Monday, June 9, 2008

Another UFO


We seem to have jumped from late May to late July weather here. Temperatures have been in the mid to upper 90's here for the past few days. The word sweltering has been used around here a lot during the past few days.

Have I mentioned that my sewing room is NOT air conditioned? I can work in there in the morning, but by 1:00 or so the sun has moved over to that side of the house and it becomes too uncomfortable. I guess I could move the sewing machine downstairs, but instead I decided to work on some hand sewing this afternoon.

This hand piecing project is on my guild "Get it Finished" list and its number came up at our last meeting. I began it about two years ago when I first fell in love with hexagons, diamonds, and all the 60 degree shapes. It is actually farther a long than I thought. (Isn't that always the case with UFO's?) I remember at the time that I just wanted to make an old fashioned all over scrappy quilt not using any particular style of fabric.

I actually have eight rows of eight blocks. Already sewn together. Why, oh why, did I abandon this? Sixteen more blocks would make a twin size bed quilt. So, my goal for the next couple of weeks is to sew all the rows together and see about adding just 16 more blocks.

I had run dangerously low on the blue and bought more--it took me the best part of an hour to find it buried in one of the piles of stuff I've got laying all over the place up there. I really should take a day and try to organize things...but not today!



Over the weekend I got the inner border put on the Thangle quilt and got one side of the second (Thangle) border finished. Luckily for me, the Thangle border fit! That says a lot for accuracy with the Thangles, because my seams always seem to run a little wide. Tomorrow morning I plan to piece the rest of the Thangle borders.

We'll see how much of this I can actually accomplish!

8 comments:

Catherine said...

We're working on the same star pattern! I hadn't even thought of using large triangles for setting it. Yours looks super!

Mir said...

Now do you see why I begged for a window unit!? :-P

Guðrún said...

This is going to be a beautiful quilt, I like the blue color in it. How big are the diamonds in the star?

Carla said...

I really like your quilt and can't wait to see it finished! I've been working on finishing a list of UFOs month by month and it feels so good to mark them off the list. I work in special ed, too,as a speech pathologist. What kind of class do you teach?

atet said...

I love that UFO quilt -- and yep, 16 more blocks is EASY compared to all of those hst's :0).

McIrish Annie said...

I love thangles and use them for any project if I can.

Deb Geyer said...

I love the stars! Reminds me of the quilts my grandmother made.

Ruth's Place said...

It's looking beautiful! So how old a UFO is it?