Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Continuing with UFOs...

Ack! Poor, neglected blog. I just haven't been in a writing mood lately. The moments I have when I could sit down and blog have been leaning toward actually making stuff instead. So I guess I don't feel too guilty. And I have been dipping my toes into the world of microblogging via Instagram and Twitter-- which is actually a lot of fun! If you want to check it out:

My Twitter: https://twitter.com/CraftyMusings

My Instagram: http://instagram.com/furicious

So-- last time I posted, I was musing on the question of whether to start something new or work on another UFO. I decided to dig out a UFO:

Grandma's Country Album blocks I have completed

The blocks are from "Grandma's Country Album II" by Robert Callaham. I started this one in 1999(!!!) when the series pattern began appearing in McCall's Quilting. I think I made the first block (the center tree) in April that year (it includes my first-ever attempts at machine applique!). The most recent block was completed in March 2009 (the heart). Looking at these blocks recently, I finally decided I am done. I'm not really feeling the project anymore, so I don't foresee myself making any more of the blocks. So I stuck them up on the wall and worked out a layout that I thought would work for the blocks that were completed, and then I started putting them together.

Grandma's Country Album, sashing in progress

Not all of the seams are sewn yet, but you get the idea. I'm liking how it is coming together!

Meanwhile, a friend of ours just turned 3. I decided she needed a special pillow. Again, I used the Kimberbell Kids "Personalized Name Pillow" pattern.

Abigail's name pillow, front view

Can you guess her favorite color?

Abigail's name pillow, top view

Here you can get a peek of the back-- a super soft minkee with circles and dots that was perfect for this project.

She loved it!

And now I am heading back into the UFO mines...


  1. I love how you put those blocks together! I also have some UFOs that I will never finish as planned, and this is a great idea for setting them. Now if I could just find some more hours in the day to work on everything!

  2. I remember that quilt in the magazine. I really like how you are setting the blocks. cute pillow.