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Friday, July 29, 2022

UFO Blog Hop Day 5


Well, in the blink of an eye, the week is over. That always makes me a little sad, but WOW, did my blogging buddies come through on this hop. So many projects are officially now complete. I can safely say that most of us unearthed more than we anticipated and at least have them on our radar now.

Danice shared her bright and beautiful Pachanga mystery quilt.

Julia finished up the cutest quilt and companion quilt from the scraps. I love bonus quilts! She and her daughter finished up a quilt from the early days of Covid when home schooling was going on. The smile on that little ones face, says it all. 

Beth finished up the sweetest baby shark quilt for her niece who was nominated for an Emmy in casting an animated baby shark show. I love how Beth refers her sewing room to Area 51. I can identify with that. LOL!!

Carol finished a beautiful wild flower table runner and some absolutely gorgeous projects that her Aunt had given her partially done. Then there's a Thimbleberry quilt that made my heart sing!

Lastly, I was taken over by aliens apparently! I unearthed 2 totes full of quilts that just needed quilting. Thanks to a long weekend and a lot of motivation for the past few months, and I got 15 projects finished. No fancy quilting for this girl. I was just on a mission to get er done! :-)

A big thanks to all my fellow bloggers, you rocked this week with your projects. 
It's a double edge sword though, as I bounce between ohhhh...I want to do that one next, and seriously, you still have 2 totes of PIGS that haven't seen daylight in years!

You can find all this weeks projects posted on our Pinterest board 

See you all next month at the

Thursday, July 28, 2022

It's My Day on the UFO Blog Hop

 Welcome to my day on the UFO blog hop. 

This post comes with a warning...it's very long!

"Alien's Among Us"

Here's a UFO, that I have no recollection of making, LOL!! Anyone else out there feel my pain?  It was double batted with wool and was in a tote full of projects that have never been quilted. I would love to tell you just what my thoughts were on this, but it's a mystery to me.  I quilted it up, using stitch in the ditch and added a few "Out of this World" appliques to fit the theme of this hop.

After that, I must have been taken over by said "Aliens" because something got into me! After finding 2 totes of quilts that were finished, but never quilted, I decided it was high time to get em done. Some were big and some were small, but in all I managed to get 15, yes 15 UFO's finished. I have to say, I am doing the happy dance here!

We were camping at Glendo State Park in Wyoming last week 
and our campsite was perfect for taking photos.
These 2 big guys are Bonnie Hunter Mystery quilts.
The top one is the 2013 Bonnie Hunter Mystery "Celtic Solstice".
The bottom is is her 2015 Mystery " Grand Illusion".

This is a "Stack N Whack" that was done long, long ago, maybe 2006 or 2007???
I was really hooked on them and have fabric for 2 more. If you never start them, do they still count as UFO's?  LOL!!

"Halloween Who Knows"
Don't have any idea what it was, or when I made it, but it's kinda ugly. LOL!!
I would blame someone for adding to my stack of UFO's, but I recognize the fabrics, so I must have done it. Either that or someone snuck in and stitched it while I was sleeping. Was that one of you???

 "Free flight Macaw".  a 2019 pattern by Dione at "Clever Chameleon Quilting". 
When we were Island Batik Ambassadors, she asked me to pattern test this for her.
It looks like she hasn't blogged for awhile. I know she moved to the Outback in Australia, and I haven't heard from her since. Hope your doing well, out there Dione!

"Stair Step Sampler". Pattern by Alison Vermilya at "Little Bunny Quilts". 
I actually cut a kit 3 years ago for a quilt retreat and never even started on it. Fast forward to this year, when my NY, NJ and PA friends were able to get together again for a retreat, and I actually got it finished. Not before I realized that I had forgot to cut part of the pieces! Eye roll here. I was able to find fabric that blended well enough anyway, and it's a finish. 

"Ready for Christmas"
Does this look familiar? It's a Carol Swift original...I went to Vegas last year and took a class from her. I finally got it quilted at the NY quilt retreat this year too! Carol's patterns are as fun as her classes are!
You can find her pattern HERE

"Words to Grow By"
 2020 BOM from Sew Incredibly Crazy and Friends.
It was so close but so far away. I added the borders and got it quilted. 

"Mariner's Star"
You just have to see it outside to appreciate the colors. This was done in my hand dye fabrics, to long ago to remember when, but it's possibly my favorite quilt now.
This 60" x 60" beauty is hanging by my longarm, to keep it company!

 "Stain Glass Angel"
 was designed by Deb Geissler at "Designs by Deb"
I'm lucky that we live just across town from each other. She held classes for this in her basement back in 2015. I'm sure she would have a heart attach if she knew I just now quilted it!
I added the lettering with "Crafters Edge" alphabet dies.

"Moose in the Pines"
This is a "Round Robin" quilt that Bea Lee, from "BeaQuilter" hosted back in 2015.
If your not familiar with how they work, you make your center block and the quilt label, then mail it off to the next person. Each person participating, adds a border and sends it on to the next person. You can see all the quilts on my post HERE.
It was so much fun to work on all the different quilts. Unfortunately for the most part, those days are over due to the crazy prices of postage now.

Lastly, 3 miscellaneous table toppers and runner.

I'm so happy to not only see all your projects this week, but that I managed to blast through a bunch of my own as well. If the aliens who took over my body feel the need to do so again some time, feel free to "Beam Me Up Scotty". I've got a couple of totes of projects that haven't even been started yet!

On a side note here...
I had to stop and read this twice!
I found this on Etsy HERE and think my sewing room needs this for sure.
Hope you all have enjoyed the week with us.
You can find all this weeks projects posted on our Pinterest board 
Please visit my fellow bloggers today!

UFO Blog Hop Day 4


Daryl turned a couple of quilt blocks into a dust cover for her computer screen. Brilliant idea!

Carol finished up an awesome commission quilt and quilted her "Pop Star" quilt. The quilting is absolutely gorgeous!

Lynn bless her heart was able to finish off some adorable tote bags made with selvedges, after dealing with some health issues. You rocked it Lynn and we wish you a speedy recovery.

Becky's post really went into what happens to us, to cause UFO's. She cracked me up when she said "serial starter"! Yep, that's me for sure. 

Roseanne finished a beautiful Sisters quilt and advanced a gorgeous quilt from "storage to shoebox". I absolutely LOVE that term. Do I see a new theme for a blog hop in the future or what? LOL!!

If you didn't get a chance to check it out on Tuesday, make sure you visit Sherrie at "Food for Thought".
She got her flag quilt finished, and I do apologize for missing it myself.

Tomorrow we wrap up this weeks inspirational hop with 5 more bloggers who are excited to share...

Leave them a little love with your sweet comments!

You can find all this weeks projects posted on our Pinterest board 

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

UFO Blog Hop Day 3

Raewyn was busy working on a stitchery that she started a year ago. It's absolutely gorgeous. I had to laugh when she got distracted with churn dash blocks. Yep, that's how I end up with all those UFO's here. LOL!!

Bea shared a birthday pillow that she is making into a table runner, that she's had stashed. It's too cute. She's one of "those" who actually has an organized sewing room. As much as I wish, I don't see that happening here any time soon. :-)

Selina found a project that was at least 10 years old, complete with the pins still in it. Oh can I relate to that, here!  Her Santa is officially finished and her pins put away. She even got the binding on her Tardis quilt from a past hop. You go girl!

Elizabeth pulled out a project she started last year and showed us the sweetest little turtle quiltie! I'm in love with it.

Cindy designed an adorable UFO tracker, complete with a spaceship! She also finished up blankets for her new grand daughter arriving in October. Congrats Cindy!

Gail made my day with her finish of an applique project. She is not a fan of applique! You just have to read her post about it. It's hilarious!

Tomorrow these bloggers are excited to share...

Leave them a little love with your sweet comments!

...and this is my we have UFO's!

You can find all this weeks projects posted on our Pinterest board 

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

UFO Blog Hop Day 2

Carla went to work and cleared out a corner of her sewing room that was stacked with quilts that needed just a little bit of work left to do on them. Why is it we all seem to have those corners? LOL!!
She even finished the cutest dinosaur for her grandie!

Leah knocked my socks of with her "One Block Wonder" quilt. I have long been a fan of them, but never have actually attempted one myself. You hit a home run with this one Leah! I have the book, maybe I need to start looking at panel prints! 

Joy designed some sweet little gingham UFO Planning Pages for us! Thanks Joy, I safely say most of us can use them in our sewing rooms!

Kathy cleaned her sewing room. Now that counts as one big UFO here. LOL!! She also finished up a couple of projects and is in the middle of planning for teaching a couple of classes. Way to go!

Tomorrow these bloggers are excited to share...

Leave them a little love with your sweet comments!

You can find all this weeks projects posted on our Pinterest board 

Monday, July 25, 2022

UFO Blog Hop Day 1


We are off to a great start on the UFO hop today, aren't we?
Carol kicked it off by showing us her closet full of un-quilted quilts. She may have a few more than she wished hanging in there, but what a great way to keep them front and center though. You know, kind of like guilting us into finishing them. LOL!!

Lianne shared her frustration with her quilting machine, but she persevered and got a couple of quilts done. She has some beauties ready to quilt.

Karrin rocked my world with her fabulous Minnie Mouse Boho purse. I am truly drooling over it here. She also finished a quilt for her granddaughter with a label that touched my heart.

Sharon and Susan shared some of their cool UFO's and even shared a progress tracker chart with us all. Hummm...how many pages do I need to print of that? :-)

Debbie's kitchen is being remodeled, so she stitched in her bedroom and worked on a 4th of July project that is absolutely gorgeous! I'm drooling over it here.

Kris gave us all some perspective on UFO's and what to do, if we don't love them. Great ideas from her along with a big dose of humor!

I'd say it was a banner 1st day and yes...I'm stealing this from Kris...

Tomorrow these bloggers are ready to share...

Tuesday July 26

Creatin' in the Sticks

Quilted Delights

Days Filled With Joy

Kathys Kwilts and More

Food For Thought

Leave them a little love with your sweet comments!

You can find all this weeks projects posted on our Pinterest board 

Sunday, July 24, 2022

UFO Blog Hop Starts Tomorrow

We sure don't want this on our tombstones, now do we?
I have to admit, this photo is what drove the blog hop theme, this month. 
Apparently aliens have taken over me,
 because I've gone to town finishing up old projects.
Whoop Whoop!

Best yet,  27 bloggers have taken on the challenge as well, and
 are participating in the "UFO Blog Hop" this week.

Now, are they taking on some of those pesky projects, or are they talking Aliens?
That's the fun part of blog hopping, it's completely up to each bloggers interpretation!

All week you will be inspired and entertained, and maybe even challenged.
You won't want to miss one day of the fun!

Tomorrow, these bloggers are going to kick things off for us.

Monday July 25

Just Let Me Quilt

Lianne Makes Stuff

Karrin’s Crazy World

Ms P Designs USA



Please drop in for a visit and give them a little love, with your sweet comments!

You can find the complete schedule for the week HERE

A "Pinterest" board has been created and all the projects from this week's hop will be added HERE daily.

Monday, July 18, 2022

UFO Blog Hop

We are just 1 week away from July's "UFO Blog Hop".

Are we talking Unfinished Objects?
Are we talking Aliens?
Well, you will just have to join us starting next Monday and see what these 
"out of this world" bloggers have to show us!

Monday July 25

The fun doesn't stop here though...

Carla is hosting the "See Ya Later Alligator" hop in August.

Carol is hosting the "Queen of Gadgets" hop in September.

If you want to play along, just email the hostess with your name, your blog name, your blog URL and your email, and let them know.

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Saturday, July 16, 2022

When Quilts Inspire

I just had to pop in and share this quilt, my friend and soon to be "in-law" made.
Is this just the cutest thing?
Her sister had a couple of pet frogs when they were growing up...
Fred and Frieda.
So, for her 50th birthday she made her this quilt.

Back in 2019, I made a frog quilt for the "Nifty Novelties" blog hop.

It was such a fun way to use all those novelty bug prints, I had been collecting
My inspiration come from none other than a free coloring page I found online.
You can read more on it and find the link to the coloring page HERE.

My quilt was made with my pond in mine. In fact "Bully" was my inspiration!

This big guy has hung out in my pond for 5-6 years now. I have no idea where frogs go, during the winter, but every spring he was back. Sadly he passed away a couple of months ago.
RIP big guy, I'm going to miss you scaring me to death when you jump and I'm not expecting it!

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'