Tag Archives: UFO busting

Christmas in July Challenge

Kathy, at Sewing, Etc., issued a Christmas in July challenge. You can read about it here and here.

There are no rules. The point is to encourage one another while moving our projects forward. There is no pressure to finish a project, no deadlines to make. Simply move a project forward.

I decided to move my Lone Star project forward.

Christmas Lone Star

I last worked on this quilt in January. I had completed quilting in the ditch.

Christmas Lone Star

My plan to move my project forward is to free motion quilt the star points this month.

That’s it.

No pressure.

Just moving forward.

How about you? What project would you like to move forward? Need some encouragement?

Quilt on!

Birdhouse UFO Finished!

Birdhouse Wall Hanging

It feels great to have another UFO completed! The birdhouse was begun in 1995 (you can read about it here and here), and I lost interest.

I set a goal in 2017 to do something with this project, and I lost interest.

In 2020, I actually worked on it (I shared here). Life happened. My sewing machine needed a new part, and the part sat off the coast in a cargo ship for months (Thank you, Covid).

Birdhouse Wall Hanging

My sewing machine is repaired, and I chose this month to push through! I am done with it cluttering up my mind and taking space in the sewing studio!

Birdhouse Wall Hanging

Funny thing…

Birdhouse Wall Hanging

I lost interest because I didn’t like it. Once I came up with a plan…well…

I like it!

Birdhouse Wall Hanging

It needs a name.

Birdhouse Wall Hanging

Hubby suggested ‘Spring Song’.

Birdhouse Wall Hanging

Do you have a suggestion?

Birdhouse Wall Hanging
Birdhouse Wall Hanging

Quilt On!

Christmas Lone Star and a Life Change

I have pulled out another old UFO…from 199?…to add to my New Year’s Resolutions to-do list.

Okay…so it has been on the Focus list for the last year or so. I really mean to get it done in 2022…no more carrying it to the next year!

It is a Christmas Lone Star and I was quite pleased that more work was done on it than I remembered!

Christmas Lone Star

I now have it pin basted and ready for quilting.

Christmas Lone Star

And the life change?

I made a scary and exciting decision to retire from the day job!

2022 really will be a new beginning for me!

Happy New Year!

Quilt On!

June OMG Goal 2019

Aunt Bea's Parlor

Last month, I took the Aunt Bea’s Parlor project out of the closet and added the borders.

The goal this month was to create a backing for it. 

I don’t have a photo, but I already pieced the backing.

So I decided to have the pin-basting be this month’s goal.

Aunt Bea's Parlor

Aunt Bea's Parlor

That’s done, too.

Now my goal for June is to stitch in the ditch to stabilize the quilt sandwich.

Aunt Bea's Parlor

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts.  Check it out and join other’s in setting your own goal for June!  I find it inspiring and fun to visit bloggers and see what projects they are working on.

*To see all of the posts, and my completed embroidered blocks, simply put ‘Aunt Bea’s Parlor’ in the search bar of my blog.

May OMG Goal 2019 Update

Time to share an update on my May OMG (One Monthly Goal).

I had decided that it was time to get the Aunt Bea’s Parlor project out of the closet and finish up the borders.

I also said that I had issues with piecing the borders and that it was the pattern’s fault.

Ahem.

Turns out, as is often the case when I am involved, my issues were due to operator error.

Somehow the piecing just went together so much better when I took the time to mark and pin.

Go figure.

Aunt Bea's Parlor

Aunt Bea's Parlor

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts.  Check it out and see what other’s have accomplished for their May goals!

*To see all of the posts, and my completed embroidered blocks, simply put ‘Aunt Bea’s Parlor’ in the search bar of my blog.