UFO Blog Hop

This blog hop came from the creative mind of Joan at Moose Stash Quilting!

Many of us have lots of UFOs ! These are known in the quilting world at UnFinished Objects. In the past I had over 100 UFOs. I thought I only had 80-something, but I kept finding more and more! On my blog, I run a PHD in (the year). PHD stands for Projects Half Done, but is a cute play on the academic PhD. The idea is to complete at least 12 UFOs and finish every project you start that year. This Blog Hop fits nicely into my PHD in 2022 and I managed to get another UFO finished!

One of my UFOs on the list was called “Kit – Narrows.” This was a Row by Row kit from Fiber Lilly in St. John’s, Newfoundland. I bought the kit 5 years ago when my husband and I were there. Fiber Lilly is a lovely quilt store, and one I would frequent if I lived nearby!

I know that I’ve been frequently known to call applique “CR-APplique.” I have hated applique. But, I am determined to do more and hopefully, one day, I might even like it!

I used Hobbs Thermore for the batting. It is a thin polyester batting that is low loft and does not beard. I find it is perfect for small projects!

Here is the quilt, after the pieces were fused on and before the quilting.

Then, it needed quilting and the button houses attached. The land, and boat were all outlined with an applique stitch. I did a large meander for the clouds in the sky and waves in the water. The iceberg is easy to see, but can you spot the whale’s tale?

I took my time with the quilting and used the following Aurifil Threads:

  • # 5004 – Grey Smoke (land, whale & motor)
  • # 2311 – Muslin (Iceberg, boat, fisherman)
  • # 4655 – Storm @ Sea – variegated (sky)
  • # 4669 – Stonewash Blues – variegated (water and binding)

In my latest Island Batik box, I received a lovely pressing mat from Prairie Spirit Alpacas. I’ll talk more about it in a future post, but I LOVED using it !

Visit the other UFO bloggers:

Monday July 25

Tuesday July 26

Wednesday July 27

Thursday July 28

Friday July 29

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting!    

37 thoughts on “UFO Blog Hop

  1. Pingback: Friday Finishes | Quilting Gail

  2. Hi Gail! What a lovely finish. Your quilting choice was just perfect to enhance it in every way, and those little button houses just pop. Enjoy the weekend and quilt on. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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  3. That is a really cute piece! I’m glad you took on the challenge. I like to applique and hope you get to a point where it is no longer such a chore. Sometimes the applique is part of the quilting for me–I like the effect of that. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. How special to have a momento of a trip to Newfoundland ( love visiting quilt shops where ever I travel as well.). And the strip quilt is idyllic for a reminder of the beautiful landscape there. I am sure you will treasure it now that it is finished.

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  5. I also used to “hate” applique, but it has grown on me as I started making more and more. It still isn’t my go to but I am no longer afraid of it ruining my projects. Thanks for sharing!

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    • I find that the alpaca/wool mat does not make my fingers itch or make me sneeze! And it does NOT have the wet dog smell of wool mats. I love the crispness of the seams when I use the alpaca/wool mat.


  6. Oh no, not CR-APplique! LOL!!! I absolutely love applique. I have to tell you, I almost shot coffee out of my nose reading your post! hahaha. Congratulations on your finish, especially since it’s not your thing! Those projects are the hardest in the world to do. Thanks for being a good sport and playing along with us! 😉

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