Sunday, December 8, 2013

UFO Inventory 2013

It's been a big year of not getting things done! Here's what's in the works (or folded in a plastic bag).

1) Remember these rose stars? Of course you don't. I didn't either until I found them again in a pile of fabric. The holdup with this project is that I've decided that I don't particularly like my color choices. Does it look a bit clown-y to you? I was thinking of finishing it off with a green border. It's ok if the greens clash a little right?

2) The summer Mod challenge was 'Metro'. If you are a frequent reader, you'll remember my Mark Di Suvero sculpture quilt. That quilt got a little bit further with Noguchi's Red Cube and Paul Sisko's Balanced Cylinders.

The idea with these was that if I did quilt-as-you-go it will be easier to finish. Well, you can see how that worked out. That's how this quilter goes.

3) This summer I did something I thought I'd never do, a nine-patch.

It's not that there's anything wrong with nine-patches. They are lovely (particularly this one :)). I just never thought that I would be so lacking other ideas that I would end up spending time on a straight-forward pattern. But July was a really crappy month and I needed a project that I could do without too much planning, math, or potential for failure. This quilt has the highest probability of getting finished - I have backing fabric for it!

I told my quilt guild on Saturday that I'm in need of a little peer pressure to get this stuff finished off. Feel free to post snarly comments about how lazy I am or comments that ooze enthusiasm and expectation. That might help a lot. Thanks!


  1. clash your greens and finish that rose star!! i'm having layout ideas I'm happy to share.. (or finish for you, hehe. let's swap UFOs)