Sunday, March 4, 2007

My New UFO Project - Wildberry Vines


Here it is my next UFO project, Wildberry Vines by Nancy Odom of Timid Thimble Creations. I will admit that this is a biggy. This was a block of the month I had decided to do at the last minute. At the time I worked at Quilter's Courtyard in Vermont. As you probably all know, when you work in a quilt shop it's a constant tease. I don't know why they call it a job, it's not like I made any money! lol but I digress...... So, on the last month I decided to join and only because Annie, who was in charge of the that particular BOM, says to me "I managed to put an extra kit together, did you want it?" Okay, so I had mentioned to her that if they had extras I would join, but did she have to listen to me and make an extra! lol She did an amazing job with the fabric combinations, how could I refuse.

Being the complicated being that I am, I decided to hand applique the blocks. Everyone did the fusible web thing, but me? That would be too easy! Today I took the time to get a bearing on where I'm at on this quilt. It's not as bad as I thought. I may have approximately 8 to 10 blocks to do and the border. I haven't decided if I will keep most of the applique on the border. I'm thinking of only doing the vine part.

I've come to the realization that the more I work on UFOs the more they show up, out of the blue. I've decided to make a list of all the UFO projects that require completion. This way, as they magical re-appear from their hiding place, I can add them to the list. Of course we won't mention a thing about those projects I have specifically purchased fabric for and are just sitting there, patiently waiting for attention.

12 comments:

Leigh said...

That really is a gorgeous quilt and well worth finishing. Isn't it funny the way that when you pull out a ufo they often don't need as much work on them than you think.

Quilting Kim said...

That quilt is absolutely gorgeous, how could you have put it away??? I would have had it draped over something so everyone could admire it, even if it wasn't quilted yet.

Sweet P said...

That is a gorgeous quilt! I'm sure you will do a fantastic job on it.

I have an excel spreadsheet where I keep my UFOs listed. It really helps to keep them in "front" of me.

GRACE said...

wildberry vines is beautiful and i agree with your comments about the UFOs, seems they multiply somehow!

Nancy said...

That is a lovely BOM! I'll choose to do hand-applique over fusible ANY day. Just don't like the stiffness of the fusible. and like Sweet P I keep an excel spreadsheet where I track all my projects both UFO and current.

swooze aka Suzette said...

Very pretty quilt. I look forward to seeing the progress! Yes I have my list of UFOs and have not dared to make a list of PIGS yet (projects in grocery sacks). When I get a few more UFO finishes under my belt I will do that!

Pam said...

That is a pretty quilt - I can see why it would be hard to resist. I think it would be deadly to actually work in a quilt shop :))

pamina (laurence) said...

Courage ! I'm sure that it will be wonderful !

Wendy said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! I have a UFO by the same designer (Rosewood Cottage) and the applique (including the borders) is done I only have to do the quilting. Maybe I will get to it sooner.

Patti said...

This is a beautiful quilt. I have the patterns but haven't made it. I'm eager to see you finish this. Like Wendy, one of my UFO's is Rosewood Cottage by the same designer. I admit - I did do mine with fusible - because I love to hand blanket stitch. I have only the bottom border to do. Seems like I should be able to get that done this year, wouldn't you think?

jeanne said...

just found your blog. ltns :) love this wildberry vines design. how far have you got on it since the original post about it? got any pix for those of us who keep watch on progress?
cute pix of you by the way.
cheers,
jeanne

Anonymous said...

Perfect just what I was looking for!

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