Sunday, December 05, 2010

A Finn-ish....

 And another UFO bites the dust! Or adds to the thread litter in my house *VBS*
 The Pinks string top is from about(??) 3 years ago. I remember starting it, and remember putting the blocks together the size needed for Wrap Them In Love. I didn't like the results of my string piecing, and tucked it into a box of finished tops. But I pulled it out, used it to practice "how to quilt a string quilt" and now it's finished. And it is UFO#4 towards meeting my challenge goal! And THAT brings me to a topic I may have forgotten to RE-discuss with 2010 NYE UFO Countdown Challenge. I stated it loud and clear in the 2008 challenge, and I think I repeated it in 2009. And maybe over looked repeating it this year. The challenge is about FINISHING ANYTHING that you consider a UFO. It doesn't even have to be quilting. Other forms of handwork(knitting, embroidery, cross stitch, tole painting, crocheting)are just fine... it matters NOT. It doesn't have to be BIG, it can small. It doesn't have to be an ELDERLY UFO. Once you begin anything, it's a UFO with the first few seconds *VBS* The challengee gets to choose, is free to change her mind and jump to a different UFO, or have all her chosen ones be started and finished during the weeks of the challenge. MY challenge(and I know it differs from others) is as OPEN ENDED as it can be and still have a middle! I suppose what I'm saying is that it is as personal as it gets. You really aren't trying to please or answer to anyone but YOURSELF. There is NO failure in this challenge...any finish, every finish is a victory! OK putting the soap box away again!
 
And just so you don't think I only WORK on quilts, todays play time. I'm using the bonus triangles from Pineapple Blossom blocks(and a few from Boxy Squares(another UFO) to make these little Shoo Fly blocks. I've sized the HSTs to 2" and pulled scraps from the 2" bin. I have NO plan in mind for the blocks I'm making. As usual, I figure it out as I go, and that's the fun part! Happy Sunday Stitching!! Go Badgers!
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10 comments:

YankeeQuilter said...

Does finishing everything on my plate at dinner count? I'm getting desperate here...

Magpie Sue said...

A "Finn-ish!" I love it! (The quilt is cute too - some little girl will love it.)

The fire under my butt is burning hot. I'm in the process of finishing up UFO's that didn't exist a few days ago ;- )

KaHolly said...

Congratulations! You've kept so busy. I am almost finished one of mine, and DID finish one I forgot about, which would give me a total of 3, not 2!! I haven't taken pictures yet, though. When I do, I'll send them along. ~karen

Scrappy quilter said...

Wonderful explaination!! I love the pink string quilt. Pink is one of my favorite colors and seeing the your string quilt just gave me a couple new ideas in regards to string quilts. Hugs and love

Chris said...

Way yo go, Finn. Very clever blog title!
I Love the pink strips. Don't know how you could have been disappointed in them - ever!
I am reporting my FIFTH finish! Yippee. I posted a photo on my blog.

Clare said...

Lovely string quilt. Sole little girl is going to love it.

UFO's? What UFO's? I have no idea what you are talking about LOL!

Hugs
xxx

Angie said...

You go, woman!! :) I love watching every body 'finnish'. :) That pink quilt makes me think of chocolate covered cherries and is really cute. I'm gonna love that shoo fly too --- one of my (many) favorite blocks. :)

Mary said...

I think the pink string quilt is lovely and I frequently use them to practice quilting designs. I thought about joining in on finishing UFO's but my travel schedule has been crazy the last few months and after getting back from a 2 week trip yesterday, I have to head off for 2 more weeks today to be with my Mom. Come the first of the year I hope to be back to working on some UFO's.

julieQ said...

Such a gorgeous pink yummy quilt! I have finished my three UFO's...at least one was many years old, and I am so glad! Thank you so much for being the UFO hostess with the mostest!

Rose Marie said...

Bravo, another finish!!!!! That is wonderful news.

I've been machine quilting a top and need to have it finished for Xmas. Will plug away at it and it will get done! :o)