Monday, December 26, 2016

Mystery quilt? It's a mystery to me, where all these UFO's came from.....

I'm following Bonnie Hunter's mystery this year..... but am sitting on my hands,  instead of joining in. 

My Roll, roll, Cotton Boll,  still needs to be quilted!  Along with at least a dozen other completed tops.... and the list of tops in progress in varying stages.  

I did do a pretty good job in 2016, of not starting anything I wasn't going to finish ASAP.   

I made this golf-themed quilt for my brother in law. Started it  and finished it in a week!  

"Fairway Views"  64 x 80
 Sorry... that is really a blurry picture... but until my sister send me the ones from her phone,   I don't have a better one.  

I also started and finished a Tile Tango for a donation quilt.   There was also a baby quilt that was started and finished back in Jan / Feb.    Gifted!  

Maybe that's the key.... I need to have a purpose to finish.  ๐Ÿ˜Œ ๐Ÿ˜Œ ๐Ÿ˜Œ ๐Ÿ˜Œ ๐Ÿ˜Œ  

Then there were the UFO finishes....  You can see a complete list over on my side bar.   

A look back through the postings for this year will show you pictures of them. 

I did finish 2 tops  this fall that were exchange blocks / row robins, that I had received all the components. 

"Flury"  by Kate Spain 
"Flury"was a block exchange.   We each made a gift box for each other person in the group,  and mailed it along with at least four  2.5" squares of our fabrics....   I used some Christmas fabrics from my Mom's stash to lengthen from 12 gift boxes to 20 to make it the size I wanted.  

"Warm Winter Wishes"   a 2015  Internet Row Robin 
A different internet group....  we each chose a theme,  and group members made a row to fit in.   Between planning and mailing of the first rows, the original group became a group of just 4 of us....  down from an original group of 8 or 9.... and since I wanted a larger quilt,  I added some extra of my own.   Most of the snow fabrics I used for this were from a different internet "snow ball fight" exchange where we mailed a "sweet sixteen" ( 9" x 11" )  of a snow fabric to each person in the group.   There were a lot of us in that group.... and I still have some pieces that had "Christmas" hints in them to use later.    I wanted this quilt to be for use in January and Early February after the Christmas decorations and quilts are put away.    
My project this week, is to bust through a box of scraps that needs to be tamed into  my scrap saver sizes.   (One of my current projects needs 192 four patch blocks).   

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  1. wonderful quilts - where do you find your groups?

    1. The snowball fight group was from the now extinct "Block Central" website. I met many wonderful quilters on that forum.

      The row robin group and the gift box group are small spin off / yahoo groups and facebook gatherings of people from the Block Central Site.

  2. Such lovely quilt tops. Do/will you do your own quilting?

    1. Yes... I do my own quilting. I have a Janome 7700 HOrizon. I usually do simple, utilitarian type of quilting. Thank for the comment.