Then about 1:30......hubby came in and said, "The pump is leaking in the basement, so don't do any more laundry today. I'll fix it when I get home." Then he left for work.
Gee......"Don't do any more laundry today." That's about the nicest thing he could have said to me! Ha!
So, I played a little on-line poker (fake money only!), and then started checking on the blogs. So many fun ones today! Lots of Happy New Year wishes, and resolutions, and yearly 'theme' words, and after reading Scraps and Threadtales, I decided it's about dang time that I got my ufo's under control!
But that meant finding them all! And I think I've found most of them! Yay! There are a few I can recall, but they are nowhere in site......probably in a tub somewhere, and I'll find them one day! I hope! (In a civil war era, 14-room farmhouse, there are a LOT of places to stash stuff, and not find them again for a very long time! lol)
So, I pulled out all the ufo's......and amazingly...... I still want to finish them! That's a very good sign! Most of these are not that old......actually made in the last couple of years. But a few are over 10 years in the making......and it's really time to get crackin on them!
BUT.......before I show you the ufo's........here's a strippy quilt top that I just finished last night! I've been working on it for a month or so, had the flying geese strips done, then changed my mind about the color scheme of the strips. Back and forth I went, with cheddar, then red, then brown, then cheddar again. Then I completely changed the focus strip fabric, and that clinched it......had to be red!
I haven't decided yet if I'm going to put a strip of the focus fabric for a top and bottom border, or not. Still deciding! I kindof love it as it is! What do you think?
I'm all caught up, and ready for the next clue tomorrow! Woohoo!
And in case you are thinking all of these quilts are too small for the bed.......we have a footboard on our bed, and I don't tuck! So my quilts are usually about 72"-75" in height, and 80"-90" in width. It just depends on the pattern, and what I do for borders. If I make them a 'real' queen size....then they are for this bed in the guestroom.
So......here are my ufo's......
My version of Roll Roll Cotton Bowl, another Bonnie Hunter Mystery. (I didn't do the string blocks, because I knew it was going to be way too big!)
I just finished this vintage 40's fabric top a little while ago.......I would love to have it done for the spring! Hmmmm!
Florabunda (another of Bonnie's patterns). I LOVE this quilt!
Cripes! This was the cruise quilt from the Bonnie Hunter cruise back in August of 2011! Sheesh! I really need to get this one done soon! It has a date on it, for crying out loud! LOL (The words around the border say, "Cruising the Caribbean, 2011! It's paradise, baby!")
This was pieced about 8 years ago! When I first started collecting 1800's prints. I thought I would give it to my father, but then I made a different one for him.
And it even has a back made already! Sheesh! What was I waiting for!?!
The back......yep......it's kicking my butt!
This top was finish over 15 years ago.....and I started to hand quilt it, but took out those stitches because I knew I'd never finish it! I'm hoping some fmq will get it done!
This was started about 16 years ago, before we ever moved to Maine! It's all hand pieced, and is nearly together. I just need to take it to my Wednesday group meeting a few times, and the top will be finished!
I need 363 of them for this quilt......and as of today, I just need to make 76 more! Holy cow! The box is nearly full, and then I'll start putting the cream background pieces on the stars. This quilt will be entirely hand pieced, and hand quilted.
And this is my current leader/ender project. A red and white tumbler quilt......and it's really coming along! I have most of the onesies together into twosies, and have started the foursies! lol
1. Strippy quilt......needs a back
2. Easy Street.....finish top
3. Roll Roll Cotton Bowl.....needs a back
4. Vintage 40's top......have back fabric, needs quilting
5. Florabunda......needs a back
6. Cruise quilt......needs a back
7. Repro diamonds......needs a back
8. Repro 4-patch......needs a back
9. Triangles quilt......have back fabric, needs quilting
10. Spiderweb.....has back, needs quilting
11. Shirt strings......has back, needs quilting
12. Leader/ender 9-patch......needs a back
13. Jubilee.....finish piecing back
14. Broken star.....finish piecing
15. 30's drunkard's path.....needs quilting
16. Amish Wedding Ring.....finish piecing
17. Grandmas scrappy flower garden......finish piecing
18. 8 pointed stars quilt......finish piecing
19. Red and White tumbler.....finish piecing
Cripes! Is 19 bad? LOL
Here's hoping 2013 will find some of these finished and on beds! And if not, I'm hoping that it's because I was on a lot of vacations, and cruises, and driving trips.....and was just too busy having fun! We'll see what happens! :o)
And, like so many others, if I was to pick a word for 2013 to be my theme.....it would be....better! And I know that sounds very simplistic, but in so many areas of my life, I just simply want to do better. I don't need to be perfect (I used to think I did!).....but I want to do better.....in my food choices, and my exercise, and spending ( mostly on fabric!), and making more time for friendships.. I want to do better in giving my time and efforts to my community. Using my free time better. And especially try to be a better wife and mother. I forget sometimes that there is effort in keeping those relationships going......and I want to do better!
Here's wishing you all have a very healthy and happy 2013!