Thursday, January 3, 2008

UFOs

I loved how Sharon B bit the bullet and posted her UFOs (that's Unfinished Objects, in case you don't know.) With the impetus of New Year's to propel me into the same kind of reckoning....I will post mine, too.
If you don't count unquilted sane tops, of which I have about 5 from many years ago, I only have two UFOs from my current stitching life as a crazy quilter. This is because I am a dogged one-tracked mind type of person, Taurus the bull forging ahead with blinders on. I do one thing at a time, start to finish. Period.
Except for these two items...

This was a warm-up waste canvas project before doing the lettering on my H quilt. I counted wrong somewhere in the center of the rose and put it away in mild disgust. But now that I look at it, who cares? I should finish this and piece it into a crazy quilt.

This was started at my Point Bonita quilt retreat two years ago. My brother Ben had sent me this image of the Holy Mother, which I really love; Debra Spincic did the image transfer for me.
I'm not sure why I stopped work on this, except I didn't like stitching through the batting. (I had tried building my piece directly onto batting instead of muslin, which was a mistake.)
But I would like to come back to Her I think.

But I will start in on my Take It Further challenge for January first. There is someone I very much admire for her courage....I won't invade her privacy by giving her name, but it does begin with.....

.......the letter "N".

7 comments :

sharonb said...

Hey I thought you would not have any UFO's!!! - You have made my day LOL

Marty52 said...

Oh my word, it's breathtaking already!

Debra Spincic said...

I have a new plan for Madonnas again. I may use the one you sent me also. Isn't the new year a great time?

Susan said...

Rose - yep, who cares? No one else sees the pattern.

Madonna - she's beautiful - lesson learned on the batting?

N - very, very gorgeous! It will be a lovely tribute to her.

Mary said...

who'e N??? seester

Possibilities, Etc. said...

Needlepoint people are the grand champions at accumulating UFO's. TNTC applies to my stash. (too numerous to count)

Melusine said...

I love your flower pictures. How do you go about changing them from petals and leaves into a silk fabric?