Saturday, January 30, 2016

Number Two Finish For The Year

Yay, another finish and this one was a few years in the making. 

The stitchery was a BOM and called 'Love Is' 

Next week I am off to my parents, so on the way down I will stop off in the Hawkes Bay to find a hanger for it.

So glad it is finished.

My Oldest UFO

Back in 1988, I went to the first NSW Quilt Guild's Quilt Symposium held in Armidale NSW. It was the first of its kind and a group of us spent four days(??) doing various classes from a wide range of tutors.
One of the classes I did was machine quilting - using a walking foot - we had to pre-prepare a panel and in the class we quilted.  This was all before fabric markers that vanished, so it seems we marked in pencil.  I finished the panel at the time and it has been sitting / hiding ever since.(One interstate move and one house move)

In 2011 (I think) I joined up with Sew Its Finished and it was to be one of the projects that I completed that year.  When the time came I couldn't find that dratted piece anywhere...(must have had a "tidy up" binge!!)...So I found another project.

Finally, it's a cushion......Glad to have it off the list.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Happy Dance !!!

I am delighted to be able to mark "The Postage Stamp " off my UFO list for January......

The quilt measures 52" X 73" made in 1 1/2" squares.... I quilted it in the ditch across 4 squares and down 5... looks like lots of envelopes on the back.....

Now to work out what to do for next month's finish ???

Hugz  Maria

My UFO List

Thank you so much Wendy and Dawn for the encouragement and motivation I need (badly!)

My List has been a tad shortened so it appears achievable and doesn't scare me too much! I really hope this is the year I finally get these done and dusted.....

UFO List
Postcards from Paris quilt
Hexagon quilt
Trip Around the World mini
Vintage Kitchen mini
Peace on Earth quilt
Cutting Mat and Ruler bag
Here we go!
Teresa xx

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A Finish

My first UFO finish this month This month I completed a table runner out of blocks I have made for block swaps but deemed not good enough to post. I really like how it turned out.

I even managed to practice some free-motion stitching on it too

So that is one item already marked of my list.  I have also got a couple more items to add to the list in my search for things, so will add in the next few days on my blog

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Here's a Start.....

I thought if I only list SOME of my UFO's and WIP it may be easier to work through........We'll see??

This is my Aiming for Accuracy Flimsy . It was sandwiched and pinned in 2013 and that's now it stayed..... Hope the pins haven't rusted...

Would be great to have "Natures Journey"done for our Triennial Hanging in October. Need to sandwich and quilt.

The Postage Stamp quilt was listed way back in 2011....

A Jelly Roll quilt started at a workshop last year run by our club...

"Long Johns"  was cut out ready to sew some time ago.....

"Mystery Quilt" another Patch one...

There are two SALs  I need to get done......


EPP with Helen Stubbings from Hugs and Kisses...

as well as these Stitcheries...

BOM by Lynette Anderson...

"Welcome Home" by Jenny....

These cute Snowmen by Natalie Bird..

Sew if I can get these done by October with the help and encouragement of  Dawn, Wendy and the ladies I will be a very happy girl.......

Hugz Maria      Life on the Block..

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

My UFO list

Thank you Wendy and Dawn this is the push i needed to get sewing again.

All of these are at least 3 years old some much much older

3 Quilt tops –     Sparkling Gemstone single bed
                                Mayflower queen
                                Christmas Tablecloth – medallion swap
Funky Cobblestone Quilt cut out with a cutting error so got put to one side
Scrappy string quilt - many more blocsk to be made
Hexie flowers apron - still need more hexies to make this half apron just like the one my mum inherited from her mum when i was little.
Val Laird’s Consider the lilies Wall hanging – 2 of 4 large blocks complete
Cut out but not started - Fresh Cotton Table topper & Autumn table topper
Fibre bookmarks to be backed, cut and bound
4 Table runners in various states of completeness: –
                                Sultry QAYG 
                                Authentic pin wheel
                               Caring hearts

Many other old items went in the bin or off to St Vinnies or Sallies Boutique

The following items were started last year

6 Hand towel toppers – some only cut out & a few sewn waiting to be added to towel
Christmas coasters 4 sets in various stages of completeness
Christmas Zig Zag table runner
My friend & Me Purse stitchery complete, hexies made & almost sewn together
Everyday Pin Cushion – stitchery started & hexies made
Rosalie Quinlan's Friendship stitchery, just needs borders and attaching to canvas.
Dianna Back pack – hexie panels complete, bag cut waiting to be sewn up
Retro Daisy Bag – flowers cut out.

I have another 8 items from retreats that I have barely started so I won’t list them but if I manage to get through this HUGE list I might change my mind.

On top of all this I have a QB Babushka quilt and a SB or lap “Very Hungry Ccaterpillar” quilt waiting to be started for my daughter and a picnic rug for me, have all the fabric just need time to cut and sew…..…


Thanks Wendy & Dawn

Thanks for re-generating this - hopefully it gives just a bit more push to get some things over the Finish Line.

I have both a long list of UFOs and NESPs (Not Even Started Projects!!!   found that one the other day and love it), and a short list which is what I am concentrating on for 2016.

It's on my blog - here - on the side bar but for the record - it's here - it may change of course...
In fact, there is a FaceBook group "The Spendid Sampler" where many designers will be creating 6" blocks during the year.  I have joined the group...not so sure I will be making all 100 blocks...depends on what other projects fall in front of me!

But I have already finished one project - I will blog about it soon...before the end of the month for sure.

Here's to a happy and productove 2016!

Susan (oh2Sew)

A New Year, An Updated List

So glad to see Sew Its Finished back up and running. I must say that I have accumulated a few more UFO's in the last couple of years and this blog will help motivate me to finish some.  It hasn't changed much from when I posted here a couple of years ago. Some have been finished and taken off, but the majority is still there and the stuff in this picture from a couple of years ago is still there.

So here is my list which is now also updated on my side bar on my blog.  I may add to that list as I find other UFO's, but I think most of them are there:

'Love Is' Stitchery
6 1/2 Inch Block Mini Quilt
Annie Downs Stitchery
Blackwork Mini Cushion
Brutus Cushion Cover
Charmed Hearts Quilt
Christmas Stitchery
Cinnamon Teddy Framed
Civil War Love Letter Quilt
Framing Cow Cross Stitch
Jelly Roll Quilt
Layer Cake Quilt
Mirabila Cross Stitch
Mystery Charm Squares BOM
Natures Journey Quilt
Our Craft Forum 2012 Sampler Quilt
Sheep Virtues Cross Stitches
Snowbound BOM
Table Runner - Christmas
Table Runner 2

#1 UFO finish for 2016

I love to go through my UFO's at the beginning of each year and I always have a strong urge to work on them.

Big thanks to Wendy and Dawn for running this blog ..... it really helped me the other years we did it

I'm going through my boxes and things, taking pictures and setting up a page to list them... this is what motivates me as I like ticking off things and out of sight is out of mind in my case so if I can see them I remember....

So here is my list page  and I haven't bothered to count them.... there are also a bunch of stitcheries that are sewn and not made up... I will go through them in time so I can remember what I sewed!

I am delighted that I have just finished one of them!!! and its the HUGEST one too

I have been diligently hand stitching the binding down in the evenings this week... all  432" or 10.8metres!

It covers our Queen Size bed very well....

the top is made completely from scraps

I struggled to find a backing I liked so I bought a doona cover from Ikea ($20 special)  and cut it and joined again to make it the right size.... I love the backing too so it makes a great alternative if I want a change! 

I showed the quilting I did for the blocks HERE.... it took a while!!

this quilt was made in stages over the last few years.... I'm thrilled with having a good size quilt for my bed - though at the moment it is too hot for it so it will just be a day time cover.

Righto, Gotto Go... there's more UFO's lurking.....


Monday, January 18, 2016

Welcome back!

Well, it's taken us a while but Sew It's Finished is back in business!
Welcome all!
So far, we have 15 ladies interested in joining us for some fun and motivation to get our UFOs out of the closet, so to speak, and f-i-n-i-s-h-e-d!

We've written up an introductory letter for you all, which we will email you, along with your invitation to post, a blog button for your sidebars and a quick questionnaire, to make sure we have all your information correct (we don't want to have your details wrong on the blog now, do we?)

If you haven't joined us yet, but would love the extra motivation, leave a comment and we'll send you the details.  Remember, the more the merrier.....and who knows what surprises will pop up during the year?

Sew many hugs x x  :o)

Wendy & Dawn

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Let's ROCK 2016

Hello fellow BLOGGERS.

Wow has time flown by and here we are at the beginning of another year. A whole 365 days to finish OOPS sorry only actually 360 days to finish some projects. We have a huge wish list of finishes as well as some gorgeous new ones to start (wink wink - we
do like starting better than finishing). Do You? Do you want to join us again and sew a few projects, get them completed, be encouraged along the way and have some fun!

Leave a comment below if you would like to join us and we'll add you too the blog to be able to post your finishes. If you are a no reply blogger we are sorry, if we can't check you out you can't join us.

Let's ROCK 2016 with lots of finishes.

Dawn and Wendy x x