Loose Threads: Table Topper and Blocks

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Table Topper and Blocks

Hello Everyone  I've unpacked another box and wanted to show you what I've found.

This first photo is definitely a UFO.  This is just snowball blocks and nine patches with the light blocks of the nine patches in the "fives" position.  I think it will need some kind of a border.  I really don't have a memory of even making this......


I don't think the rest of these are technically UFOs.  I have a habit of wanting to make a pattern, and whenever I find what I think is the perfect fabric I put all of it together into a large baggie even if I've never taken a stitch.  What do you call these?  They aren't UFOs because there isn't anything started, right?  They aren't PIGS because they aren't really Projects in Grocery Sacks.  I guess these are just someday ideas.....


Here are part of my Elegant Garden patterns by Edyta Sitar with some fabric in a bag.  



The rest of the patterns and this one block were in a notebook.  I should really finish this quilt because I like the one block that I finished.  Maybe I will do just one block each month.


I think this was a block of the month.  I have all of the appliqued block kits for Old Voices New Impressions by Jeana Kimball.   What you see in the photo is about as much as I have finished.


These are all of my printed Sally Post blocks.  These can be found at Sentimental Stitches  I have all of the patterns and the fabric in this bag.  I haven't started this project yet. Gay has a lot of great things over on her web site!  


Here is another plan.  Antique Sampler by Sue Daley.  I have my focus fabric and background in a bag with the pattern.  Nothing started here either.  


Another box unpacked.  I'm getting closer to the end.  I've stopped in between unpacking to sew a little.  I'll show you that in another post.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

Hope you are finding some time to stitch this weekend.  

22 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

you have a lot of fine quilts going on there!

Marlene said...

I call them self-made kits and I have a bunch of them also. It looks like you have some fun sewing time ahead of you.

dortha said...

The first photo looks like a Kim Diehl quilt. It is very pretty.

Terry said...

I love that first little quilt! I might just have to make one of those! :0)

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

If all you did was set aside fabric for a potential project it is not a UFO! All your projects look like fun.

Karen said...

You certainly won't lack having something to always work on LOL. Some real beauties there.

Debra @ Life is a Stitch said...

I have the same thing going on here! A whole lot of planned projects that I've pre-kitted!!! Occasionally I'll pull a fabric from one of these 'kits' to use for a new project - which creates a whole new bag of problems! :) One of MY UFO's is the Sally Post - which I love... so I should get on that one right away!
I have a friend that has put a recipient NAME onto each of her UFOs, so when she is gone, each of her friends will know that she had thought enough of them to leave them a special project! That is an idea I might have to adopt.
If you figure out the key to not getting MORE projects to do, please let me know!

Janet O. said...

Wow--I don't know if I could make a cute quilt like that and not remember it. But then, you have made so many very nice quilts.
How about "Potential Projects" for those "kitted" fabrics and patterns? I have a few of them myself, and I'm grateful to read this post and realize I don't have to consider them UFOs. That lightens my load a bit. : )

Chantal said...

So many lovely projects LuAnn. Which one will you start first is THE question I think. Won't be easy to choose. Good luck.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I call them kits ... I've got a couple of kits that I was hoping to get to at my guild retreat in a couple of weeks, but I may still be piecing T#1's spiral log cabin. ha!

I can't wait to see what you've been sewing.

Gay Bomers said...

You crack me up LuAnn - I've got lots of those plastic bag projects too! I think we should call them PIPS.
Projects In Planning Stage! Sounds very official and nothing we should feel guilty about.

doitrightquilter said...

Now I have a 2 drawers filled with PIPS, TBD (to be done), HS (half started), PIWTD (Projects I want to Do) along with PIGS! I think we all do this.

Your projects are neat.

Nancy said...

Reading your posts lately makes me feel good about my overwhelming collection of TBD projects.
I need to get to work on my Stars and Sprigs quilt, are you using kaffe fabrics for yours?

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Barb said...

wow - you've found a lot of great stuff while unpacking. Good to take breaks and sew :)

Chantal said...

Well there are some really great projects in that box. I think I have that Sue Daly pattern which makes me want to start it now. No, I will chip away at the UFO list a bit more first.

Gretchen Weaver said...

Oh LuAnn,

I like what Gay said, call them PIPS. We all have them!
All your projects turn out beautiful.

Annemariesquilt said...

I am happy to see that is not just me overloading the sewing room with fabrics..

Karen H said...

You sure have a lot of great kits from which to chose! I think sometimes you just have to pick one project and whittle away at it. When you get bored pack it up for a bit and work on something else and as I already said you have lots of really nice options!

Emma Strangio said...

It's so much fun to be with you when you unpack your treasures! I am especially drawn to the applique since I am a newbie with a newbies enthusiasm for all things applique.

TLC said...

They are all beautiful!

Missie of Traditional Primitives (formerly Hallbrook Designs) said...

Isn't it fun to unpack! So fun to remember why you have held on to UFOs for so long! Your quilts are so pretty!

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