Wednesday, August 28, 2013

UFO Project

Ok, for the last few posts, I have been bringing out a few UFO BOM's that I hope to work on weekly.  Then I will post the progress of all the BOM's that I am working on in one post once a week.  

But, for today, I am going to post about a UFO project.  Back in 2008, I was laid off from my job, and had much difficulty finding a new job, so I delved into my sewing.  I started and finished quite a few projects, and had started this project when I have to pack up my sewing room to "stage" the house.  Can you believe that the real estate agent said that people looking at houses would not want to see a sewing room, because they couldn't envision it as a bedroom.  So, we really needed to sell this house, and I packed up everything.  The house sold, we moved, and this project stayed packed.  I found it the other day, and went ahead and brought it out so that I could finish it.

It was from a program from Main Street Cotton Shop involving Thimbleberries pattern and fabrics.  The program was called Room by Room and lasted for 12 months.  This is the project from month 5.  The original pattern says it is 72" X 72", but I don't like square quilts, so I am making it about 16" longer, so it will end up 72" X 88".

The pattern can be found in Lynette Jensen's, Thimbleberries, book "Cranberry Harvest".

The pattern is called "Autumn Retreat".

Here is a full laid out picture of the quilt.  I will be adding three blocks in the center of the quilt.  See the blocks below.

Here are the alternating blocks found in the center of the quilt.  I only had one of these completed when I had to pack up the project.  As of today, I have 5 of the 6 blocks done.

I had all of these blocks completed when I packed up the project.

As soon as I am done with the last center block, I will be working on the flying geese border.  I will need to make over 200 flying geese to complete the border.  I see lots of chain sewing ahead!

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