I have been squeezing quilting in between appointments, grocery shopping, and meetings. There doesn’t seem to be much time to sew or quilt. I have discovered one thing about having limited time to sew. If I try to finish a UFO that has been around for a long time, I feel bogged down. There must be a reason why it is a UFO in the first place. For the past week, I’ve been trying to machine quilt a wall hanging. I know that it’s an older quilt because the main color is brown. There was a period of time when I made a lot of brown quilts. I think that this is the last one.
It is not fun working on this quilt. It’s not a bad quilt. As a matter of fact, it’s very pretty. I’m machine quilting it with a walking foot which was a bad decision. It would have been better to free motion quilt it. I do have to finish it the way I started it. The quilt is going to go in the give away bin anyway. I think that I will put it aside in a bin that is labeled ” UFO’s to finish when I am desperate for something to do. ” I may put other UFO’s in the bin with it and hide everything in the attic.
After I came to this decision, I decided to do something that I really enjoy. I haven’t worked on the Flower wall hanging that I intend to put above the sofa in the living room. Applique is very relaxing and fun. The center applique is finished. I cut the fabric for the outside border. It is not sewed onto the center yet. I marked the top border and started to applique the flowers from the center to the edge. Some of the flower centers were already appliqued. I like to applique the whole flower in it’s place. I am almost to the outside edge where the flowers turn and go down the edge. On my next free day, I’ll sew the border fabric on the center so that I can turn the corner when I get there. It will take a long time to finish this wall hanging, but it is fun to do hand sewing.
I’ve finished sewing three more Dear Jane blocks. I quilt them when I go to a sit and sew. It’s nice to have a little project to work on. I haven’t started Row B yet. When I sorted the finished blocks, I discovered that I have finished 1 to 9 in Row J. I’m sewing them together when I have a few minutes to sew. It’s another hand sew project.
Have a great day and happy quilting.