Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Angels Among Us....UFQ #2

I have no idea what I was thinking when I started this project....oh, maybe 5 or 6 years ago???  There's a post in here somewhere that documented the start of these angels.  Finally finished the applique process (with a few shudders here and there)...and... well, a photo is worth a thousand words.....

 10.5" squares.....and with a border or two, this is pretty much IT.  Okay - some more sewing may be necessary, but you get the idea.  Some little girl may love it. 

As for me, I am pleased it is almost done - flimsy stage.


Saturday, November 12, 2016

Preparing for 2017 ... The Year of the UFQs No Longer

Finally, 2017 will be the year of completing those numerous unfinished quilts.  Hence, UFQs.  Quilts, people, quilts.  I don't care much for the "UFO" acronym (obviously).  

To get into the mood for 2017......

Here's the "start"

Blocks from a lottery held oh so long ago on a Yahoo group.  These blocks sat and sat for months...and yet, nothing yelled "finish me this way".... Taking stock of the situation (I had blocks I wanted to put on the wall!), I grabbed some yardage, did some cutting....and ended up with:

Aptly named "Sandals at the Beach".  Okay, maybe not so aptly named but it had to have some sort of title attached to it.  If one looks closely, one sees flip flops (red fabric).  

A good size charity quilt to be included in a box that will go to Ft Hood, Texas. 

Question is:  do I wait until the top speaks to me that demands a particular backing....or do I just measure, grab and cut.  No doubt, measure, grab and cut - and soon.  

Goal for 2017?  Two completed quilts a month.  Wouldn't that be fabulous....!!