Sunday, January 29, 2023

Wishful Thinking ~ UFOs & Quilt Goals 2023

This Lonestar Quilt Block was made in 2011.

I had to wash a stain off one of the points and press it before I took this photo.

This is the center block that I made 

while sewing along with the ...

Lonestar Quilt Along 2011

Ridge Top Quilts

It was my first attempt at this start block. 

Dorian, my online quilty bestie, patiently helped me through the process. 

I admit that I am still not a fan of "Y" seams.

I have never actually finished a Lone Star Quilt. 

This quilt block is the end product of a previous Stash Busting effort...

...  while I was trying to use up fabrics from this

 Mystery Quilt in 2011

My Favorite Bed Quilt

The large blue floral fabric in this Lonestar Block

 is the last of the focus fabric for 

I think I had intended to complete the QAL and use this as a wallhanging in the bedroom.  The corner blocks and border were never sewn.  

Now this large block is a UFO that surfaced when I was pulling yellow, blue and green scraps for my Scrappy Irish Chain WIP.

Maybe I will add a scrappy border and finish it as a wallhanging

 when my Irish Chain Quilt is finished and on my bed.

"It could happen ..." ;)

This quote is one of our family sayings for wishful thinking.

It comes from an old family type movie that my daughter had on repeat on the VHS player on our old television in the 90's. She wore out the VHS tape.

Can anyone name the movie?

Anyone want a hint?

I am walking down memory lane and thinking wishfully 

about getting my UFOs and WIPs this Sunday afternoon.

Will 2023 be the year I complete a Lone Star Quilt?

It has long been on my quilty bucket list.

I saw this post on 

#quiltgoals2023 ~ The Jolly Jabber @ Fat Quarter Shop

It has me thinking wishfully about setting one goal this year.

I am thinking my goal should be to finish one UFO.

Will this Lone Star block be the one? 

Time will tell.  


Vroomans' Quilts said...

Done is better than back on the shelf. A simple border and quilt it up for a lovely wallhanging.

Gretchen Weaver said...

I really like your lone star block! I hope too you have a completed quilt by the end of the year, happy stitching!