My recent quilting projects have been like our weather trends—winter one day, spring the next, then back to fall. Last week I worked on the Valentine’s Day quilt, then pieced a current project and followed it with a couple of fall UFO’s. My revelation is this: if a project isn’t finished before its corresponding holiday, it is destined to abandonment in the UFO pile.
Hooray, these are finished. I mentioned in an earlier post that I numbered the UFO’s in a basket and each month I draw two numbers and work on those projects. This table runner was an April project (I should have pressed it before taking the picture).
I debated whether or not to finish this or just chuck it. It was an old Thimbleberries project and they tend to be a little more big and clunky than I like to put on a table. There wasn’t too much left to do on it and I realized it is a nice size to use as a runner on a twin bed so I completed it and will use it this way.
The other autumn project is this little Lori Smith wall hanging. I love this one. I’ve made several of these small projects from her patterns and like the small scale.
I only have to hand stitch the binding on the Valentine’s quilt and my UFO’s will be caught up and I should be able to complete that on our drive to La Crosse tomorrow morning. With all the travel we have in the next few weeks, I drew the numbers for June UFO’s so I could get started on them. One is a spring lap quilt and the other a fall wall hanging. I think I’ll draw a new number and postpone the fall project until later in the summer. I’m hoping spring is finally here to stay.