Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Gratitude Quilt

Judy at Sunshine Quilts is offering a wonderful Hour an Day quilt for November - Gratitude. I love the quilt but wasn't too thrilled about starting another project from scratch.

But Lucy came to the rescue without even knowing it. She made a wonderful quilt from several of her UFOs. That got me to thinking about some of the UFOs I have and wondering if any of them could be converted to Judy's quilt.

Well, guess what? I have a green, purple and white quilt I started in January of 2005 that wasn't going anywhere. Tonight I pulled out the bin I have it in and dug through it. As luck would have it there are nearly 100 four-patches made from 2 inch squares and plenty of other 2 inch squares already cut - more than enough to put together the center blocks of the quilt. There are also 78 HSTs that can be trimmed to 2 inches. Plus there is plenty of yardage left for the rest of the quilt. I feel like I'm already a little ahead of the game, plus I'm using up a UFO (or at least most of one).

Good thought for the day: I made it through a dentist visit without having to take Xanax first. That means I'm not sleeping the entire afternoon and evening away.

10 comments:

Nancy said...

I have LOTS of extra 4 patches from one of my UFOs (blue/yellow scrappy spools) that I think I'm going to use for the center of my blocks. So those will dictate my color scheme but it will be good to use these up.

Libby said...

An excellent idea to use up a UFO for a new project.

Hedgehog said...

That's remarkable! Great that you can use a UFO for this project! Have fun!

Gail said...

Way to go! I saw Lucy's blog too and was wondering if there were any UFOs I could finish off that way. I've decided to use some fabrics that I had allocated for a quilt that I never got around to making, so its not quite a UFO, more like a PIG.

Pam's Creative Mind said...

I too found patches that could be re-purposed for Gratitudes, not sure I will do it but it would give me a headstart. Mine would have to be very very scrapy as that is what my patches are.

Cynthia said...

how lucky to find those squares to do the HOur a Day quilt. I'll be back to see your quilt progress

Carolyn said...

What a great idea! I've got some blue and muslin 9 patches that I could use in this project with a few adjustments. Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

I am doing the same thing - reusing a blue & yellow UFO of 4 patches! (Great minds, huh?)

Linda_J said...

Sounds like you will get some more mileage out of something that is languishing on the vine. Its the setting more than anything that makes that quilt work, I think.

It is your quilt, Paula so go for it!

Patti said...

Good for you! What a great way to recycle a UFO that just isn't exciting you any more.