Tuesday, June 26, 2018

UFO Progress

 cause of lack of progress/mistakes

I'm just back from visiting my quilty friend Deanna and will be posting this week about all the projects that I finished over the weekend. 
Just kidding.... only one mini quilt got finished! 

You can see some crazy pictures she posted on her blog here and notice that I am quilting with my finger, which is not going to accomplish anything!
But some progress was made on a few projects and I'll post more about that as the week goes on after I catch up on my sleep.

I am determined to finish my Broken Dishes quilt by the end of the month, and that goal is still possible. 
I switched back and forth between free motion and straight line quilting. I used my Hera marker to make the straight lines to follow so there will be no marks to remove from the muslin. I'm not sure if the machine quilting is "enough" and may add in more curved lines in some of the larger open areas.

All was going along fairly well until I was ready to trim the quilt to sew on the binding, and I noticed this. UGH! The backing folded over at the corner and I stitched right over top of a pile of bunched up fabric underneath the quilt and didn't even notice it. The seam ripper was called into action, stitches removed and the area re-quilted. 

Two steps forward, one step back. 

There are 4 more days in June to reach my UFO goal this month.  If only I didn't have to work or sleep...


Deanna W said...

Some might think that bottle of wine had something to do with the quilting accident that occurred!! Yes definitely need to catch up on the sleep and get back to quilting for me too!!

Mary said...

Uh oh! 4 days for me, bUT I got distracted by Row by Row. Lol sleep is good!

The Joyful Quilter said...

No matter what Angela Walters says... Wine and quilting DO NOT mix well!!!

Barb said...

I love that wine label! what a hoot. How nice to sew with a friend.
so been there on the folding backing - it is the worst.
that productivity chart is too real.

Karen said...

I am assuming that is a bottle of wine in the one photo. Maybe that is when you got the bunched up area while machine quilting!

Kate said...

At least the error was a relatively easy fix. I like you productivity graphic! I can relate (though the days of sewing till 2 AM are long past, peak for me is about 8 PM)