What’s next for that man that quilts, now that baby quilt-palooza is winding down?
I have maybe two hours of quilting left on the second baby quilt.
And, just like everybody, I’d love to start something new. I love new. Who doesn’t? New is good.
But, I’ve made a deal with myself that first, I have to finish something that is started. So, I pulled out my second oldest UFO.
The first oldest UFO is a hand quilting project and I already have one of those going…that may never end. So, I am excused from working on the oldest UFO at this time. Thank you quilt police. The official notice came in the mail yesterday.
This is Flavin Glover’s pattern, Row Houses. I found the pattern, just when my quilting took that turn…when I got a good machine and learned how to actually sew…and match points and understand fabric and quilting.
Anyway, the quilt is based on log cabin blocks, so each window is the center of a log cabin block and you build around that and then it all comes together as a house…you know, some magic happens and you have a quilt.
Except mine didn’t get past this; twelve houses and twelve rooflines.
So, for my next feat, I am going to roof these houses and get this quilt together and see if I can’t find a nice border or two and maybe do some simple and easy quilting…I will NOT quilt in every ditch…I willlllllll nnnnnnooooooootttttttttt.
I made two of these quilts. One was the real one and one was a practice piece, made out of what I considered scraps…and all solids. I finished the practice piece, including the quilting. But, I never got back to the real quilt. The practice piece wore me out on this pattern. And, it was six houses, so in total, I made 18. No wonder I was burned out.
So, it’s that time. Time to draw a UFO to a close. Even if I just get it all assembled and ready to quilt, that’s something.
Have a great Friday. My project that I thought elevated last Friday did not…yes, I had egg on my face when they figured out I was testing something that didn’t change…and I found something wrong with it.
Hopefully, nothing wrong today.