I've decided to clean out my sewing stuff - again. I have a lot of fabric that I need to clear out. I've decided to cut a bunch of 6" or maybe even 8" squares and make some scrap quilts. That should clear out a lot of it. I pulled this box out, too. It's my oldest UFO box. Yes, I have more than one of these boxes (unfortunately).
This quilt is in there. It's the very first applique quilt I ever made. (1990)
It's all marked for quilting and basted
but it has this really awful poly batting in it...ick! I want to unbaste and switch the batting for cotton but I know if I do that I'll never get it finished. I don't even like it anymore but it's so close to being finished that I hate to not finish it.
I also found these blocks. This was the second applique quilt. It's the four seasons. The border for the quilt is a vine of all the leaves, buds, acorns, berries, etc used in the blocks.
The above block will have a lot more of those berries and a red bow.
The summer block below of strawberries will have four white flowers
I also found Molly's baby quilt. It's the perfect size for a crib. This will be very useful now that she's 16! :O) Very timely on this one.
I like these butterflies. This was one of my many over kill quilts. First appliqued and then blanket stitch on every one of the butterflies.
That's why everything I make takes so long! I sew everything by hand. I only use my machine to assemble the blocks, border, and binding. I love handwork, but sheesh - it takes forever to finish things.
We are getting ready to leave for the beach again on Sunday. One last vacation before school starts. We will be gone from the 16th until the 21st. I hope the weather is nice for us. August is usually too hot and stormy, but we are going to keep our fingers crossed. I was looking for something portable to take with me so I think I'll take some of the small UFO's from the box to work on. Happy Thursday.