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14 February 2011

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY Everyone!

Thank you for all compliments regarding my GFG quilt.  I think I know how I’d like to finish the edges but I’m not quite sure.  Yesterday I made a list of all my UFO’s, WIP, On-going Projects and Projects to Start and listed next to each project exactly what needs to be done. 
UFO/WIP:
1.   Dear Jane Wallhanging:  layer, quilt, bind
2.   Raw Edge Bull’s Eye Quilts (2):  layer, quilt, bind
3.   GFG:  finish up the edges, layer, quilt,bind
4.   Friendship Links:  sew side seams of blocks, assemble rows, layer, quilt, bind
5.   Cathedral Windows:  apply “windows”, assemble larger units into one lapwarmer
6.   Scrappy Delectable Mountains:  add 1 block to each row, assemble rows, layer, quilt, bind
7.   Crazy Quilt:  decorative stitching the seams, add patch embroidery, lace, ribbons, etc; attach backing, tie together

On-going:
1.   SBS (Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler) BOM at my LQS
2.   PWP (Party With Patrick) BOM at my LQS
3.   Hexies for One Flower Wednesdays
4.   Mini flying geese units/blocks (for some day)
5.   Roses of Remembrance blocks
6.   Redwork Kitchen Towels
7.   Miscellany Redwork (for some project down the line)

To Start:  (of course this number will go up before the day is over)

1.   Consider the Lilies
2.   Things We Love
3.   Henrietta Whiskers
4.   Give Thanks

I’m feeling kind of overwhelmed with all my to-do’s but also kind of liberated because now I know exactly what needs to be done.  I have no system in place so I thought that I’d break down the projects by days of the week; like on Wednesdays work on my hexies and flowers for “One Flower Wednesdays”.  I’m not much of a decision maker so I’m taking my time today to actually INK in on our calendar which projects I’ll be working on for any given day.  The quilts that need finishing I’m thinking of waiting until September due to the chilly Autumn evenings rather than quilting in the humid-filled Summer months.

Until next time, sew on and enjoy your Valentine’s Day!

09 February 2011

A GFG quilt top finished!

I finished my first GFG quilt top last night; entirely by hand.  I'm trying to figure out how I'd like to finish it quilting-wise as well as the edge.  I'm thinking of maybe echo quilting then turning under the edges and hand sewing everything down.

Now I'm finishing up my Valentine's Day tablerunner, quilting & binding then I'll continue to work on more hexies in three sizes.

Until next time, sew on!

01 February 2011

What To Do?

Hmmm, we've gotten an accumulative amount of 60" of snow and today some freezing rain on top of yet more snow.  Tonight we're supposed to have an ice storm.  I made homemade marinara sauce first thing this morning and as it was simmering brought more firewood into the house while DH shoveled a new path to more firewood stored.

While he was doing that and more chores were done I made another laprobe from Raw Edge Bull's Eye blocks I had quartered.  About three years ago, maybe four, I participated in an International Block Swap of Raw Edge Bull's Eyes and I enjoyed the pattern so much I made more blocks for myself.  At any rate, to get me through today's weather I stitched this up:

It's mostly blues and yellows, really very cheery which I need this time of year.  I have more blocks left over but I'm not sure what I'll do with them; maybe leave them for a rainy day or make more blocks to add to the collection.

Now I need to decide if I want a border or not and just layer; then I'm not sure if I'm going to handquilt or machine quilt as I miss handquilting a great deal.

Until next time everyone keep warm and safe!