Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Not Modern

I thought I was going to pick a more "modern" UFO to work on next but that didn't happen. None of my UFO's are really "modern", I'd call some of them contemporary but I didn't pick what I'd call a contemporary UFO either. I chose my current UFO project simply because most of the blocks were already finished!

Before I tell you about my current UFO project, here's a teaser picture of my Pumpkin Peel UFO. Its back from the machine quilter and ready to be bound. I'm going to use the blue fabric at the top for the binding.

Are you ready for fall? For those of us in the northern hemisphere, we're ready for spring! This quilt called "Turning Leaves" was in the September/October 2002 Quiltmaker magazine. I don't remember when I started it but as I said, the leaf blocks were all finished and waiting for me. There were enough leaf blocks to make a twin size quilt so that's what I'm making.

I've stitched the blocks together and sewn the sashings on. With help from friends, I chose border fabrics, then preshrunk fabric, cut and pieced the narrow border. Today I seem to have come to a full stop, no stitching happening here. 

Instead, I spent time looking through my older quilt magazines and books. Every year, our quilt guild, PQG, holds a library sale with donated books/magazines to raise funds for new quilt books and equipment for the library. It was fun to look through my quilt magazines and books and find the projects I had planned to make but now have no attraction for me.

I donated two computer printout boxes of magazines and books. There's a little room in the cabinet but for how long? I wonder how many magazines and books I'll buy at the sale in April?!?

Until next week, Mayleen


  1. Oh love the sneak preview and I think remember seeing the leaf quilt in a magazine or somewhere. Love all the color!

  2. If you're anything like me, you'll break even (magazines/books) ! They are fun to look through, tho, arent they? And now there's pinterest ~

    Beautiful quilts, Mayleen, I especially like the top one with the red background.

  3. Can't wait to see the rest of your Pumpkin Peel quilt, it looks as though it has been beautifully quilted. Your UFO finishes are very inspirational as I'm hoping for a few finishes this year too.