Thursday, January 27, 2011
I love this teddy bear pattern. It is from this massive quilt block archive and is so much fun to make. I've made a few in different colours but I do like this nice bright one.
However, I think that is why it is a UFO. I don't normally like bright colours, so don't have many in my stash, so have never finished this.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Today's UFO is another mystery quilt, this one designed by one of the talented former members of the online quilting group I am in, Patch and Chat.
I was so excited by this challenge, I made two - one in this colour scheme and another in blue. I think the blue may be finished as far as the piecing is concerned, but I don't know where it is! This one needs at least the final border on, I think. I will have to try to find the instructions.
And get an iron onto it, obviously!
Thursday, January 13, 2011
I am being a bit naughty and backposting this UFO Thursday post, and I will for the next post too, because I missed them! (Today is Australia Day!)
I have been enormously busy with work and other things, have way over-committed myself to too many things and well, a million other excuses. But I'm back on track now.
Today's UFO is a mystery quilt that a dear friend in Indiana, USA, sent me many years ago. It had many parts - 20 or so from memory - and each installment came with a new chapter in a mystery fiction story as well as a new classic block.
I haven't counted my blocks, so not sure where I got up to. I'll have to spend some time matching the blocks against the installments.
I think I came to a standstill because I ran out of a good mix of blues, and never got around to getting started again.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Just wanted to share that Toni C of Make it Perfect is coordnating an auction to donate to flood relief efforts.
I think we're all amazed and shocked at the devastation that is happening in SE Queensland, which just seems to worsen and worsen, day by day. And I know we all want to do our little bit to help. So please check out Toni's blog above and partipate in her auctions either as a donor of handmade goods or a bidder.
Does anyone know of any other appeals happening around blogland? Maybe somewhere where we can donate goods?
Posted by Vanessa at 8:04 PM
Sunday, January 2, 2011
I've finished my first UFO for 2011! It is just a small lap quilt, an experiment in some foundation pieced string blocks I made a few months ago. The quilt was pieced, and quilted (although rather badly!) so today all I had to do was make and sew on some binding.
I also added a few buttons at the intersections of some of the blocks to give it a bit of interest.
So that's one down ..... and I don't even want to know how many to go!