Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Project: UFO

This year I am determined to use up what I have. I have several quilts in various stages of done-ness. Some are cut, some are half-sewn, and I even have on that is ready to quilt. I feel like I need to get a handle on those already begun projects before I start anything else this year. I have some really great fabrics down in my dungeon studio. In looking at them, I just want to sew all the time! But, unfortunately, my family has "needs." Like food. And clean clothes. It's a little inconvenient.

So yesterday I had a few spare moments, so I dug out the quilt I started with this:

It's a Rollie Pollie of Daisy Cottage that I got while visiting the Riley Blake headquarters. As soon as I got this in my hot little hands, I new what I wanted to do with it. I made the blocks back in October, and then other projects bumped it back in priority. Until yesterday. Here's the almost-finished-top:

I love the look of a bento box quilt, but I wanted to do something a little different. I just need to put some borders on it and then quilt it up. Maybe it will be done by the end of the week! I make no promises. Part of the problem with working from UFOs is that I get severe project ADD. I putter from one to another. Perhaps if I focused a bit, I could finish them all.

So what are you working on? Anything fun?

10 comments:

Candice @ Made With Love said...

I can't wait to see this quilt finished, as I LOVE it!!! :)

Candice said...

Darn you're fast!! It looks awesome! Woohoo!

losing my needles said...

UFOs are my theme until I move. Well, except that I have one baby quilt that I want to make in the next few weeks.

Van Hauwaerts said...

I am working on an ikea bookcase. I know, not the same, but it is the best I can do!

Caren said...

That quilt is so sweeeeet! I've got several projects in the works, too. Hope to finish some up this week - got to get my big boy in school so I can do some sewing during the "little kids" nap time! First up is the pads I'm making for a friend. Her daughter has a terminal illness and I'm making the pads to help with the g-tube she's got. After that, well, I'll show you soon on my blog ;)

Jamie Lee said...

Very pretty! I have admired Daisy Cottage a while and love what you did with it!

sally said...

I love that quilt!!! That fabric is one of my faves!! :) can't wait to see it done!! ♥

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- you're off and running already! I need to follow your lead. Pesky families -- why do they need clean clothes and warm food???

Brooke said...

love your quilt!! Here's to hoping you get some time to finish it!!

Deb said...

Beautiful! I, too, have decided to clean out my UFO bin. One quilt, a redwork wallhanging, some American Girl doll clothes and a tote bag and a reusable grocery bag. With all you have to do besides sew, you inspire me, JLK!