Sunday, March 3, 2013
March UFO Goal: Organic Chemistry Quilt
For March's "A Lovely Year of Finishes" over at Fiber of All Sorts, I've not only chosen my hardest and oldest, UFO, but also the one I most want finished. It got "stuck" almost 2 years ago, when I failed to finish it in time for the Modern Quilt Guild's "Organic challenge".
I'm open to any and all ideas on this one! I've thought about an all over hexagon / chicken wire patter, or some FMQ-ed hexagons in both the organic rings, and in the open space (maybe in different colored thread), or maybe even just tying or tacking it evenly instead of quilting it. I just really don't want the embroidery to get distorted, and have never done a quilt like this.
I'm also thinking about adding some random fabric hexagons and pentagons here and there to add more color to the quilt. There is just something not quite right with it, but I can't put a finger on it. It's one of those quilts that seemed better on paper than in practice...
The back is done, and borders all cut out, so all that's left is sewing the borders on, and pinning it and quilting it.
I know that once Spring gets going full tilt I'll be slowing down in the sewing room and spending much more time outside, so I really GOT to get this done!!
Speaking of my sewing room, here are the shelves that my husband made and just installed about an hour ago! The stain on them is still a bit tacky and needs some time to dry, but otherwise I'm finally able to put all of my sewing things in one room, for the first time in over 3 years!! Yipee!!