Saturday, March 31, 2012

UFO #8 (MAR.) - DONE

March has come and is nearly gone--and UFO #8 is done!  Yea!  I have had the Shadowbox pattern for about 2 years I think and knew I wanted to do it in browns & golds--so I was excited to get it started and finished.  I love the fabrics--some were leftovers from a lined jacket I made in the fall of 1997.  That was another class taught by Dee, a very talented lady who was a Bernina girl but who could help everyone with their brands of machines.  It is probably the only lined jacket I will ever make--but I learned a lot and love that jacket.  Anyway, I had to add a few fabrics to those I used when making the jacket (a fan on the back of the jacket and prairie points, etc.), and I purchased Moda Marbles for the sashing/shadows.  Here is the picture--we just took it and the colors look more muted than they are in natural light (need to find a solution to lighting for these pictures!).
Shadowbox in Browns/Golds

Then, because the Shadowbox quilt was finished quite early in March, I went to my "C" UFO list and started on my funky Santa quilt (Nancy Barrett, With Needle & Thread - "Nicholas' New Friends" - machine applique).  I was so excited--but when I got to the last 8 blocks, I wasn't quite as excited!  I did use most of my red Christmas fabrics, and was able to use the Debbie Mumm fabric I got from Mari for the backing.  The quilt is quite large so the picture won't show all of it.
Nicholas' New Friends
There are 4 embroidered blocks, a couple of pieced blocks, and a block with decorative stitches.  I also used some decorative stitches and decorative trims on some of the Santas.  I am going to make some tiny yo-yos for the Santa caps, add some pom-poms on some, and buttons on others--but will wait until it is off the longarm before doing that. 
My Favorite Block

My Second Favorite Block
My Husband's Favorite Santa

And now on to April--UFO #10; for me that is an Irish Chain in pinks.  I love making Irish Chain quilts, and pink is my favorite color--what's not to like about April's choice?!  I'm not sure what size this quilt will be, or if I will add any embroidery.  Guess I'll think about it for a couple of days!


  1. Love the shadowbox effect and the colors. Congrats on your #8 finish. The Christmas quilt is quite a project and you are rightfully proud to have sashed all those intricate blocks together. Congratulations!

  2. that is kind of unusual....i like it. i really like those santas, too

  3. UFO list C? Two lovely pieces of work, I agree with your husband, a great Santa.

    1. Well.... Some things on my lists are quilts I have purchased patterns and/or fabric for--or have fabric in my stash that I think "I want to make one of those..." :-)

  4. I have not seen the Shadowbox pattern before - thank you for sharing your finishes - the Santa quilt is going to be a treasure of fun. Judy C