Saturday, March 26, 2011
Whittling down the UFO list
My Hawaiian quilt pillow is finished! It only took me 15 years and a couple of months :)
It came as a kit, with the applique piece already cut out. I wasn’t very familiar with sewing at the time so it was slow going when I first attempted it. Knowing what I know now I realize that the poor quality fabric and the very poor instructions that came with the kit probably didn’t help my progress. I don’t know that I could have gotten the hand quilting done following those directions if I had gotten to that step 15 years ago, so I’m glad I set it aside till more recently.
Here’s how the UFO list stands now:
1. Leaf quilt – needs basting and hand quilting
2. Swap quilt – needs basting and machine quilting (currently stumped on what I want to quilt on it)
3. Whimsy pinwheel/windmills – needs borders, basting, quilting (hand or machine?)
4. Designing a Canadiana quilt (maybe this doesn’t count as a UFO since there’s no fabric actually cut yet?)
It feels great to have the list whittled down like this. It’s about as long as I like it. It gives me one of every activity I like to have available: piecing (Whimsy’s pieced border), machine quilting and hand quilting. I think the swap quilt will be my next big focus. Any thoughts about what to quilt on it? There is an extra 3 inch border and prairie points all around (all in the same fabric as the setting triangles) since this picture was taken.