Beautiful Randomness

I finally pulled my Merry Sparkle Punch WIP/UFO out and started working on it.

This is an old pic. It is not yet on my design wall again. I had less than 1/3 of it done when I put it away.

To be honest, since it’s a Christmas quilt I was going to push it back to later in the year, but I really want to get it to flimsy status ASAP.

I took it w/me to Saturday Sew, but didn’t get any stitches in as Viola, my traveling Featherweight, was acting up. So instead I cut the HSTs needed for my star points.

I was able to get several star points sewn later Saturday evening.

Then I noticed the bonus HSTs from my Two Hearts pillows, just sitting off to the side of my machine. I’d used them as leaders/enders, and since there were only 16 of them, I decided to sew them together.

As I put the mini on my design wall to take a pic, I realized I would soon have to clear off all that’s on there, to make room for my Merry Sparkle Punch layout.

But for a few more days, I will enjoy this beautiful randomness.

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WHOOMP There IT Is! #14 – UFO Challenge 2016

Hello, Everyone! I hope you’ve had a wonderful week.  Mine has been a bit crazy w/my day job but the weekend is just about here and that makes me happy!

Something else that makes me happy is all of the lovelies I’m going to make this year! I wrote about 4 of them last week in this post and this week I’ll share some others.

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A UFO challenge was presented at our Quilters Anonymous meeting last week.  We are a chapter of the Arizona Quilter’s Guild.   The challenge was inspired by the All People Quilt 2016 UFO Challenge.  We are following their guidelines, however, we’re starting ours in February.

Basically, we choose 12 UFOS we want to finish this year and put them on a list numbered 1-12. At our guild meeting, which is the 1st Thursday of the month, a number will be randomly chosen. That number will represent the numbered project we have to work on for that month. We’ll share our finishes/progress at the next meeting and get a new # for the following month…and so on and so forth. The goal is to have 12 finished projects by the end of the year, or in our case, by the end of January 2017.

Since I don’t have 12 UFOs, I chose several projects from my “To Make Someday” list that I’d like to see finished this year. Most of them are smaller projects since I will also be working on commissions. Here is a list of the projects I chose w/their “before challenge” status.  Remember, the numbers will be drawn randomly, so it doesn’t matter how the projects are listed.  I’ve included pics so that you can see what the projects are. Most of these pics are not mine.

#1 Christmas Sparkle Punch Quilt – planning stage


#2 Through Thick & Thin Scrappy Log Cabin Quilt – all blocks finished

#3 Paper pieced Rooster Block – planning stage


#4 Scarppy String Thing Bed Runner – flimsy

#5 Paper pieced Owl Block – planning stage

#6 Halloween Spiderweb Quilt – planning stage

#7 Mia’s Wall Hanging – flimsy, backing pieced and binding cut

#8 Friend Traveler Quilt

256 lozenges already cut out by my good friend Greta =)

#9 Quilted Cook & Carry – planning

Quilted Cook & Carry,:

#10 Caddy Pad Jr. Tote – planning

Caddy Pad Jr.:

#11 The Desk Deli Tote – planning

ps018 Desk Deli Tote Pattern:

#12 Cabo Bucket Tote – planning

Cabo Bucket Tote PatternQuilts Illustrated #PS025 - Sewing Patterns | Fat Quarter Shop:

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