Wednesday, June 1, 2011

One Step Backward

I'm so bummed I didn't get my May UFO finished! Actually, I didn't even start it--but I have an excuse. . sort of.

This beautiful silk brocade, satin lining and squishy-wrinkly lapel fabric is going to be a jacket. I made a 'muslin' of the pattern just so it would fit perfectly--wouldn't want to waste the $85 I spent on this fabric!--and when I went to start the project, I COULDN'T FIND THE PATTERN!!  I found the package, the cover photo and the parts of the pattern I didn't use but can't find the pieces I need in my size! I looked ALL over my sewing room but, evidently, only the places where it wasn't--LOL!

I will keep looking and I WILL make this jacket even if I have to buy the pattern again. Good thing the fabrics are suited for fall so I have time.

My #8 UFO for June is a pretty easy one: A wall hanging I started probably 2 years ago that says "September". If I recall, I started it in plenty of time-- like JUNE--and finished the top the end of August. Of course, That's where I stopped. All I have to do is pin it and quilt it which will only take a small amount of time. YAY!

Check out all the successful UFO finishers (who WERE able to find their patterns) on Judy's blog.

Monday, May 30, 2011

This Week's Project

I can't seem to stop making these fun 'Lil Twister projects! I saw it done as a mini quilt in a quilt shop in Sacramento last week made with 3" squares and a 2 3/8" 'ruler' (which I made with a cardboard

template). They had it framed in a beautiful, glass-front frame and I thought it would make such a lovely gift, country store or silent auction item!

Here's what it looked like with the squares sewn together, measuring 16" x 20"
. . . . and here's the finished product. It measures 12" x 16". (That is a regular, 45mm, rotary cutter there.)

Thanks to my email friend LuAnn for the
Charm Pack for this project!!

You can see my other 'Lil Twister projects  here and here.

Take a look at all the other creative projects on Judy's blog!