My UFO Projects…. hmmmmm???

I’m still trying to work on the UFO’s that I have managed to collect over the last 45 years of quilting.  The good news is I am not adding to the list.  I think.  Does signing up for a BOM that you can’t work on right away make it an automatic UFO?  I’m going with a no.

Actually I have not had much time to sew at all for the past 6 weeks.  Be still my heart…. I think I’m going through withdrawals.  I visit my sewing room on occasion and stand there wistfully wishing I had the time to sit down and sew.  The culprit that has taken me away is yard work, flowers, and building a new flower bed.  I do love my flowers.  I have my favorites like my hostas, double impatiens of all colors and just regular impatiens, bleeding hearts, peonies.  Can you tell I am really attracted to shade gardens.  Well, it’s cooler in the shade garden.  I don’t do well with the heat.  I totally believe one of man’s greatest inventions is air conditioning.

Now that I have finally finished with the flowers and am enjoying just looking at them and watering them I can finally get back to the sewing room.

Fair Season is approaching and entries have to be completed, as well as the quilts.  Vickie Clancy, a very talented Long Armer, is working on my A Boy and A Quilt.  She has been posting photos on Facebook of her progress.  My heart goes pitter patter every time I see one.  I am very proud of this quilt.  I’m trying to decide how to display it at home when I get it back.  I’m thinking of getting one of those Ladders that are made specifically to display quilts.  I don’t have wall space to display it.

What’s under my needle now?

I am currently working on a UFO, Country Hearts from the book Hearts Aplenty by Possibilities a Lynda Milligan & Nancy Smith book.  I have also been practicing my machine quilting with an Angela Walters sew along.  I have to admit I am not as intimidated after working on some of these practice pieces.  I still have a long way to go to attain any proficiency but at least I am no longer terrified totry.  With every practice piece I gain more and more confidence in myself.

I am also working on an applique pattern by Sue Garman, Bed of Roses.  It is very relaxing to stitch away on each block.  I’m halfway through the blocks and set-ins.  Maybe it will be finished by January 1.  That’s the goal.  Rumor has it that I am supposed to start a Baltimore Album quilt come January.  Nothing to shy away from.  I got this.   That’s my pep talk.

I’ve got a big weekend planned of quality time in my sewing room.   Yard work done, sewing begun what more can a quilter ask for.  Life is good.

Sorry, no photos today.  Will work on that.

Happy Stitches

Sissy Malone


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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