Monday, January 31, 2011

Lazy Sunday and inspiration from a friend.

Yesterday afternoon, I went over to my friend, Jackie's house.  She has a long arm quilting frame and she has the same little mystery quilt on her frame right now that is what I call my UFO 3. We are in the same small group and did the mystery together.  She had hers put together for awhile now but she is now getting around to quilting it.  Ours look pretty much the same except for a few blocks are in different places.  She also put a piano key border around hers but I think hers was like a 4 1/2" border.  She is custom quilting hers and it is looking BEAUTIFUL!!!  She does very nice work and I'm really looking forward to seeing her little quilt done. Oh, I left her house and just wanted to go home and put mine on the frame and just quilt away!!! I wanted to but didn't.  I will do it but I want to practice on some other little quilts before I do this one.  It will get done but not until I'm a little  more comfortable. 

I did go home and was able to make two more blocks to my 30's sampler but I didn't take a picture of them. I'll take a pic tonight.

 I see where Nancy, at Patchwork Penguin picked the UFO number already for next month so I'll get my UFO 8 out and try to see where I stopped on it....I know exactly why I stopped working on this one.  It didn't fit together like it should but it wasn't because I had made any mistakes in the cutting or sewing.  The pattern was drafted by someone and it didn't fit together right.  I'm just going to put this one together the best I can and go on....It's a small quilt and it shouldn't take too long, I hope...I'll show you the progress later on this one.  I'm going to go now and see what's going on with my blogging buddies and Design Wall Monday. Have a happy day and drive careful.  We have bad weather coming in tomorrow and maybe I'll get to stay home and snuggle up to my sewing machine!!! Stay warm....


Jackie said...

I really get frustrated when a pattern isn't clear on directions or it's wrong in places. I hope you figure out a simple and effective way to get UFO #8 completed! And I'm sure you'll have no problem with quilting your mystery quilt beautifully!

Miss 376 said...

It's my flowers of the month that need to go together this month. I need to buy fabric to do this one, so I can't start on it until next week. Look forward to seeing how you resolve the issues with your quilt this month

Anonymous said...

Way to go. Just put it together, add whatever has to be added, and go! It'll give you something to practice on for your quilting machine. =)

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Sarah Craig said...

Sometimes when just looking at something after putting it away for a while, the solution will jump out at you! Here's hoping that happens for you! Good luck on the quilting!

Cynthia L. said...

We are supposed to be getting some ice over the next few days. I would rather have snow!

I am envious that you have a long arm! How fun to be able to work on a quilt from start to finish.

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