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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

UFO Sightings

I hope y'all had a great Labor Day weekend! I know I did!

As much as I had planned to do lots of house and yard work over the long weekend, the expected thunder storms and the jelly arms after trimming the (stupid) shrubs plus chores from my 2nd (school tax collector) and 3rd (LQS) jobs made me a lazy girl!

I did however declare Sunday and Monday as UFO days!!!


The first UFO completed on Sunday was my 2012 Quiltville Mystery Easy Street. I'm not sure why but I always seem to stall at the borders - and these were easy non-pieced borders. Either way the top is now done. I added the top to the "needs a pieced back" pile - I just wasn't into piecing a back at the time.

I also worked on another UFO yesterday. Again, I had stalled on the borders except this time I only had to add a 13" piece to 2 opposite corners. Must have taken me all of 20 minutes to finish...good grief.


I then pieced the back from the leftover fabrics, made the binding (lime green!), folded the larger chunks for the stash and trimmed the bits for the scrap/strip bins. I managed to clean out a drawer! It was such a good feeling. Now I just have to trim up a batting and this quilt will be sandwiched at our next Sandwich Club meeting in October.

Tomorrow I'll share the hexies I worked on and a new little project I treated myself to :^)

10 comments:

Janet O. said...

I feel guilt every time I see someone finish up Easy Street. Looks great! Wish mine was there! I stall at borders, too. Orca Bay just needs borders, and I'm not even doing the pieced borders Bonnie did. Easy Street is all cut, but I think I only have 9 or 10 blocks made.
Love that fun 9-patch. What an optical treat!
Sandwich club--that's a great idea!

tubakk said...

Congratulations on finishing your Easy Street. I'm there too, and I have to send it to a friend with a long arm machine after she returns from Africa.

Sherrill said...

I do that, too, and no clue why. My Easy Street was staying current with the clues and hangs in the closet waiting for borders. Brother!

Frances said...

I opted out of borders on Easy Street! Love your ' no corner' quilt, great idea.

Missy Shay said...

You'll have to do a tutorial on your no corners quilt, I love the way that looks!

Ruth said...

Beautiful quilts!

margaret said...

love the idea of not having a border on all 4 sides very eye catching, the cat seemed very much at home!

Michelle said...

Great finishes.......

Grit said...

Wonderful finishes. And your cat loves both of them.

Denise :) said...

You made good use of your time! These are both gorgeous -- I love the bottom one. The combination of colors is luscious!! And your cat weights are a really good investment. Hahaha! :)