Thursday Pow Wow

Another busy week for the Apatcheez and a couple of catch-up photos for you to enjoy.

Last week Lynette finished this beauty and I omitted to put it in the blog:

Lynette's finished this oriental extravaganza

Also Cheryl, who is relatively new to Apatchy (welcome again Cheryl) sent me photos of her UFO conquests so far this year (Sharyn are you getting worried?). This lady is a steam engine when it comes to finishing projects – and they’re not small ones:

Cheryl 1

Cheryl 2

Cheryl 3

Cheryl 4

Cheryl 5

Now that’s quite a haul isn’t it! I really like Cheryl’s work – it has definite modern influences and her choice of colour is always interesting.

Speaking of colour how’s this for bright? Sharyn didn’t disappoint and arrived with another finished project or two –


Are they vibrant colours? And speaking of colour how is this for a treat? It’s Robyne’s thread box – such delicious colours and such order! Very impressive.


Meanwhile, not to be outdone Margaret has finished this project that has been on the UFO list for a while-


And in a week of finishes Tracey finally finished this bed runner for her daughter. Ooh la la I think she’ll like it-


And Heather has been playing with some yo yo’s, some fibres and some red fabric and she came up with these wonderful creations – right on time for Anzac Day


I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing what my clever ladies have achieved this week. Why don’t you come and join us for classes and you could be crossing your projects off that UFO list!

On that positive note I’ll leave you but just wanted to tell you that Arthur (No. 1 son) is scheduled for brain surgery tomorrow so if you could send positive thoughts our way I would be grateful.

Until next time happy quilting














8…UFO Sightings

Here’s the next in our countdown to classes at Apatchy Quilting


So now your sewing room is organised and you can see what’s in there – now I know the joy is in the journey not the destination BUT your job for today is to unearth your UFOs – all of them! Now I’m not talking about the magazine pages you marked with little Post-it notes while you were reading and decided to make-that-when-I-get-a-chance (or is that just me?).

I’m talking about the unopened kits that you bought at the last four Craft Shows – the ones in the basket under the spare bed (just me again?). Also the half-done quilt tops, tablerunners, bags and other major works buried at the back of the cupboard, in the to-be-done bag or in their own dedicated plastic tub (you know who you are).

U 1bl baskets

Oh and what about the quilt tops that are finished but just need the quilting, or the binding or the labeling? (My end-of-year challenge quilt is a candidate for that.)

Today get them all out and make a list – maybe it’s a big list – even better. Maybe you’ll have new projects that you don’t yet know about (even though you promised yourself you weren’t buying anything else from the Craft Show until you finished what you had). They won’t be on your list now but we can always add a supplementary list for newcomers.


I like the AllPeopleQuilt challenge here but there is only space for twelve projects and I might need more or maybe less. This challenge only works if there’s twelve exactly. So I’d like to be a little more flexible than that.


As I see it we should be celebrating every time we finish a UFO – even if it hasn’t yet been identified as unidentified! Sounds a bit existential doesn’t it? This is why I like to add your projects to the Gallery and mine too – so we can all celebrate when things are DONE.

Why don’t you just make a list of all your projects from the itsy-bitsy-teeny-weeny to the oh-my-God-is-that-even-possible with the option of extending the aforementioned list should subsequent projects identify themselves during the course of the year? Much simpler. Then we can have a celebration at the end of the year. Maybe we should have an end-of-year prize for the most UFO’s – or maybe we just all give ourselves a pat on the back for finishing what we can?

So rifle through that organised sewing space of yours – right now – and get out your UFO’s. Make a list with the details of each UFO and where it’s up to then send me a copy too (send it to Use this 2015 UFO Challenge form if it helps. We’ll keep a tally of the number of projects my clever Apatchy people finish during 2015.

Teresa from the fabrictherapy blog has an excellent post on how to organise your UFOs if you want to have half a chance of actually finishing them. The pictures of the tubs above are from her page. Have a look if you are having trouble. She is almost as organised in real life as I would like to be in my mind. Until tomorrow

Happy Quilting (well not quilting as such but getting ready for quilting)