March UFO & WIP Challenge Link Up

Today you get to share your March UFO & WIP Challenge project(s)!  The link up will be active for one week, so you still have time to finish something!  This month’s prize is sponsored by yours truly.  One winner will received a fat quarter bundle of Sewing with Singer from Robert Kaufman and two patterns:  Franklin Star by The Crafty Quilter Designs and Pot Luck by A Quilting Life Designs.

March 2019 UFO & WIP Challenge Giveaway

I achieved both of my goals this month.  I added the binding to my block of the month quilt from 2013 (a Fat Quarter Shop Mystery BOM).  I had more than enough red and white polka dot fabric to go around the entire quilt, but there were lots of seams.  I used my favorite machine binding technique for a fast finish.

2013 Fat Quarter Shop Mystery BOM quilt finished! Made by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter

2013 Fat Quarter Shop Mystery BOM quilt finished! Made by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter

2013 Fat Quarter Shop Mystery BOM quilt finished! Made by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter

 

After being hidden in a drawer for five years, I was so glad to have this quilt finished.  I’m definitely benefiting from my own challenge!  I remembered to add one of my personalized labels (from Dutch Label Shop) to the back.  I used the embroidery stitches on my sewing machine to add the year of completion.  This took a little trial and error, but it was well worth it.

2013 Fat Quarter Shop Mystery BOM quilt finished! Made by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter

2013 Fat Quarter Shop Mystery BOM quilt finished! Made by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter

 

My second finish for this month makes me SO happy.  I started this “J for Julie” monogram quilt a long time ago – I can’t even remember when.  I had the top done and the layers basted whenever it was that I left off.  Now it’s ready for my sewing room wall, even though my wall isn’t quite ready for it!

J is for Julie Monogram Mini Quilt made and designed by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter

 

The background of this mini quilt is improv pieced with scraps of low volume prints.  I found the J font on Microsoft Word software (I don’t remember the name of the font).  The applique is done using fusible machine applique.

J is for Julie Monogram Mini Quilt made and designed by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter

 

I really enjoy free motion quilting small quilts like this one.  It’s easy and it gets done quickly.  That seems to be the name of the game with me lately.

J is for Julie Monogram Mini Quilt made and designed by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter

 

I found the perfect yellow striped fabric in my stash for the binding.  More happiness!  And another quilt label got used.  I’m linking this finished project up with Cheryl at Meadow Mist Design’s Favorite Finish Link Up.  Hop over there to see some more beautiful quilts.

J is for Julie Monogram Mini Quilt made and designed by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter

J is for Julie Monogram Mini Quilt made and designed by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter

March UFO & WIP Link Up

Now it’s your turn to show off your finished project.  Remember, you don’t need to have a blog to participate.

Link-up instructions:

  • Click on the blue “add your link” button.
  • Enter the URL of your link.  If you don’t have one, type in a dummy URL such as http://juliec  Using your first name and last initial seems to be a good choice.
  • Enter the link title.  This should describe your project and it can include your name if desired.
  • Enter your email address.  No one will be able to see this but me.
  • Choose an image source and upload your image.  If your photo size is too large, it won’t accept it.  You’ll have to re-size it to a smaller file size.
  • If you have any trouble, just leave a comment or send me an email with your photo attached.  I can add it for you.

Link-up Rules:

  • You may add up to 2 finished projects.
  • One image per finished project.
  • Project must be quilting, sewing or needlework related.
  • The link-up will be open until April 6, 2019, at midnight, PST.
  • This month’s giveaway is open to USA or Canada, however, anyone can join the link-up. If a winner is chosen that is international, then another number will be picked until it meets the criteria.
  • Winner will be drawn at random on April 7, 2019
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About Julie Cefalu

Hello! I'm Julie and I love to quilt, craft, read, garden, hike and spend time with my family.

24 thoughts on “March UFO & WIP Challenge Link Up

  1. HI Julie The blue link up button is not present. I”m going to send you an email with my my March UFO attached. Thanks

  2. greetings from Argentina, many thanks for your tips and tutorials, I really look forward to news from you, I loved your block of the month quilt. thanks for sharing.

  3. Hi, Julie,
    I really am proud of you for finishing the projects from several years ago. Being behind makes me feel like I’m not “up to snuff “ as we say. So I will keep plugging!
    As always, I enjoy seeing your beautiful work!

    Diane S.

  4. I finished another one! Started many many many moons ago for my niece. She doesnt want it now so giving to my grandson for his birthday which is today!

  5. Oh My gosh you are so making progress! Love the J quilt- this is awesome with an initial and your quilt is so nice. I had to applique both my UFO’s and tried my hand at free motion quilting–and believe me-it really looked F R E E motion! lol I will need to practice this so my stitching is more “consistent” but over all-they both look great! can’t wait to upload!! 🙂

  6. Such a cute sampler quilt! Great job! The little “J” wall hanging is so fun, too. Thanks for hosting this challenge, they really help keep me motivated to finish my old things up!

  7. Thank you for encourging us to finish are quilts. Have 2 entered here. Happy sewing, quilting and designing fellow quilters.

  8. Hi Julie! I love your finishes, as always! This UFO challenge has been great for me. Thanks so much for hosting. The project I posted, “Winter Feed” was a pattern I found by a designer named Susan Arnold from QuiltFabrication.com. Just wanted to give her due credit. Sorry I couldn’t figure out how to flip my pic so it would be right side up. Thanks again for hosting!! Therese

  9. Hi Julie – are you able to give us patterns for your “Initial” quilt, and the other that you finished? I would love to have them. Thanks.

  10. Hi Julie – the link up is asking for a url which I don’t have, just an image. Thank you for your help on this. Uploaded the last 2 months ok, but can’t this time. I love your “j” mini quilt, adorable.

  11. Your quilt is beautiful, I would never think it was in the drawer for 5 yrs because those colors seem to still be ‘in’.

  12. Love both quilts and your use of low impact scraps in your cute little “J” mini. I finally got back 3 quilts and am trying to get the binding on. Maybe, one will get entered. Thanks for the inspiration. Love your use of fabrics and colors Julie!

  13. Love your block of the month quilt! I’m in the process of cutting 2 1/2 in pieces of my husband’s old shirts to make a quilt for our grandson, I already have 6 1/2 in blocks from his old jeans. Someday it will be a UFO completed!

  14. I added a picture of a wip I finished this month but am not sure I did it correctly. I don’t have a url. Mine is the Anthologie quilt. Could you let me know if I need to do something differently. Thanks! Jennifer

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