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.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

another finish - breast of friends the wallhanging

This quilt has been a bit of an ongoing saga. When it was first listed in the homespun magazine I loved it - it was a block or two each month in the magazine. So I made block one. Then of course I forgot about it and had to chase up the patterns and old mags etc.
Then a lady at my patchwork group brought the finished quilt for show and tell and I remembered about it and decided to make it (again) BUT after a few blocks I again lost interest.
According to the original pattern it is huge - king size I think or maybe even bigger. I decided I didnt really need another huge quilt as its not one that could do with lots of washings etc....so....to cut a long story short I decided to make up the blocks that I had and make a wallhanging from them, which Ive done and finished and its hanging above my sewing machine and I quite like it.
So a ufo is finished - hooray - breast of friends, the wallhanging.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Break time's over

I've had a very emotionally draining several months, and I've pretty much taken a break from life. Breaktime's over, and I'm ready to get busy living again. That includes making progress on UFO's and seeing some FINISHES this year. I need to go through my projects this weekend, decide on my priorities and what I can realistically accomplish, get some pictures and make my commitment.

More Log Cabin Progress

Next progress report ... chocolate lattice strips added Friday night.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

King Log Cabin Progress

Slow and steady wins the race ... or so the saying goes. I've been making slow progress on my King Size Log Cabin Quilt. Just before Christmas I took 36 blocks of these ...

and added a strip to each.

Then today I added the next strip to all 36 blocks so that they all now look like this one.

Only 6 more strips x 36 blocks to go :o)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Early attack on remaining UFO's!

Remember this pile of UFO's? It was my 2009 pile, actually I got them all together and compiled the list in December 2008.
Look at it now... 7 tops waiting for me to quilt, or for me to send out for someone else to quilt.
Note the cobwebs way up on this highest shelf... I could have brushed them away I guess but it was too darn hot to bother. Anyway cobwebs are good, they catch mozzies!

Here is the list... there are more crossing outs than there is left to do!! Hurray!!

First one off the rank!
These are table mats that I started in 2005 for a Sydney SCQuilters Quilt Show Dinner Challenge and for the life of me I cannot remember what the challenge was but I only got 5 done... I want 12 so I've started on them today! I want to use them for our Birthday Celebrations the first one of which will be for Tim on Saturday! Better get a move on eh!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

first quilty finish for 2010

Hooray my first quilty finish for 2010 - well sort of anyways.
I gave this quilt to DD1 Aimee ages ago to hand sew down the binding (she was looking for something to do at the time)Its a simple disappearing nine patch made from blocks I swapped
Well she has just moved to Bendigo and in the sorting out of stuff found the quilt and she hadnt even started sewing down the binding.
Finished it off today and its washed and drying.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Sooziii's Dilemma

What do I really want to finish and what will I continue to hide behind everything else?

Oh my, what a dilemma?

I would love to finish :

Jinny Beyer's "around the world" kingsize quilt - started it 4 years ago.
Jenny Haskin's "robyns romance" also king sized quilt - only started a year or so ago.
Flying Geese Rainbow quilt - started 2 years ago

Well actually there are heaps more I would love to finish but I am realistic and know that I get side tracked so easily; beside two of them are king sized quilts with lots of work in each block. The jenny haskins quilt blocks take a minimum 14 hours for each block and I have only finished 9 of 16!!

Ah excuses, excuses I hear you say ....rotfl!! Yes, but they are my excuses......
Ok, I'll start with 2 projects I want to finish.

In my classroom, I tell the kids "Short, short and shiny!" 
Both of these have been hanging around for too long.
  1. Old Time Flower Graden Quilt
  2. Christmas Cats Quilt

Monday, January 4, 2010

Another welcome

And another new player! Feather Duster has joined us, too. Welcome!

Anyone else game?

Oh, I can be so mean!

OK everyone, it's commitment time! We didn't do this last year, but I thought it might be a good idea this year.

Think about how many UFOs you really want to complete this year. Set them aside in a separate place to the other UFOs (yes, I know there are more than 12 month's worth, you can't fool me!) and then post them here on the blog. Let's see how many of them you actually do! Be realistic, though. We don't want you feeling stressed.

To start off, here's my Commitment:

I intend to finish my Circus quilt, Roses quilt, Malcolm's quilt, Frog quilt, experimental bag, 2 mini quilts I started in 2008, my Sister's quilt, the Christmas quilt.

What are you intending?


Sunday, January 3, 2010

Hi from the New Kid on the Block!

Hi everyone, Thanks for letting me join the fun. In 2009, I did track you guys from time to time to see what was happening. My last big year for finishing things was 2006 when I set myself the goal of Six in 2006.
I won't be aiming for 10 this year but am hoping this will give me motivation to just keep plugging away. I will go very quiet at report writing times though! Carmel

New Player!

Welcome to Quiltycat, who has decided to join us and play this year!
Anyone else game to join us?

We also, sadly, say goodbye to Dorothy, who just has too much on her plate this year to even consider UFOs. She will be checking in on us from time to time, to see what we are all doing. So lets give her plenty to look at.

So another year over, a new one just begun, let's hope it's a good one, with UFOs all done! (apologies to John and Yoko)

Let's get cracking, folks! Who will be first? Double entry in the first comp, for that person!


Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

'Tis a New Year, folks, and a new beginning for us Gidy Girls! Happy New Year to all of you, and may it be a year for finishing off lots and lots of UFOs.

Yes, we will continue. To those that got a lot done last year: Well done! You are a shining example to us all!
To those that didn't: Maybe a little more whip cracking required?

I'll clear the decks (the sidebar lists) and off we go. If you aren't a member of this blog, but want to join, send me an email. Just click on Lindi over there -> and it will take you to my profile and email. Likewise, if you have had enough of us, and want to hand your Gidy Girl badge in, let me know.

So go, get cracking on those UFOs! We want some new eye candy to bring in the New Year! Who will be the first to post a finished item?

Last winner for 2009:
I have drawn the winner for the 4th Quarter and it is.......... Colleen!
Send me your snail mail addy, Colleen, and I will pop a little something in the post for you. :)
Oh, and for the record: Soozii finished the most UFOs with 8 finished, followed by Pennie,7; Colleen, 6; Molly and Blessed, 5; Narelle, 4; Sheila and Marilyn, 2; and the rest of us, 1.
So off you go, everyone. Get started on your first UFO for the year. Go on, shoo! What are you waiting for?