Today (Wednesday) was the first day this week that I had to myself at home. The kids are back in school after the Summer holidays and I wasn't working. So I got stuck in to one of my quilting monkeys. I braced myself and began sorting through my UFO's.
These were just (some of) the ones that had been piled on my sewing table and then shifted from there to become a pile on my laundry bench and were threatening to topple!
This is a block from a class called Serendipity Stars by Barbara Bilyard. She was a very well known NZ quilter who, sadly, has passed away now. I completed one block - and hated every second of it! So I've pressed under the edges a quarter inch and am thinking of turning into a cushion. What do you think of the ombre background? Yes or no? I stuck all the fabric I had in the bag back into my stash 'cause there is no way I'm making more of those blocks to make into a quilt!
Singing Tui. He's all basted (with fusible) and just needs quilting - and binding and labelling and hanging sleeve....why do those bits always take longest?
Three little samples from my Gwen Marston class. Pondering what to do with these......suggestions welcome.
Sample from Susan Carlson class. Love her quilts, not so much her technique. I won't get this finished and I'll never make a quilt like this so I binned it (gasp!), but everything is glued down so can't be rescued, and you know what? It felt good!
Oooo! Here's one of those garments I told you about. Although technically it's not a UFO because I haven't done anything except pick fabric. Still feel the love for this one.
This is just a fabric pick too. A cute little wallet. Gonna put the fabric back in the stash and put the pattern in a separate pile of 'patterns to make'.
Sooooo many 1 1/2 inch strips left over from my Dad's log cabin quilt. I sat down and I've now sorted these into similar lengths. I'm going to sew about four or five similar lengths together then sub cuts them into squares and make some sort of rail fence type quilt. Sounds like a good idea for a leader and ender project.
I also found an orphan paper pieced block. What to do with that? Well I used it to cover a notebook but, duh, forgot to take a photo.
And to top it off, I worked on the lego storm in the lounge, vacuumed, did laundry and took a moment or too to polish my halo...!