Thursday, November 21, 2013

UFO Mid Month Report

It's time for a mid-month UFO progress report. 
My goal is to finish my 3 Sisters Grace quilt (aka Bonnie Hunter's Orca Bay mystery) by the end of November. 
First I spent some time piecing a backing from the leftover fabrics that I bought for this quilt. For some reason I seem to have a lot of leftover green fabric. I can't remember if I just didn't use as much green in the blocks as I should have, or if I was being creative, or perhaps I made a mistake, or did I miss a border or what??? It doesn't matter now I guess!


The quilt top is done, and there was a lot of green leftover, so it is now in the backing and I threw a few leftover blocks in there too!

Here is everything ready to pin baste - quilt top, Warm and Natural batting, and my pieced backing. 

I decided on red Isacord thread for the top and taupe Aurifil thread for the bobbin. I have my favorite basting tool "Kwik Klip" and my pins and I'm ready to get this quilt one step closer to finishedness!




And while I had all the fabric out, I cut and prepared the binding from brown and red striped pieces.

So progress is definitely being made and it is possible that I might get a finish this month!
You can see other mid-month reports over at A Lovely Year of Finishes.  And to see more Bonnie Hunter mystery projects being finished this week visit Jo's Country Junction.

18 comments:

  1. You are doing great! Can't wait to see the big finale

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  2. This quilt looks great, someday when I get caught up I am going to have to a Bonnie mystery

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  3. Great job making progress. The end is in sight! How about a challenge? I have a quilt pinned for quilting. How about we both try to have binding as our Slow Stitching Sunday post?

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  4. Finished mine a couple of months ago and it is on my bed now! Have dug out an old (12 years or more) UFO and am trying to get it ready for hand quilting in a frame.

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  5. It is such a gorgeous quilt and you have done such a incredible job on it. I can't wait to see it finished. The fabric is so lovely, great choice.
    I love your slow stitching Sundays! I have set that day aside for working on my stitchery quilts. Right now I'm trying to finish up a small Christmas wall hanging called "Tis The Season" designed by Natalie Bird a wonderful Australian designer and another wonderful Stitch along "Daisy Days" by Jenny of Elefantz, another extraordinary designer and a dear friend. I can't do hand quilting nor sew my bindings by hand as I have so health issues that affect how my hands function. But easy embroidery stitches allow me to make some of these amazing stitchery quilts that I have grown to love so much. Thank you for you inspiration to set Sunday aside to appreciate hand work. I think we forget how satifying fabric and thread in hand can be when we are at our machines so much. Hugs
    *Oh, I've been meaning to ask you, could you tell me what pattern the quilt on your header is? I am completely smitten with it!!! Hugs...
    *you can see these two projects on my flicker page if you'd like to at ... http://www.flickr.com/photos/stitched_with_prayer/

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  6. This is such a beautiful quilt! And almost finished. Like you, I like to piece the fabric and blocks I have left over into a backing. Makes it a nicely coordinated "two fer". Two quilts in one :D

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  7. Love your colors! Makes me want to pull out some of my UFOs, but alas, not time right now.

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  8. Such a lovely quilt. And I love how you switched out the string pieced units with a stripe.

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  9. Won't it feel good to have this one completed--before you start the next mystery? : )

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  10. So pretty... and such a great feeling to be on your way to a finish!

    Now that I'm trying to wean myself off spray basting I'd better acquire a "Kwik Klip" - thanks for the reminder.

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  11. I am doing some pink applique flowers today (little ones). Your pink star blocks make me smile.

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  12. You probably just really liked that green when you got it - or it was a good sale or something.

    Love this quilt, it will be so great when you're finished.

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  13. Nice one for FALL. Best of luck getting if finished in time for the December Goals.

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  14. Your quilt is really coming together! Beautiful!

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  15. Wow 3 Sisters quilt will be gorgeous. Love the back as you use some of the leftover blocks. Looking forward to see it done. Great job Kathy. Hugs from Brazil

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  16. I love way your quilt looks! Your fabric selection for this quilt was so different from the original quilt and yet your fabrics just suit it beautifully!

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  17. Great progress so far this month. Just one more full week in November! How did that happen?

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  18. Your quilt is beautiful. Congrats on your progress.

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