Sunday, July 2, 2017

UFO Challenge 2017 update for July

Judy of Patchwork Times UFO Challenge Update: The UFO pick of June on my list was sending a quilt out for quilting, which I can check off the list as I sent out two and can't wait to get them back!  One has matching binding already made and the other I think I will seam together the many lengths of leftover binding I've saved, as it is a very scrappy quilt, and HUGE at 95x103.  

Judy chose the UFO of July as #12.  On my list, that is my Cocoa Baskets Quilt, which is at flimsy stage.  However, I am going to switch numbers, as there are quilts I want to complete this month to enter in our County Fair.  

#2 on my list is Sunbonnet Sue Goes to the Orient, a wall hanging.  I have some panels of long-ago made HSTs of Asian/Japanese prints to surround a center opening.   

Sue's applique pattern comes from an old quilting magazine issue from 2006. I'm having trouble deciding on fabrics, naturally.  The magazine's model had an orange hat, which I like and will duplicate.  I have solid black for Sue's hair and pants.  The magazine's model had two colors of pink for the blouse, but I like green and will have to search the stash and scrap bins for a lighter one to coordinate with the above option.  Or choose something else that catches my eye! 

The magazine pattern had no instructions for assembly other than to either cut the applique pieces with or without seam allowance!  I'll machine applique and use a fusible.  I really like the cover quilt with all those stripes and plaids--its a pattern by Gyleen Fitzgerald, probably best known for her Pineapple Trash to Treasure quilts.   

4 comments:

Barb said...

The SS Orient pattern is so cute! the colors you've chosen are great.

Janet O. said...

A very fun take on Sunbonnet Sue.
I like the quilt on the magazine, too!

Vireya said...

Congratulations on meeting your June goal. All the best for July!

Kate said...

You did well on getting your June UFOs out the door. Love this month's UFO. Wishing you lots of progress on it this month.