Friday, June 30, 2017

My Streak Must End

For five months, I have been knocking the UFOs out easy as pie. January - check. February - check. March - check. April - check. May - check.

June - no check. I am just going to go ahead and cry uncle. The Flag Day Farm panel that I bought ever so long ago, still awaits some magic to surround it.

I have trimmed the panel down to approximately 21.5" square. I have also made lots of units that I intend to add on. I can show you that I did DO some work, but not diligently enough to finish by month's end.

The first part I made was 4 strips of flying geese which I will attack directly to the center panel. I will use some random Minick and Simpson fabric to fill each corner on the flying geese row. Then I will attach a corner unit to each side from the fabric shown above stitched to the stars in the photo below.

I got to this step early in June, then I stopped working on Flag Day Farm in favor of some commission work that was pressing on me. And nothing more happened until just the past 3 or 4 days, when I worked on the units you see below.

I have a big stack of pinwheels, a big stack of HSTs, and a big stack of 4-patches ready to be set on point. All fabrics are from various Minick and Simpson lines that I've accumulated over the years. I think I will stop making additional units and just get on with  adding the surrounding rows unit by unit. Since I am making this up as I go, it's done when I say it's done, right?

So with all the best intentions, my June UFO will be a little late. But, hey, at least I have worked on it, making enough progress that I feel confident that I will actually continue and finish.

Total change of subject; did you know that today is our 38th anniversary? On this day back in 1979, I married my knight in shining armor. Here is a throwback picture from our dating days.

We are getting ready to go out for a night on the town. That sounds so very wild and carefree, but I assure you, we are about as lowkey as you can get. We will have dinner at Cracker Barrel, then go to downtown Columbus for a summer event sponsored by the Ohio Theater called Summer Movie series. This is where they feature old movies all summer long for very inexpensive admission. Tonight's feature is a Bogart-Bacall movie from 1947 called Dark Passage. After that we will walk through German Village to have an ice cream cone at Jeni's Ice Cream. Sounds romantic, doesn't it? All of these things were our "dates" back in our early years. I guess it's a tribute to those two young kids from 38 years ago. That's what an anniversary is all about, if you ask me.

Happy Quilting, Friends!


  1. That quilt will be stunning. Love the center piece.

  2. love the quilt and happy anniversary to two young kids!


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