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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  1. Did you finish the Cardinal Quilt? I’m starting on one for my mom. I would love to see how it turned out.

  2. 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.

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

  4. You always have So many cute ideas for us to try. Love your blogs and can’t wait to see more. Thank you so much.

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