Tuesday, October 1, 2013

September UFO Parade

Can you believe we're onto our 10th finish for 2013? Not a lot of finishes this month, but some really great surprises!

First, because I've already been asked, the October UFO project to work on is lucky

According to National Public Radio, "7" is the most commonly chosen favorite number.

My #7 project is another oldie-but-goodie, a Dresden Plate project from 2004 by Quiltin' Tia for Cozy Strip Club. Almost ten years ago! I have one "bloom" made.

Here is a photo of the pattern cover:

Dresden Bloom

This is another project from my "30s Reproductions" phase. I can't believe how many 30s repros projects I still have in the UFO bin!

And now for some September finishes.  Here's mine:

The pattern is "Cobblestone Road," by Daniela Stout of Cozy Quilts. The fabric is Circa 1934 by Cosmo Cricket for Moda. I won a fat quarter bundle of this fabric in the very first Schnibbles Parade I entered. The pattern was "Doc." Here is a photo from May of 2012:

I owe a lot to Sinta and Sherri. Not only did they introduce me to Schnibbles, but their Schnibbles Parade is the model for our very own "UFO Parade." I didn't want to host a regular "linky party," because so many of my readers are not bloggers. Thanks, Sinta and Sherri!

OK, have I teased you long enough? Is that a band I hear? Here comes the Parade!

Susan in Brisbane sent the first entry. I love this design to show off a large print:

Very appropriate, since it's spring in Australia! Susan blogged this finish here. She adds: The Pattern name is Flower Box and is available from Logan’s Patchwork in Sydney and the web address is: http://www.patchworkfabrics.com.au/

Karen has two finishes to share this month. First is her "extra credit" for 2013, a Christmas Mystery. She reports "It's a mystery which online site the mystery comes from. I can't remember!" Maybe one of our readers made the same quilt and can comment on the pattern name and source.

How perfect is it that Karen's #6 project was "Monster Bash?" I love these fabrics, Karen! Karen blogs at Stitching Circle.

I love that two quilters finished the same design this month -- first up, Sandi's "KampKastles." Because, you know, all of Sandi's kwilt names begin with "k!"

I have to share Sandi's story about this quilt.
Cute name don’t you think that my sister came up with?  This was a class given at Cozy Quilt Shop in El Cajon, CA.  It was a two session class that happened to be on a weeknight.  No can do when the shop is over an hour from my workplace.  Excitedly I was able to get the pattern to make it on my own...although in the company of others would have been more fun.  Besides that the instructor could have opened me up to some special trick or technique new to me.  Classes are a good thing to partake if you can.  I only purchased the brown sashing and green inner border; all other fabrics from my batik stash!  The project finishes at 22" x 37".  Design by Renee Peterson called Jeweled Forest featured in McCall’s Quilting November/December 2009.
Sandi included a link to all her 2013 UFO Challenges finishes. Wow!

Debra also finished "Jeweled Forest."

Had to laugh when I read Deb's comment:
Only 3 more to go and one extra credit - yippee!!!  I'm bustin' my butt to get things done. I am very happy I am able to keep up as well as I do - I seem to get side-tracked so easily (don't we all, smile, smile).
And although Kerry finished her "Jeweled Forest" last month, I thought it would be fun to parade "through the forest."

Isn't it fun to see how different each is, even though they are all made from the same pattern, and all made with batiks?

Noela has a clever idea. She made this quilt to go on top of the chest freezer in her laundry. So much more attractive than a big square of white metal, don't you think?

Carol reports she is now "all caught up," with two finishes this month. First, these darling tea towels:

I absolutely adore hand-embroidered tea towels, don't you? I collect "day of the week" tea towels, and it always makes me smile when I pull one out of the drawer.

Her second finish is actually July's "assignment." See those leaves? They continue all around the quilt, and the blanket stitching was done by hand

Oh, yeah, Carol, that one is worth waiting for!

I got all my "September Quilts" crossed off the list, plus I made 90 blocks for my "Block a Day" Challenge.

See that number at the bottom? I've pieced 43 quilts so far this year -- only nine more to go to make 2013 the third year of 52 Quilts in 52 Weeks!

I didn't do as well keeping up with the BOMs, though. Since I don't have a Scrap Squad quilt to make this month, nor a Jelly Roll Party sample, maybe I'll make "getting caught up on those BOMs" my goal for October!

Oh yeah. The UFO Parade Giveaway! Only eight entries this month -- and the Random Number Generator chooses:

Quilter #4 -- Sandi! And she hasn't won the giveaway before. This is why I love randomness! Sandi, send me your postal address and I'll chose something fun to send you. Maybe I can find something that begins with a "k!"

What's your favorite number? Plus, I hope you'll come back tomorrow for an extra-special post!

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  1. You are making great headway in the 52! Way to go. Congratulations Sandi.

  2. Wonderful work as usual, Marti. Thanks for sharing it all with us. :o)

  3. I'd go for 7 if I have to pick a number between one and ten. -
    Love all those Forest quilts - that is a great pattern - and yes, they all end up differently...fascinating when you think about it.
    Congratulations to Sandi - I especially like the colours of her quilt.
    Best go search out my #7.

  4. Not as many as other months but some lovely finishes nevertheless. Love Susan's lovely bright quilt and all those tree quilts - obviously everyone was in the mood for trees! I was a non-starter this month and I'm not sure October will be any better, too much going on here at the moment. No idea what No. 7 is so maybe it will be an easy finish - better go and look! Congrats Sandi!

  5. Great finishes by everyone. Congratulations Sandi. Your quilt is beautiful. Now on to number 7. Have some more Xmas things in that box so maybe its one of them. Marti, you are amazing, all those quilts finished. Can I have some of your energy please. Hugs........


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