Thursday, July 07, 2011

July UFO

I am on a roll with UFO's and have already started working on my July UFO! The project number drawn by Judy this month is #2 and that is my Celebration 9 Patch, a block swap hosted by Julie last year.
This is the only project on my UFO list that was a bag of blocks, so it's going to take a lot of work to turn this into a finished quilt by the end of the month. This is a photo of how the project looked yesterday - 90 large (6") 9 patch blocks and 60 small (3") 9 patch blocks, which will become some kind of border.
My falling asleep moments over the last couple of nights have been spent dreaming about how I want to sew the blocks together. I decided that I'm going to make my first large totally random quilt. I am not going to match anything, or balance the colour placement, or even lay out the blocks on the design wall. I am just going to pull blocks out of a brown paper bag and sew them together. I have done this when sewing mini quilts before but never a large quilt...should be interesting!
In any spare moments, I have been cutting sashing strips (1 1/2" x 6 1/2") and cornerstone blocks (1 1/2") so I am ready to sew...fire up the sewing machine!

11 comments:

  1. Good Luck Kathy!! Looks like it will be a interesting challenge. Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

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  2. I was thinking the same thing as Sally. You will have to bring the quilt to class in the fall.

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  3. Oh man! Just send all those blocks and cut sashings/corner stones to me! I can't wait to see this together!

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  4. I'm really looking forward to see your progress on this, and how it will turn out! may I'll get inspired to pull out my blocks as well! :-)

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  5. 9patch is my all time favorite block! I have a gazillion 3" babies. I can't wait to see what you come up with. :)

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  6. I am so excited for you...I can't wait to see what you come up with. The cut fabrics you have pictured look great!

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  7. You'll succeed! You are ahead of me. Waiting for a day to myself again. Army Boy home for a week.

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  8. Good luck being random. I'm sure it will turn out great.

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  9. Go for it! I have never done a quilt from a paper bag--I am too chicken, but I love to see what others come up with. Looks like fun.

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  10. Random is always so much fun. Good luck and I look forward to seeing the finished results.

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  11. How fun--my pile of those 9 patches were sorted into three groups and I have sewn two of the groups into quilt tops. I sure want to finish them into quilts this year! I have a plan for the pink and brown blocks but haven't stitched them up yet. Love your sashing and cornerstones--this one will be a doozy of a quilt with so much scrappy goodness!

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