Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Another UFO....

I made a deal with myself that I would chip away at some more UFO's once the kids started school. Since the Purple Pineapple quilt is just waiting for the binding to get finished (the crochet baby afghan keeps wanting some work done on it - skein three of yarn right now) it was time to pick something new to move forward.
Do you ever want to work on certain things based on the time of the year/season? I do!
I decided since the kids are in school and it is starting to head towards fall I would work on my Maple Leaf quilt. This was a block of the week through Yankee Pride in Essex Jct, VT - I think the $5 a block one - and you got a maple leaf block every other week for a couple of months. I remember working on this in my Colchester house so it was sometime between 2001-2005. The setting blocks were part of it I believe and when I pulled it out to check the status I noticed my glaring error! Right beside the green leaf. So, I'll take some time today and do some frogging so I can turn that block around. After that..... I've been thinking maybe a small inner border of black to frame it and then some flying geese to go around the quilt after that. I'm toying with one half blacks with the fall leaf colors and the other half deep golds with the fall leaf colors. I'll make a few and see if it will turn out like I am thinking or not. Should the colors be on the inner triangle on the geese or the outer two? Too many decisions this early in the morning. I'll make a few both ways and see which I like better this afternoon.

What are you working on today?


  1. Wow - that's beautiful! How big is it so far? I love the idea of the small inner border with a border of flying geese! I can't wait to see what you decide.

  2. How fun to get out a new/old project to work on, and this is the perfect time of year for this one! Your border ideas sound great

  3. I've had fun working on my UFO's this year too. It feels good to get several checked off the list. Too many of mine are in the kit stage though and take a lot of work.

  4. I'm a sucker for maple leaf blocks, and I like the scrappy background these are set in. I'll keep watching to see how the flying geese borders work out. Sounds like fun!

    It warmed up again here, and doesn't feel like fall at all but the kids went off to school this morning so my brain is leaning towards working on last fall's quilt! But it's at the (not my favourite) basting maybe I won't get to it just yet :)

  5. That is beautiful! I can't wait to see how it turns out.