New Orleans House Project

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

February: 17ufosin2017 Progress

First item to report:  A Finish!  
All I needed for this finish was to complete the hand stitching on the binding.  Completed that today while recuperating from the flu and watching Mardi Gras festivities on TV.

The quilt was an attempt to use up a large portion of my purple and gold fabric scraps.  I still have a lot of purple and gold fabric (scraps and yardage), but that's OK, purple and gold are the school colors for Louisiana State University and there will probably be other school quilts in my future.

The back of the quilt features a purple bandana print.  Now that it's finished, it will go to my youngest son.  He asked for the first LSU quilt when he was in college - even designed it - so it's only fitting he gets a quilt made from some of the scraps from his quilt.

Now it's on to binding the next quilt in the pile/on the 17ufosin2017 list!

Next up:  Another Finish!
I have had this Joanna Figueroa pattern for over a year, and the fabrics (not hers) longer than that.  I put this project high on my 2017 UFO list hoping I would get motivated to finally turn the fabrics into a tote bag.

I was able to finish the medium-sized Feed Sack in early February.  The result is as cute as I expected, but for the next bag I think I'll make a few changes.  The outer pocket is too small to hold much (see the top picture of my iPod peeping out of the pocket).  The pattern included directions for a matching (half-round) inner pocket, but I didn't make that.   The next bag will have a deeper outside pocket and one or two inside pockets as well.  I already have the fabrics cut for the large version of the bag, so maybe I'll have that to show next month.

OK, that's enough with the Finishes.  
I've been working on assembling my Quilty 365 blocks.  I grouped the blocks into sets of 30, so they resemble calendar pages.  The last seven blocks (I made a few more than 365) will get spread out across the "bottom" of the quilt.  

I can't fit all the sets of 30 on my design wall at one time - here are the other 6 sets.  I'd like to get this to the completed flimsy stage by the end of March - wish me luck!

I'm still finding Meredithe's challenge inspirational and I'm excited to see what progress the other participants have made!

13 comments:

  1. This purple and gold color combo is just stunning! Congratulations and yes good luck on your circles project :)

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  2. Beautiful finishes! Love the purple and yellow together. Cute bag and good luck with the circles this month. Hope you are feeling better.

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  3. The purple quilt is gorgeous....just love a good scrap quilt. This one is a zinger and a beauty. Your circle pages are great! Each of the circle quilts is personal and tells a story. Whatever you do will be great!

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  4. Oh my...the bag is beautiful ! And the purple quilt is gorgeous ! Congratulations !

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  5. Your accomplishments this month are truly inspiring... wow!
    Really loving that circle quilt!

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  6. Congrats on your awesome finish--my sons would consider it a "Vikings" quilt--lol! I love the Feed Sack bag--can't wait to see your next version!

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  7. Well, that is a perfect binding to be working on for Madi Gras! Hope you are feeling better now. Love the bag and your Quilty 365 quilt is really coming along. I hope to have mine done by May 1st, but...

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  8. Your Quilty 365 will come together much more quickly now that you have the large sections to work with. I love mine - you will love your's too!!

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  9. WOW Angie--that purple and gold quilt is just beautiful--what a lovely one! and your circles...I have to get back to my paltry 39 of them...hugs, Julierose

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  10. Great NOLA quilt, and cute purse. I'm always in need of lots of large pockets in my purses. Looking forward to your 2nd purse, with more pockets. The circles are almost done!

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  11. That's it, I officially feel like a slacker now. Your projects are all gorgeous! Good for you for getting so much done!

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  12. I've kept this post marked "unread" for a week so I could go back and look, over and over, at the purple and gold quilt. I simply adore it!! And then I realized just now I haven't even commented. Wow, Angie, it is amazing. Definitely made my all-time favorite list!!

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  13. Great finishes Angie!! So satisfying for you. and your circles are coming along well too. Yay!

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