Friday, January 2, 2009

A UFO Bargello

Last month while preparing for Thanksgiving company, I needed to clean my sewing room, while doing so I ran across several UFO’s. 011

Ok, we all have them, I just didn’t realize I still had so many.

I have finished 22 quilts this year, some started from scratch and a few from last years UFO pile. That is not counting various other table runners, placemats, small wall quilts, etc.

And yet here I have 13 unfinished projects, so as this pile will dwindle this year only to be replaced with new UFO’s, and so it goes in the life of a quilting addict.

I have selected a quilt from this pile to work on, now that all my Christmas sewing is finished. 007

All the hard part has been done, cutting a zillion strips, bargello quilt 004

one section was completed. bargello quilt 002

the challenging part was to reorganize and figure out where I left off, the design is put together in sections.

bargello quilt 001

bargello quilt 005 bargello quilt 006

The book “Tradition with a Twist” was published in 1996, by Blanche Young. I remember seeing her as a guest on Simply Quilts, and immediately went out and bought the book.

This is a wonderful book to have in your quilt book collection. A week of sewing and,

Ta da, the quilt top is completed.

bargello quilt 012

Next Bonnie's Double Delight, ready, set, sew, a New Year mystery.

Happy Quilting!


  1. Hi Mom,

    Glad to read you're beginning to feel better. Eli and I have been praying for you.

    Light snow again here today, but not enough on which to spread a quilt! Jeepers that was a beautiful shot. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me...

    Love you, Sis

  2. Oh. Resolutions? None.

    Except this one, which isn't so much a resolution as a dream ...

    I'm going to Pennsylvania in July to teach at a conference for a few days, and thought it would be fun to spend a couple extra days with my mom out in Amish country.

    Think of all those Quilts, quilts, quilts!

    I'll probably have enough airline miles to cover your ticket and the accommodations will be taken care of while at the conference. We'll only have to spring for a couple nights at an inn and a rental car ...

    Do you hear the cheers of encouragement from all your blog readers to say "YES DD, I'd love to join you."

    Whaddya say?

  3. Congrats on your first UFO finish of 2009. Hope you have a wonderful QUILTY year. I just love the quilts by Bonnie Hunter, although I'm not doing this Double Delight mystery, at least not this month.

  4. Great top and love how you have it displayed on top of the snow!

  5. WoooooW what a beautiful quilt!!!!

    phantastic.... good work!!!!
    happy new year

  6. I love the quilt. Yes, it is a very creative shot. I hate caps but.....GO WITH SANDRA....GO WITH SANDRA. LOL! Jokes aside it sounds like a opportunity you just shouldn't pass up. Just think of the quality time you would have with your DD. Secondly, think of the quilts and quilt stores. Yep, I think you should go. Glad you are feeling better. Take care. =) Karen

  7. Wow! You do not waste any time!!! I love your Bargello! I have made a couple of them and they are so much fun!!! I just love the colors that you used!!!

  8. Wow! Great use of value and contrast for a striking quilt! And one less UFO!

    Happy new year.

    (and take that trip!)

  9. Atta girl!!! What a beautiful top--- It's a great way to start the new year...

  10. Beautiful Bargello! The fabric is great and how nice it looks in the snow.

  11. Just discovered your wonderful blog..... Your quilts are so beautiful, I wish I can do that one day :)