Thursday, April 18, 2013

Finally Over The Blues

This project has been in my UFO bin pile since probably the late '90's -- not long after I first started quilting.  When I picked it back up the other day, there were four "9-patch" blocks assembled and 12 of the alternate blocks were done.  I think I was planning on doing more, as I also had a stack of various blue fat quarters also in the bin...and a large amount of yardage of the blue plaid.

Well, after I made 9 more of the "9-patch" blocks and layed them out alternating, the blue just overwhelmed me.  I like blue fine, but it just didn't talk to me.  I knew I needed another color to give it some interest...and so I started playing.  I pulled several different fabrics from my stash closet (yep, trying to use some of my stash here, as well as tackle my UFOs).  At one point I even toyed with the idea of red/white/blue, but didn't have enough of the red/white background that I thought looked nice with it.  This layout with the gold also happens to be the one that I chose first, and it works for me.  I kinda like the "country" feel the gold gives it.

It feels wonderful to have one less UFO taunting me from the closet.

Here's to more UFO progress,

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Scrappy Trippin'

My Scrappy Trips top is now done!  It's huge -- 96x96!!!  There are 1,460 squares in it.  Yes, that's crazy...but it was so fun!  :o)

On to the next project,

Monday, April 1, 2013

Dancing Baskets

I have another UFO finished into top form.  This one will be called "Dancing Baskets," unless I can come up with something wittier between now and when it's time to put the label on it.  LOL.  I'll be sending it out to be quilted as it's queen-sized.  I really like how it came out.  Wasn't sure about the blue borders, but they have grown on me.

I'm currently working on the quilt I will be teaching at Kids Quilt Camp this June.  No pics yet.

Hope you all are having productive days as well.  :o)

Chuging along,