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.
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!
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!
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!
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!