Basically, if you have a UFO (unfinished object or project) that you know you will never finish, then you can offer it up for adoption and link up to her blog. And the offer is FREE. There are several other UFOs up for adoption linked up to Cynthia’s site, so go check them out.
To me, this is a fantastic solution to those “What was I thinking?” projects, or projects that just turned to the dark side once they began..... Given that I have just started seriously quilting within the last year, I would still categorize myself as an (over-) confident beginner.
So, what is this project? It will hopefully someday be a mini-quilt sized approximately 24” by 27”. I used a charm pack of Bonnie and Camille’s Marmalade and some Kona White. The pattern (included with UFO) is called Pretty in Pink (Mini) by Heather Mulder Peterson of Anka’s Treasures.
It was a quilt-along that Heather hosted earlier this year, and once I had cut everything out per the directions, I kicked myself for not reading through them first. It seems to me that it would be much easier (and more accurate) to cut each charm vertically into 2 pieces, insert the white, then cut it vertically into 2 pieces and insert the white. Instead, we cut each charm into 4 pieces, then inserted one white vertical piece and two white horizontal pieces, hoping they match up. Maybe I`m wrong, but I am not going to dwell on it. This gives me a headache. And all those dang pinked edges...... grrrr.
So, if you think you might want to adopt this project for your very own, here is what I am asking. Many of the adoptee projects are intended for charity, but since this is just a wall hanging or mini size, I will not ask that. However, I would like to see a picture when you finish it. Please comment below if you are interested; I will keep the adoption open through Tuesday, September 22. Please make sure I can contact you; in other words, if you are a no-reply blogger, leave your email address in your comment. I will include the fabrics for the front (I had not picked out any backing or binding), directions, and will carefully mark all the cut pieces for you. Plus, if you would like, I will throw in a mini charm pack of Feed Company by Moda.
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This is one of my Farm Girl Vintage blocks for this week’s Farm Girl quiltalong. It is called Sunny Sunflower. I have another block to do, and will show that next post.
I tried making an autumn table runner for our kitchen table. I used Home for Harvest, a quilt line by (again) Heather Mulder Peterson (LOOOOOVE those colors), and you can see them also in the above block (the brown and green). In the runner, I paired them up with some Kaufman yard-dyed Essex Linen in Natural because I have heard so many nice things about it. It was not my favorite to work with, but that’s probably just me. Besides, look at my rank beginner quilting on it. HA! The harder free-motion quilting is much easier than trying to sew a few basic straight lines. Go figure.
And finally, my niece (or cousin’s daughter) Jenny, whose first quilt I showed you earlier this month, finished her second one a couple weeks later. She used solids, half-square triangles, and came up with her own layout. I think it is stunning! Great job, Jenny!
I’m a bit sad because we will not be having our regular Sunday sewing group tomorrow due to illnesses. And I had a killer lunch planned: ham and broccoli quiche, cinnamon raisin bread, mimosas and fresh peach pie. Plus, I wanted to pawn some garden tomatoes off on them, too. But there is always next week!