April UFO Challenge

I’m participating in two UFO Challenges this year.

The first is at Heather’s blog. She chose number 11 for April. That’s my Easy Street quilt. Here it is with the last stitch in the binding sewn down earlier today.

The second challenge is at Aunt Marti’s blog, 52 Quilts in 52 Weeks. She chose number 2 for April. That’s my Big Star quilt which I actually finished in January so it was an easy month for me.

Check out the April Parade of finishes here.

For May, Aunt Marti chose number 12, which is my Double Delight. Yay! I finished it in February in a finishing spurt. Seems like once I get a quilt quilted, it just has to be finished.

And, Heather chose number 9, which is my Asian Sampler. This one is twelve 12” blocks that I need to get laid out into a top. No idea what I’m going to do with it yet. This one will be challenging and I’ll be lucky to get the top finished by the end of May, let alone quilted and bound.

Three More Ready to Quilt

Today I took advantage of the folding table being out for Thanksgiving and sandwiched three quilts.

I pieced backings for and sandwiched

  • Christmas Lights – Green tone on tone
  • Big Star – four different blues
  • 16 Patch and Pinwheels – solid piece of white on cream extra wide muslin.

I used Sharon Schamber’s method of sandwiching with the 6 foot boards. The jury is still out on this one. The fabric didn’t seem to wrap smoothly on the boards so I ended up with puckers on the back that I had to repin.