Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Potential UFO

Today in a workshop I made this:
It has a couple more pieces to be added to the top, and then it is mean to be embellished with beads or whatever. Actually it is meant to be twice as tall, but I only cut half the required number of pieces.

The pattern is "Towering Trees" by Wendy Hager. It is meant to look something like this:

There was only one copy of the pattern available between about 8 people which made getting all the pieces cut quite time consuming. Especially if you are last in the queue! And then there didn't seem to be a full set of instructions anywhere, so I don't really know how the last piece is going to be attached.

Now I'm faced with the decision to either try and finish the thing, or throw it out and write it off as a WOMBAT - Waste of Money, Brains and Time. Or perhaps more relevantly, Waste of Material, Batting and Time. (But in reality, the batting was offcuts from my last quilt, and the fabric has been in my stash for ages, so no cost really.)


  1. You could finish and put away till Christmas and use it as for Kris Kringle gift.

  2. A bit frustrating. Why not sleep on it. Not literally! If you like it in the morning it would be worth finishing.

  3. Good use of stash and scrap wadding, but only if you got the full instructions! Frustrating.

  4. Wombat indeed. It sounds like the day was not fun. However I have learned a new acronym which is cool. If you don't get a copy of the finishing sizes I'm sure your math skills are up to the task of finishing the tree if you so desire.

  5. Sounds like the last class I took many years ago--I don't seem to do well in them somehow...
    I think you should just leave it as is and add whatever you want to it for a little tabletopper..
    I like your colors in it...hugs, Julierose

  6. I agree. Finish it and then it's a little gift made. Don't waste it...

  7. Love WoMBat, definately going to use it. That seems to be what most of the projects the sewing group I joined turn out to be.