I am a member of Ravelry, the online knitting community. Many of us have a variety of hobbies, and there is a “Quilters Knitting” group on Ravelry that is very active, especially when it comes to tackling UnFinished Objects. Each quarter, we post a list of at least 5 quilting projects that are languishing in our sewing space. I coordinate the “Send” group, which means that if you finish a project, the group members will send you a fat quarter. It may seem trivial, but even that small reward is enough to motivate me!
Last quarter (July – Spetember) I was busy with school and my daughter’s ice skating life, but I did manage to finish this for Quilts of Valor:
I made the blocks in 2013 with patterns from Block Lotto, a monthly exchange group. I finished the top on New Year’s Day 2014, as part of the Quilts of Valor Sit and Sew event. Then it sat in my longarm pile, until I looked at the calendar and needed a quick finish for the Ravelry UFO challenge! I loaded it onto my machine and did so fun free motion designs in each block, with a simple wavy line in the sashing and loopy meandering in the border. I need to wash it and make a presentation case (pillow case) then drop it off for our state coordinator to present to a deserving veteran.
I have quite a few tops to work on for the next round of the UFO Challenge, Oct – Dec.
1. Star Light Star Bright – I recently finished the blocks, so the next step is borders then quilting and binding.
2. Football Chain – a baby quilt and pattern to be published.
3-12. Tops that have been in the longarm pile for years…
Front row: 3D trees, Square-in-a-square QOV, Mystery QOV, 4patch posy, 3Ps in a Pod
Back row: Mardi Gras Bargello, Turning 20 Christmas, Star Chain
On the wall: Sedona Stars
Those projects should definitely keep me busy, but I guarantee that something else will catch my fancy and the list will grow!
What projects are you working on this month?