At the beginning of the year I declared my intention to complete twelve UFOs this year. Well, the year is half over, and I’m halfway to my goal – YAY!
Here is a recap of my finishes so far:
|#1 – Begin with Bright Batiks||#3 – Dutch Bouquet Applique|
|#2 – Winter Wool Work
||#4 – Punchneedle
|#5 – Touch of Insanity
And here is finish number SIX – TA-DAAAAH!!
It’s another old one (at least ten years). The vegetables are pieced, NOT appliqued, using patterns and methods from Ruth B. McDowell’s book, Pieced Vegetables. I had begun to machine-quilt it way back when I made it, and as usual, that’s where I got derailed.
Much of this finishing-of-UFOs experience has been about biting the bullet and tackling the part of the job that I don’t enjoy so much. While I’m not thrilled with the quality of my free-motion quilting, the only way it’s ever going to improve is through practice. Fortunately, with matching thread, it doesn’t show up very much on the busy background.
And the satisfaction of completing a project is pretty sweet. This will look really nice in the kitchen, especially after it’s painted with a fresh coat of Leaf Bud green, don’t you think?
What shall I tackle next? Off to choose number seven!