UFO Check In
I had one goal for September and one goal only: finish the quilts for Paula Nadelstern. I met that goal even though I can't share them quite yet.
I have lots of goals for October and one of them is to finish this ornament. It's now officially become "that stupid ornament". I'm that tired of it. This one has way too much gluing for my taste. There's especially a lot of gluing slippery things to other slippery things. Yesterday during my marathon of football watching I got all of the blue sequins glued on and started gluing the pearls and rhinestones. You can only do a few at a time because if I turn the ball the glued things will slip around.
But the worst was making the hanger. They are famous for some of their convoluted directions but this kit takes the proverbial cake. Usually the hanger elements are sewn but this one was all glued and nothing wanted to stick to that white ribbon. So I considered the weekend a huge success to get this far.
Just in case you think it's close to being done.....you are wrong. I still have all of this to add to it. My goal is to complete this one in October. (I split my TV time between the ornament and applique). Then I'll have 2 more kits (better ones) to do before the end of the year and then I'll be done with ornament kits.
On the quilting front I will start 2 new quilts in October. One is the quilt made from the Maine sunprints and the other is the Antelope Canyon quilt.
At the longarm I want to quilt a few veterans quilts, the latest crumb block quilt and one of my crystal mandalas. It's also time to make more progress on the mosaic wall. It's going to be a busy month!
Here are my stats for September:
Starting UFO 19
Finished YTD 10 (Goal 11)
Started YTD 11 (Planned 6)
Ending UFO 20 (Goal 14)
Veterans YTD 23 (Goal 40)
How did you do on your projects? You are welcome to post a comment or share a link or even to just think about it on your own.
10/2/2017 02:26:52 pm
You have more patience than I would have making that ornament.
10/3/2017 10:44:21 am
Your ornament is looking good! Have you tried using Mac glue? It was formulated for glass on glass mosaics, but I've used it on other non-porous materials with success. It dries clear, and it's consistency is somewhere between water and Elmer's white glue. I think the stream from the bottle would create too large of a bead for you, but I've put some on waxed paper or foil and used a toothpick. I recently got a dispenser that's used for model glue, and I love it.
10/3/2017 11:38:27 am
I didn't do as well as I hoped in September, but I made progress. I finished the binding on one quilt and am almost finished on two more. I also quilted another quilt and so that's moved into the binding pile. I hope to make more quilting progress in October!
10/7/2017 10:10:31 pm
You have a ton more patience than I do - I know if it were me that ornament would be residing in the garbage long ago. It's beautiful though - my favourite colours (not that I've ever mentioned that before!!).
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.