I am SUPER excited about busting UFO's this year. You are all doing such an amazing job! So it's time for the February challenge. Not only do I challenge you, but I am taking the SAME challenge..
let's get to it!
My Challenge to you for February is to
A- Find another UFO you can finish... many of you have those.. so search deep
B- Find a UFO or Work in Progress (WIP) that you can MOVE FORWARD.. pick a project you LOVE.
Ok.. let's take a look at mine!
My project to FINISH is this top from a Bunny Hill pattern (FOUND HERE.. you will see Anne's looks MUCH different than mine). Let me tell you a bit about this quilt. When I make quilts that are not my design, I try and do something fun and different.
Several of my girlfriends and I decided to do this together (except the ones that are die hard piecers...), so I gave myself a challenge. I had that green dot and REALLY wanted to use it for the background. I had to piece this background as it I didn't have enough!
When making each block I wanted to use 30s fabrics, hand blanket stitch and embellish with red buttons.
The 30s fabrics are a challenge.. they are usually very tonal and don't have much contrast.. so putting them on the green dot is.. mmm... well... BUSY.. but I love it busy! Each basket has a rick rack handle with french knots. I used some wool too like the blue bird..
When it came to setting the quilt I selected this crazy border.. again.. NOT enough to really do what I wanted so I made it work!
Last night I went through backing options.. and finally decided on this mustard yellow.. I have binding made and wound on my empty Aurifil Spool! (ok let's be truthful ... it took me FIVE TRIES to get that binding wound on there super pretty.. how do other people do that?)
And my SECOND project to focus on for February is this Happy Hauntings (HERE). I have wanted to make it for ages.. I have a LOT of the blocks fused .. which I had forgotten until I got it out! I was thinking of hand applique but I may do a mix of hand and machine and some top stitch on the machine for the small pieces. So I plan to MOVE THIS FORWARD to having more blocks done!
What UFO will you either BUST or Move Forward this month?
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