Saturday, September 15, 2018

UFO Prevention Plan

Tula Pink's City Sampler
100 Modern Quilt Blocks

Gnome Angel is one talented gal at running quilt alongs, and currently hosting 100 Days 100 Blocks. (Dang, I love the hype of them, picking the fabric, etc.!) Adamant not to join yet another, I was on vacation, I had the book, and was sucked in. But quilt alongs for me are like ordering an ice cream cone, size X-large, please, and never finishing. Still I jumped in, and completed 11%, and those 11 blocks hung on my wall for weeks. Sigh. You know the pattern yourself. It happened again.

Cleaning the studio and design walls meant taking the blocks down. This time I decided I would change my habit of packing them away only to become another UFO. Nope, no more! I'm a changed woman after a long year of cleaning up past quilt along indiscretions. I doubted I'd ever finish all 100 blocks so I made a decision on the spot.

UFO Prevention Intervention Time!

I picked 9 blocks I liked the best, and arranged them in grayscale for balance of value.

A simple sashing and border in a solid would quickly complete this. I chose a color that wasn't in any of the blocks.

I used a deep, blue that leans toward teal in a Moda solid. A simple window pane look for sashing and border was enough.

So Fine #50 wt. thread in gold, a chunk of leftover batting, backing, and even binding are picked and at ready beside the long arm. What a nice incentive for finishing a stalled project midway through! I think I have my weekend plan in place, and UFO Prevention is working as planned.

Happy quilting to you!
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