Transparency Quilt UFO. Scrap it or Finish it?

So, I’ve been trying to keep good momentum on my resolutions. I’ve made progress by putting patterns in one of my etsy stores, working on organizing a coat closet, and here’s my UFO. This quilt was started probably seven years ago and was a practice in transparency. The layers and use of tulle were supposed to accomplish the transparency.

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I’m pretty much set on scraping it instead of finishing it off, but thought I’d put it out there for some feedback first.

Reasons to finish: It might make a colorful piece for the guest bathroom or something. Not wasting that time or fabric.

Reasons to scrap it: I have no vision for the piece, I’d rather spend my time and fabric on something else.

Any thoughts? I’m feeling pretty comfortable just letting this one go. That’s pretty unusual for me.

Pieced Coasters

After moving into a new home last summer, the list of little things we need just doesn’t seem to get any shorter, even after making some coasters this week.

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I’m sure you’ve seen coasters like these all over Pinterest and I believe there’s a book out there with instructions, but who needs that.

I used a pieced strip that was extra from a quilt project, reworked it a bit to get 4.25in squares and then cut them into 4.25in circles. I grabbed some 4in felt circles that were in my UFO stack for something else and used those for the batting. I also used up a few additional scraps for the backs.

I’m sure this never happens to you, but when they were all finished I had an oh shoot moment. Look how the yellow-green of the single fold binding is too light.

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Thankfully, I happened to have my fabric paints out for another project I’m working on. With about ten minutes of TV time I had the binding all fixed up.

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I didn’t keep track of my time like I usually do, but this project should take you an afternoon.

Crazy Quilted Tree Ornaments

ImageI’m so glad to finally have something new to share with you. Now that I’m getting settled into a new house and the new baby is not so new anymore, its time to refocus my creative efforts again. The machine is unpacked and I’m working on new items for my Etsy store. This week I finished up a new type of crazy quilted ornament.Image

Introducing the new Crazy Quilted Tree Ornament

ImageI plan on offering this ornament in a limited number of colors, we’ll see how that plan goes.