My first project was to finish the small quilt that was pinned in earlier this year. First row- wonderful. 2nd row broke a needle and bent the throat plate. Would you believe everyone I called to help fix it was out of town this Saturday. I didn't want to waste the weekend so I ran to Friend Tire to see if they could/would help me. Danny is a friend to our oldest son, He knew just what to do, 5 minutes of his time and I was on my way to a fun filled day of quilting.
Now that the machine is running well, I want to challenge myself to finish a pile of UFO's and other TO DO's. I normally don't do very well completing projects if I feel pushed to do so. I am going to take exception to my normal routine and make a schedule and stick to it. There is something to be said about writing one's intentions down and reporting progress.
Normally if I think I want to start a long range goal, I get distracted waiting for the perfect time to get all my ducks in a row. This quest was thought of and started today, so today is day one.
I am not going to argue or negotiate with my self over what the word "IS" is. So for the record- a quilt is defined as 2 or more layers (with or without batting), Pieced or panels, machine quilted or tied, either way(s) I get a Talley mark when one is finished.
Quilts- 1, 2, and 3
|This small top has been pinned in to quilt for several months.|
|Last row and I buried the sewing foot in a loose seam--my bad|
|This top is small so it will end up being a baby quilt or a pet quilt.|
|I added the dog applique to cover where I ripped the fabric getting my foot out.|
|Instead of loading another top to be quilted I worked on my raw-edge applique borders for Austin and Nichole's wedding quilt.|
|Did you know that in a pinch you can use your GO mats to trim up fabric. My regular mat had too much stuff covering it. I was too lazy to clean it off just for a couple of corners.|
|Here is the top--Thanks to all the ladies who sewed units. Special THANKS to Deb. H. for setting the top together. We started this project over 6 months ago. It as been gotten out and put away many, many times.|
|Please don't find any typos in the wording. I kept meaning to spell check.|
|This is a line from a song Austin taught the church.|
|#2 Small quilt for Sarah to use for neighbor girls that are moving away tomorrow.|
|#3 another one left over from a round of donation tops. These two will be tied and gifted.|
|The library class is going to do this pattern for a donation project. I hope to teach the class next month. I cut out blocks to practice with. Easy, chisel, sqs and triangles.|
|We have a baby shower coming up soon. I found a yard of pink to use for a back and made enough 9 1/2" blocks to fit for a top. I think this will be a fun pattern to try in different colors and settings.|
|I sewed light purple triangles to the top right and bottom left on all blocks. Then I sewed darker triangles to the other two corners. I added 3 inch strips on the sides to widen the top to fit the yardage I picked for the back.|
|I like the center sqs. Light purple with cats- so cute!|