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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

UFOing

It seems at this time of year we all reflect on what was left undone the year before or even the year before that. There has been a lot of UFOing going on in blogland and I have to admit to pondering mine as well.
I began this little quilt ages ago and even got the blocks sewn together but was stuck for inspiration on how to finish it.
I think as I couldn't get any more of any of these fabrics I abandoned it. That is so Michelle......I do love a scrappy but also like some cohesion in the finish. A holiday down south and a little visit to Echuca in Victoria resulted in some lovely red border fabric but still how to finish it has alluded me.....until now!
As I still have background fabric I fancy a pretty applique panel across the top...maybe a birdie or two and some blooms to match the  stitchery ones....so my thinking cap is on!
Meanwhile I have been quietly working on Blessings and have the next ring done for Block 3....this is going to get very boring for you folks...sorry! Nine in the quilt lol!
But I am loving stitching these blocks.
Enjoy your day.
Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx

27 comments:

  1. I always tell myself my UFO's are put aside because when I pick them up again they are to be finished better than originally thought. As like you Michelle it gives you time to think of how you can finish them with little extra designs. Your runner will look beautiful.

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  2. Lol...a girl can never have enough fabric or yarn. Lovely projects, cute fabrics.
    Cheers, Anita.

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  3. I agree, sometimes you hit a block and need to step away for a while. A new idea and fresh eyes and the project comes alive again. Have fun with the planning.

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  4. It's a festival of petals! So pretty.

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  5. Your little work-in-progress quilt is gorgeous Michelle & I look forward to seeing how you do finish it off. I have dragged my UFO box down from the very top shelf too :-)

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  6. good morning my lovely friend,oh i cant wait to see what you do with your little quilt and i love seeing your blessings work,i hope you have a wonderful day my friend xx

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  7. Looking good! I have a whole pile of hexie flowers and need some inspiration for putting them together. Get those UFO's finished.

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  8. It's always so exciting (and empowering) to come up with a plan - have fun!

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  9. I love your ideas for completing the hexagon quilt! Sometimes a project stalls but once you finally get inspiration on how to continue/finish you can go 'great guns' lol

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  10. Your idea for finishing off your hexie quilt sounds just the very thing! Love those frangipani flowers......I don't miss living in coastal humidity, but I do miss those flowers.

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  11. I have quite a few UFO's which need to be looked at, but I think when you run out of ideas it is always best to put it away until the 'inspiration fairy' comes to call on you again. I don't think anyone would ever get bored at looking at your work. Thank you for sharing, Guida.

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  12. Love seeing the Blessings block we will never get sick of seeing those.

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  13. Nice to work on some ufoi's. I'm trying to do the same and know however you decide to finish the quilt will be just perfect

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  14. Dear Michelle,
    lovely idea about the top portion of the hexie flower project. Blessings can never be boring, I adore the quilt already.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  15. A red border for your scrappy hexagons looks great to me and I never get bored seeing your lovely work. Sorry if I sound like a creep!! xx

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  16. Sometimes a break from a project is what is needed...the red fabric you have looks lovely. Never get bored seeing what you are working on.

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  17. Those hexies are too beautiful to be forgotten!
    Great that they have inspired you again

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  18. Some projects just need a little time on the shelf......it will be a very pretty finish.

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  19. Glad you found some fabrics to inspire you to finish up your pretty hexie project , much too pretty to be forgotten .

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  20. I love your work. You always seem to get it altogether beautifully. I hope to get all my UFO's out of the way this year and buy no new things...hehe:)

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  21. Its a great feelign when you find just the perfect fabric to finish of the quilt.... woohoo....
    Hugz

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  22. Going to look grand when its all together..never boring here - the patterns may repeat but the fabrics change.

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  23. You are such a goodie to work on your ufo. Both projects are beautiful.

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  24. Well done coming up wit a solution for your UFO. Sometimes we do just need time to work it out. Yes, UFOs rule in January.

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  25. Lovely Michelle,
    UFO. UFO lool. Verry lovely UFO ..
    Your third Blessing Block looks verry god. I like this Block , one times i wsnt work one kind of this Block
    Lovly regards Marika

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