New Orleans House Project

Monday, July 31, 2017

July: 17ufosin2017

The end of July means it's time for another 17ufosin2017 report.
I missed reporting on my UFO projects at the end of June, but my July report will be identical to what I would've reported in June!

One of my most ambitious projects for 17ufosin2017 was to assemble all these Sawtooth Star and Uneven 9-Patch blocks.  I got that accomplished, only to realize the quilt was not going to be the size I expected.  What can I say, sometimes long-term projects play tricks on your memory!

I did not have the willpower to make another big batch of stars and 9-patches, so I decided to add a border of Flying Geese to help reach my desired size.  I made about 90 of these FG blocks, so now they need to be pieced together and attached.  I'll finish this quilt eventually!

Another 17ufosin2017 project is to get the binding on this Scrap Jar Star quilt.  I did get the binding made and machine-stitched to the front, but I still need to do the hand-stitching part.  I confess I have a mental block against stitching bindings down in the summertime.  My house is air conditioned, so I really can't say it's too hot to have a quilt on my lap.  Maybe it's the lack of appropriate television programming in the summer?  (i.e. I get lots of quilt binding done during American football season!)

I've also made some progress on the Nae Shawl over the past two months.  This one is kind of tedious, because it's mostly stockinette stitch and only gets decreased one stitch per round (front and back).  I'm down to about 40 stitches, so the rounds go quickly.  Once it's bound off I'll have to find a place to block it where the cat and dogs won't pester it.

I'm looking forward to seeing what progress others have made on their 17ufosin2017.  Check out the link-up at Meredithe's blog to see what's being worked on!

16 comments:

  1. Both of your scrappy star quilts are just GORGEOUS!!!

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  2. Wow that is a lot of piecing. Nice to have a change up in the border! And I almost always put off binding a quilt, just because I can.😊

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  3. Now that is some awesome UFO progress. I like the idea of using flying geese to increase the size of your Sawtooth Stars quilt.

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  4. Wow, you are on a roll! I love both quilts, but particularly love the Scrap Jar Star and the name!

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  5. Love the Sawtooth Stars! A little progress every month is a good thing--you'll get to the end eventually!

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  6. So productive and I love both quilts, the blue is striking and the multi colored stars is something else. You have been busy!

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  7. What great progress you've made Angie. I think the flying geese border will look great and I love all the different blue fabrics you gave used in the sawtooth star quilt.

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  8. Lots of beautiful BLUE for the RSC! Sometimes projects just aren't ready to become completed quilts. That's my story and I think you should stick to it too! LOL

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  9. You have great scraps and have put them to great use with these two awesome quilts. I think adding the flying geese was a good solution to increase the size of the quilt. It's too hard to go back and make more of the same. It won't be long before football returns, both college and pro. That's a lot of good quilting time.

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  10. Wow, Angie - those are both such beautiful projects! You need a couple good DVDs to pop in and watch while you stitch the binding. Forget broadcast TV. ;D

    Hey, did you quilt your scrap jar stars yourself? Love the unique designs on it.

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  11. Such great progress you made this summer. The flying geese border will be perfect. Those scrap jars are wonderful..... I think I may have to make my 16 patches into these stars again this year.... I seem to have gifted all my other ones over the years!

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  12. Love your blue RSC progress. I think I must put the a scrap jar star quilt on my RSC list for next year. I haven't seen one I don't like.

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  13. lovely scrappy quilts! you're doing great on your UFO2017

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