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Saturday, March 31, 2018

2018 UFO Update

I had such great intentions when I wrote my 2018 UFO Challenge list.
Then my life happened and most of my sewing mojo went missing.
And then with the 2 cowboy quilts completed for the brothers,
the mojo has returned.

My focus is first going to catching up on the UFO Challenge.
I read Judy L's post UFO Push! and that really put me in the mood to get going.

The back was made recently for the January UFO, Strings and Stars.
So when I cut the batting for the 2nd cowboy quilt, '
I cut some for this one too.
It is now basted and ready for a rainy day of quilting-probably Monday. 
I can't wait to lay the thread I want to use on this.
Variegated yellow.

Since the table was set up already and I was in movie mode,
I decided to get the borders pinned on to Circle of Jewels, my February UFO.
It's lots of fiddly work and border 1 is pinned and glued in place,
ready for some machine applique.
Border 2 is cut and ready to add.
I purchased a wide back for this one so I only need to cut batting.

For March's Jamestown Landing, 
I have 4 pieces of wide back that I am hoping is enough.
When I cut batting for Circle of Jewels, 
I will cut for this too and maybe April's, depending on what it is.

So that's it in a blog post!
No UFO finishes yet,
but I am ready to knock them off the list now.
Can't wait to see what the April number will be.
(I know what I don't want it to be.)
Please be nice Judy L. 

It's no April Fool's joke.
April's UFO is #5, Mischief Quilt. 
Which is good since it is my only hand stitching project in progress. 


Suzanne said...

It sounds like you are picking up speed and moving forward with some beautiful quilts!

Julie said...

You go girl! March was kind of a dud for me, but I am ready to get back at it! I can't wait to see your progress!

Mary said...

I have had less than a perfect record in the UFO department. Good to cut multiple backing while you can. Good luck. I will have to check my #5 UFO.