Our guild is doing a UFO Challenge this year and of course I’m in. I hope one day to have all my UFO’s finished! It’s a hope.
I’m playing with two lists. One of personal quilts that only need quilted and bound
And one from a list that need finished piecing, quilted and bound
The dollar amounts are what I owe the guild if I don’t finish the quilt within the two months after the number is pulled. (It’s a challenge, but also an internal fundraiser).
At January’s meeting the number 2 was called. And I thought “oh cool” it’s crib sized, it’s already all fused, easy peasy”.
Then I pulled the project and started the stitching. And wow! Easy in that it’s not physically challenging (I’m edging by machine). But it’s been a LONG time since I’ve done this and my skills need practice and I’m slow.
Last night I did the edging on the word “merry”. I’m also using a machine I’m not as familiar with which increases the slowness. It’s not my best work, but I’m getting more comfortable with the machine as I continue
From a distance it looks good! But close up it could stand improvement
And that’s okay as there’s a lot of edge stitching to be done. My plan is to work through one color at a time. I did the merry block and started the skates block with purple last night.
Oh, the entire quilt? Crib sized (wall-hanging), adorable and heavy with tiny pieces as shown below
Perhaps two months may not be enough at 15-20 minutes a day!