January’s UFO done!

The first UFO that Paul drew for me was my knitted tank. I bought this yarn at Savers a few years back. When I started I had about three inches done. Now, it is finished!

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Overall, I am pleased with it. If I make another one in the future, I would use all the same yarn because there was a fussiness involved with switching yarns.

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Published in: on January 25, 2015 at 9:44 am  Leave a Comment  
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Hawaiian quilt update

I finished all of the Hawaiian blocks. This quilt is made from Steve’s old Hawaiian shirts so he has claimed it.  It is fun to have his input.

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After the blocks were done, we decided that they needed to be set. Last weekend we went to JoAnne’s to get fabric, then because we couldn’t find what we needed we went to Glad Creations. Glad Creations has the most beautiful selection of fabric. Here’s what we ended up with:

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I love these fabrics. We also have some white with tan palm leaves to put around this. The lady at the fabric store had the idea to make a very narrow frame and then add the white.   Today Steve will decide which blocks get which of the five colors. Perfect activity for the commercials of football.

Published in: on January 18, 2015 at 11:03 am  Leave a Comment  
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Christmas crafting

I can now share my crafted Christmas projects. First, this rug.

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This went to my sister, Jenny, in our exchange. I could really only see it in her house so I was really glad it went to her. I had some trepidation about it because I really felt it was for her or maybe my sister Katie’s kids. I am looking forward to seeing this after it is washed a few times. Here is the back where you can see the stitching:

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This next project went to my sister, Katie. This is a book I made. I haven’t made a book for many years, but it turned out really well. She said she would use it for her little girl’s drawings.

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I make one of these denim lap quilts every year. This year I gave to my brother and sister-in-law. Hopefully, they will be able to sell it for their upcoming trip to China to adopt a second child.

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Here is the back. I love this wild horse fabric. My friend, Sandy, gave to me a couple years ago and I finally found the perfect project for it.

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2015 UFO/goals

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For several years I participated in online UFO Challenges. This year I decided to work on them myself. What is a UFO? A UFO is an unfinished object. What is a UFO challenge? It is a challenge to finish them in a year, or in my case make progress. I am choosing to work on my own because my creative projects don’t neatly fit into quilting or even sewing projects. Even though it is late if you would like to do something similar, let me know.

I have twelve. Which works perfectly since there are twelve months. I have made 12 index cards each with a project written on them. Every month I will draw one for me. I will really focus my attention on that project for a month although I will still work on my other projects. The goal will to be to finish some, but also to get direction on others.

Some are just ideas and some are really far along. So here we go.

2015’s UFOS:

The first part is clothing construction:

  1. Green and black bolero
  2. Green skirt
  3. Knitted tank

The second part is quilting or sewing projects:

  1. Angel quilt
  2. Cross stitch project
  3. grandma’s cathedral windows
  4. Hawaiian quilt
  5. wedding ring quilt. I have the fabric, I just have to get to it, technically mending than a UFO.

The third part is new projects:

  1. New girl quilt. This is a new quilt that I need to make for a gift.
  2. New wedding quilt. This is a new quilt that I need to make for a gift.

The last part is writing projects:

  1. Poetry book
  2. Blog book