Thursday, 12 May 2016

January's "All people quilt" UFO challenge

This year I decided to sign up for the All people quilt UFO challenge in an attempt to try and catch up on some of my quilts in progress. Admittedly I did add a couple of new quilts on that list because they were ones I really wanted to get finished this year even though I had more than enough to fill the 12 spaces. How it works is at the end of December they listed there free download for the UFO challenge which has 12 lines on it like in the picture. Then you fill out a quilt you want to finish on each of those lines. At the 1st of every month  they list a number and then that is the UFO you attempt to work on for that month.

January's lucky number was "2". Which for me was my red and white star quilt. This quilt is such a huge task with 2870 square in a squares  so I knew I wouldn't get it finished all in that month but I figured that as much as I could knock off of  the better. I started out the month with only about 50 blocks done but I ended the month with 724 blocks done which I feel was a pretty good effort. Some of these blocks are only 2 inches square. Actually most of them are. The 2 inch size block makes up for over 2000 of the blocks. I thoroughly enjoyed working on this through the month of January and glad that it came up as first off the list so I have plenty more months to work on it.

I decided that while I knew I wasn't going to finish the red and white stars quilt in the month of January  I would try and finish another quilt that was on my list so that it would free the month up that, that quilt fell in to do some more work the red and white stars quilt. For January I decided to quilt my "tilt a whirl" quilt from Amy Gibson from stitchery dickory dock. I already had a completed quilt top so all I needed to do was baste it and get it quilted. Then add the binding. So I also got that quilt completed for the month of January and I was so pleased at how it turned out and that I am keeping a good pace with my quilting and finishes this year.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week and thanks for reading.