Monday, November 19, 2012

November UFO done....

Dawn and Wendy host Sew It's Finished.  The challenge is to list and photograph all UFO's at the beginning of the year and work through these.

So far I have kept to at least one a month... this is my 17th finish... but sadly I still have lots more... but I am over half way through my list!!!


Whenever I have wanted to do a quilt with a new technique I try and do something small first... just to check I can actually do it... and that I will enjoy it enough to finish a quilt....

This top was made to practice blanket stitching in 2009 and later to practice FMQ - it has been sitting in my cupboard since...


I wanted to do hand blanket stitching for this quilt.......
 (Noah and Friends from Kookaburra Cottage Quilts but with an adaption of my own in the middle to acknowledge widget's Kiwi heritage) .....

this was made before my blog days and I just loved making it


I have finally used the lonely forgotten top to make a cushion.....


quilted pillowcase slip cover for the backing....


I know I used a pattern from a magazine for the vase picture... not sure which one though....

Righto, Gotto Go....  I am embarrassed to say I still have a long list of UFO's

... and have started projects this year that have become UFO's now.....

aaaaaaarrrrrggggghhhhh


24 comments:

marina said...

lovely finish! It's good to clear out your ufo's.
Your noah and friends is gorgeous!!
Onto the next one?

WoolenSails said...

I love your pieces and that quilt is so cute. I have the down under fabric and plan on making a baby quilt for my new grandchild, with it.

Debbie

Sunnybec said...

Love your new cushion cover, yeah another finish! I am doing some hand applique at the moment, actually I have two on the go (opps) I really enjoy doing it on an evening, in front of the fire. Hugs x

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Your cushion cover looks great as does the quilt. One UFO at a time :) hugs

Kathy said...

Do love your cushion cover Fiona. The colours are so vibrant and I like that you have used a darker thread to do the blanket stitch. I think I need to develop a UFO strategy as well - I have so many!

Susan said...

Fiona, that cushion looks great - what a good idea to do a practice piece first - maybe that would stop a lot of UFOs!!

Khris78 said...

I love your Noah's ark quilt it's lovely :))

Anonymous said...

wow that cushion is fantastic and love the baby quilt and lol i really hope that is not you in the bottom pic,enjoy your day my friend.xx

Marilyn said...

How organised are you to have your SIF project done already. Lovely cushion, and the quilt is gorgeous.
Hugs.xx

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

Ooh, lovely ;-) I am afraid I have been sew slack for finishing my UFO's - I have been doing nothing but starting new projects and block swaps :( I will have to wait until hubby goes back to work before I can spend some serious time in the sewing room ;-)

Mistea said...

Your cushion is gorgeous - looks perfect for a little lounging.

The animals on the ark quilt are lovely, lucky Widget.

Enjoy resting up for the next race to the finish line.

Janet said...

The block makes a super pretty cushion. Good for you to have so many finishes this year! Way better than me.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

The cushion is amazing Bubz...and the baby quilt, so cute...have fun with the UFO's

Jeanette said...

Very lovely cushion. Love the baby quilt. The cartoon is so me. :) Hugs,

Karen said...

Every finish is wonderful no matter how many others are still waiting!! Be happy!!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Great finishes Fiona....such a cute quilt for your little widget.

Loopylou said...

What great finishes, a cushion is the perfect way to use that block and it looks wonderful. I've got a couple more UFO's I want to do this month too

Maria said...

Your cushion looks great and I love the Widgets quilt with the Kiwi in the middle..
Hmmm Like you I still have many UFOs from this year and I have also added many to the list this year...
What is it with us ???????

Sue SA said...

Dont worry I took two years to finish my UFO's and still had 3 left on the list! There is always next year!

rosie said...

Isn't it the best feeling to finish a UFO? Your cushion has turned out beautifully Fiona. I have always wanted to do the quilt you made for widget, and seeing yours has only spurred me on! If only I hadn't started so much!!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Lovely finish, the cushion is beautiful and I love the quilt, nice to see the kiwi in the middle!! Hugs Wendy

Sisbabestitches said...

Your Noah and Kiwi Friends is so cute. The practice has turned into such a great cushion, absolutely love the colours you have used. Well done on getting through more than half of your list :)

Deb R said...

I love your Noah and Kiwi friends quilt too, tis just gorgeous!! Glad you made your sewing bag n needlebook, love the design...a great effort to be halfway through your UFOs!

Wendy said...

Well done on getting through so many UFOs this year! Sometimes I love my UFOs as they provide variety, sometimes they stress me out!

I love your cushion and the animal quilt!

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