Sunday, July 22, 2018

July UFO is so nearly done

I have finished the third building and have just two characters to complete. And it's only 22 July.

I am a little bit nervous to see what number is chosen next month as most of the remaining UFOs have a lot of work that needs to be done. Also some up drawn numbers have already been finished so I will work on other UFOs that weren't finished in the correct month. Even though we are only just over half way through the year, I am writing a list of UFOs and new projects ready for 2019.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

#100daysofufosewing has ended

And I am pretty pleased with my progress on my UFOs. I finished the challenge working on Christmas on Gingerbread Lane. Annoyingly I have had to order more of one thread to complete the project. Thus is also my July UFO for the APQS UFO challenge.

It isn't complete but it should get finished this month and then that would be all of my cross stitch UFOs complete.

I also finished my HUG cushion.

And my Pretty Little London which is framed and ready to gift. I also completed all of the appliqué on my TQS BOM which I will piece together when it is chosen as the challenge project in the coming months.

All in all a successful #100daysofufosewing for #100dayproject with @lindsayjeanthomson and @elleluna 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Hugs cushion

Another finish is this cushion which has gone from a panel to a finished cushion complete with Pom Pom trim and denim back.

That took longer than I expected to out together and would be quicker if I knew where my zipper foot is hiding.

Sunday, July 08, 2018

Not quite the light at the end of the tunnel

However progress has been made on my Christmas on Gingerbread Lane by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. I ran out of the pale pink last week, but a few clicks later I had ordered just the one skein and it was soon with me.

My plan was to finish the countdown to Xmas panel by the end of week 2 and I worked on that at my morning quilting group on Wednesday so it is already finished.

And by the end of week 1, I wanted the Noel house finished. It is now finished and I am working on the second house of three so I am ahead of schedule for the time being. However the final house panel has had almost no work done on it ever, so I will need the remainder of the month if I want to finish it in July.

Today I would love to stitch the cute penguin which appears to the right of the girl.

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Lisa the unicorn finished

This is now bound and ready for group challenge reveal in January. The remit was for a baby quilt small enough for a shoebox for Roumania. I know I have finished early but it was the perfect retreat project due to its size and I could quilt it whilst waiting for the return of my sewing machine.

The pattern is by Elizabeth Hartman 

July APQS UFO challenge

July's number has been published and it's number 7, which for me is Christmas on Gingerbread Lane. Thus is my last cross stitch UFO unless there are some more hiding in my cupboard, which is always possible! I am pleased to say that I had already started stitching on this project after I finished my HUG cushion.

I plan to be tackle this in four portions. The pattern was released in three sections with a house in each section with the countdown below. If I work left to right, I will allow one week to finish the Noel house, then one more week to finish the Merry Christmas house, leaving the remainder of the month to work on the final house which has had almost no work done on it.

Progress has already been made and I have completed the border on the countdown section. I will probably work on the numbers in this section at my quilt group tomorrow morning as it's easy to work on in company. But then filling in the Windows would be even easier. I am too easily distracted. LOL. I know that I can achieve a lot without distractions, but I am easily distracted. Then I need to start on the girl figure then it's mainly small sections of finishing for section 1.

The pattern is by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery.

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Q3 finish along

My list is no longer than Q2, however some new items have been added and some oldies have been completed.

1. Jan Krentz star from 2010

2. TQS BOM Sedona Star from Jan 2012 - I have been working on this for my #100daysofufosewing so progress is being made.

3. Lion from 2017

4. Tula Pink butterfly from October 2017. I need to move a few blocks and then quilt it.

5. Christmas on Gingerbread Lane

6. It's a small world from 2016 2/3 pieced

Five impossible things

I was briefly under ten UFOs again but I need to add:

8. Test quilt for Abigail

9. Elizabeth Hartman quilt along which I am probably going to leave at the number of blocks I already have made.

10. I want to make a project from Gnomeangel's new book and I have made some fussy cutting templates to use to make the we are all connected mini quilt.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

June UFO is complete

I am waiting for Pom Pom trim to make it into a cushion but the cross stitch is finished.

I have now moved on to my Christmas on Gingerbread lane cross stitch. More excitingly it is the last cross stitch pattern that I have in progress.