Getting the UFOs done!

I finished another UFO.

These are the hankies I bought in Thailand 7 years ago. You can see this in progress HERE and HERE.

I used Island Batik “Lavender” for the sashings and border.

And here is the finished wall hanging. Yes, I did quilt it to death in the background, but I wanted the main elements to pop. I must admit, I thoroughly enjoyed quilting it!!!

I used 3 different Aurifil threads to quilt this: #2315 (light Orchid), #1148 (Light Jade), and #2220 (Light Salmon).

Hobbs 80/20 batting was also used.

Blog Hop Review

Did you see all the quilts from the Island Batik Quilt Modern Blog Hop?

You can see a recap of them Here, Here and Here.

Fabric Draw

During the Island Batik Quilt Modern Blog Hop, I posted a picture of my quilt using the “Napa Valley” fabric collection.

17 people that live in Canada were eligible for the draw. The Random Number Generator chose #11.

Irene H., I’ll be emailing you to arrange the shipping to your home.

Design Wall


#1 Bunny fat quarters. It’s called Bunny fat quarters because a couple of the fabrics in the fat quarter bundle have bunnies on them. There will be no obvious bunnies if one uses floral fabric!

I am still working on the pattern and am going to offer it as a mystery quilt on my blog … one day … I still need to write the pattern and have it tested.


#1 Speed Dating still needs a facing. “Story-less Improv.” This NEEDS to get done!!! I NEED to quit procrastinating!

#2 Follow your path Is sandwiched and ready for quilting … sorry I forgot to take a photo.

#3 Healthcare Heros quilt is sandwiched and waiting in line for quilting!

Stash Report

The Thailand hankies used a yard of fabric for the backing and the triangle hangers.

  • Fabric Used this week     1   yard
  • Fabric Used this year:       46 yards
  • Fabric Bought this week:  0  yards
  • Fabric Added this year:      24 yards  (my husbands amounts as well)
  • Net Fabric used                  22 yards 
  • Husband’s purchases:  0 yards (which are added into my total amount of Fabric added this year). For those of you who don’t know … my husband often buys more fabric than I do … so, I’m keeping track! Unfortunately, he doesn’t sew!

Stitchin’ Time

I’m aiming for at least 30 minutes a day.

I have stitched for over 30 minutes each day

  • January – April–  120 / 120
  • May: 23 / 23
  • Percentage = 100 % 

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


Chris from ChrisKnits is hosting it “To Do” every week. You can check out her blog HERE.

Last week:

Again, I did not focus on my “To Do” list … but a couple of things got done.

  1. Follow Your Own Path: work on next step √   done
  2. Thailand Batiks:  Sandwich top √   done
  3. Healthcare Hero’s Mystery: Make backing backed with purchased fabric √   done
  4. Speed Dating: Add facing not done
  5. Do NOT be distracted by any SQUIRRELS!   √   done
  6. Tidy & clean studio for 30 minutes   √   done    

This week’s list:

  1.  Follow Your Own Path: finish quilting and bind
  2. Healthcare Hero’s Mystery: Start quilting
  3. Red Scraps Tablerunner: Come up with a design
  4. Speed Dating: Add facing Gail: quit procrastinating!!!
  5. Bunny Fat Quarters: put quilt together and start writing the pattern
  6. Do NOT be distracted by any SQUIRRELS! I NEED this continual reminder! 
  7. Tidy & clean studio for 30 minutes

The Thailand Hankies brings my total of UFOs this year to 10!!! 2 more to go to meet my goal of 12. I should be able to do that! I think!

Now, which UFO should I work on next????

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting!    

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25 thoughts on “Getting the UFOs done!

  1. Love those wild hankies. I agree with Wendy — breaking down the steps over a couple of days will probably get it done! Hopefully. You’ve done a great job on the UFOs. I need to start paying attention to my UFO finishes.

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    • Hi Denise,
      Thank you. The quilt at the top is actually hankies that were bought at a prison in Thailand. I was there on a cultural / mental health tour for work. I just added the sashing to the hankies.
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


  2. Hi Gail! Five out of six items on your list are done – that’s pretty darn good for not keeping it in mind for the week. Great job finishing another UFO. The year isn’t even half over and you only need to finish two more. You’ve got this for sure!! There’s a reason you’re procrastinating with Speed Dating. I wonder why? Just get ‘er done. If I lived closer, I’d come pick it up and just finish it for you – I love doing bindings! Plus, it would make me feel like I’ve accomplished something since I’m doubtful about having any type of finish this month. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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  3. I tend to procrastinate with facings too (well, any binding for that matter). Consider just sewing the facing on one day, then do the next step another day. Maybe just little bits will move it along?

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