Thursday, April 17, 2008

Progress??????

Well I had great intentions of 2008 being the year that I finished up a lot of my UFOs. While making some progress there, it is an indisputable fact that I love to start new projects much more than I love to finish up old ones.

Now that I have discovered Bonnie's wonderful site I am feeling less guilty about starting new projects. After all I am just using scraps aren't I?

So here are some updates of what I have been working on.

The baby quilt only needs borders at this point. I don't have anything in my stash that works well enough, so I will need to buy some yardage for that and the backing as well. One of the LQS here is having a "mystery sale" tomorrow, so I will be checking that out!






Then I thought I would practice some more with the easy angle ruler, so I started this layout. I think this is from Quiltville's Leaders and Enders instructions. I really love the scrappy look. It certainly brings back a lot of memories of quilts made for freinds and family when I have been cutting up these scraps.




I have started step 2 of the Orange Crush Mystery as well, but just barely. I am finding it a little challenging to use the Easy Angle on the smaller 2" strips, so I have to go very slowly so as not to have any cutting accidents. Here's the lonely 4 patches waiting patiently for the next step.



I even messed around with the Crumbs, crumbs, crumbs instructions from Bonnie's website.

This is fun too. Kind of mindless sewing while I was watching tv. I have thrown out a lot of crumbs over the last few years.




And finally, so you don't think I am doing all this work on my own, here hard at work is my crackerjack assistant and harshest critic, Benji the dog.




Happy Quilting,

Donna


2 comments:

Amanda said...

You certainly have been busy Donna with your various projects. I too tend to prefer starting anew rather than finishing up and am making a great attempt to get on top of things. Your assistant looks about as helpful as mine - the laziest cat in the world.

diaryofamadquilter said...

I can relate. I have many more projects started than I have finished. One of my problems is that I'm much better at piecing a top than I am at quilting it. I was thinking of a challenging myself to finish one UFO a month and see where that gets me. I love your color choices in your quilts so bright and happy. I imagine many of your scraps are left over from making things when your teenagers were little. That's why I have so many brights. I especially like your header quilt with the butterflies.