I have been working on *UFO’s, making a quick gift for a friend, and a couple of new projects just for me!
First the gift…
This is a smallish table rug 12 x 12 inches. It was constructed as you would make a pot holder, and has a heat protective layer on the back. I hope she likes it…
Now the works in progress…
My chicken block is on the project board whilst I futz with it trying to decide exactly how I want to finish it. If you know me, then you know my love of chickens and all things chicken inspired. This is a 12.5 X 12.5 block that will be the center of a new table runner. I have two more blocks planned, but will reveal them when the project is closer to being done.
The Valentine’s centerpiece, supplied by my husband (Thank you Sweety 🙂 ) is sitting on my (almost) completed table runner. The blocks go by Jacob’s Ladder, or the Underground RR. This is one of the UFO’s. I cut it out last March, but was too intimidated to actually begin the piecing process. Two weeks ago, I decided to give it a go, and voila! The picture of the completed project will be in focus I promise. This project needs batting and a backing, but lacking a nice runner for Valentine’s dinner I put it on the table anyway.
So, that’s it for this Wednesday.
*UFO’s, according to the accomplished sewists out there, are:
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I’m all too familiar with the term. These are beautiful!
Thank you Patti! I was the Queen of the UFO for a long time, but I am slowly vanquishing my fear of trying new things. I love it! ~ L
Sock Monkey table rug! Love it. The chicken block reminds me that I picked up something chicken-y for you when we were at Fairplex for the Horse Expo. Yes, it was a Horse Expo, but one of the vendors had something chicken-y. 🙂
Btw, Dear Bob: Good going on the flowers! Hope you two shared a lovely Valentine’s dinner.
Thanks Pam! Good going on recognizing the Sock Monkey remnants! You will have me guessing forever about what you found chicken-y at a horse show… unless it was stuck to the bottom of your shoe, then I haven’t a clue! 😉
As for dinner it was what we like to call “Lamb Pops,” aka: rack of lamb, and served with baked potatoes (a la Outback style) and fresh asparagus. Mmmmm… Desert? See’s Bordeaux chocolates imported from California because we still can’t buy those local!!! ~ L
I’ve never heard of that kind of UFO before – funny! I love your work and am envious because I can’t do anything crafty – hehe!
Thank you Julie! I hadn’t heard of it either until I started following some other quilter’s blogs. Your craft is between your ears and comes out the ends of your fingers on the keyboard!!! I love your writing. ~ L
Thank you Sharon, can’t wait to post the finished work! 🙂
Your quilting projects are beautiful, I especially love the chicken block. Makes me wish I knew more about quilting…
Anke, I feel the same way about your ability to knit! ~ L
Maybe we could trade… 🙂
Sounds like a plan… 🙂
UFOs are definitely better than USOs of which I am a specialist. Your UFO looks very pleasing.
USOs? As in United Service Organization?
Thanks for the compliment! ~ L
Wow, look at your lovely work, i am so excited about the chicken, she is perfect!! and what a lovely runner! c
Thanks Cecilia, I look forward to completing these and getting started on the really big project… a new quilt for our bed. It is a quilt along through “Just Takes 2.” See the icon for the link down the screen on the right side if you would like an idea of what I am about to embark upon! (Mine will be gold and white) ~ L
You do BEAUTIFUL work Lynda!
Thanks Jayme! I think I’m getting the hang of it. Hardest thing for me so far is finishing off a binding! It still takes me three or four tries to get it right. Grrr…
I love the chicken! Very cute!
Thank you Jennie, glad you liked it. BTW, I enjoyed my visit on your blog last night! ~ L
Great projects and your blog is a pleasure to browse.
Thank you for visiting, and for your comment, Lisa! Your work always inspires me. ~
Someday I’ll get back to ‘futzing’ with some UFO’s. 🙂 Lovely work, Lynda.
Wait till this WIP Wednesday. I will reveal a lovely flop!!! OH well, I will use it anyway, but… 😦