Friday, August 31, 2012

August? UFO Challenge

Judy's challenge for August was to complete #7 on my list of UFO's.  Maybe I'll do that in September.  Instead, for August I completed #9 which hasn't even been drawn yet.  That doesn't make me feel ahead of the game since it was the first quilt I completed for the year.

Number 9 was this blue and yellow patchwork quilt.  It finished up at about 60 x 90, which should be good for a twin bed.  The back is flannel, making it a nice cozy weight for the coming cool weather.

It was a little large for me to get a decent picture.  Hanging on the line you can see a little more than half of it - the other half looks pretty much the same ;)

I also managed to complete two baby quilts in August.

I guess it's obvious that I love simple patchwork.  I love working with lots of fabrics, but I do run into problems with my no plan/no pattern method.  It's always a struggle to come up with a piece of fabric large enough for the back of a quilt.  Sometimes I end up buying yardage, but I prefer to make do.  I'm happy I was able to stretch a piece of fabric for each of these baby quilts.

Check the links on Judy's blog at Patchwork Times to see what other UFO's are being completed.

Now I'm wallowing in the joy and freedom of my first week of retirement -- it's even better than I imagined.


  1. Congratulations on retirement! Your quilts are lovely. I like making pieced backings too. All but one of my finishes for this month had pieced backs.

  2. Congratulations on your retirement! Beautiful quilts! Congrats on the finishes too.

  3. Congrats on your retirement -- now you will find you have even less time than when you were working. It seems everyone thinks you have 24 hours to do nothing. You will be busier than ever in 6 months time - mark my words.

    Your quilts are very pretty. I like simple patterns to if I'm trying to make for others. The pieced backings are a nice touch. I have been doing that more lately too -- trying to use up more stash.!! :)

  4. Congratulations on FINALLY putting your foot down and saying "no more" and on three lovely quilts. You have been busy!

  5. Crossing a number off the list is satisfying, no matter if it matches the number drawn--congrats on a pretty finish! Simple quilts never lose their appeal, especially when you mix all those lovely prints.

  6. I love the blue/yellow quilt! Great finishes and enjoy your retirement, how exciting :)

  7. Congrats on all the finishes! I love the blue and yellow quilt - it is my favorite color combination!