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UFO Progress

I made myself a promise that I would/could not start anything new until I finished some of my UFOs. *SIGH!* The story of most quilters everywhere!

The past week, I set about getting ready to baste four large quilts this weekend. In order to baste quilts in my apartment, I have to move the furniture around to make room. I am thrilled that I got the four tops basted and one of the quilts actually quilted too. The bindings are all done as well.

First up, I added the green border to my postage stamp quilt. Here it is basted and ready for quilting:

basted-postage-stamp

I plan to stitch in the ditch the sashings and then do a cathedral window style pattern around each 1.5″ square. This is last on my list of to be quilted.

Here’s my Images from my Garden quilt that I completed five years ago:

flowers-basted

This was the first quilt I did when I got back into quilting after my 10 or so years hiatus. I had signed up for a class at the local quilt shop, but the class was cancelled. I had already purchased the pattern, so did it on my own. It is a Turning 20 pattern. The border is very wonky, I hope I can quilt it out! I’ve already drawn the diamond-shaped cross hatching lines for the quilting:

cross-hatch-lines

Here’s my Summer Fun quilt:

basted-yellow-blue-fun

I adore this quilt. I finished the top a couple of years ago. The fabric is Califon by Mark Lapinski. It’s the Disappearing 9-patch pattern. I plan to quilt the centre with a large meander, stitch in the ditch the borders and blue flange, and then meander the outer yellow border too.

I also basted and quilted my Wonky Scrappy Log Cabin quilt. This one is being donated to Victoria’s Bumble Beans Basics charity.

wonky-basted

I managed to get this top quilted this weekend. For the quilting, I stitched in the ditch all blocks and then stitched a flower pattern in each block. To make the flower pattern, I turned to one of my applique books, copied a design onto cardboard, then traced it in each block. As I was trimming the backing and batting, Milo just had to get in on the action:

milo-trimming-quilt

Glamour photos will be taken once the quilt has been bound and washed.

The bindings are done for the above quilts too .. and a few others that I can’t show yet!!

bindings

All in all, a very productive week and weekend. I’m exhuasted!! LOL It does feel great to move these four quilts on to the actual quilting phase.

It hasn’t been all FUN this weekend, my brand new only 5 weeks old computer died on Friday. To say I’m extremely annoyed would be an understatement. It is under warranty, so I’ll deal with that tomorrow.

Posted: April 8th, 2012

Topics: My Quilting Journey

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18 Responses to “UFO Progress”

  1. sara says:

    Lovely quilts – I really like all of them…

  2. Beautiful quilts, Michele! Congrats on moving them to the next stage. :)

  3. Deborah says:

    WOW!! I’m impressed!
    I gave myself the same rules this year. I does feel good to move them onto the the next stage.
    BTW – I love them all.
    Great job and congrats!
    Hugs, Deborah

  4. Lindy says:

    That yummy blue and yellow one could come live with me for a couple years…jest sayin’

  5. Wow !! You have been busy – I love all of your quilts :)

  6. cityquilter grace says:

    love it! great progress to see it together too!

  7. Carrie P. says:

    good for you. you got lots done. I like getting my binding done when I get the top done too.

  8. So many pretty quilts…especially love the one with the Califon. It is one of my favorite collections.

  9. Sheila says:

    Wonderful job. All of the quilts are lovely.

    Our quilt guild is having a year long project/challenge for finishing unfinished projects. You sign a sheet saying what you are going to do and list them. After I counted 15, I decided I didn’t have the heart to continue counting . I did not sign up for the challenge. Maybe your inspiration will get me going.

  10. Mel says:

    I love them! I am in the process of quilting quilts. Of course, they are mostly for charity, but they are getting done and out of my space. :)
    I’m excited for you and can’t wait to see the glamour shots.

  11. Siobhan says:

    Wow, beautiful quilts, but I have to say that I love the postage stamp quilt….amazing. Thanks for all the inspiration, I need to get two tops finished :)

  12. Siobhan says:

    Beautiful quilts, but I have to say that I love the postage stamp quilt….amazing. Thanks for all the inspiration, I need to get two tops finished :)

  13. Elaine Mork says:

    Beautiful quilts Michelle. I love it when you get to the binding as you know you are nearly there to seeing the finished article. :)

  14. Marilyn Sholtis says:

    YOur quilts are all beautiful! I am so happy to see some one getting something finished! At the moment I am dealing with Gall bladder pain and may need emergency surgery. After which I hope to try to catch up with you on my finishing of UFOs. Milo is darling. What a fun guy he must be!

  15. Suzanne says:

    Finishing old projects seems to be the theme of 2012. I am curious about whether you still like the older quilts? So often our tastes change and if you’ve fallen out of love with colours and fabrics, sometimes it can be so hard to get things off the WIP pile. Your stack of bindings all ready to go is so ORGANISED! Nothing like my mad scramble at the end of the process :0)

  16. Ruthiequilts says:

    Way to go!!! I love finishing UFO’s! They look great!

  17. Nancy says:

    Always love your website and quilts. I learned to much and got inspired by your Double Nickle Challenge after seeing your quilts at our quilt show in Williamsburg……….snow you’ve given me more ideas. Love your blog!

  18. [...] all the scrappy quilts that I’ve been working on lately, I really must get one of them actually completed to enter [...]

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