Tuesday, May 2, 2017


Do allow me to brag for just a moment, won't you? In January, I entered our UFO Challenge for the 2017 calendar year. This means that we in the challenge (our Frankfort group, mostly) list 12 UFOs to be finished. Then each month a number is drawn randomly and the UFO associated with that number on your list is what you are supposed to finish.

Now to the bragging: my record thus far in 2017 is 100%! I have somehow managed to finish the UFOs for January, February, March and April. For a seasoned, well-trained procrastinator like myself, this is unheard of! It boggles the mind!

January - Mid-Century Reds
February - Lorraine

March - Small Tumblers

April - 9-Patch Strippy
Sure makes me happy to see all these projects finished to the flimsy stage. I will concern myself with getting them quilted later.

It is time to see what I will be focusing my attention on in May for this UFO Challenge. The number drawn was 5, so I will finish Navy Monkey Wrench.

I cannot say with any precision a date when I began this quilt. I do believe I cut out the Monkey Wrench blocks to take with me to DS's track meets, and I think it was when he was in high school rather than college (we didn't get to as many of his college meets). This loose time frame would be between 1997-2001. So we are looking at possibly 20 years ago.

I did hand piece all the blocks all those years ago, but only in the last year or two did I get around to machine stitching them with the setting squares. I have used a variety of blues and a variety of neutrals for a very scrappy 2-color quilt. The side and corner triangles are one consistent blue. The part you see above measures 50x59 inches. I stopped because I couldn't come up with a border that suited me. In the short time I've had it out of the closet this morning, I have decided that I will use a narrow neutral border and a wide navy border. That's all. So simple. It should be a breeze to finish. And of course, it will all be from the stash - no new fabrics will be used in the completion of this project. *grin*

Here's a few individual blocks; it may be easy to recognize some of the fabrics from back in the late 1990s.

With any luck at all, I should be able to brag about being 5-for-5 in rather short order. Yay! I've linked to Connie's Linky Tuesday blog; it's fun to see what other quilters are working on. I'm also going to consider this my OMG - One Monthly Goal - so I've linked with Elm Street Quilts for May's OMG party.

Happy Quilting, Friends!


  1. Well done YOU! Just look at all of those beautiful quilt tops.

  2. Love the blue in your quilt top. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck on your project.


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