We are a group of crafters who have pledged to complete as many of our UnFinished Objects as possible this year...

Monday, September 6, 2010

Another wallhanging finished

:-) Finished another wallhanging, machine pieced/hand-quilted. 29" x 33".

Monday, August 23, 2010

Realized the colors are terrible.....

Sorry after posting saw that colors are terrible. So here is a little better photo before I added the final borders. :o/

Finally a finish...

It has certainly been a crazy year. Lost my mother to cancer, mom in law broke her hip, and a bad car accident! My collar bone still is healing, but 6 weeks out, I have begun to use my dsm this past week and finished a quilt....from 1999! From these wonderful little blocks made in a friendship exchange by my guild members from Pampa Texas, to this: I hope to get it quilted as soon as the collar bone heals completely. Think the white spaces will lend themselves to some cool feathering or McLeafing. Hope to finish a lot more. Already have another quilt top almost finished. It only needed borders that have been cut for months. Maybe next week.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Wallhanging finished! :)

I've finished a wallhanging, 24" x 24", 19th Century reproduction prints. Hand-pieced and hand-quilted. I'll be sending it to a woman who had to re-home her two African Grey parrots in December and chose me to be their new "mom".

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Checking in

Just checking in. :-)

No finishes, but I've been working hard and have a couple things pretty close to being tops. I've been making great progress on my tumbling blocks (hand pieced) and I finally got brave and did battle with my CW pink/brown/cream HST's top. It's very close to being all in one piece. I'm also very close to finishing a handpieced/handquilted wallhanging. Woohoo.

Pictures when I have something worth showing. ;-)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Finally something to Blog about.

I went to Mrs Martins Quilt Camp last weekend, and I had decided to finish of some quilts that had been hanging around for a long long time.

Here is Aunt Purdy's Parlour.....I bought this fabric around April 2007....got the top finished quite quickly. Then it waited a year to be quilted. It has actually been quilted for almost 2 years....now it is all done.
And here is the stack and slash. Bought this fabric at the beginning of 2009, so really this one has not been quite so long, but it is still really good to clock it up as finished!!!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Pink and Green

My second UFO finished for the year! This is a quilt top I bought on Ebay about 3 years ago. I had it professionally quilted with an all over rose design, and all I had to do was bind it. Well, I have finally bound it. :)

It is square, btw. The breeze was blowing when DH took this photo, and I couldn't keep it still.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Finished Top...Woohoo!....

I finished a Christmas quilt top. Yay! This is the first top (or ANYTHING) I've finished in over a year! So this is a big step in the right direction. Now to just keep the momentum going.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I feel very guilty that I haven't even looked at any UFO's in 2010. I've been working on a quilt for my sisters 60th birthday coming up in early April...I'm nearly finished. The rest of you wonderful 'GIDY' ladies have been working furiously and getting heaps done. I'm very impressed and hopefully your energy & motivation will rub off onto myself.
My friend had a clean out of her sewing room in October last year & she had heaps of projects that she had started & then lost interest & didn't want them anymore. Anyway me being the quintessentional hoarder and who cannot throw anything out, grabbed all of these projects before they ended up in the skip. So I have been working on some of these....hmmm...I wonder if they could be classified as inherited UFO's??????
It is so long since I even looked at my UFO's I cannot recall them all. But I do know that I have an english paper pieced hexagon quilt which needs finishing, a xmas table runner & a bag. So I guess that is a good start to commit to for 2010.
Wish me luck while I procrastinate a little more about which one to I'll pick up to finish first.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

alpine village aka gloria loughman quilt done!

Late last year I did a weekend quilt class with gloria loughman that my local pathchwork group in Cohuna had organised. The deal was that we got to do the class really cheaply but the con was that we had to have the quilt we made completed ready to be hung at the Victorian Quilters Showcase in July, but our quilts had to be finished in March so that they could be photographed etc. Yep it sounded easy at the time! In the class I got heaps done and promptly put it away as I had "heaps of time"...lol
Did I??? Of course not!!! It was all of a sudden March and mine wasnt done.
OK then I thought to myself, get to it. SO I did and here is the result. Im actually really pleased with it and Gary is even impressed (which is not an easy compliment to come by I can tell you)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

UfO from 1988....and another finish.

A very old UFO finish.... from 1988. The calico in the center(basket) cant' even be matched anymore. So it was added to from my stash, and the local quilt shop. It is quilted like mad...so that my sister who will receive it, can turn over the ugly side to use as a white on white quilt. Just glad its done! Motivated me to do another partially started quilt for, yet another sister. This simple turning 20, which was simply quilted in order to be delivered to Pennsylvania, early Feb. Unfortunately my flight was canceled as it went through Baltimore ..... so no cake at my mom's birthday...no quilt deliveries. But soon it will be there. Just hope its still cool enough to use it, when they get delivered.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Oh my stars!

Here's a picture of my 1930's stars, where I am at the moment. I'm handpiecing, and have finished 7 blocks since I pulled these back out of the UFO box. I love these! I'll be making this quilt 7 blocks by 6 blocks, with 2" sashings in unbleached muslin and then figure out the border size when it's at that stage. 10 more blocks to go....

Friday, January 29, 2010


So I am here (thanks for the invite Lindi) what do I do now!!! LOL


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

One down!

Last night, I finished my first UFO for the year. This little stitchery was done sitting next to Dad's bed when he was in palliative care, back in 2008. I finished the stitching back then, but after Dad died, I put it away. Last weekend, out it came, and I felt I was ready to make a border and quilt it. Finished, it measures 11 1/2" x 13".
I am very happy with how it turned out. It has nice memories of lovely conversations with Mum and Dad at Dad's bedside. I'm going to buy one of those metal hangers with hearts, and hang it on my sewing room wall. :)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

My commitment

Hmmm.....well, that picture didn't go where I wanted it to and I can't get stuff to move. So....it's my Grandmother's Flower Garden. Someone gave me a beautifully made antique top, which I handquilted (400 + hours) and have not had much luck finding a matching shade of green for binding. Will try harder, as I'd really love to finally get this one finished and maybe hang on a wall.

OK, I've thought about it and here is what I want to...WILL...accomplish in 2010:

Binding on antique Grandmother's Flower garden quilt

1930's Stars - Oversize Queensize-get it at least to finished top
CW Pink/brown HST's Oversize Queensize--get it at least to finished top
Hand quilt at least one of the above two tops and have it bound and usable

This appears to be a very modest list, but I'm handpiecing and handquilting--enough said, right ;-)

I'll most likely get sidetracked along the way, and pull out something else to work on occasionally, but these are where my focus will be. Anything else I might finish along the way, will be icing on the chocolate cake.