A Lovely Year of Finishes Goal Met! + A Massive Amount of UFO's finished!
This month my goal in the Lovely Year of Finishes was this UFO top of my moms. It was just blocks, made in the wrong size and didn't work the way the pattern said. My goal was to make the top. I quickly made the top in a night or two, then another night to make the back and I was on a role. I put it with batting and one of the middle weekends this month I quilted it along with 5 other quilt tops. I finished the binding and now have a finished quilt for when someone needs it. It does not have a home yet, but instead of just getting the top done as was my original goal, I finished the entire quilt.
Other goals included:
Giveaway bag-3 done
The Maze Sample-done
Rubic Star Center -done
Swoon Block- done
Star Surround Top - Quilt done
The Maze Sample top was made and turned in.
The high chair sample was made and it works great.
I made 3 bags, 1 for a giveaway and 2 for me. I love the smaller size and have started using them for my binding bag and hexie bag.
I pulled out this pink/brown table topper and made it in one night, checked off my UFO list for the month.
I also pulled out the scraps left from the Zoo Parade an made this baby quilt. It is also finished!
I picked up the Confetti baby quilt top and got it quilted and the binding applied. I lost the fabric I thought I had to make the binding, but had enough of the backing to make binding.
I also picked up the Twirl quilt and got it quilted and the binding on. It feels great to have it done as it has been a UFO for way too long!
I took the opportunity to finish my last Swoon block at Club Sew
I pulled out and pieced this 9 patch/snowball quilt top from 2009. It was quilted and the binding is on.
I finished the Star Surround top and was able to get it quilted and the binding on.
I took this road grader panel and turned it into a little boys play mat.
I made this quilt in 1 evening for my nephew's 1st birthday.
I pulled out mom's 60* table topper and turned it into 2 reversible table toppers. A pastel one:
A 60* table runner, using up the last of the grader fabric.
I made a reversible placement, another one of mom's ufo's.
A treat bag kit made
The other reversible table topper
An EZ wallet kit
I made 3 UFO flannel baby blankets.
I took the tumblers and pieced them into a top and then quilted and bound it this week. This was my major finish for the week.
I also finished the adorning schlep UFO bag. It took me a couple hours, but has been cut out for a couple years.
I also pieced this mini merry go round quilt top. I have the batting and backing ready to quilt it, but too much going on this week to get it done. I would like to work on quilting feathers, so may use this for practice.
I also made the Rubic Star into a top. I am working on the next border, but have not spent much time on it. I've been too busy doing hand sewn binding. I also quilted some on the Wolf quilt, but need to do more on the Bernina, so I am waiting until I have time to play.
The blocks I made for a friendship quilt for one of our teachers.
This massive blizzard the first weekend made me stop and realize how no power really affects a family. I feel so blessed to have survived and be able to move forward. I feel very fortunate we did not lose anything, including all the milk I have frozen for the last year. It was stored at my dad's and they lost everything in their freezer. I had picked up the milk 2 weeks before the storm. If you've nursed/pumped you know how vital the milk is. As I am transitioning Mathew and quitting nursing, I am so thankful the 30+ bags of milk were saved. The Ranchers Relief Fund is still accepting donations for all those who lost their livelihoods. My dad and his wife lost 36 horses and have 11 left. They think there may be one more missing, but can't find it. This storm was outrageous. I spent the 3 days with my kids and husband, playing and sleeping and relaxing. I could have hand sewn, but I didn't. We used the camping supplies to cook and warm the house when needed. Luckily it was in October, so it wasn't as cold as it would have been in January.
This was an amazing month for me! I had 18 UFO finishes, 26 total finishes, 4 new projects, a few blocks for a friendship quilt, and lots of relief in seeing the UFO's checked off the list.
Next month I plan to work on Christmas presents and a UFO or two. I don't think I'll have as much time for sewing since Paul will be deer hunting, but I'll try my best.