Wednesday, January 20, 2010
The U.F.O Challenge
My daily exercise routine consists of an hour long walk along the Scotchman's Creek path, sometimes with my friend Nola ( a fantastic bespoke tailor), sometimes with my dearly beloved partner but often I ramble alone. The reason I am telling you this is because the quiet walk is a fantastic opportunity to draw breath and ponder the wonders of the world. Often it is the quiet time I relish to think of what colours will go with what and how I will approach which quilt pattern next. ( some might say I don't have enough to worry about).
This week my thoughts have been of the U.F.O.s that are inhabiting my cupboards and which of them most deserves my undivided attention. Some have not escaped for quite a long, long time. As a result I have "liberated" my Wedding rings quilt which has been languishing in the dark recesses of the cupboard. I just can't bring myself to get it done! I have decided to do another row of rings to make it bigger - it's single bed size just looks too small to me! I was going to do a solid, straight edged border but now think the scallop edge will look more appropriate.
Of course, this got me thinking .............if I have a "few"UFOs, how many would my dearest friends in the Sisterhood have? So here is the challenge. How many would each of us have tucked away in our quilting cabinets? It is possibly just too scary to answer but I thought it seemed like a fun challenge. And of course there are no prizes for the winner with the most ( or least). Not sure if you can measure our enthusiasm for starting new projects in win/loss terms.
The reason for such a challenge is that many of us are attempting to finish projects for the Quilts in the Barn which is later this year. More information on this will follow but, in the meantime, there is a lot to go on with.
Oh, and speaking of projects, I have included a progress photo of my work this far on the Burnt quilt.
Look forward to your tally
Ps. I haven't quite mastered the art of photo shopping will keep trying!