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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

What’s next on the List?

With a finish on Sunday, it was time to shake the dice and see what I’m working on this week.  And it is UFO number 2, a new addition to the List of Six UFO items. 


Several years ago I received this pretty stitchery panel from my penfriend Carol, who lives half a world away from me in South Dakota.  I had already gathered up the rest of supplies to finally turn this into a tote bag, and today was the day to start.

Ready to turn into a tote bag

Carol had stitched me such a lovely design, a pretty quilt shop.  Who wouldn’t want to go shopping here? I’m going to use the blue floral fabric for the back of the bag and the handles, and use the pink for the bag lining.  What do you think of that?

The first thing to do is quilt up the blue fabric (with wadding and backing) so it will be ready to construct the back of the bag.  So far I’ve ironed the blue fabric, pinned the three layers together, and marked out some quilting lines with chalk.  Then I’ll have to find my walking foot, and get quilting!

With another finish in the weekend, the UFO List of Six now contains 3 quilts and 3 smaller items.
No 1:  Caravan quilt
No 2:  Stitchery tote bag
No 3:  Winter Welcome wall hanging
No 4:  Candlewick quilt
No 5:  Black/grey horse quilt
No 6:  Caravan place mats and apron (replacing completed duvet cover)

So that is what has been happening in my household, each week I get to roll the dice to pick which project I get to work on for the week.  And I must say, this system is working great for me!


Nancy J said...

You are so brave, If I had a dice, it might need 12 to 20 sides!!! Bit wet now, and hope we and you ....a bit further down the road...miss the gale wind that is predicted.

Gray Barn Designs said...

This panel is so cute! I can't wait to see the finished tote! Rolling the dice...I'm going to try that as I have lots of UFO's!

Maria said...

Your pen friend stitchery will look fabulous as a tote. You have picked some pretty fabrics.

Raewyn said...

It sounds like it will be lovely Jenny - your friend will be delighted you are doing something with her gift :-)

FlourishingPalms said...

Your plan to finish UFOs is quite admirable! Before I could start, I'd need to make a list. Then, unfortunately, quite a few of them aren't far along, so I'd be spending days and weeks just finishing one! Guess I need to get more of them closer to "almost finished," before I can try your method. Looks like you're having a great time though!

SuperMomNoCape said...

That does sound like rolling the dice is working to help you work on your UFOs.

That embroidered quilt shop is so pretty as are the fabrics you've chosen for the bag.

Thanks so much for linking up to last week's Stitchery Link Party. Aloha hugs!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

I'm in love with that blue fabric (with the pink there too) and your little embroidered quilt shop. What a wonderful unique bag you are making.