August UFO is Done!

Whenever I think of August I think of sunshine and sunflowers.  I was raised in Arkansas where the summers are hot and humid.   We did not have air conditioning but an awesome attic fan that sucked air through every window in the house and shot it out through the attic vents.  We spent out time harvesting the garden my grandmother had planted.  Picking tomatoes, butter beans, purple hull peas, corn, okra and anything else she decided the plant that year.  For a kid it seemed like hard work, but we sure enjoyed those canned and frozen veggies come wintertime.  I remember playing hopscotch in the dust  and eating ice chilled sweet watermelon.  Those long ago memories become a motion picture in my head as I work on my blocks for Autumn Joy and I am thankful to have central air and the luxury of spending my free time doing what I love most and that is quilting.

The number chosen for August’s UFO is 3.  On my list that is piecing 200 4.5″ log cabin blocks.  Well that was completed months ago.  I get a big check mark for that!!!   I have chosen to work on Autumn Joy by Sue Garman.

Today, I accomplished mocking up four blocks.  They are prepped and ready to hand applique.  The nice thing about applique is that you can modify the original pattern at any time.  Like when I screw up and forget to reverse the pattern.  Who knows that but me, right! 🙂  Or I totally redesign a house because I sewed something in the wrong place and don’t want to rip it out.  It just a little remodel that’s all.

This particular pattern was a 12 month BOM.  I have completed 7 of them and am starting on # 8.   Hopefully will have them all prepped by the end of the month with most of them actually appliqued.  So my 12 months,12 projects will be 8 of 12 with four to go!  Wooooooooie!!!    I have even put together my UFO list for 2016…  Now that is optimistic!




About Sissy Malone

I've been actively sewing since Jr. High School. But specifically drawn to quilting since I was 17/18 years old. My grandmother was a quilter and I became fascinated with the process. I fell in love (awestruck) is a better word viewing applique quilts by Gladys Rashka at the Minnesota State Fair in the 70's. A love affair was born of applique quilts. I still machine piece, but am always drawn to applique. I took classes learning different techniques and also traveled to California and studied a whole week at Asilomar with Elly Sienkiewicz. Quilting is my passion. I am always open to learning a new technique but still rely on handwork. View all posts by Sissy Malone

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