Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!

Quilt Square Quilt Along - Lori Smith 2012 UFO
It has been a very lazy morning in my jammies doing... well, not much of anything. Grandma had the kids overnight and will be returning them soon. I really need to tackle cleaning more of the house and put the Christmas tree to bed until November. First on the list.... update the blog and decided on my UFO list for the year. I decided to pull out my Quilt Square Along blocks this month and see where I am and what needs to get done. I have 16 blocks completed =
12 inch blocks made and hand quilted. I am planning to do these as a quilt as you go top.... you know back in 2012 when I started them! I checked the three packets of patterns by Lori Smith and I have 2 appliqués and one pieced block to go. Now the decision. Do I say 16 is enough and start sewing these together into a nice 4x4 setting with sashing or continue on? Yup - I'm going to call the 16 blocks a 'quilt' and maybe make the other two or three blocks as individual 12 inch little blocks. I have a spot in the dining room above the bookcase of cookbooks that the little 12 inch blocks would look perfect in. Ok, decision made. Sorry for the bad photo - my camera is protesting it is full and won't let me take pictures.... so I had to go through the blog and find this one.
Now to find that tutorial on how to put these little buggers together in the quilt as you go method!

Edited. I am linking this post to the OMG - One Monthly Goal for the month of January. I guess I better go find that tutorial again and pull the fabric for the sashing and start getting this baby into rows! I really want a finish this month in my UFO tab.

7 comments:

  1. Now 'little buggers' is an Aussie phrase I didn't expect from the US. Chuckle. Your Birds in the Air (header) looks lovely. That UFO is quite striking and QAYG is a great idea. 2016 is shaping up to be another great quilting year for you.

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  2. Sometimes sitting down to write a blog post is the best way to make a quilting decision. Sounds like you are on your way to crossing this one off the list.

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  3. Just making a decision is a step in the right direction:) indecision really can stall us.

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  4. I'm going to finish mine this year too :)

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  5. I'm going to finish mine this year too :)

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  6. Your blocks are going to make a wonderful quilt and soon it can be loved and enjoyed. Indecision can be a real quilt stopper!!!

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  7. Cheers to finishing UFO's! I have a couple in decision limbo as well haha!

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