Sunday, March 30, 2014

February turned into March

February was been busy, as a matter of fact it was so busy that I never got this posted.  It is now the end of March.  I have continued working on my UFO's.  One of the big ones is for my Hoop Sister's Feathered Star.   I am attempting to get done is all of my blocks embroidered.  I fell behind getting them done by November.  I have 17 more block to embroider before I lay them you and start the assembly.  I am really not looking forward to that part - which is very likely why I have put off working on this one.  Maybe I will like it when I get it completed.  Right now I am not in love the the quilt or the process.  Oh well, live and learn.

I have been following 52 quilts in 52 weeks UFO challenge for the year and am working on UFO #6 this February.  I did complete the UFO for last month and since #6 is a wall hanging I should be able to complete it.

In late February, my daughter in law called and ask me to make a quilt for her foster daughter before she was returned to her father.  She had been using a quilt that I had made the year before for my daughter-in-law that my grandsons had asked me to make for mothers day.  Although I know that my DIL would have given Sienna the quilt she did not want to hurt the boys feelings.  I made big 8 inch blocks with sashing because it was quick.  She ask for it on a Saturday I completed in Sunday and took it to my daughter to quilt.  It was quilted on Monday and I started attaching binding on Wednesday.  My husband bound it and took it to her on Thursday.  I have a terrible picture of it.  It was to dark and rainy.  Needless to say I did not get UFO #6 done for February.

I worked on laying out a quilt during the Super Bowl and sewed it together this last weekend.  I learned a valuable lesson....never lay a quilt out at my youngest daughter's house.  I have been using the lint roller on every block as I sewed it together to remove dog hair.   However, as the quilt was waiting to get good enough light to take a picture my oldest daughter stopped by and took it to her house.  I still do not have a picture.

I also began doing the little cross stitch blocks the Little Miss Shabby.  They are small and cute. But I am very out of practice and have made numerous mistakes.  And ripped several times.  No pictures yet. Not until I get it right.

I have the blocks all pieced for the zig zag quilt.  When I began laying this quilt out I discovered that I have sewed over half the block incorrectly.  This one looked so easy.  Looks can be deceiving.  It has two blocks and I got pretty good doing the first one then started doing the second but somehow I keep going back to the first block.  This was UFO for the Month of March.

And here is UFO #6

It should have been completed before Christmas now it really does not matter if it takes a while to get this one quilted.

I am now waiting to find out the UFO number for April.