Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Modern Granny and the UFO's
Despite a big birthday in the family this week, 2 others in extended family, and Mother's Day, I have managed to get a few sewing things done around here. I decided to make my granny squares into a "Modern Granny" quilt! I LOVE it so far! It's given me a whole new perspective of modern quilts, and the accurate precise scientist in me has been rebelling all the way. The hardest part was making that first big cut into the bottom black fabric. I was scared I'd cut it wrong, and guess what. I did. That yellow strip is supposed to be a totally different angle, one that I can measure and make precise. An argument with my teenage son got in the middle of my measuring, and oopse, totally wrong angle. But you know what, one thing I am currently embracing about the modern look is that you'd never know. I made a huge mistake, but it's very forgiving. Nice!! Obviously it's still a WIP or UFO (work in progress, unfinished object), but I hope to get it finished very soon!
I also buckled myself to the sewing chair and finished quilting these 2 long-time UFO's. They just need binding and will be DONE! These are some of my first quilts, and I'm no longer very attached to them, which is probably why they became UFO's. I really dislike quilting "loops", and thought that forcing myself to get a whole quilt's worth of practice doing them would help me dislike them less. But, just like Kale, which I forced myself to eat many times, I still dislike it! No more! But I'll be wrapping up my quilting season with some nice finishes. With temps in the upper 80's this week, I was reminded of why I don't quilt in the summer. Too hot, and I just want to be outside playing!
Come over to Freshly Pieced blog and see what others are up to! I'm also linking up to Leah Day's Vacation Link up at the Free Motion Quilting Project!! Come join us there as well!