UFO #1 for 2019 Finished!
This one was four large blocks left over from a quilt, just laying around waiting patiently for being put together and quilted.
Joining up the blocks was the easy bit.
What quilting to put on it was the hard bit. A dark thread wouldn’t show up on the black and a light thread wouldn’t show up on the red, and ditch quilting would make it very bland.
Which thread – a variegated grey on top and in the bobbin.
What to quilt became easy using the Westalee Ruler Foot ‘Spin-e-fex Snowflake Templates 1 and 2, and the straight edge of the 12″ arc ruler, to make the patterns.
So the block centres became the framed snowflake…
The centre of the quilt became a smaller version, which also sat on the centre side edges …
Centre of the quilt
While a simpler version sat along the block joins, and the corners …
When quilted and bound it became ‘Snowflake Fury’!
‘Snowflake Fury’ – 4 large block quilt.
Now to go and pick out the next UFO project!
When DS-in-L asked for a particular thread by number, it was ‘Oh Dear – where is it?’ Most of my threads are ‘organised’, but these ones looked like this.
‘Isacord’ quilting threads collected over a few years, a jumbled mess in a big box!
Threads don’t like being jumbled, they develop a life of their own, unravelling and tangling together. So the ‘put-off’ task became ‘get it done now’. Time to go a-hunting for a storage solution. Took a couple of reels with me for measuring against boxes all over the suburb. At last, when in despair on the way home – the last stop was where I should have gone in the first place – a fabulous local $2 shop with exactly what I needed!
Next step was to sit and untangle threads and sort them into their colours according to the colour card. Yes, that’s blu-tac on most of the bobbins, I’ve never had a problem with it and it’s a lot cheaper, easier, and less fiddly than bobbin holders.
Threads sorted – like marching soldiers!
Into their new home – photocopy on the lid, compartments numbered to match the colour card, and all’s well – except I need another box, so if you happen to see one on your shopping travels – let me know!
Now I can’t say ‘I can’t find it!”