Well, I this is new to me. Seems like a really good idea. I have had much success with the One Monthly Goal. I am hoping that this one will give some extra incentive to get projects done. I have ambitiously put 6 projects on here. Yikes! I hate to lose, so I hope I can get them all finished along with the 10,000 other projects I will start along the way. If you are interested in Participating, Please go to She Can Quilt.
So, for Quarter 4 I am going to finish the following:
#1 Flannel Baby Quilt – Needs quilting and Binding.
#2 Safari Baby Quilt – Needs quilting finished and Binding
#3 – The Ugly Quilt – Needs quilting and Binding. Jeez, I hope I can stand it. still Might have to change something on this in order to tolerate it.
#4 Zipper Quilt – Needs quilted and Binding.
#5 The Fourth and Final Dog Bone Dresser scarf. This is an EPP project and is partly pieced. I am so tired of these, since it is the fourth one I have done. Ughhh. The last one is taking forever.
#6 – Table Topper that has been laying around for quite some time. Needs borders, quilting and binding.
Spent Saturday at the local quilt guild’s Quilt-In. They had a guest speaker teaching free motion quilting. I learned quite a few things, many techniques I was not familiar with. I actually made quite fantastic feather. However, somehow I do not have a photo of it. I think the biggest thing I got out of it was how not to be too critical and be adventuresome with new designs. I actually feel like I my be able to venture out. First I will have to finish my “One Monthly Goal” for June, then I can move onto another top where maybe I can try a new technique. It was also interesting to see that many others struggled with the actual quilting part the way I do. I am not alone.
Treasure Your Family
In July, the quilt guild is having a garage sale for quilting fabric/items. I was going through some boxes looking for things I could part with (more like make room for more) and came across this embroidered item.
Right away it brought tears to my eyes. I made this from a kit that Oma sent me from Germany. She knew I was crafty and often sent me something she knew I would like to do. She also sent me a piece of silverware for my collection. I so remember looking at that silver fork and looking at my mother wondering why I always got silverware from her on my birthday and at the holidays (along with the crafty items). My mother would always tell me that I will appreciate it later. While I hated getting utensils as a present when I was a kid, Mom was right. I certainly do appreciate it now. I have an entire set of silver for 12. It is something I truly cherish. Every holiday I think of her and my mother when I get it out.
Since Oma died when I was in my late teens, I imagine this piece is pretty old. Maybe 40 years or close to it. Once I ironed it, it was perfect. Originally I think it was made to hang on your front door. I may still do that, but not until I add something quilty. I am thinking it needs to be colorful, hot pinks, oranges, lime greens. Not sure of design yet, but I may keep it simple so not to take away from the embroidery and Oma’s memory.
Tomorrow I am going to a quilt in. Yeah. Can’t wait to spend the day with my friend Lynn doing what we love.
Treasure Your Family
So the local quilt that I participate is making string blocks for quilts that they will sell at a fund raiser for the group. They pass out block kits to members. I made mine, but have a hard time imagining that I will like this quilt. It is a great way to use scraps for sure, but I am not sure I will like the end product. But, I guess I don’t have to like it, it is not for me. They used foundation paper from Missouri Star Quilt, which did make it simple and fast. They are wonky looking because they have not been trimmed.
Epic Fail on my one monthly goal this past weekend. I sat down and started to sew. I got about 12 inches and realized that something did not sound right. Yep. 5 trillion loops on the back side. Somehow my machine was suddenly threaded incorrectly. Of course i started pulling it out, but it is just not possible because I can’t really get to the underside of the quilt when it is on the frame. I think I will just have to go on and pull all of it out after I am finished and have taken the quilt out of the frame. Now I am mad at it (more myself) and don’t want to work on it. Ugh….
I went o my second quilt Guild meeting and I still like it. They are having a quilt supply only garage sale next month. Looking forward to getting rid of a few items i will never use. They are also have a Saturday all day machine quilting thingy. They have someone teaching free motion quilting or you can just sew whatever you like. Looking forward to a day not doing the usual Saturday activities. Fortunately, Kev is very supportive of these things. Always encourages me to get out of the house.
Treasure Your Family