This month's UFO was #1, which was a block from the Roseville Album quilt by Kim McLean. I finally finished it last night--Hooray! Hooray! And I've even started work on a couple more of the blocks too--too bad neither ended up being chosen as the April UFO block which is #4!
I really enjoying working on the applique, but I'm very slow-- particularly slow at choosing fabrics for each piece, and then I agonize about the choices I've made. Oh well...I am trying to just go on, promising that I will consider changing pieces only when ALL the blocks are finished and I can see them together. It doesn't always work, but it helps stop me from changing everything.
Although I met my UFO goal for the month, I feel like it wasn't real progress because I actually started on THREE more new projects. (I just don't seem to be able to help myself--surprise surprise.) Here's a peek at one of my new unfinished projects:
This isn't how the blocks will be put together--just how they were up on my design wall. I'll post more about these blocks as soon as I make a bit more progress, but they are destined for a quilt I saw in Material Obsession called Stripping Vine made by Kathy Doughty.
While I was cutting the pieces for those, I liked the colors together so well, I saved the scraps and cut some extra strips for another quilt (Single Girl by Denyse Schmidt) that I hope/plan to make soon.
I told myself I was just being efficient! And while I had the cutting area clear, I cut out the background squares for the pattern, Flower Garden by Kim McLean. I am using Kona Snow for the flower backgrounds, bright florals for the flowers, and am thinking about using a periwinkle polka dot for the border background. I don't have any photos of that to share--there isn't much real progress. I'll post again as soon as there's something more to see. My dd is home from college for two more weeks and I plan to enjoy every moment, so it might be awhile.
Scorecard for 2011: Three UFO's completed (two Roseville Album blocks and one Cookbook cover) and SIX (yes SIX) new UFO's started! Yikes! I am beginning to understand how it is that I have so many unfinished projects!
Oh, and, everyone still reading this, please repeat after me...Happy, Happy Birthday Joanne! Even if you don't know Joanne, I am sure she will feel the happy mental energy and positive thoughts from your birthday wishes. Joanne H. is the nicest April Fool--well just the nicest person who happens to be born today. Hope you have a wonderful birthday, Joanne!