Sunday, October 8, 2017

UFO progress

Yesterday was rainy, windy, overcast and all around yucky.  In other words-- a perfect day to stay in and sew! I was able to make progress on a few different UFOs--hooray!

First up was to correct the corner squares on my Hekla.  I thought I had this top finished last week, only to realize as I was blogging that I used the wrong fabric on the corners--doh!  I couldn't let it stay like that, even though it was not too bad.  I pulled out the seam ripper and fixed it. It's ready for quilting, which means I need a backing.  As it turns out, Blue Bar Quilts still has yardage of the grey-woot!

Next up, time to piece backs for the charity quilts I want to quilt this month.  I bought several yards of brights online at a bargain price.  I'm cutting them up and adding to other leftover bits that I have to make fun, improve backings.  I got one complete and started on the second one.

And while working on those projects, I finished the last X blocks from my Goodnight Irene quilt.  This has been a leader/ender project for YEARS! I looked back through my photos and the first time I have it documented seems to be Feburary of 2014, but I was sewing 4 patches together way before that. Here is one of the earliest photos I could find:

Oddly enough, this photo of the units has blocks from 2 other quilts I finished up this year.  Apparently my scrappy quilts are on a 3-4 year completion cycle?  I still have some of those improv log cabin superhero blocks in my UFO containers!! Maybe I need to work on those this year, too??

Anywho, I finished the last blue X block.  I'm out of blue and can't make anymore, so it is time to start assembling!  This makes me very, very happy. I wonder if a border of another color and some more 4 patches would be nice?  I'll wait and think about it more once I have this put together.


Linking up with Judy's Design Wall Mondays and Lorna's Let's bee Sewcial and for the first time-- Oh Scrap!!


  1. So glad you found us at Oh Scrap! Look at all that scrappy goodness up on your design wall. Those string blocks are amazing!

  2. I really like the blue in your Goodnight Irene. An inner border then more 4 patches sounds like a great finishing plan. As long as you aren't out of 4 patches of course.

  3. Hi, Kristin. Your blue crosses top with the 16s is really bright and fun. Good luck with your next finishes. I'm thrilled to meet you, the only other Madison quilt. blogger I've met in three years of blogging. I do Project Linus Quilts and belong to Monona Quilters.

  4. Oh, fixing errors is so tedious, but almost never avoidable in my quilts. Love your X blocks and patches. So cheery. I think my quilts are on an even longer journey--7 years for a couple of them. But most quilts for me are put aside when I make quilts for others, I'm sure that's true for a lot of quilters. Have fun on a yucky weather day! We are having hot East winds with gusts of 40-60 mph here in SoCal. Stuff is blowing around everywhere and branches and leaves are littering the streets.

  5. AWESOME scrappy projects on your design wall!!

  6. I love seeing all your projects on the design wall! So pretty! I've made several quilts just like your last one! It's a great design!

  7. Rainy days and sewing go together perfectly don't they?! It is fun to see all your progress!!!

  8. Hi Kristin,
    Madison! I'm just east of you near Racine in Sturtevant. What a win to still be able to get the grey fabric - that rarely happens. I love the X quilt - all those lovely, scrappy patches. ~smile~ Roseanne

  9. Congrats on all the progress on you UFOs this year. I really like the orange and grey quilt. Orange is so hard to use effectively, you managed it.