In an effort to reform my UFO spaziness, I'm compiling potential completions for the third quarter. There's no way everything is getting done, but here's a short list of more likely candidates.
I'm very excited about my epic album quilt. I've collected signatures from my favorite sew-lebrities like Tula Pink, Alison Glass, Elizabeth Hartman, and Amy Butler. The intention is to turn these into quilt blocks using fabric designed by those who have inscribed their names. These blocks will be combined into an breath-taking quilt that will be raffled to fight children's poverty here in New Mexico, where we are #1 for childhood hunger. What a wretched awful thing to top the charts with! That makes me cry because I was a teacher, and I have three children. I can't bear the thought of helpless little ones starving, day after day because nobody is adequately taking care of their most basic need to survive.
Sparkler quilt, that is closer to my current fabric vibe.
Egypt-inspired sampler, so it should be a fun one to bring to fruition.
Pinterest board, but I'm not entirely sure where this one is going.
her fun new design.
Graceful Rhapsody by Louise Madore (picture below my fabric stack).
Many years ago, I participated in a Saturday Sampler program, and made most of the blocks. However, I never started the finishing kit which includes all the flowers shown in the bottom except the yellow lilies. At this point, my appliqué blocks are starting to fray because I used a cheaper fusible and a less dense stitch. Throughout the year-long program, I held the hope that my incohesive blocks would make sense together in the end. Unfortunately, this did not occur as many of the blocks do not have the light blue background. While I was going to make this quilt for my mother, I've always been disturbed by the unharmonious design. Not loving the final result dissuaded me from continuing to complete the large amount of appliqué remaining, fixing my fraying blocks, piecing the top together, and hiring someone to long arm the project.
Instead, I'm going to repair, sash, and assemble the blocks that have the same background into a smaller quilt that I can easily manage quilting on my home machine.