Wednesday, August 27, 2014

UFO is almost finished!

So I decided that I have to have a change.  My UFO pile just keeps getting bigger and I have no desire to finish most of them.  My change is that between each new project, I have to finish a UFO before starting another new project.  My new project is in the binding stage, (I will share it soon). 

Let me also say I really dislike everything Christmas in the summer time, keep the winter in the winter and don't ruin my summer with thoughts of cold weather :)

The UFO I am working on is one I worked on last November, my Blitzen quilt.  I started quilting it after spray basting, in December, right when the tension on my old sewing machine started to go crazy!  I really hated the quilting and so I put it aside and haven't touched it for 8 months.  Last week I ripped out all the quilting!  And today I re-basted the quilt and quilted it.  I have to admit I planned the quilting design during church Sunday on the back of a program.  Don't tell anyone!

Here is a sneak peak of it and now it's ready to bind.

I really loved this fabric and the back was fun too!

I will try to get this and my nieces quilts both bound this week before I touch my machine again!

Tomorrow is my first day for teaching preschool.  I teach every Thursday and focus my teaching on mathematic skills.  So, this is what I made today for some of our activities.

It looks bad, trying to not have the plastic stretch was a nightmare, but it does hold the shape well and will work great for all these 4 year olds.  

I am sharing it on Freshly Pieced Needle and Thread Thursday and Let's Bee Social! Click on their side buttons and see all the other amazing projects people are sharing.


Claire said...

A great looking quilt--worth finishing, though the ripping must have been daunting. Nice quilt design.

Jo said...

Good to have a finish. I'll need to work on some more too

Lorna McMahon said...

The Christmas quilt looks fabulous! Love the loopy quilting. I have the same trouble during Sunday service. You know you are a quilting addict when...

Muv said...

Hello Wendi,

What a lovely quilt! It was worth being distracted in church - the quilting design is perfect. You must be so pleased it is finished.

Love from England