Monday, February 17, 2014

Weekly Progress - BOMs and UFOs

This week was a mixture of finishing and some block work. I'm still trying to settle on a good day to do my monthly BOMs...first Monday seems obvious, just hasn't happened the first couple of months.

This is the 13th 12" block for the Fat Quarter Stars. I made the hourglasses before and decided not to use them because there wasn't any of the background fabric. I'm still not sure...but it's a block. And I found my list, so I can go ahead with the 9" blocks while I ponder this one.

Quilt Doodle Row-Along - I shrank the house block down to 10" to fit my plan. I think it will need a button wreath of some sort on the door!

And my weekly churn dash - it's really much brighter than the photograph! This was used as part of a dress for my niece, and it's just a very cheerful pink.


The wind was disagreeable for getting a good picture, but the Vera Bradley quilt is pieced. I'm backing-hunting and quilting this week!

And since I was on a roll, I put the borders on the Chunky Log Cabin. When I finished the top, I swore I was going to keep going until it was November...2012... But I already have the backing, so this time, I swear, it's high on the quilting list.

I prepped the binding for Four Patch Frenzy, so that will get done this week.

And finally, the Reverse Heart project. It's been a leader/ender, so progress is slow, but slicing willy-nilly through my pink scraps has been fun.

I also stole back a storage table from the office and emptied two boxes of UFOs. Sure, technically it's just moving them from one holding place to another, but it's open wire bins. I can see them a lot better {and feel guilty} and they're separated out into their levels of done-ness. And I don't have to go digging through boxes trying to decide what to do next. So hopefully that will help move some projects to the done pile in the near future.



  1. Looks like you've been busy this week! I really like your Vera Bradley Quilt, the colors are really great. I have open wire bins also. I think regularly looking at what I have to finish up helps it get done a little quicker, I swear if I don't have them out, I forget I even have them sometimes!

  2. You've had a very productive week. Love the reverse heart blocks and the Vera Bradley quilt is beautiful. Good luck with your stitching plans this week.

  3. way to go, Kate! You always get so much done! :D Love the wallhangings. And that's weird about the block - they didn't include the background fabric in just that one?

  4. All of your projects look great--you accomplished a lot! Setting aside a specific day of the week to work on BOMs has never really worked for me either; mostly I just try to do them as soon as I can get to them.

  5. You've been so busy - I especially love the Vera Bradley quilt.

  6. What great projects and moving your UFOs into open wire bins will help you get them done....projects in boxes seem to just disappear! Thanks for sharing.
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  8. So many pretty projects in progress. Good luck with your organization.

  9. I love the reverse heart! Very clever!

  10. Love the Valentine's Day quilt and the reverse hearts are adorable..

  11. Hey, that heart idea is great! I am always looking for a way to use HST and hearts! Thanks for the visual candy!
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  12. Lots of fun and cute projects! Reverse heart is a great idea for scraps...hmmmm, I'll have to remember for next year!

  13. The reverse heart blocks ar coming together nicely. You have got a good Leader and Ender idea there.

  14. you have been busy! So much loveliness. The valentines wall hanging is gorgeous and I love the quilt, fab blocks too!