THREE UFOS

I have finished three small ufos. Now, I can start a new quilt. That is my new rule for a while. Who knows how long it will be in effect.

The first ufo consists of four samples from my mile a minute class. All four samples were made with the same colors. The sashing and borders were all different colors. This sample was to show that the color of the quilt made with this block with so many different fabrics is determined by the color of the sashing. The sashing color picks up its color from the mile a minute block.

These four little pieces were fun to quilt. I decided to use the built in embroidery pattern on my machine.

One of my favorite embroidery patterns is the briar stitch. I call it chicken scratch. It looks like chicken footprints.

They were quilted using the walking foot. The chickens wandered all over the quilts. It was fun to not have to line up the grid.

The second ufo is part of a jelly roll race quilt. The rows were stitched in the ditch using the walking foot and a built in embroidery pattern. This stitch is a basic utility stitch.

I found these twelve string pieced blocks and made a doll quilt. Fortunately, I found a piece of the turquoise print in my stash. It was a lucky accident. I found another embroidery stitch and quilted with the walking foot.

This is the new quilt. It is a doll quilt made with the leftovers from a mystery quilt. I designed a mystery quilt for the guild. The first two clues have been revealed. I can’t show the end result until after the last clue. I will say that I have made four mystery quilts and have plans for another two. That quilt is addictive.

I’m on a roll with quilting with a walking foot and built in stitches. It’s the quickest and easiest way to finish ufos. There is usually some reason why they weren’t finished when they were pieced. That has to be overlooked and the quilt just has to be finished. Most of the ufos will go into the give away bin. They have to be finished quickly and still look nice. The bin is getting full. It will probably overflow before the pandemic is gone and people can come to visit. In the meantime, I’m going to use my time to finish as much as I can this winter.

Have a great day and happy quilting.

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