Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Spring to Finish!

So Jacquie, my fellow Common Threads Quilting Bee member, has come up with a fantastic idea.

I don't know how she does it. She started Project Improv, keeps up with multiple quilting bees and still comes up with new ideas! She is starting to put together her blocks she received from Common Threads, and it looks great!

So back to Spring to Finish. Basically, Jacquie has a lot of UFOs, and using the rest of April to finish at least some of them. She invited us to join along, with prizes too! What a fantastic idea, as I just counted my UFOs and I think I have 24 or something like that.

Here are the two things I am definitely going to finish:
My Christmas-y Mystery Quilt. This one I ran out of steam on. Or more correctly, I ran out of thread. I only have 1/4 of the quilt left to quilt, and then bind it, then it's done!

Alright, this one was a Yellow Brick Road gone wrong. I cut some pieces incorrectly, so it's a lot more patchy than the original pattern, but it's still ok. My original idea was to make the blanket seem like grass (hence the shades of green) and then machine applique some minky sheep on there using Oh Fransson's method (link to tutorial here). I'm not really liking the greens, but I need to finish the quilt anyway. The sheep idea came after I saw this quilt on flickr. This quilt is a UFO from September of 2006, so it will be a relief to get it done. I have the minky, the top, and even the backing fabric. I just need a kick in the butt.

Ok, here goes! Hopefully in 3 weeks I will have at least these two things done!


Junie Moon said...

Great projects to finish, you'll feel so much better. I posted one of my "Spring to Finish" projects today, too, and it's a bit of a relief. A few more to go before the end of the month and then all will be well.

Kritta22 said...

I joined this group too!!

I counted mine and have 19!


We are in the same boat!

jacquie said...

eeek! 24...that's a LOAD...maybe i don't feel quite so bad, now. i'm wondering if a starter's support group might be in order.

Rebekah said...

good luck with your projects! I joined this project too and have lots of stuff to finish up this month :)

ConnieB/CA said...

Go for it! Wish I could join you, but no way am I going to finish anymore UFOs this month! Vacation here I come :) and no sewing machines in sight :(

Oiyi said...

Good luck! You can do it.