Friday, 6 February 2015


At present I am sewing regularly, nearly every day. This means I am actually achieving things for a change.

In January I worked how many UFOs I've got. I split them into 2 lists. The first list includes the quilts that are in the piecing stage and the second list includes the flimsies that need quilting. I've decided to work on list 1 and get some of those UFOs made into flimsies. I started some of these quilts intending to give them as presents but they've not been given for one reason or another so they've been put aside to start something new. At least if I got some of them to the stage where I can pull one out of the cupboard and quilt it when I need it, I'm half way there to a finished quilt.

I chose these Moda Pom Pom de Paris quilt as the first one to get to a flimsy. I finished it last night. It was made from a jelly roll and measures roughly 52 inches square. 

I am working a little bit at a time on my Grand Illusion quilt and I'm up to 2 rows now.

This is the next UFO I've decided to work on. I started this as an internet quilt a long but I can't remember which blog I was following or how long ago. I want to get this one completely finished as my Dad could do with another quilt in the care home. The trouble is it needs to be longer so I need to come up with a plan. The fabric was Moda Beach House so I won't be able to get any more as it is long gone. Ideas welcome


Sue G Johnson said...

All those are lovely looking. You're making great progress on Grand Illusion. Could you add a couple of plain borders to your dad's quilt in a grey and blue?

mamasmercantile said...

How about an extra wide contrast border!

Peace Thyme Garden and Weather Station said...

I agree with the others. An extra wide border all around would look nice and like you planned it that way.

Jayne Honnold said...

Hooray for finding more time to quilt and sew!!! We can accomplish lots if we can devote the time to it, can't we? I love your projects. I have some Pom de Paris fabric waiting on a project...I wonder if I should take your lead??