Sunday, May 8, 2022

Oh Scrap! : May UFO

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there!

This is one f my favorite rhododendrons in my yard.  It is the slightest shade of pink.

 Indoors, I have been focusing on making a bunch of scrappy placemats.  The rest of my available time has been spent working on my May UFO project.

It is wonderfully scrappy too!

Because I am the only quilter in my family, almost all of the family quilty items have ended up at my house.  One of the items is this hand pieced hexagon quilt top.  I think the fabrics are all 1940's prints.  I decided almost 15 years ago that I was going to hand quilt it.  I finished about half of it and it has languished unfinished for about 12 years.  With no progress at all.

It's number came up in the UFO challenge that me and a friend are competing in.  So I have been working on it every evening - hoping to maybe finish it this month.

I decided to not get out my big floor frame but just to finish it using one of my big hoops.  To say I am rusty is an understatement!  Oh well, half of the quilt will have neat small stitches and the other half will be large.  It is just for me to enjoy.

I am thoroughly enjoying looking at each of the wonderful prints!


It is now your turn to share what you are making with scraps.  Here are the details for linking up: 

  • This linky party is for any scrappy project - It can be in-process or a finished piece.
  • You can link up your blog post (not your homepage please) or Instagram photo from the past week that features your use of scraps.
  • If you are linking to a blog post, I ask that you link back to my blog somewhere in your post. So if you are writing about scraps, just get into the habit of including a link as there will be a linky party available every week!
  • If you are using Instagram, please use the hashtag #ohscrap.
  • This is a party so remember to socialize and comment on the posts of others.
  • Following my blog is not necessary but it sure would be great if you do! 

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Cathy said...

Lovely rhodie! I have a purple one that has not bloomed yet.
And I didn't know you hand quilted! What a lovely quilty treasure you have!

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

Love your vintage project! How wonderful that you are finishing a family quilt. And it's so amazingly scrappy! Good luck with the hand quilting.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your rhododendron is beautiful, and the hexie quilt, too! I'm not very experienced at handquilting, but found that I really enjoy it. You'll be glad to finally finish that one! Happy Sunday!

Julierose said...

Happy Mother's Day to you, too!! I LOVE your hexagon quilt--it so beautiful and scrappy...have fun quilting it and remembering all the fabrics;)))
hugs, Julierose

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

one day the quilting will be done and you will be glad you finished it

Ivani said...

Happy hand quilting, Cynthia, this scrappy hexagon quilt is beautiful. Gorgeous flower.

Chantal said...

That's a lovely picture of your Rhododendron. I can just imagine its wonderful scent. Enjoy! The trees around here have buds and the days are warmer. It's so nice that I didn't sew this week. I love what you are working on. So many different fabrics, it's awesome! ;^)

LA Paylor said...

oh your hexi quilt!!! and love the flowers... so delicate.

Sherrie said...

Your Hexagon quilt is beautifu! Have
a great day!

Bonnie said...

Hand quilting is wonderful -- but oh so time consuming. I hope you get that lovely hexi quilt finished this month. Those pale pink flowers are beautiful.

Barb N said...

How fun to look at all the different fabrics! Glad to hear you're tackling some Slow Stitching. :)

Jan said...

oh that hexagon quilt is just beautiful!

Christina said...

The hexie quilt is fabulous. I often do a warmup on scraps before doing machine fmq but it wouldn't have occured to me that you might need to do the same with hand quilting, but it makes sense!! (Not that I'm saying you should have done so. I often don't do a warmup as well. Let the stitches fall where they may :)

Quilter Kathy said...

I love the photo of your family quilt in the hoop!
How wonderful that it will be finished... it's fabulous!

Anonymous said...

I hear you on the handquilting. I always admire my first quilt that I hand quilted. Nice neat evenly spaced stitches, showing up beautifully on a brown background. Back when I could see a LOT better than these days. Now, like you, my stitches are bigger, and not so even. But hey, at least we can still do it!
Kathleen - kakingsbury at verizon dot net

Carol Andrews said...

Love the scrappy projects. Good luck on finishing your hand quilting project.. it is a beautiful quilt.

JOY @ said...

Really love your hexies. Always amazes me how the scraps come together.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Such cool quilts!!
That flower is really pretty ( i can't spell it so you'll have to take the generic flower haha)

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