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The D guild has a lot of activities to participate in this year.  One I am working on is the UFO challenge.  At the beginning of the year, we turned in a list of 4 quilts we wanted to finish.   I just made the list off my head, without looking for what I had or was small or far along.

– wholecloth baby quilt
– Texas Swoon
– K’s 1930’s reproduction sampler
– Mystery quilt

I missed one line that the months to show these were specified and I took the baby quilt to show just 2 days before I gave it away in the wrong month!  When you show one off your list, your name goes in for the drawing in December for a good sewing light.

They are kind and checked me off anyway.  I have another baby quilt in progress so for my own sense of self, I may take that for another month to show UFOs.

I had the thought to get out the ’30’s quilt in April to see if I could get the top done for the May meeting.  Hmm… I can’t find it.  I worked in the winter on cleaning in my sewing room.  I didn’t see it then.

So on Sunday, I continued cleaning in there and doing more organizing.  Oh my!  But the tubs are getting stacked and organized and labeled with black sharpie marker on hot pink duct tape!  🙂

No 1930’s quilt…..

Finally, a lightbulb lightly flickered in an obscure part of my brain.  I have sewing things in boxes in a storage area (under the light that turns on with switch #4).  By wiggling my way between boxes, rubbermaid tubs, and the curtain/wall, I started peeking in boxes.  I found several sets of exchange blocks just waiting to be joined for many more quilt tops!!

And I found the 1930’s quilt box!

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I have 17 blocks.  ???   I found 2 more in a ziploc that need some hand embroidery so that has moved upstairs for the time I sit down.  Not often.  And then I’ll recount and do a layout and see what I would need to add.

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At guild this week, we were to take a UFO to share.  A UFO in this sense is an UnFinished Object.   Most quilters have a “few”.  LOL – lots usually!!

I took my Sonlight quilters block exchange from 2009.  Our leader suddenly died in the middle of the project so I took over the “exchange” part. I mailed them out the beginning of 2010 and have not put  mine  together yet!  Boo for me!!

Just in June, I bought the coordinating fabric we all had to use in our blocks so I can use some in the borders.  I printed out 3 of my ideas for layouts and asked for their help.  I didn’t get much advice so will continue sometime on it on my own.  I felt so smug and knew JUST the layout I wanted to use.  Until I realized I could only use 12 blocks and I have 15.  Well, I’ll have 15 once I make Char’s block which hasn’t been done yet either!

I don’t have a photo of my blocks laid out (maybe that would help…) but here is back in Jan 2010 when I was sorting my 15 piles —

The brown print used in the center of these blocks was our common fabric.  We could add any other fabric and made 15 blocks that are 12″ finished.   Mine continue to sit.    I WILLLLLL get to this!  🙂

A friend at guild took this Grandmother’s Flower Garden that is done by hand with English Paper Piecing.   Oh so cute and the hexagons are SOOOO tiny!!

The program chair organized the program by us and this is one she brought.  Many generations have worked on it using scraps.  (I think that is what she said…)  No one in my area knew this pattern. Do you?  It is like a farm windmill.  It is definitely done in quarters as the center circles aren’t perfectly round; they all fan out like the blades.

These were the only photos I took but it was quite fun seeing the myriad of UFOs that others brought in.  Some we decided could stay unfinished!    🙂

I forgot to mention last month that this guild is having a quilt show in October (no, my challenge piece is in my head and NOT started yet!!  :tears:).   This is not the raffle that I’m heading up for my local guild, but I do have tickets available for this raffle quilt.  It is queen size and made from 1930’s reproduction fabrics.  Tickets are the usual $1 each or 6 for $5.   Let me know if you’d like any.   I can do it via mail or in person.

The members of the guild could submit blocks last year but I was still new and didn’t participate in making blocks.   But I’ll be at the show, probably a few times, if you want to ride along.  I’m still trying to decide about having a quilt or 2 appraised.  Number 2 appraisal could be my challenge quilt but we’ll see.   Have you done that before?  I never have but now have no idea which one to have done.

Please fasten your seat belt as the whirl of August has begun!

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