Quilt Testers In Action

Quilt Testers In Action


Friday, January 20, 2012

UFO Update

Unfortunately for everyone who was hoping that I would be working on the Bunny UFO first, the number pulled at last night's guild meeting was Number 6. That means that I have until next month's guild meeting to work on the Butterfly quilt. I'm trying to decide if I want to quilt the black corners in black thread, or a colored thread. If I use a colored thread, I will have to be much more careful with my stitching than if I use black thread. That will slow the process down, but it's a small quilt, so that shouldn't matter much.

Also at the meeting, we got a surprise. They decided to extend the challenge through next holiday season into January of 2013, which gives us time to do 12 UFOs. I had to go rooting around in the piles for two more projects. Here they are.

11. This dragon quilt seemed appropriate for the Upcoming Year of the Dragon (but only because the Rabbits are Humoring them). It was started for a challenge put on by Keepsake Quilting over eleven years ago. I know it is at least that old, because I started it before we moved to this house.

12. One of my more guilt ridden projects. In elementary school (maybe first or second grade, maybe even kindergarten) the Youngest Daughter did a 100 days project. For each of the first 100 days of school, they had to collect an object, that they would have 100 of on the 100th school day. She chose fabric squares. I said I would make them into a quilt for her. These are small squares, and it's a small quilt, and she's in college.... Sorry, sweetie. You'll get it sometime this year!

And that's it, the end of the list, for real this time. And yes, there are still so many more hiding upstairs. Yikes!


Jade said...

Well, at least you're getting to them, which is more than I can say for mine. I just added another baby blanket or two to my list, as one of our employees and his wife are expecting their second child, so I'm booked solid.

Michelle May said...

I think black thread for the first one so the other fabric still pops out as wonderfully as it does. Now as for that dragon quilt! Oh my gosh!!!!!! Karen!! It's incredible! I can't wait to see that one finished!

Lisa said...

These are so much fun! But I can't believe that you still remember the story/reason behind each of these quilts after all these years!