UFOs

May. 17th, 2014 10:35 pm
[personal profile] emmne
i was catching up on other things besides sewing after I finished hand quilting an old window pane top but now it is time for our local group to sign up for the annual UFOs (UnFinished Objects) so I signed up for two.  One is a 30+ year old patchwork on an even older blanket that recently decided to shrink drastically.  So I'm adding two towels, fixing the patchwork, and adding more to make it a single-sized quilt again, cotton blanket and towels, mixed fabric appliqued patches, in shades of cool greens.  The other one is a pile of sunflower fabric I've been collecting and "stash" yellows, oranges, and browns to match.  It's going to be design as I go, three to five pictures, including one with a barn and quilts hanging on a fence with more traditional patterns (and sunflower fields in the background) and probably a vase of sunflowers among other related pictures, Then a background and framing in either subtly colored traditional blocks or randomly mixed half-square triangles in shades of yellow drifting to mixed shades of orange and brown.  Maybe some of each depending on how much space I need to fill to make the pictures--in different sizes and borders--fit together.  i figure some will be pieced for the pictures (fields made of stripes or diamonds, etc) but some will have to be appliqued.  How much is machine appliqued will depend on sizes and my schedule.  Easier to watch my shows while I'm hand sewing than when I'm machine sewing, but when nothing is on, I'd just as soon machine sew.  I have no destination for it yet, but that's one of the reasons its a UFO: the annual challenge gives me an incentive to make progress on such deadline free projects that I've had fabric for for awhile, and maybe eventually I'll get my act together enough to try to sell some of them on etsy or something.  Take a lot of them being ready to make it worth a consignment shop or some such, i imagine.  Maybe after i retire and have time to manage a craft shop on the side...

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