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

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?