Re-working your UFOs

Re-working your UFOs is the topic of the week for UFOvember. Check out these bloggers who are tackling this problem. There just might be something there to stir you into action!

November 18 – Stacey H –
November 19 – Cinzia White –
November 20 – Laura Piland –
November 21 – Rachel M –
November 22 – Kathryn LeBlanc –
November 23 – Judit Hajdu –
November 24 – Lyra McCabe –

Here is my re-work story: We invited Sherri Hisey of Border Creek Station Pattern Company to design a quilt for us, which would be presented as a mystery challenge. We sat on my back deck sipping wine and discussing what kind of blocks and designs we liked. We would publish a set of instructions each month over the winter, and display the quilts at the 2015 Quilts at the Creek show. Sherri worked her magic and sent us the pattern. So yes, we knew what it would look like. No mystery for us… this didn’t stop it from being a challenge for me though!

My modus operandi for quilt making is to play with colour until I am happy. As I made the blocks month to month I was not happy. My original choices were not playing well together, so I made more blocks, and more blocks and more blocks!

Here is my final version of the quilt.. the pattern is still available: Click to access the_full_pioneer_spirit.pdf

Well, because of all my waffling about colour choices, I ended up with a kazillion spare half-square triangles blocks. They were a lighter, brighter selection of blocks, and I used most of them to make this quilt for the 2016 Quilts at the Creek show. A successful re-working of those blocks!

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