Friday, July 1, 2011

July UFO, and I can't help myself

Judy's UFO Challenge has been a great motivator for me.  The number picked for July is #2, which on my list is the Mystery Quilt from Judy's blog last year.  I was hoping that quilt's number would come up!   My June UFO was finished early last month and I posted about it here .  It is supposed to be on its way to Oklahoma, but I haven't stitched on its label or gotten to the post office yet.  That's priority for tomorrow (sorry, Kate!).   I've been terrifically distracted by all the new projects I started in June.  Let's see, there are two tablerunners, a wedding quilt, another tablerunner leader-ender, and as of last night, the beginnings of a new leader-ender project.

I found this Gypsy kit at JoAnn's fabrics on the clearance aisle last year, marked down to $20.

It had these 12 fat quarters in pretty wild prints, with a 1/2 yard cut for borders. But I didn't like the pattern--it was too random and there were too many different sizes of squares, rectangles and strips to cut, I felt, for this diverse of a fabric grouping. It just looked a mess to me.

So I selected this pattern I had instead (Charlene Westerberg Designs).  I think it will make a great leader-ender project.  Last night all the fabric got washed and a cutting diagram was mapped out for the fat quarters.  Now that the MATH is out of the way, I can start cutting and sewing!

7 comments:

Stephanie said...

Love the bold but warm colors!

Finn said...

I love, really love, the fabrics ... the first pattern(not so much)! I think you second choice of patterns is PERFECT! And happy trails to you my friend!! Should be a great quilt!Happy 4th! Hugs, Finn

Barb said...

I just hate the math part of things and more often than not, I don't do well and make mistakes....

Shay said...

Ooooh I love the scrappy trails quilt pattern . I think those fabrics will be perfect . Good call!

Im feeling a bit snowed under with all the projects I have on the go too Annie.(and Im about to start another one this weekend ...arghhh)

Joyful Quilter said...

I think you made a good choice using the scrappy trails pattern with those fabrics. It also looks like it will show off the wild print designs better.

Kate said...

Oooh, pretty fabrics in both of your projects. Looks like lots of fun.

No worries on the quilt, I was going to check with you to be sure I didn't need to go follow up with our post office.

Have a very happy 4th

Connie said...

Love the colors and patterns in your fabrics and the new pattern looks awesome! Can't wait to see it.