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UFO to Go

Before I "got sick" I'd made a great UFO to Go portable design wall for my hand applique and never got around to sharing until now. I had this large print that was the best pattern of the last bunch of bolts JoAnn's had when they moved to their new location. I decided to cover my ironing board, but after two days, I had to rip it off and put back the plain silver stuff. I got way too dizzy and I couldn't see my blocks because they were so "lost" in the print. So I searched for a project to use this fabric that had a few staple holes that wouldn't affect the look or function. I found it!!A UFO to GO!!

I put some extra "pages" in it and now it won't really close as designed, but I can still tie the ribbon. I made 12 pages as I thought I'd dedicate it to one pattern of 12 Baltimore blocks, but I've decided to use it one page for each block of all the BOMs I have waiting in the wings. I may remove some to make it more functional.

Here's the project folded to be sure it doesn't fall out.

This "book-like" design wall folded once, so you can turn the pages. The middle pages fold out to hold even more UFOs. 

All tied up and ready to go. The red hair tie on the left is supposed to wrap around the button to keep anything from falling out, but my extra pages keep it from closing tightly. I like it because the little pieces stick to the interfacing and I can put them in order of stitching. 

Today's progress:

HD - did some frogging, but it's slow going albeit pretty easy, these are 12" blocks and lots of swirls. I'm ripping it out because the one bobbin wasn't set at the right tension and I didn't check it, so it has to come out or one snag and the whole thing will unravel. Can't wait to finish this king-sized quilt. Been a long time, but I'm motivated and my daughter's been more than patient.

I got my Dear Jane book/fabric/paper piecing out and will be working on C-8. I really need to make detailed notes for each project because it takes forever to remember where I left off. I have to create a schedule to make sure I work on them every couple of days so I won't lose time getting oriented to each project.

I found my Oakland Bay Sampler bin and tried to decide the next step. I have three blocks finished and I'll give it more time when I can. I remember that I stopped because I couldn't decide which pink to use. Sign.

Did some more re-arranging today and tried to find a place for everything, but I still have a ton of surfaces that I dumped stuff at the beginning--you know how it is, you have to make a mess in order to mess is still messy. LOL


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