"Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning, the devil says...."Oh crap! She's up!" Unknown

Monday, August 23, 2021

Red, White and Blue Geese

 I know I'm not alone in this....
Why do we begin a project, get the most difficult part done
and then put it in a box and not finish it?

Before I moved, I put several quilt UFO's in project boxes
and labeled them, so I knew what was in each box.
Since my stash is still in packing boxes,
I decided to go through these project boxes and see what
I could work on from time to time.

Today's finished top was started months ago
and ended up in a pile in my old Hidey Hole.
Into a box it went.

I pulled it out the other day and all of the parts
had been made.
All that needed to be done was to sew these parts into
rows and make the rows into the quilt top.

This was a kit from Shabby Fabrics, I think.
For me the most time consuming part was making all of the 
Flying Geese and the square in a square blocks.
These were all finished and waiting in the box.

It took me two evenings to sew the rows together
and finish the quilt top.

This top will be added to my growing
"needs to be quilted" pile.
I really need to find the box with yardage and get some
quilt backs made!

I emptied one box and promptly filled it again.
Hopefully I will get another box emptied soon.

Happy Quilting!


Sara said...

Really beautiful quilt - and an empty box is ready for a new project. Great job!

Libby in TN said...

I love the simplicity of this one!

Annie said...

I love all these pretty geese flying back and forth. The color tones are pretty and rich looking. Emptying a box and then refilling it is better than just adding another box. At least for me that is.

sandi s said...

I love your quilt and the colors! Beautiful! Hugs,

Rebecca Grace said...

What a pretty quilt, Ramona! I find that I love making the blocks for a quilt, but actually sewing them together into a quilt top can be tedious and tries my patience. So I completely understand stalling out at that point in the process, and of course then there is the Fear Of Ruining It By Quilting It Wrong syndrome that afflicts most of us. Good for you, getting this one to the flimsy stage and ready for quilting!

Barb N said...

What a pleasant surprise to find an easy-to-finish quilt just waiting for your discovery! And it's a beauty.

Vicki in MN said...

I think it's because those pesky squirrels keep showing up! You got a beauty pieced.

straythreads said...

Great finish always fun to find something easy to complete

Debbie said...

I love the finish! I like the variety of colors and then how they are randomly put into the rows. It really turned out great! And I am so with you on the putting things away and sometimes in boxes that are partially completed. When you solve the riddle, give us all the magic that helps to complete them maybe even when we start them.

Susanne said...

I love your project, it turned out so nicely!! Woo-hoo! I am guilty of stashing away projects in those very same containers! It’s SO/SEW handy! That’s great the project was so near completion that it made for an easy finish. For awhile I was taking too many classes (is there really such a thing, though, shouldn’t we always be learning and trying new things?!), so I had to put projects aside. Or I’d be working on something with no deadline and something with a definite deadline pushed it out of the way. My best suggestion is to try to leave yourself a note where you left off, what step is next, so you don’t waste too much time trying to get started again. I have a UFO list to help encourage me to finish as well. I was surprised myself when I pulled a project out of the box and discovered I was much further along than I had thought! yippee! The end is in sight…once I choose the border fabrics…! Happy stitching!!!

Nancy said...

This is such a beautiful quilt -- bright, light, almost sparkling. I love it! I can imagine those geese would take a lot of time. They are one of my least favorite quilt parts to sew but they do so much in so many ways.

Rose said...

I love this!