Wednesday, February 1, 2017

UFO Challenge--January 2017

Well, Since I have three lists, I have 3 quilts to show. First up is Christmas Lights - done, done, done!

Next up is Hawaii 3 of 4 and it's done too! 

and lastly, Dia de los Muertos - it's not all the way done, but very close, only 2 more sides to finish binding . . . 

Check out what everyone else finished in January at Judy L's Patchwork Times!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Get it Done Challenge - List #3

I can't believe I'm posting another list, but the truth hurts . . . 

1.  Freeze Frame (another Judy L QFAH Project from September of 2009),  needs quilted and bound. 

2.  Brilliant Sunset needs quilted and bound.  Haven't decided yet if I'll add borders . . . 

3.  Day of the Dead needs quilted and bound.

4.  Autograph Block Swap.  Not sure if I'll add borders or not, but it needs quilted and bound.

5.  60 Degree Diamonds.  Needs quilted and bound.

6.  Things Quilters Really Think III - Needs borders, quilted and bound.

7.  Stash Digger (a local quilt guild retreat project from March 2011).  Needs borders, quilted and bound.  

8.  Cannot remember the name of this pattern, but it needs quilted and bound.

9.  HST Challenge - blocks are done, just need to decide and a layout, add a border, quilt and bind.

10.  Forest Floor - Need to finish applique on 3 other borders and stitch down, quilt and bind.  Do you know how much I don't enjoy applique?
11.  DWR - I hate myself for adding this one to the list . . . a lot to do . . . this may end up being a wallhanging!

12.  QIAD - Summer Porch - need to continue making blocks, add a border or two, quilt and bind.

Get It Done Challenge List #2

Well, this is really sad, but I have so many UFO's and many of them are very close to being completed, so I've compiled a second list . . . 

1.  Hawaiian Quilts - 1 of 4 - needs quilted and bound

2.  Hawaiian Quilt - 2 of 4 - needs quilted and bound
3.  Hawaiian Quilt - 3 of 4 - needs quilted and bound
4.  Hawaiian Quilt - 4 of 4 - needs quilted and bound 

5.  Abigail's Quilt - needs another border or two, quilting and bound.


6.  Clelia's Quilt - needs another border or two, quilting and bound.


7.  Mini Underground Railroad - Need to construct additional blocks, sashing, borders, quilting and bound.

8.  Card Tricks Wallhanging - needs quilted and bound. 

9.  Fast Forward - I think I'd like to construct additional blocks to make it a bit bigger, maybe a border or two, quilting and bound.

10.  Fruit and Veggie Tablerunner - Have to locate the pattern to determine what all I need to do to finish this one . . . 

11.  Raspberry Jam - needs quiting and binding

12.  Scraps Ahoy (another Judy L pattern).  Needs borders, quilting and bound.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Get it Done 2017 Challenge

These are the 12 UFO's I have chosen for Judy Laquidara's Get it Done 2017 Challenge  
Wish me luck!

1.  Postage Stamp Quilt - This one needs 23 more blocks, sashing, quilted and bound.

2.  Bouncing Betty - This one needs 1 more block, 2 borders, quilting and binding.

3.  Christmas Lights, pattern by Bonnie Hunter.  This one needs quilting and bound.


4.  Daisy Chain from the book Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam & Nicky Lintott.  This one needs additional blocks, borders, quilting and bound.

5.  Hopscotch from the book Fat Quarter Five by Heather Mulder Peterson.  This one needs a few blocks flipped/rotated, border, quilted and bound.

6.  Carolina Christmas from the book Scraps & Shirttails II by Bonnie Hunter.  This top is done, but I constructed the Carolina Star blocks incorrectly, so I need to rip those blocks out and construct them the correct way.  Also need borders, quilting and bound.

7.  Pick & Choose by Carrie Nelson from June 2009 issue of American Patchwork Quilting.  This one needs additional blocks, sashing, borders, quilted and bound.



8.  Evening Celestials.  Borders need to be redone, quilted and bound.

9.  Paper pieced swapped Alphabet Blocks need quilted and bound.  

10.  a Judy L Mystery Quilt from June 2010. Needs borders, quilted and bound.

11. True Friends, a Mini-Rag Brick Quilt kit.  Needs constructed . . . 

12.  A Patriotic Wall Hanging.  Needs quilted and bound.
   

I'm back!

A lot has happened since I last posted . . . we moved to another home, we traveled a lot due to our son-in-law being deployed, so we helped my daughter and family move from Hawaii to Massachusetts to Ohio, I lost my Mom in October of 2015 and then my Dad in November 2015 and then I was diagnosed with breast cancer in December of 2015.  I have just begun to feel like my old self and have begun piecing/quilting again!  I have promised myself that I'm going to finish the majority of my many, many UFO's and PIGS before beginning a new project!  I've been working on them since a week before Christmas and I have completed 5 tops but I've only quilted and bound one of them so far. This is Christmas Lights by Bonnie Hunter.  I bound it in the kelly green and it's so striking!  Hope to post the other 4 as soon as I have finished quilting them!
I have decided to participate in Judy Laquidara's Get it Done Challenge.  She always seems to get me motivated.  Tomorrow I will post my list of 12 UFO's as I have to choose, and there are so very many to choose from! 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

What a day . . .

Got off to a rough start this morning when I received the dreaded automated call from the grand girls school . . . another freakin snow day - oh joy!  Six little girls and a dog . . .
Freezing rain that felt like nails being driven into my face and hands when I had to take the dog out 
Three girls on the couch 
Three more building a clubhouse

And Kona, the dog, wanting to go out a 3rd time . . . 
And shortly after I was relieved of my babysitting duties, the darned phone rang - it was the girls school . . . There's going to be a 2 hour delay TOMORROW !!!!!!   Stick a fork in me, I'm done.  



Thursday, March 6, 2014

One done!

This is my friend Kathy's Decaffeinated Quilt.  I used Hermione Agee's pantograph: Plumage.  It's one of my favorite feather pantos!

After I was through quilting, Sophia and I celebrated with a bag of buttered popcorn!


Friday, February 28, 2014

I'm backkkkkkk . . .

These are 3 of my granddaughters, Sophia, Abigail and Clelia, "making" quilts on the design wall!  

We appear to be done travelling for the moment so hopefully I will be able to get back to posting on a regular basis again.  


Monday, January 7, 2013

Design Wall Monday

The last time I posted for Design Wall Monday, it was back in mid-April 2012.  A lot has happened since then but very little quilting.  But I am back home now and becoming familiar with my sewing machine once again!  So today, I have posted what I've been working on since I returned home . . . A Postage Stamp Quilt!  I'm a co-moderator of a Yahoo Postage Stamp Swap Group and I have so many postage stamps that boxes and drawers were overflowing, so this is the result:

Check out what others have on their Design Wall at JudyL's Patchwork Times!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

I'm finally home!

When I left back in August, it was scorching hot here in Ohio and now that I've returned, it's snowing.  I have been busy this past week putting all of my summer clothes away and searching for my winter wardrobe!  I wasn't willing to risk taking my sewing machine on the plane, so it's been a long time to go without piecing.  I did take a lot of  fabric scraps with me to sub-cut into blocks ranging in size from 1.5 inches to 6 inches in one-half  increments - but that quickly got old, and with a curious 2 year old and a 6 month old infant, it was difficult to get much done!  I did get some knitting done though - I finished 2 pair of socks and I'm close to completing a 3rd pair.

So now that I'm back home, I'm looking forward to returning to blogging and I cannot wait to see what everyone has been up to in my absence!
 

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Woman on a mission!

I have been all caught up with customer quilting and back on track.  What a good feeling that is!  Sorry about the quality of these photos, but my granddaughters got ahold of my camera and it's beyond repair, so I have no choice but to use my phone . . . .
First up is this customer quilt - they just wanted an all over meander!
 This customer wanted a small meander on this monstrosity - 82 by 117.  When I finished, I discovered a pleat on the back and as I began releasing the pleat, it got bigger and bigger (see photo below.  It took me 4 days to rip everything out to the top edge so I could "taut" the backing and re-stipple, but it's finally done and I hope she likes it as I never had this happen before.  What a nightmare . . .

 This is Connie's first quilt and it was impeccably pieced.  What a pleasure it was to quilt this one!  I used the pantograph Spring Thing, one of my favorites.
This is one of Linda's and I used Spring Thing on this one too and some fun variegated thread!