Daily Archives: June 12, 2016

UFO Journey Continues

I am very humbled today.  I consider myself an experienced hand applique quilter.  I was more so 20 years ago than today. I was very good then and even taught classes to our Quilt Guild.

Yesterday , I decided it was time to get back to my UFO projects.  Number one on my list this year is a Patricia Cox floral basket pattern. When I brought out my tub and am looking through the patterns for each block and the 2 completed blocks  I realize just how much I have temporarily forgotten.  I am humbled and challenged as I approach this pattern.  I had forgotten how intricately Pat’s artwork designs are and how complicated they can be when determining what order every piece is to be appliqued.  So I humbly approach this UFO that I had started 20 years ago with older but fresh eyes and an appreciation for what I once knew.

This is a new challenge for me and I plan on adding some new techniques I have learned in the past 20 years to complete these blocks.  Below are the two blocks I had completed 20 years ago:


Below is the block I have chosen to pursue now:

My original plan was for scrappy type baskets with a black, taupe theme.  I hope I have enough fabric put aside for this.  Because I sure can’t run out to the fabric store to buy extra of the same design.  LOL at myself.

Technique wise, before, I only performed needle turn applique.  Now I am going to incorporate the freezer paper, spray starch method.  I believe it will simplify the pattern.  Although I had a small panic attack I am looking forward to this block.  Today after church and our potluck,  I am making crock pot mac & cheese per Paula Deen to take and a fruit pizza,  I will start prepping the pieces and lay out the block.   I am killing time right now before getting ready for church by updating my blog.  I have been remiss on this but in my defense I have not done much sewing in the past two months.   Reasons being family visits, I did complete a 5 k.;  complete is the operative word; gardening, lawn work. Here are some photos

I did finish the Friendship quilt top for our Pastor who is leaving and a T-shirt quilt top for a friend at work to give to her daughter who graduated in May.  The top left photo is mulberries on our mulberry tree.  The next is our first apples on our apple tree that was planted 3 years ago.  My favorite spring flowers in bloom and me bringing up the rear celebrating finishing my 5 k.

Happy Quilting Everyone.



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