Monday, 1 January 2018

17ufosin2017 final update & Happy New Year

Well 2017 is done and dusted and keeping up my track record I've just tipped over into January. I've really enjoyed Meredithe & Anne's challenge which has been a great source of motivation for me.


#1 The Comfort Quilt

#2 Chester County Criswell Quilt

#9 Sew Laugh Love

#13 Cushions

#15 Boro coasters

#17 Knitted scarf

PROGRESSIONS small and large:

#3 Reading the Fine Print - a few more blocks to go

#4 Value Proposition Quilt completed the top

#6 Cheltenham - a very long term project

#8 Words to Live By completed the top

#10 Sovereign - up to working on the stars for the 2nd border

#11 12 Days of Christmas stitching the second border

#12 Aunty Green I'm going to hex this up

#16 Home Sweet Home There's No Place Like Home almost finished sewing down the binding


#5 Vases of Flowers

#7 Dear Jane

#14 Simply Blessed designed by Rosalie Dekker who very sadly recently passed away. This will definitely be on next year's as my tribute to her passion and creativity.

In summary, 6 finishes, 8 progressions and 3 didn't touch - I'm really happy with that! 
Thank you for your encouragement throughout the 2017 challenge and I look forward to participating in this year's. 

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year and all the best for '18.

With apologies to Sally @ Feather on a Wire who created a much better image!


  1. Happy New Year Carole!
    You have some amazing finishes there and great progress on others - well done! I love your Cheltenham blocks - who's pattern is that?

  2. Every project is so intricate ; your applique and piecing is amazing :) Love the sweet embroidery and the cozy cushions. Have a wonderful New Year :)

  3. Fabulous! Well done you, Carole. Great finishes and wonderful progress. Best wishes for 2018. (Great idea to make that project a tribute to Rosalie - I have a couple of her stitcheries and just might do the same.)

  4. Great work.....
    Sad to hear Rosalie died.....

  5. I would consider your 2017 a huge success! Happy New Year!

  6. Well, I would say that is quite an accomplishment indeed. I didn't even dare join in that one and look how much you got done. I love all you finishes and I look forward to seeing what happens "on the hill" in 2018!

  7. I always love coming over to your blog and seeing all the quilty goodness! You make it look so easy! Even those coasters are just dreamy. Congrats on all the great finishes!

  8. What a awesome year. You accomplished so much and your work is always so lovely to admire. I know 2018 will be a positive one too filled with beautiful stitching.

  9. what stunning projects to work on. Such beautiful finishes too.
    well done