March 2019 UFO & OMG Finishes

Spring is about here. Saturday the temps got into the high 70’s. Pollen is beginning to decorate everything. My car now is a greenish yellow or is it a yellowish green??

Spring Flowers Popping Up

My UFO for March was to work on (complete, maybe?) a table topper that I began as a sew along in the fall of 2016. It began this month looking like this.

Autumn Jubilee 2016 – Table Topper.

I did some border auditions and dug through my stash for backing. This actually is harder than it sounds. 😦 The first border fabric(s) just didn’t speak to me. They were either too light or too dark or too blah! So I walked away from it for a while. Decisions like this one is what causes many of my projects to become UFOs.

Later, when looking for fabric for another project, I found some fabric in browns & wine that would work as border fabric, but it needed something. One of my original border choices worked very nicely as a small inner border. I added the two borders, pieced the backing, cut the batting and basted the three layers together. I even have the binding made. It’s now rolled up on a pool noodle (no folds) waiting for me to decide thread to use (top is light and backing is dark) and choose how to “Quilt As Desired.” Next to picking fabrics, “Quilting As Desired” is a frustrating part of quilting.

2016 Autumn Jubilee Table Topper Flimsy

So did I finish it? No. But it is farther along than it was and I hope to get it finished in April.

My One Monthly Goal (OMG) for March was to complete Block #3 for the 2018 Project Linus Mystery QAL. The quilt features blocks all related to a bakery or sweet shop. This block was four wrapped candies. This was a bit of a challenge for me but ended up easier than I thought. Although there was an alternate choice, I wanted to challenge myself. It included 3-D Twists for the candy’s wrapping paper. I finished this 3/14/2019.

Project Linus 2018 Mystery QAL – Wrapped Candies (**the Twisted ends are 3-D – not flat)

I also wanted to work on making two of Week #6A for the 2017 Project Linus Mystery QAL. It really isn’t a hard block, but it is Applique – not my favorite. It honestly is only 6 pieces plus some embellishments. I’ve got the templates traced, and the fusible webbing cut out. I even have some gray fabric chosen, but need a few more scraps for the other pieces.

Linking with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal March Finish Link up. Pop on over to check out some of the work of other quilters.

I did several other projects, including two QALs, plus some gifts which I will share in my next post.

About Quiltmouse

I am retired. I love to quilt. I make charity quilts as well as quilts for my friends & family.
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2 Responses to March 2019 UFO & OMG Finishes

  1. Patty says:

    Looks great! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!

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  2. Nice borders you choose. How did you ‘fold’ the fabric for the 3D? Is it folded????

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