May UFO & WIP Challenge link up

It’s the last Sunday of the month and it’s time for May’s UFO & WIP Challenge link up. If you finished a project this month, you can enter up to two of them into the link up. Full details are at the bottom of this blog post. This month’s prize is an Olfa 40th Anniversary limited edition rotary cutter, two half-yard cuts of Freshly Picked by Katie Doucette for Wilmington Prints, and a tea towel calendar from Moda.

May UFO & WIP Challenge giveaway sponsor @ The Crafty Quilter


How did you do this month? It can be a busy month for some with end of school year activities, graduations, etc. I had a very busy month with family in town and a few other projects that got worked into the schedule. I finished one of my goals which was adding the binding to a BOM sampler from several years ago.

This sampler quilt was started in 2016 as part of the Sugar Block Club with Amy at Stitchery Dickory Dock. My version is missing a few of the paper pieced blocks; I substituted with the Dresden plate blocks and placed them in all four corners. I finished putting all of the blocks together in 2017 and had it quilted by my trusty longarm quilter. The end. Binding is always something I intend to do right away, but this one sat in a pile of unfinished quilts for two years.

My finish for the May UFO & WIP Challenge:  The Sugar Block Sampler BOM made by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter and designed by Amy @ Stitchery Dickory Dock

I used fabrics from a fat eighth bundle of Prairie by Corey Yoder for Moda.  I love all of Corey’s fabric lines.  Fortunately, her recent fabric line, Strawberry Jam, coordinates so well with this quilt. I found the perfect bias stripe for the binding.

My finish for the May UFO & WIP Challenge:  The Sugar Block Sampler BOM made by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter and designed by Amy @ Stitchery Dickory Dock
My finish for the May UFO & WIP Challenge:  The Sugar Block Sampler BOM made by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter and designed by Amy @ Stitchery Dickory Dock
My finish for the May UFO & WIP Challenge:  The Sugar Block Sampler BOM made by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter and designed by Amy @ Stitchery Dickory Dock
My finish for the May UFO & WIP Challenge:  The Sugar Block Sampler BOM made by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter and designed by Amy @ Stitchery Dickory Dock

The other WIP that I had planned to make progress on is a busy book for my granddaughter, Amelia. I didn’t get too far on that, but there are still a few days left in the month and a long weekend to catch up!

Now it’s your turn. I love seeing the variety of projects that you guys have finished.

May UFO & WIP Challenge Link Up

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 June 1, 2019, at midnight, PST.
  • This month’s giveaway is open to US and Canada only.
  • Winner will be drawn at random on June 2, 2019

Link-up Instructions:

  • After you “click here to enter” (below), a separate InLinkz page will open up. Click on the blue “add link” button.
  • Enter the URL of your link.  If you don’t have one, click on the blue “enter without link” button. The upload widget will activate.
  • If your photo size is too large, it may not accept it. You’ll have to re-size it to a smaller file size.
  • Enter a caption for your image.  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.
  • If you have any trouble, just leave a comment or send me an email with your photo attached.  I can add it for you.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

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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.

4 thoughts on “May UFO & WIP Challenge link up

  1. What a pretty quilt and yeah-Corey has some nice fabric! I have a tendency to buy cute fat quarters from the clearance bin so I have a hard time coordinating fabric when making a quilt top. haha I finished one UFO and need to upload, and yeah- we have a few more days left and since I”m off Friday I hope to finish up my 2nd UFO. 🙂 It’s nice to see the variety of projects in the link up. Thanks….

  2. Your quilt is just beautiful!! How creative to add Dresden plates. I learned them from your Summer quilt last year and love them. I have too hate to bind. I am so glad you finished it as it is lovely Julie.

  3. Julie, you are a girl after my own heart! Imagine taking another year or so to bind such an adorable and striking quilt! Well, it would have been the same with me! Thanks for your blog and honesty as I’m new to this blog and so enjoy it!

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