Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The first UFO project...

 proceeded by a "timely" commercial. I love the advertising from this period in America's history. American, rising to the challenge, hanging in there, waiting for things to get better, coping with the shortages. These days our economic landscape has similar shadows for many. I'm a huge fan of "Project Runway", and in Tim Gunn's best words..."Make it work"!! Many times with UFOs, you have to stretch yourself to make it work. Today I'm sharing the first project of my challenge to finish.
 
Yes, this is it. Not a big deal, I know. It's a memory quilt, made from shirts of a friends DH. The person who collected the shirts and sent them was slow in doing so. And I was slower yet in getting started. Jump to the end of story. The wife died unexpectedly(massive and fatal heart attack while living alone)and a memory quilt never arrived. Unsure of what to do,it sat here. It was on my list last year and didn't get finished. That is changing. It needs pinning, quilting and binding and will then travel to MI to one of the adult children of these friends. Altho it's a small project compared to some, I need a "FINISH" in October. Gotta get one under my belt! How about you?
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12 comments:

Michele Bilyeu said...

Love that little graphic!! And your project looks just like two of mine, only in different colors and mine are donated blocks, for donation projects and I need to get them backed, tied, bound, and shipped outta here, soon!

Your challenge is exactly what I needed for these kind of projects that just sit around, otherwise!!!

YankeeQuilter said...

I lined up the UFO's I want to do by the end of the year...now just to work on them (they don't sew themselves ya know....which if ya think about it would make this soooo much easier!)

quiltmom said...

Finn,
One thing I am sure of, is that the adult children will love your quilt- memory quilts are special quilts from the heart. Sounds like a wonderful UFO to complete.
You soon will be on a roll and getting lots of the things you want completed.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Barbara C said...

I love your grey quilt. I'll have to remember how nicely grey works with scraps.

Good for you for wanting to get this done.

Dionne said...

So awesome! Love it.
Cheers,
Dionne

Julie in the Barn said...

Great project to start your challenge, Finn. I've picked my 3 least favorite UFOs as an extra challenge to myself!

scrappy quilter said...

Love how your quilt turned out.

I'm working on 4 Sun Bonnet Sue quilts right now. Only have 37 more blocks to go.

Purple Pam said...

How about a finish in November since I missed October? Oh wait, I did finish the binding on a donation quilt last month. I only did the binding, but does that count as a finish?

Purple Pam said...

I will join the fray again. I pledge 5 projects to finish before New Years.

Thanks, Finn, for doing the UFO Challenge again. I love it!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

That's a heartbreaking story of the UFO, but a wake-up call for yours truly. Thanks for a great post, Finn!

beth said...

love this scrappy quilt and the one in your previous post. scrappy quilts are the BEST.

McIrish Annie said...

Finn, thanks for stopping by with your encouraging words. add me to your list for New Years Eve UFO. put me down for 1. I think I can eke one finish out by dec 31st.