After returning from vacation, I felt the need to get into my sewing room and create something. I knew I couldn’t get a quilt finished in a week and I wanted to have something that I could say was “done”. So I looked around for some UFO’s, gathered three together with the supplies needed to complete them and set to work. The first thing I worked on was a wall hanging that my BFF in California and I worked on together while I was out there.
I added the thimble borders to the top and bottom and a hanging sleeve on the back and it was ready to hang on my wall.
Next I decided to finish a heart shaped potholder for another friend. I needed to add the binding and the hanging loop and then this could be considered done too. Boy do I love those binder clips. Sure saves a lot of pokes in my fingers when I was using pins. They are especially helpful when you are trying to put binding on something with a lot of curves like this.
OK, two UFO’s down, one to go. This one is actually a project gone wrong. Someone, whose name I won’t mention, was attempting to make a couple of microwave cozies but something happened with the placement of the darts or something and they came out more like little boxes with wings. She was going to just toss them but I said I’d take them and see what I could do with them. So, here is what I decided to do:
First, I stitched the sides a bit more closed, then I grabbed my jar of buttons and picked out four buttons for each “cozy” to use to sew down the wings, pinned the wings down and voila’! UFO #3 finished.
Maybe they could be binder clip cozies? Or maybe chocolate candy cozies? Whatever they wind up being, I’m glad they made their way out of my UFO pile and into my basket last week.
And for now, my basket is empty I will let you know what I fill it up with. I have so many things on my “to do” list. Maybe it will be filled with the Christmas scraps for the scrappy Irish chain quilt. Or maybe with the pieces for the log cabin quilt. Or maybe with the two rag quilts I need to make. Actually, maybe I just need more baskets.
Bye for now. Be well.