Wednesday, February 1, 2017

UFO Challenge 2017 monthly update

Today is the day we report on our progress for Judy's UFO challenge.  The pick was #3 on the list for January, which was my modern Row Robin quilt. I started with an unfinished quilt top and aimed for a finished quilt by month end.  I posted the finished top and backing HERE.  Alas, I didn't get a full finish.  However...

...I did construct a Frankenbatt for the quilt and it is ready to be spray basted.  That will probably take place before this weekend, along with the pick for February, which is #9. On my list #9 is this Flying Geese baby quilt top.  It needs a backing, quilting, and binding.  I last worked on it in October 2016 so it's a pretty young UFO, lol. I got stalled at the backing because the intended yardage I purchased,  without bringing the top, did not match--so annoying.  So first step will be to choose a new backing.  The white background is an Architextures print so I may find a coordinate in that line.

I'll probably quilt this with my walking foot in some sort of straight line design.

Meanwhile, I had put aside the Row Robin to finish another quilt, my version of Star-Crossed from APQ April 2016 issue.  I finished the quilting and binding Sunday and delivered it to DD Erica on Monday night.

 So happy to have this crossed of the list! I didn't get a photo of the whole quilt because we met to celebrate the 98th birthday of my mother in law at her senior home.

Here she is smiling up at her grandson Nick.  She's shrunk a bit but he's 6'4".  We had a lovely time surprising her with cake and ice cream and my husband read her all the birthday cards.  Nearly 100 and doesn't use a walker or cane, amazing.

7 comments:

Janet O. said...

Love the term "Frankenbatt". : )
The flying geese quilt is great.
I hope Erica was more than thrilled with her quilt.
I am so impressed with your MIL! My MIL is 10 years younger and she can't even get herself up out of a chair and can barely shuffle a few yards down the hall using a walker, if someone is along to "spot" her in case she falls.

maggie fellow said...

wondeful finish - amazing mil love the way she looks at her grandson.

Angie in SoCal said...

Happy Birthday to your MIL - how wonderful she is so many years young. My mom is going on 91, still drives, does alterations and going strong. We are so lucky. You're making great progress on your UFOs.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Oh but you got closer on the Jan UFO and the February one is so very cool!! How sweet - the capture of your MIL and son!!!

Kate said...

Congrats on all the progress last month. Happy birthday to your MIL. She's a young looking 98!

Jennifer said...

You made great progress!

Tanya said...

What a nice celebration for your mother-in-law!