So when Judy L picked #9 for this month’s UFO to work on, I groaned. Loudly. I know I wanted to work on it, but I knew it was a busy month. Each month (with the exception of April when I didn’t even work on my UFO) I kept saying she couldn’t pick one that was more difficult. This one only had the sampler blocks completed.
It needed the applique, the blocks set, the Seminole-type pieced inner border, and of course the outer border. For this list, I only wanted to get to flimsy stage.
Here it is being shown at guild on Monday. I used “Charlotte’s Fusible Web” from Superior for the applique. Boy do I love that stuff. I might just want to do more applique soon… maybe…
This was my March UFO Challenge for Judy .
I did complete it in March, but just got a picture of it. I only needed to get it to the flimsy stage. I used Bonnie Hunter’s Star Struck Pattern.
After a flurry of sewing activity on Sunday, I managed to get my #10 challenge for Judy L’s UFO challenge done – at least to flimsy stage. Since that is all I stated I would do for Judy’s challenge (anything extra would just be bonus) I consider it completed! WOO HOO!
It is not set how the pattern calls for, but I really like this version better!
Last month Judy L.’s challenge number was #6. On my list in that position was my Japanese Jigsaw (pattern by Tracy Brookshire). It had the most to go as in stage wise. All I had done was cut the 9” blocks into quarters and then put it away.
I managed to get the top done (which is all I am requiring of myself for Judy’s challenge) at a bee in January. I dug out a coordinating jelly roll and made the back for it a little later.
Yesterday, after spending a week organizing & cleaning my sewing room, I was messing around and decided to baste it. I figured, at least I would be one step closer to finishing it. The binding was already prepped; I had it prepped for a while.
I first basted it just putting it on the table. it was such a small quilt, I figured I didn’t need my boards to baste it. Yea. The back was wonky and puckered. I thought for about half a minute that I could just do anyway because no one would see the back. I changed my mind.
I went into the garage and dug out my boards. I am very glad I did. It now looks great on the front and back. I just did a basic meander, but the star is the top, not the quilting on this one. It also went from an awkward-sized wall-hanging to a reversible runner.
Shock among shocks, I even hand sewed the binding down.
Judy L’s Challenge:
She chose #6 last month and for me it was my Japanese Jigsaw quilt. I put the last stitches in the binding last night before bed. I will show a picture of it later in its own post after the kids go to school and the hubby to work. I know I stated that Judy’s was to just get them to flimsy stage, but I couldn’t resist quilting this cute little quilt yesterday.
This month, she has chosen #10 which is my Sunshine Pineapple blocks. Ok. This is the boost I need to work on it because it has the “A” word.
She chose #3 last month. For me, this was my Bento Box. I had to purchase backing, and did. I cut batting for it. That is as far as I got. But if you have been seeing my Monday Milestones, you know that not much in the sewing department has been going on.
This month, she chose #8 and for me it is my Red, White, and Blue Quilt. Boy this sucker is big! I don’t have any batting for it. I was already planning on buying a bolt of batting from Joann’s – but I have to wait until they have 40% off coupon (anyone have a code for one that is valid till like Saturday?). So it will depend on when I get the batting as to when I can quilt this one.