Happy Monday! Let me update you on my UFO progress for January and tell you about some more projects that I’m working on.
If you remember from this previous post, my goal is to finish one UFO each month. January’s UFO is my simple heart quilt which I started last year. (The pattern for the quilt came from a free tutorial by Allison at Cluck Cluck Sew.) It’s almost the end of the month and I’m just now getting to work on it. I’ve drawn some quilting lines using a water soluble pen. Now it’s time to start quilting.
If you happen to be making this quilt and wondering how to quilt it, I found that you can get a nice grid of 5″ squares (on point) as a starting point. You’ll end up with alternating plain squares which are perfect for some free motion quilting. I’m going to quilt the marked lines with my walking foot and then I’m going to add some FMQ. Nothing too fancy because I want this finished! Done is better than perfect.
How are you doing on your UFO’s? Do you need a little motivation? I’m going to have a link up on January 31st, for those of you that have finished your UFO project for January. It will be open until February 7 at midnight (PST). I’ll pick one entry from the link up and that person will be the winner of a Frivols, courtesy of me! More details about the link up and how to enter will be given on January 31st.
Speaking of Frivols, I’m almost finished with the sample for The Granary which is being made from Frivols #6. There was more piecing involved than I thought, but it’s going to be beautiful when it’s done! The fabric is Strawberry Fields Revisited by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda.
I have a little project that I’m working on which involves some hand embroidery. The next step will be to add the applique. I don’t consider myself very good at embroidery, but it’s good to keep practicing. I had to re-do “Happiness” once and then I was “happy” with it!
I also have a very old UFO that I’ve brought into the living room for some hand quilting. This is my Rabbits Prefer Chocolate Quilt which I hand appliqued about 4 years ago. I’m definitely not proficient at hand quilting, so this is painfully slow for me. But if I do a little each day, it will get done (hopefully before I die). Plus it’s great to have something to keep your hands busy while watching TV.
Sew many things to do! I better keep moving….