Friday, September 2, 2016

UFO Busting for August

It's the first Friday of the month, so should be time for Vicki Welsh's UFO Busting report.  If you've been following along with Sue's UFO Busting, you may recall that she was a "no show" for July - quite simply there was no progress to report during the month.  August has been a little bit better with 2 finishes, though not in the quilt realm.  This month she moved over to wearables, having purchased some dress fabric last summer in Maine that she decided it was time to do something with.  During Row By Row last year we visited a shop called Alewives Fabrics where Sue saw a dress she liked on display.  She ended up purchasing the pattern and some fabric to make it for her daughter, and then a few days later at Maine quilts, purchased additional fabric to make one for herself.  So back in June she decided to tackle the first one, tracing the pattern and cutting out the blue one, to test for size. It's a very simple style and project, however it still took 2 months to finish it!  Of course, that was due to NOT working on it.  The second, black one, took less than a week!  So one was a start for June, finished in August; the other is a start & finish for August.
(Note: This dress form is a leftover from Sue's college days.  Oh how she wishes her waist were still that small!!)
This is the pattern, called The Staple Dress, by April Rhodes.  It can be made with a straight hem or the hi-lo as in the picture below.  Go to for info on purchasing the pattern.
Another project Sue continues to work on is the Susan Carlson collage project.  Though still a ways from being finished, there has been some progress.  Just the outside left to fill in.

So the stats for August are:
Starting UFO count: 12
New projects started this month:1
Projects finished this month:2
UFO count at end of month:11

Hopefully in September Sue will be able to spend more time at the machine to reduce that UFO backlog!  Go to Vicki Welsh's blog - Colorways by Vicki Welsh - to see what other participants have reported for the month of August.

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