Friday, March 18, 2011

UFO Bust Report

In a fit of cleaning yesterday, I found my UFO plastic bin! Well, it wasn't really lost. I knew exactly where it was. But it was underneath a whole bunch of other junk and I just didn't have the inclination to move all the stuff off until yesterday. I have now put it in an easily accessible place so hopefully I'll be able to get it emptied out in a few month.

I pulled out three projects that will be worked on next. The first is one from my mom. Her guild did a mystery quilt in 2007. She made the center held on to it for a year, then sent it to me.

I've got to add the outer border (the print fabric), then quilt it and bind it. The burgundy will be the binding and the rest of the border fabric is for the back. The directions say it should finish at 48" square. I'm not sure what I will do with it when I finish it. Maybe I'll give it back to my mom.

The second project is from a Gail Garber class my guild did several years ago.

The class was on making paper pieced stars. This little project finishes as an octagon. I think I may try to add some borders so it will be square or rectangular. I've got the eight triangles paper pieced along with the eight geese units that go on the outside edge of the triangles. I've even got the geese part attached to two of the triangles. I think the thing that is holding me up on this is knowing that I've got to remove the paper. It is going to make such a mess. *sigh* I'm going to just do it though!

The last project is the one I am going to tackle first. It is the Space quilt for my son. It is sad that this is a UFO. It's just a panel! All it needs is some quilting, binding and a sleeve. I'm planning to hang it in the playroom to replace a more babyish quilt that is hanging in there now.

I spray basted it yesterday. The plan is to quilt it today.


Melissa ;-) said...

I am not big on paper piecing for the same reason as you. I need to find a water soluble paper, if there is such a thing!!

Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

Everything looks great. I love the fabric in your mystery quilt. Can't wait to see that one finished.

Tammy said...

The space quilt looks fun. Enjoy working on it! :-)

Deb said...

I love those purple flying geese! But I've never done any paper piecing at all. Actually, I'm not sure what it is although I've heard it mentioned...and pretty quilts result from it for sure! I'm sure your son will love the new space panel...isn't that the way it is sometimes...things that just take a little more to do on them, and we (at least I do) leave them when we could finish them up. i'm especially thankful for this UFO's really gotten me going on mine.

Mama Pea said...

Love getting organized! They are all great projects! Tell Melissa I just found some water soluble paper piecing paper at the quilt shop the other day. You can run it through your printer to print the pattern, sew it, and soak it. Should be nice! I can't wait to try it. For some reason, I don't mind tearing off the paper too much. It feels therapeutic to me! haha. I love that paper piecing one and can't wait to see it done. Hope you're getting some quality time with the sewing machine finally this week.

Robin said...

The space panel is very nice looking. I love panels, they save so much time. I also don't mind tearing the paper off of projects. I just sit in front of the TV with a wastebasket nearby, using my fingers and tweezers it seems to go by quickly.

Deanna said...

Cool space panel. Your son will love it!