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August 4, 2013

Queen of UFO's

I love to start new quilt projects. Don’t you? Seeing a pattern or getting a sudden inspiration, picking out (and petting) fabric, seeing the idea taking shape. I love it! But I’m so terrible at finishing a project. I sometimes feel like I must be the queen of UFO’s.

A few years ago, I got it into my mind to make a list of all the unfinished projects so I would know what I have, then trying to work through them. It didn’t help. When you have 20+ unfinished projects (my name is Cathy and I’m a quiltaholic), it can all be a bit overwhelming.

Until this year. This year I finally have been making progress on my UFO’s. I have three finished UFO’s this year and today, since I’m caught up on my quilt alongs (yay!), I decided to pull out another and get going on it.

This is a flying geese quilt (obviously) that I found on a shop hop a few years ago, I believe at Oak Leaf Quilts in New Braunfels, Texas. The quilt drew me in immediately because I recognized some of the fabrics as being designed by April Cornell for Moda. I have always been a fan of her fabric, so I couldn’t pass up the kit. And because I just CAN’T make a small quilt (unless it’s for a baby), I added fabric from my stash to make it a larger size.

True to form, I got it cut out, I even made ALL of the flying geese. Half of the blocks are done!  But somewhere in the middle of assembling the blocks, my ADD kicked in and I was off making another project, and this got pushed aside. But….no more!! It is on the quilt wall and it won’t come down until it is finished!! Or…well…LOOK!! Another project!  :)

Have a great week!


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