Monday, October 8, 2012

Challenges

Do you ever back down from a challenge?  Well, I suppose, for me, it depends on the challenge.  I know my limitations and sometimes I may be challenged to do something that I, quite simply, don’t want to do!    That said, there was a challenge (well sort of) over on the QFC Yahoo group to take stock / inventory of your UFO’s.  OH, wait, let me back up some (I know, I know…. me and my getting side tracked….) 

Cathy B. is the master mind behind QFC.  She is an amazing organizer and QFC would not exist without her.  She is one of my closest friends and yet the only time we actually talk to one another is during Sew Fest, which I was not able to attend this year Sad smile  Anyway, we try to get together several times a week…. Yes we do, seriously!!! We do IM (instant messaging)  and we met for cyber coffee Tues morning and got to talking about UFO’s.  I say it can not be an UnFinished Object if it never got started in the first place.  She says that if you have the pattern and bought the fabric for the object, then it’s a UFO.  I say that I reserve the right to change my mind and repurpose my fabric.  So on it goes……. I mean, seriously, if every piece of fabric I bought or pattern or book was with a project/object in mind …… I don’t even want to think about it…..  Anyway, if I buy fabric for a specific pattern or project in mind, I make it almost immediately.  If I’m thinking it, I’ll probably make it. 

Okay, back to challenges.  Cathy posted on the QFC Yahoo group for the group members to make a list of their UFO’s, pictures of their UFO’s and post their list where they could see it.  So…. I did and here is what I came up with:

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The first and last quilts are ready for quilting.  The 2nd and 3rd quilts need borders.  I know I’ve posted pictures of these here before but remember, this is my UFO post Smile

 

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This is for my “Screaming Christmas” quilt.  I blogged about this hereI still have a few more embroidered blocks to do and I’m sure I won’t have enough of the red fabric but I do have something that will work and it’s for me and it’s for Christmas and my wrapping paper never matches, why should my Christmas fabric ?!

 

 

IMG_1757This will be called “Sea Birds”.  I bought the panels at the Estate sale and then came across these designs from Ace Points.  I need to find blue, beige and probably a brown to go with the colors of the embroidery and the panels….

 

 

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This is definitely an “on going” project.  These are small paper pieced blocks – 4” finished and I work on them just whenever…. I know this will end up as a table topper, maybe a wall hanging.  I know I don’t have the patience (or enough fabric) to make this into a quilt….  The pattern is from Quilters Cache.

 

 

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I try to have designs embroidered and ready for ‘if something comes up’ or I’ll embroider the set simply because I like them.  The Art Deco reindeer done in red are paired right now with some swap blocks from several years ago.  The blocks are Christmas prints and red and there are not enough for a quilt but maybe a wall hanging…….  The Christmas Angel designs still need 2 more stitched out to complete the set and I know I will be putting them into a quilt.  My plan (and I reserve the right to change my mind) is to use satin and velveteen fabrics.  I think the designs are quite elegant and deserve to be showcased accordingly….  The Christmas Angel designs are from Embroidery DK.

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You’ve seen these before, too.  This is one of my “Scrap Bin” projects.  I always have lots of white strips from trimming embroidered squares that go into quilts so this was a great use for those strips.  This is a 6” square and has 21 pieces per square.  I plan on this being at least a queen size quilt.  May take me a while as I work on this only when I’m not wanting to really accomplish something – I know doesn’t make sense but I understand what I’m trying to say Smile

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These are my Farmer’s Wives blocks (and book) that is another ‘if I feel like it’ project.   This is another one of those things that I like but that I’m in to hurry to complete and is another “Scrap Bin” project…

 

 

And lastly, my LIST.  I printed it out and posted it on the closet door of the sewing room. 

Now I just need to remember to look at it and actually do something from it …..IMG_1765

I will be gone for a few days and probably not have access to a computer.  My sister-in-law is having surgery for a kidney stone and hubby & I will helping her until she’s up and about.  She had a similar surgery back in January and it took her a couple of days to feel able to get up and moving around.   Anyway, if you leave a comment and I don’t respond right away, it’s not because I don’t care….  I do welcome comments……

Katie

3 comments:

Linda said...

You have some wonderful UFO's!!! What great future projects.
GOod luck to your sister in law! Kidney stones are not fun!

StripperDeb said...

Well - we won't have to worry about you getting bored anytime soon - what a gorgeous collection of quilting projects and they'll be even more lovely when finished ;-)

Hope your dear SIL has a speedy recovery.
~Deb

Sewing Junkie said...

Not UFO's it is ?" Unbelievable Fabric Endeavors" Let's not talk about UFO's I have many.