Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Digging out those UFOs

After years of trying to ignore my UFOs that were started in a class, decided to dig them out and go through the pain of figuring out where I quit, what I needed to do next and just doing it! The oldest UFO I'm tackling is from 2002. That was the year I retired from being an elementary school librarian and jumped full time into my longarm quilting business. I figured I'd have tons of times to keep up with this Block of the Month (BOM). After all, it would just be one block a month to piece and then needle turn applique on top of. The piecing went along just fine, but the applique...not so much. I did drag the individual blocks around with me and did get some done but each one was different and picking the fabrics was time consuming and slow.... as is my version of applique. So... after 13 years,  it's finally done and on the longarm. Need to get it done in the next two weeks, have its quilting pretty well designed in my head. BTW, it's 90" x 90" and may be the first quilt that has ever made it onto my own bed

I'll keep you posted, no really long hiatus like there was after Brandon's quilt.
But, I did get the laundry room and the mud room painted a beautiful periwinkle and the kitchen ceiling too - a nice bright white, so I've been staying out of trouble. Oh, but  did I mention, I bought a new longarm last week at the AQS show in Syracuse - an Innova! Can't wait for it to arrive!!

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