Monday, February 8, 2016

Can you tell I love COLOR??

I'm attempting Aunt Marti's 2016 UFO Challenge, finishing one UFO per month.  For me, finishing is getting it to the "flimsy/ready to be quilted" stage.  I managed a finish in January, but I'm really sweating about February.  She picked #9 as the one we finish, and for me, that is my color quilt that I started (and then stalled out on) back in 2010.

I figure I have at least 4 more colors to add - orange, purple, black and brown (and possibly gray) - and then all the setting and whatnot.  This quilt started because my 1.5" precut bin was overflowing.  I have since moved to a larger bin and it is, yet again, overflowing.  Might as well chip away at it.

Yesterday, I added ORANGE to the pile of completed colors.  Wish me luck getting these other colors done in time.  You may notice that I already did the short colors (red, blue, pink).  Sigh.

I will admit to being a tad bit distracted from sewing by my latest knitting project, a simple project called the Lollipop Shawl by Frankie Brown.  I got a new sport weight sock yarn in the shop whose color way reminded me of the sample in the pattern, and I couldn't wait to cast on and give it a try.  It is simple, garter stitch with a stockinette ruffle at the bottom edge.

I'm linking up with Beth's Monday Making at Love, Laugh, Quilt and Cynthia's Oh Scrap!

Happy Monday!

Erin

13 comments:

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Love what you are doing! I think this is going to look great. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

MartiDIY said...

I like your colored letters design and now I'm curious about the final quilt, so YES, I hope you get it finished this month.

Mary Huey said...

Another easily distracted quilter -- thanks for making me feel normal!!

Jasmine said...

I love your color names. Best wishes on your finish.

Cathy said...

Your colors quilt will be adorable! And maybe this is just the kick you need to get it done. I have several of those on my list. Good luck this month!

Auntie Em said...

I remember when you first blogged about the color quilt! :-)
Glad to see I'm not the only one who gets sidetracked.

Thanks for the link to the Lollipop Shawl pattern. It's very pretty.

Moneik said...

Great job on working on those UFO's Erin! I'm sure you'll work until the end to see if you can get it finished.

gayle said...

Looking forward to seeing how you set the colors!
And thanks for the shawl link - another Frankie Brown pattern now in my queue. 8)

The Cozy Quilter said...

Very colourful projects!!! Looking great! What colour is up next!!????

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I love the color blocks - what a great quilt that will become. As long as you are working on it, that is progress.

Julie Fukuda said...

Long ago I declared one year as the "year of the UFO" No starting anything until the UFOs were done! That pretty well got me to finish as I go along. Now, if only I could stop inheriting stash.

Jennifer said...

2 great colorful projects to work on during a cold and blustery month! have fun!!!

Rachel said...

I love all the rainbow going on! That yarn is super fun and the words are great. I think it would be fun if for the back you had a color word done in a different color; like "black" written in green or something. ;P Looks great!