Wanted: a new UFO

I finished the machine applique on this bugger over the weekend.  I bought this as a kit, I don’t remember how long it’s been.  Awhile.  Several years. I had trouble thanks to the fact that the kit did not have enough fabric, a fact I did not discover until it was too late to do anything about it.  I found some replacement fabric, but then I think I made a cutting mistake (if it’s not one damn thing, it’s another).  Finally, though, the appliques were on, and then it sat.  And sat.  It’s only 74 by 74, but that’s still kind of a pain to shove around underneath the arm of my Bernina to blanket stitch those flowers.

I cut some fabric for a backing, but I’m sure it’ll be awhile before I actually quilt the darned thing.  I do have the binding cut and made, so at least that’s ready.  I’m not sure what I’ll do with it when it’s done.  Throw it in the closet with the rest of them, I suppose.

Now that it is in the To Be Quilted pile, I feel justifed in starting something new.

Like maybe with this awesome fabric that just came in the shop.

It’s called Knit Pirates.  The crossbones are knitting needles.  I also ordered a bunch of red and pink tone on tones and have been folding fat quarters this morning.  The combo of the black and white print with all of the pink and red fabrics are making me swoon.    At first I was thinking just the pinks, but some of the reds have red AND pink, and I’ve decided what they heck, I might as well throw caution to the wind (cripes, I’m thinking about using fabric with skulls on it…) and use RED and PINK together.

But what do I make?  What do I make?  I’ll come up with something…there’s an opening on my UFO list you know.


(the new fabric isn’t on the website yet, my darling sister is working on the scans for me…)