October UFO & WIP Challenge Prize and my challenge project

We are well into the month of October and it’s high time I announced the October UFO & WIP Challenge prize. For more details about the challenge in general, check out the 2019 UFO & WIP Challenge FAQ’s.

October prize

This month I have a prize package that includes a fat quarter bundle of lovely Calico Crow from Penny Rose Fabrics, and some great notions for your sewing room. These include a package of Steady Betty Ruler Betty’s, a Sew Standard Seam Guide and a package of John James Pebbles needles. These are all from my own “collection” and the total value is $35.

October UFO & WIP Challenge prize includes a fat quarter bundle and notions courtesy of The Crafty Quilter

My October project(s)

My first project for this month is to create a pattern for the quilt block I made in August. I’ve had several people ask about it, so I’d really like to get this checked off my list. Note: There’s no need for you to announce your project for the month. I’m just doing this because it makes me accountable, and I’ll more likely get it done if I put it out there!

Quilt block made and designed by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter.  Turning this into a quilt pattern is my October UFO & WIP Challenge.

I love this block and I think it will make a striking quilt. The block measures 14″ square, so that means fewer squares to make for a larger quilt.

My second project that I need to finish is a sample for a kit that I’m making for The Granary Quilt Shop. I mentioned this in a previous blog post, but it’s one of those things that I would love to complete so I can focus on other projects. The pattern is Cardinals by The Pattern Basket. I have eight cardinals finished and 22 more to go!

Cardinal blocks made by Julie Cefalu.  Pattern is from The Pattern Basket.

It’s such a cute pattern! I love everything that Margot designs for her pattern company. The red, white and tan colors will make pretty birds for the holidays.

I also wanted to mention that the winner of last month’s challenge is Hannah W. She just emailed me with her name and now I can give her proper credit. She made this beautiful pillow below from a kit she purchased at Sew Lux Fabric.

Christmas in July pillow made by Hannah W. from a kit by Sew Lux Fabrics.  Winner of the September UFO & WIP Challenge @ The Crafty Quilter
Christmas In July pillow made by Hannah W.

I hope you’re feeling inspired to finish those UFO’s and WIP’s. I have my parents visiting for the weekend, so I don’t think I’ll get to spend too much time in my sewing room. But I’m glad they’re still able to make the drive for a visit and I love having them. Happy quilting and have a wonderful weekend!

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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.

8 thoughts on “October UFO & WIP Challenge Prize and my challenge project

  1. Love the block Julie. It looks difficult to make but sure is a stunner! I love the Cardinals and tried to make them but only got about 8 made, then I moved on and they are in a bin now added to my UFO projects. If I had made them in red, instead of the blue that was suggested to me, I would have probably finished them. The dusty shades of blue just didn’t do it for me. I just have to get some of the projects finished before the Gemini in me moves on to another. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I am chomping at the bit to know the secret to making the flying geese with the triangles within your block! Sign me up!

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