Then it was back to work (play). This month’s UFO Challenge is #11, which for me is two quilts that both need to be quilted. (What was I thinking--two??!)
One of them, the New Wave, is at the quilter's now. This is a photo of the top when I first finished it a year or so ago. I pieced a back for it, and even though it was on my living room floor for several days, I apparently didn’t photograph it—guess you’ll have to wait along with me until the quilting is finished—likely not until sometime in October. So it's as finished as can be for now!
The other UFO quilt is a Watermelon top, which is now all ready to be quilted—the borders are on and the back is pieced. But when I thought about getting it quilted, I had second thoughts. I’m not sure I want the expense—at least not now (the king size teal quilt and my daughter’s quilt were big and expensive, and I’ve two more currently being quilted.) I would likely only use it for a summer tablecloth--it does fit perfectly on my picnic table. Hmmmmm...
Wouldn’t it make more sense to have a two sided tablecloth? I’d like to come up with a good idea for the back. Maybe something summery—flowers? Fireworks? Fall leaves? The backing is a tiny green check. I would love suggestions.
And what about the quilting? How do I make it look ok on both sides? Would I need to hand appliqué something on after the front is quilted? Or would an all over design quilted right across appliqued flowers or leaves look awful? Any and all suggestions are welcome!
So with the borders on the Watermelon top, and summer when I’d use the tablecloth coming to an end, I’m considering it done—for now. Sometimes just making a decision about a project’s next step is enough progress. While it is still a UFO, it’s a totally different UFO! J
I’ve also started working on the Roseville Album again. Picking out little bits to appliqué always makes a horrible mess of my sewing room. One day while I was sitting on the floor (my only clear area), folding up the many Kaffe fabrics I’d auditioned for the latest Roseville block, I came across this pattern.
Not sure why, but I remembered a piece of fabric I had bought during one of my pregnancies—at least 25 years ago. I had planned to make a Laura Ashley sort of jumper (very IN at the time), and it took quite a bunch of fabric—enough to cover my growing baby bump.