Thursday, April 17, 2008


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,



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.

Anonymous 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.