Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Back to some UFO's

Finally after a bit of a break I am back to working on some UFO's.
I got the borders put on my striped "log cabin" quilt.

I hardly ever work with these colors so I had to pick up some thread for quilting. I am machine quilting this and I think it will be just a simple meandering pattern. The light blue turned out to be brighter than I thought it would but the thread I picked out will tone it down a bit (I hope)! 
Then I made this bag for a birthday gift for a friend.
Now that it has been given I can show it!
The pattern was from the Fall 2009 issue of Quilts and More.
It is a great size for a summer tote!
I have been giving thought to what is next for handwork...I think it is time to challenge myself again and get more comfortable with needle turn applique. First up, something small and simple. I have been giving some thought to starting with the Orange Peel Quilt from the book Remembering Adelia by Kathleen Tracy. That would be quite portable for the summer. Then I am going to use the blocks from Piece O'Cake's Fresh Picked Posies to make a larger quilt. I can't wait to get started.
This week I'll get started choosing a fabric palette and get started cutting!
Maybe I'll even get started sewing!
Happy Stitching!

1 comment:

  1. Your log cabin quilt is lovely and I don't think that blue is too bright. I should also be working on some ufo's but there are so many new projects I want to start.