Monday, January 8, 2018

UFO work and Another Exciting Announcement

UFOs

I didn't think I'd be able to link up with Tish's party this week, because I didn't think I was working on any UFOs, and then I realized one of my UFOs was not on the list from this post.  (I've gone back and added it, not to worry.) My cat mats. Each year I make two, giving them to the Englewood FL Humane Society where we get our dogs' heartworm tests. I always intend to make two more at home for the Windsor Humane Society or for a cat rescue I've heard of right near me in Leamington. I haven't. So this time it is my OMG as you read on my last post. I did a quick look and had a quick think and easily found the four possibilities I showed you in the OMG post. Because the paler blues are the RSC2018 colour of the month, I decided my first cat mat would be in those colours. I made it like the second one for which I never did write a tutorial, so watch this space, as they say, because I'm taking photos along the way and I'll show you how I did it, pretty easy-peasy. These mats are about the size of a placemat, so you can always use it for those too. 😉
A little progress; man I do love these blues! That's the last of the arrows print; I feel glad and sad, do you know what I mean?!

Any progress is good progress, right? The Splash of Colour was also on the UFO list, the "B" (Blocks) list, and is due shortly to link up for prizes. I missed the deadline and link-up for the flimsy, so I'll be damned if I miss the final link-up. I've decided to call this "Float", and it is half way done quilting. I'm doing an all-over hook & swirl design of Angela's.


It's back!

Speaking of fun linky parties, which provide another opportunity to meet other quilty peeps, several of us have missed Throwback Thursdays which were held with Jen at A Quarter Inch From the Edge. Well, I emailed Jen last week and offered to babysit this linky for her while she is buried in full-time teaching and raising two littles (been there, done that, no time to sew except for school breaks). She assured me she is still getting in some sewing and quilting time, but blogging ain't gonna happen.

So, the first Thursday of the month Throwback Thursday is going to be held here until further notice. What is Throwback Thursday for those of you who may not know? It is a chance to pull out and photograph those older quilts, probably pre-blogging, and tell us their story.  Every quilt has a story (isn't there a song about that... ah Rod, you know that's what you meant).


Since we missed the first Thursday of January, the party is going to happen this coming Thursday, January 11. I will be telling you about the quilt below that always sits on my bed for the month of December and into the beginning of January. Sneak peek:

I'm making a page for Throwback Thursday, so you can find my previous posts; it's also a way for me to remember which oldies have been documented.😃 I have also put a little description there for those who might happen to be randomly cruising around my blog...

Linking up
Tish's Adventures in Wonderland
Cooking Up Quilts

19 comments:

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Love those blues. It was kind of you to offer to babysit Throwback Thursday. I wonder what I might have to link up.

Cheryl said...

I have missed Throw Back Thursdays, that is awesome that you will be taking it over!

Stitchin At Home said...

Pretty blues! Throwback Thursday, I am going to dive in and find something for it.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

How nice that you'll be hosting Throwback Thursday. I look forward to it!

JanineMarie said...

Hooray for you taking over Throwback Thursday!! I’ve missed it. We have been slowly going through and making sense of our mess of a photo collection (we seem to have ended up with all the old photos of both of our families), and of course I’m coming across pre-blogging quilt photos. Time to get some more of them documented.

KaHolly said...

Aren’t you a sweetie to take on TT for Jenn. Cat Mats, hmmm. I have 4 placemat sized panels I’d pieced years ago, dug out when I got my Janome, and practiced machine quilting on. They just sit in the bottom of my bin. I’d read somewhere not to use binding on pet mats.......is that a steadfast rule? Maybe I could use them to practice machine sewing binding down, which I fail at miserably with every attempt, and donate them, too?

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

Sounds like a fun party! I can't wait to read about your first throwback quilt. :) And yes, I know exactly what you mean when you say you're glad/sad to see the end of a piece of fabric!

Rebecca Grace said...

OOH, GOODY!!!! I wasn't aware of Throwback Thursday, but I'm putting a reminder to myself so I can participate. I'm looking forward to it!

Also, what's a Cat Mat? Is it just the cat equivalent of a dog bed/quilt, or is there a more specific use for it? Your longarm quilting is gorgeous, too. Are you following a paper pantograph, quilting freehand or using computer assistance?

Louise said...

I completely understand that bittersweet feeling of finishing up the last of a favorite fabric! I do like closure. Nothing left but warm memories :)

I wasn't really blogging for Throwback Thursday, so it will be fun to see what that's all about. And like Karen (KaHolly) I'd love to know more about the cat mats and binding. Sounds like a good use for some of the fat quarters that are, um, more appealing to cat than human eyes...

Tu-Na Quilts said...

This is an exciting announcement! I might have to dig out some of those old quilts and write about them. Love you Splash of Color quilt. The blue/green colors are so pretty with the black and white. You've got a great eye for color.

SandraC said...

Oooh, this sounds exciting! I actually have an old quilt that I am gifting in an hour from now, so I think I'll take a picture just in case I decide to do a TBT post!

Raewyn said...

Sounds like a fun link up Sandra - I remember seeing Throwback Thursdays around but never joined up - don't think I have any quilts that are pre-blogging but I'm sure I have some older ones around :-) Great use of your blues and good luck with your quilting deadline...that's a gorgeous quilt!

Kathleen said...

So nice to have you babysitting Throwback Thursdays. I have unearthed some photos of quilts in the move and an old album I kept pre-internet days. This might help me do get some it done.

piecefulwendy said...

I agree that having you babysit Throwback Thursdays will be fun. I've not posted to that linky, but I do have some quilts that have never been documented on my blog. Might be a good reason to start! Those kitty mats are a good thing!

canuckquilter said...

Thanks for babysitting Throwback Thursday. I'll try to plan to post for it.

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

So much going on ! I have yet to link up for any of tish UFO links . Must do that . And I loved the Thursday throwback with Jen . I recently found photos of loads of baby quilts I made years ago ... of course I can't remember where I put them again , but I'll have lots to throwback

Susan said...

Very pretty blue, and thank you for thinking of the kitties! Looking forward to your hosting of Throwback Thursday - I think I have enough quilts accumulated for that!

Lynette said...

How timely of you to start Throwback Thursdays back up, when I just found my Sweet-16 quilt my grandmother had made for after it had been missing for almost 6 years! I washed it yesterday and plan to photo-op it tomorrow.

DianeLoves2Quilt said...

I can resonate with using up the last bit of a favorite fabric. It is like saying good bye to a close friend who is moving away.