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February UFO project and other things

Are you ready to tackle a “new” UFO project this month?  The good news is you get one extra day this February since it’s a leap year!  I wish there was an extra day each week just for quilting and crafting.  In my perfect world I would live long enough to use up all of my stash and finish all of my UFO’s!  I might as well be 20 pounds lighter, too. 😉

I look forward to the beginning of each month with anticipation because I get to find out which UFO I’ll be working on.  Since my method of selection is based on the APQ UFO Challenge, each month is a surprise because they randomly pick a number (1-12) and that’s the one on my list that I’ll work on.  The number 5 was chosen for February and that means I’ll be quilting my Snow Flower quilt.

APQ 2016 Feb checked


I started this quilt in 2009(?).  It was the first kit I’d ever bought and it sat on the shelf for a year before I opened it up.  Talk about overdue!  Some of the quilting is done but I’d like to add a feathered border and something in the pieced squares.

Feb UFO full copy

Feb UFO copy


I’m still in the mindset of done is better than perfect.  We’ll see how kind this month is to me in terms of UFO time.

What UFO project are you working on this month?  You still have until Feb. 6 to link up your January finish here.  So far, you guys have been busy getting things done!  I love it!

I will have another link-up at the end of this month to keep you motivated.  And there will be at least one prize winner selected from the participants that enter.

We’re doing a block of the month at the quilt shop I work at, The Granary, and we’re using the book Farm Girl Vintage as our pattern.  We’re making a sample to hang in the shop with the silo barn blocks and it’s almost done.  Don’t you love the Hazel fabric by Allison Harris for Windham Fabrics?

silo barn blocks copy


Working in a quilt shop is fun, and it comes with an occasional side benefit.  Yesterday I received this adorable pincushion from my coworker, Candy.  It was such a nice surprise!  The pattern is called Pincushion Panache by Oceanlake Design.

blue pin cushion copy


I’m busy researching blog logos and custom themes for The Crafty Quilter.  Hopefully I’ll have a pretty site to click on soon!

Happy Wednesday!


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  1. Trying to put in photos of my two finished quilts for February, but I don’t have a “link” or website.. How does this work?

  2. Thanks for inspiring me to keep at finishing up projects. I am working on #5 on my list and making progress. Your quilt will be beautiful, it looks like quite a project to me but I am sure it will be great to have it completed.

  3. I’ve always struggled with sewing the binding on a quilt, mostly with joining the ends. I have followed your tutorial and my bindings are perfect and complete on the first try. Thanks for the great tutorial!

  4. I just figured out how to join the UFO linkup!!!! Yea! This will be fun, and I have much to finish! I look forward to seeing the snow flower finish, your work is always beautiful! Cute barns! On my list of things to do!!!

  5. Love the Farm Girl blocks. The little tote is adorable. Good friend. Can hardly wait to see the new facelift for The Crafty Quilter. A little
    Spring spruce up maybe?

  6. quilt is looking good and so little to do to finish it. Vintage Farm girl hanging I like, have you seem the new Riley Black farm girl fabric range, our local shop is in Germany as I type this at their factory with instructions she must get it!
    No ufo plans as all mine are at the flimsy stage and still to pluck up courage re the quilting, 14 in total! Oh yes I do have 120 blocks somewhere square in a square that need putting together nearly forgot those

  7. The snowflower quilt is gorgeous! Your quilting is amazing!
    I can’t imagine what you will do to finish it ! But I will
    Be waiting…. And , how adorable is that pincushion ??

  8. I finished my sue Spargo wool birds. I made them larger than the original. I started this over a year ago. Glad it is done

  9. I’ve thought about how to progress with my number five (vintage Dresden blocks) but haven’t started it yet. Maybe tomorrow 🙂 your quilt will be a wonderful finish and the barns are adorable too.

  10. My UFO for February is to complete my Lemon Pepper quilt.
    The top is already complete, it just needs to be quilted and binding added. Shouldn’t be a problem ( hopefully no glitches !)

  11. I worked on a quilt I started in 2009. I have the top completed, but I don’t know how to upload the picture. I love this idea and couldn’t wait to see the Feb. number!

  12. I’ll have to confess that item#5 on my list wasn’t one that I wanted to tackle this month so I did a swap for a project I liked better. I know that’s not in the spirit of this UFO Challenge but I figure getting something done was better than being half-hearted about it. I’ll try to keep to the list in the months to come…no promises.

    Your quilt is lovely and I think some simple quilting would be sufficient. I like your barns too.

  13. Really love seeing what catches your eye. Right now I am looking for hand sewing that will travel. Sorta tired of EPP hexagons. Have a bunch of Aunt Martha transfers.

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