Sunday, 8 April 2012

Finish A Long - 2nd Quarter

I enjoyed finishing stuff last quarter thro Rhonda's Finish A Long, so I went to my UFO drawer (yes, labelled and everything!!) to see what I could tackle this quarter.
I have a few small quilt tops and rather a lot of problem is samples. In class I will probably have a finished sample but choose to make another along with the classes.Sometimes (quite often) these further samples end up as forlorn, forgotten UFOs.
I reckon if I had possessed good foresight when I started teaching then I might have decided upon a colour palette and stuck with it for all sample blocks, in the hope that one day I might make something useful from them.....
.....anyway, I have dug out all these poor blocks in blues.....
 These awful blocks were samples of different applique methods to 4 different classes.
 A beginners' 9 patch and how to make multiple HSTs.........
 Oh, these pre-date my classes and were a stab at scrappy piecing...
 Foundation piecing demo.............
     Leftovers from the year we did "Log cabin with attitude"....................
 Some plaiting, and a couple of spare hsts.....
The beginnings (and end) of my "Victory Quilt"

So what am I planning?? Well, a couple of weeks ago my friend Janet lent me this book -

Janet has just shown me this cushion that she has been inspired to make after reading the book - isn't it just fab?

The book was so interesting - I was particularly taken with the chapter on breathing new life into old blocks.
So, I am going to take my rotary cutter to the above blocks and inject some of this........
and see what I end up with!! Wish me luck.


  1. Ooh that looks exciting Sheila! Love the yummy green!

  2. Oh I cannot wait to see what you come up with this time. It sounds like a wonderful plan!

  3. Yay for rehousing orphaned blocks, looking forward to seeing where they all end up!

  4. Go for it! It is better to put them to use than give them house room as an UFO! Looking forward to see what you do. Di xo

  5. Wowza - can't wait to see how this turns out!
    Happy Easter x

  6. That green is wonderful, I look forward to seeing the result. That is a fun book.

  7. Can't wait to see the results - Janet's cushion is brilliant! Will you be exhibiting it on 22 April?

  8. This looks great fun - I hate to see sad unloved blocks

  9. I can't wait to see how this turns out!!!

  10. Ooo good luck, I look forward to seeing what you come up with! :)



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