Friday, February 21, 2014


We all have them, but do they ever get done?  My goal this year is to go thru all my bags of swap blocks and get some quilts made.  I belong to several Yahoo groups and have done a lot of swaps in the past, so my collection of blocks is growing.

I have a collection of Happy Blocks from 3 different groups I belonged to. 
I just took the florals, roses, and pink ones and put the three of them together in a large throw the last time we sewed at the fire hall.  I put a sheet down on the floor there and then had plenty of room to lay them out and play with them.  
I still have several more collections left, including a big bag of Autumn's from Block Central - when we used to get 40-48 blocks when we won.
I plan to work on the assorted kids, bugs, etc the next time we go there.  I worked on some Halloween ones I won last year when I was at sewing at my friend's house last month.  Got the rows all pieced, now just have to finish sewing the rows together.
This has been something I wanted to do for quite a while  because I don't really have a lot of throw or larger quilts in my house.  It seems I always make them for gifts but never get any done for myself, lol.  
I have some gorgeous Halloween appliqued blocks from a swap several years ago, plus 2 years of Christmas appliqued blocks and a Christmas pieced block swap from swaps done by Aunt Pitty Pat
I also have patriotic blocks and a group of blocks from a swap called My Favorite Block-where everyone did their favorite block, but in the named color theme. 

So this year I really want to finish up a lot of UFO's and clear out the assorted blocks I have.  Let's hope I can follow thru on this goal.
Until next time...
Happy quilting from Sharon, Patsy Cline, and Johnny Cash


MooseStashQuilting said...

Amen...I need to clan up some UFO's myself!

Sandy said...

Wow, you really have a lot of beautiful blocks!! I agree that you need to get them put into quilts. The sooner the better! :-)

Lynda said...

A few years ago I cleaned out my UFO's and finished several of them. I still have more to do. Who starts these quilts and doesn't finish them and then leaves them in my sewing room? Hope you get a lot of them done this year.