UFOs … just keep getting done!

Yes, Another UFO Finish!

Frolic is finished!  Borders on, label on, quilted and binding!  Done Done DONE!!!   It usually takes me 4-5 days to quilt a full sized Bonnie Hunter quilt, but with my new machine (Janome M7), the quilting was done in less than 2 days!  Those extra stiches / minute really do make a HUGE difference!!!

I’m loving how using mostly whites for the neutrals, along with the colours make for a nice cheery summer quilt!  This will be on a bed as soon as it’s washed!


The batting is Hobbs 80/20.  For quilting, I did a large swirl, with echoed flower petals around it.  I was amazed at how this pattern caught all of the 1″ squares quite nicely! A light grey CanSew thread was used for the quilting.


Design Wall


Stay at Home Round Robin:  squares … were added this week.  I’m loving the Island Batik fabrics!

Masks: More made, but no picture …


Just finished Frolic – as above!


I’m linking up to Roseanne & Sue’s “TO DO” Tuesday. Their blog is “Home Sewn by Us.”

Last week’s list:

  1. Finish up a UFO …  Actually finished 2!!!  Frolic (above) and Fr.Gen #2  √  done
  2. Round Robin: add the next borders  √  done
  3. Masks:  Make some more  √  done

This week’s list:

  1. Round Robin: add the last borders: maybe finish the purple one since it’s a quilt-as-you-go.
  2. Masks: being made as leaders & enders … pull out the serger and serge the ties.
  3. Scrappy 4 patch 2″: Quilt

Stash Report

SS yellow

Frolic used 17½ yards (12 ½ for the top & 5 for the backing)

French General #2 used  10 yards

I didn’t include the fabric used for masks …  I figure about 6 masks / yard … with ties … so 3 yards of fabric .

  • Fabric Used this week       30.5  yards
  • Fabric Used this year:        120  yards
  • Fabric Bought this week:   0  yards
  • Fabric Added this year:      9.5
  • Net Fabric used                    110.5 yards
  • Husband’s Purchases           0

Stitchin’ Time

I am aiming for 30 minutes/day – at least!

  • 15 minute days:  January – Mar. 90/91
  • 15 min days/  April= 19/19
  • Total days in 2020:  119/120
  • Percentage = 99% 

For more Stitchin’ Time, you can check out Kate’s blog: Life in Pieces

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2 UFOs completed this week!!  WHOO HOO!!!

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One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting!  


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27 thoughts on “UFOs … just keep getting done!

    • Thanks, Jennifer!
      Ah – yes, my husband. Oh, he does buy me fabric. A couple of years ago he bought more fabric than I did. And he doesn’t sew. I must admit, he does buy nice fabric! However, I got fed up with him buying more than me … so I started to keep his purchases in a separate total … however, he hasn’t been shopping with me, so no purchases this year! And likely none for the foreseeable future! I should probably remove his category for now! 🙂
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


  1. You are amazing me! You are really quilting away and getting those UFOs done. Some odd shifts in my mood have slowed me down but I think I am on the upswing. Hope to have one more UFO finished this month. Won’t catch up to you anytime soon, but so pleased to see your progress.

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    • Hi Kathleen,
      I think we are all experiencing odd mood shifts. These times are difficult and we all have different challenges. Even when I don’t feel like it, I try to sew for 10-15 minutes … it all adds up!
      Good luck finishing that one UFO this month … you still have 1 1/2 weeks left! 🙂
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


  2. Yay for the finish! I think you should (maybe you have) write a post about the M7. I’d love to hear what pros and cons – I’m not really in the market for a new machine, since I love my S7, but always enjoy hearing about what the new machines offer. I can’t imagine quilting a quilt that size on my domestic!

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    • Hi Wendy,
      The S7 is a nice machine. (I used to work in a Janome store, so I do know …) The only problem with it is the small space between the needle & the motor. I also have an 8900, which has 11″ of space (and I’ve done king size with it) but the M7 has 13″ … which is wonderful when quilting a large quilt. There are other features that I like as well.
      I keep thinking about writing a post about it … one of these days …
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


    • Thanks, Anja!
      I figure that on a busy quilt, like Frolic, anything goes … and I like swirls and I like flowers … so a combination was built!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


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  4. Hi Gail! It’s not even the end of April and you have NINE UFOs finished. WOWEE! Great, great, GREAT job. I have no doubts that you will rock your list for this week as well. TIA for linking up. ~smile~ Roseanne

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