when I mention UFO’s. Those of you who are quilters know the jargon…. it means Unfinished Fabric Objects. I’m a collector! I haven’t counted how many I have in a while, and I DON’T plan to any time soon. I do plan to cut the number down this year, though…. maybe next year I won’t be afraid to count them.
UFO’s come in many shapes and sizes…. and come about for many reasons. My biggest problem is that I get involved with another project and the old one gets hidden under a pile of fabric. I have moved away from some – well, I mean I moved and got involved in a new quilt group. Sometimes the project just doesn’t interest you any more….. and there is nothing wrong with that. Life is too short to make quilts you don’t like.
I have made my New Year’s resolution to be more organized, and to finish some of the unfinished projects I still like, and to give away or recycle any that I don’t. As well as the local group mystery quilt, I am just finishing a mystery table runner that dates back to the fall of 2006 (I moved!). It really shows how colour contrast does NOT equal light-medium-dark contrast, which is much more important. My ulterior motive is that I want to share this pattern with a friend in France for her quilt group, and I need to make sure the instructions are clear before they are translated.
I have my quilting frame set up and a Hunter’s Rainbow top I made for a strip challenge in 2009 ready to be quilted. I did an online class in deciding what to quilt on a top, and have some ideas, finally. On this one, the lights and darks worked really well.
I have two mystery quilts, partially completed, made with the same instructions…….. here they are. I have a Pam Bono pattern for a Remembrance Day quilt for one of my daughters and her husband, who are both in the Canadian Militia… partially cut.
I have a set of wonderful basket blocks made by myself and a dear quilting friend in Canada, all ready to set into a quilt to celebrate our friendship.