for bow ties. I looked up and saw this bag of blocks and right then decided I was going to do them as quilt as you go. Backing is all cut, batting scraps are going to be used and a few are cut to size. I test drove the decorative stitch I thought I wanted to put around the block but decided to do it in the sashing instead. The quilting on the blocks will give me a chance to play with my sewing machine.

In Saturday's post, I thought this quilt top was completed sometime in 2010. Last night I was browsing back through my blog and I found this post. That is over 2 years ago. 2 Years!!! I've been thinking about quilting this quilt for 2 stinkin' years. Well the thinking is over and it's loaded and advanced a few times.

So 2 quilting projects are what's happening for me this week. Wish me luck. I can't wait to see what others are working on this week. Visit Judy L here to find out.


Diane said...

Good Luck! I'm betting you'll get 'em done and something else too! I need to get finishing my UFO list back in gear here, dang the year is over 1/2 gone.
I think both of us have done a lot this year. We need to be kind to ourselves...yah right, crack that whip!! j/k...sorta!

Mary said...

I see signs of progress, and that's gotta make you feel good. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product you you take the quilt off your frame.

Vicki said...

Love the quilt as you go idea!!

I have a several tops to finish and I have one UFO that I just don't know what to do to finish it. I am feeling the same bug as you are, get it done...I have been thinking aobut my UFO for a year!!

Looks great.

Quilter Kathy said...

I laughed about you working on a UFO because there was nothing else around to work on/use to avoid!!!

LuAnn said...

Well Judy...If you sat at the sewing machine and couldn't find anything to work on.....then your sewing area is just too tidy! I always love your projects.

Mary said...

You're doing great! I have had to relegate some UFO's back to the box after the month it was chosen...no fun. The fences must be part of the Row Quilt, very pretty.

Gari said...

Oh, I feel your pain. I have several sets of blocks I have received from others that I just haven't found a good layout for yet. And this week I discovered a set of strip sets I put together early in my quilting career. They were for my then DIL who changed her mind about what she wanted. I packed up what I had started and it has been hiding in a cupboard for over 8 years. I left it out and will be working on it sometime next month. There is always something hanging around that needs us to finish it, huh?

ANudge said...

You'll be finishing those ufos before you know it!

Sue Daurio said...

Great post today, made me smile. Good luck on getting those projects crossed off the list.