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Sunday, January 11, 2009

UFO #5

On one of my small online quilting groups, we are doing a UFO challenge. There are a few of us that picked 11 of our UFOs, listed them with a number, sent our list to the UFO mom--she didn't want the UFOs! Then once a month, she will pick a number and that is the UFO we will work on. My goal is to get each of mine finished. I tried to pick some of my older ones and a few of my recent ones.

Well, lucky me, she picked the one I liked the least. Or the one I thought I liked the least. When I unrolled #5, I decided I really like this quilt. It's the process I chose to quilt it with I didn't like. It's the quilt as you go method and I'm a longarm quilter so this wasn't fun for me. And I swear I will never do this again. But knowing myself as I do, I'm afraid I might.

Here's my progress on this quilt. I belonged to another group and in 2004, we did a block exchange. You picked your colors, pattern and then made 2 blocks for each person in the swap according to their choices. I chose Civil War reds and blues or something close to that and I wanted stars. Let them age a few years and then in March 2008, I start to quilt them, put it asided, start again in May and again in July. By then, I hated this quilt so I rolled it all up and stuffed it away. (As I think about this now, I did it this way because I could sew but not cut after my carpal tunnel surgery and I needed to sew something.)

Then 2009 rolls around and it is still on my UFO list. Not for long. I got it out today and will start to work on it tomorrow. I'm hoping to have binding on it by Wednesday so I can stitch it down at Sewing at Marian's.

But today is play day with the kidlets and I need to get ready to play.


JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Lovely Lovely quilt - I love stars.

Cherold said...

I love this quilt, Judy! You are sooo far ahead of me...I've yet to look and see what #5 is!