Sunday, 5 July 2015

ufo update and bits and pieces

At the start of the year allpeoplequilt's.com had a ufo challenge for this year. I thought it would be great to play along from the side lines and perhaps make some progress on some ufo's.
You had to chose 12 projects, my list started in February.
Thought it was time to have a little stocktake.
  1. little houses -July
  2. Shirt Challenge (not really a ufo but added it to the list) started in January-top pieced borders to be done
  3. Fig tree blocks 1/2 square triangles.
  4. Sweet Stitches -April- no progress
  5. Park Avenue Hexies June-most of quilting done, one border to do.completed in July 2015
  6. stitcheries -March-2 stitcheries made up
  7. hexie runner -Made up in April, completed 
  8. spare park avenue hexies -May-no progress
  9. Lisa Bonegan sew along -February-completed and quilted
  10. second Lisa Bonegan sew along -top completed in February, some wool applique still to do, thento be quilted.
  11. hexie scarves -June-finished x2
  12. clamshells

So some progress done. This month it is the turn of my little houses and I am looking forward to working with these again. Fingers crossed I can tick some progress off on these by the end of the month.

New things have been happening here too. I am chomping at the bit to start a project from Irene's book but I need to hold off just a little bit more and finish some sewing commitements,
The main one is a quilt I said I would make for a work colleague's daughter.
Friday I decided to prep the remaining blocks and get to appliqueing the remaining leaves on block 1.
A photo all together to keep me enthused......
The blocks are around 20" and I will add some sashing and borders to pad it out a bit.
The lover right block is almost complete it just needs the centres on the pink flowers.
I am machine appliqueing the blocks. The design is from a homespun magazine.
After a little sewing time yesterday I have done most of another block, minus the leaves. They will be added after I have finished the other parts of the block. Ideally I would love to finish them all these holidays. Fingers crossed.

After running out of quilting thread that activity has halted this week and I have kept my hands busy with some crocheting..
A scarf for a friend

I made a start on last months Baltimore block..
Lots and lots of leaves to applique, I better get a wriggle on! I was very happy with how my flowers turned out. They are the best I have done so far, or maybe the busy fabric just compensates a bit more? either way it's a win!


Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. I am looking forward to catching up with some lovely crafty friends this week, gotta love the holidays!
Happy days

Marina

21 comments:

Michelle Ridgway said...

Yum and more yum! Those blocks are gorgeous! So is that scarf. Love it! You have made quite a bit of progress on your list Marina. I am full of good intentions and you know where that leads LOL!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Yum and more yum! Those blocks are gorgeous! So is that scarf. Love it! You have made quite a bit of progress on your list Marina. I am full of good intentions and you know where that leads LOL!

shez said...

Wow I always love seeing what you are up too Marina and the colours in that scarf are amazing ,have fun with the girls my friend xx

Susan said...

Lots of progress on lots of projects. I love seeing your beautiful appliqué. The little houses are so cute, how many do you have made?

Susan said...

Lots of progress on lots of projects. I love seeing your beautiful appliqué. The little houses are so cute, how many do you have made?

Christine M said...

You're getting there with your ufo's Marina. I love the scarf. How gorgeous is the wool.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

All looking real good xxx

Lib said...

You are good making a list of your UFOs, I would be too scared! Live the little houses, they look so cute!

Karen S said...

Lovely work on your blocks.
I am impressed with the list. Not sure if I could stick to that, but it may be worth a try.

Anthea said...

Oh such a beautiful post of gorgeous stitching Marina...

Maria said...

You are making some great progress on your list...
Love those houses and appliqué blocks.
Your friends scarf is growing nicely....

Lin said...

How many of those blocks are you doing altogether Marina? Well, I like them and your friend will too. Love the colours of that scarf and your Baltimore block looks as though it is going to be beautiful. Enjoy your hols. xx

Lin said...

How many of those blocks are you doing altogether Marina? Well, I like them and your friend will too. Love the colours of that scarf and your Baltimore block looks as though it is going to be beautiful. Enjoy your hols. xx

Jeanette said...

I wasn't game to make a list. :). Love the houses & the flower blocks. Gorgeous colours in the scarf. Hugs,xx

Melody said...

You have been very busy, beautiful results.

Fiona said...

you have got some lovely projects to get finished... I was thinking of those houses last week.. they are so sweet. Your applique has such a smooth finish at the edges...
Hugz

Jo said...

Wow you have been doing heaps
I like the idea of that list. I should have joined in. Hope to see more finishes soon

Elyte said...

Your list shows progress so you are definitely moving in the right direction. Still several days of holidays remain so hopefully you can tick off another one or two?
Good to see you enjoying your appliqué so much. Irene's book has come at the right time.

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

Love the colour tones in the yarn for the scarf, it will be most impressive. Gosh how many times have you made a quilt for someone else this year, you are so generous. Have a great time stitching.

Happy days.
Bev.

Wendy said...

You amaze me with the amount of work you get done! Your blocks are gorgeous and beautiful crochet too! I love the house blocks, I look forward to seeing your progress :)

kiwikid said...

Your blocks are amazing Marina...hope you do manage to get them done by the end of the holidays. Love the little houses..the wool for the scarf is beautiful!! Love the Baltimore block too!