Monday, May 26, 2014

UFOs are important to have on Design Wall Monday

First on this Memorial Day,  I want to offer my heartfelt gratitude to all those brave men and women who  made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom we enjoy. Thank you doesn't seem adequate, but I'm coupling it with prayers too.

Second, this doesn't seem like Monday, I woke up thinking it was Sunday and all week long I'll be off a day.

Third, to the point of this post, we all have UFOs (and if you don't I don't want to know). I think it is very important to have UFOs. Why, you ask. Because if you have a UFO and you put it away for a while to age and season and mature, and then you go back and pull it out and start again you already have a partially done quilt top -- slightly pre-assembled - a jump start on a finished project - satisfaction that you have already accomplished something!   I don't feel guilt, I feel joy! This is my current UFO redux... a strippy quilt done with little kiss blocks using some old old collections of Urban Chiks fabric called Swell and Sweet.

According to the scrawled note I left myself, I plan to make 40 blocks.  I have enough of that lovely yellow fabric with the big red roses and polka dots to do strips for 6 vertical rows . If I want to put a border across the top and bottom I'm either going to have to piece it or use another fabric as this is all I have of this fabric and as far as I can tell, there ain't no more available anywhere.

I cut  all the squares I need for the 40 blocks yesterday, so now it is just lovely mindless sewing. Hope to get a few more done today as I have most of my dinner prep done - grilling out tonight, made a couple of salads and we're having strawberry shortcake - yum!

Hope you are having a wonderful day!
Happy stitching!
carol fun


  1. Your UFO looks like it will work out just fine with your plan. I hope to see it as a finished flimsy in the near future.

  2. I agree that seasoning helps some UFOS--especially when you put it away with notes :). Cute kiss blocks and plan for stripes.

  3. You are smart to leave a note to yourself with the project.

    I love the happy fabrics.

  4. Yes we all need UFO's! You quilt is going to be so pretty. Great fabric choices!

  5. Sounds like you are having a fine day. And a mindless, relaxing project is just the very ideal one.

  6. I love that rose print with polka dots - strips with those sweet kiss blocks will be darling. I have a UFO that will use strips of a fabric like that too. I have really tried to focus on working on UFOs this year, but I think I'd be lost if I didn't have at least a few. Are there really quilters who don't have any?

  7. I loved that "Swell" line. My UFO out of that line is a quilt top that is waiting and waiting and waiting to become a real quilt. It is fun to be reminded of it again. I still love it.


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