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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Weekend Quiltathon

After my finish last weekend, I was in the quilting mood. I put a new needle in the machine, cleaned and oiled and loaded the RWB Boxy Stars.  So much for that!  Somehow the machine was out of time.  That is the most frustrating thing for me.  So much fiddly, fiddly that it makes me nuts.  So instead, I just walk away.  Then come back and try again, get frustrated and walk away.  Really, for 3 days I did this.  Then yesterday I got mad at myself and dug out the dvd and stuck with it until I my upper and lower threads were perfectly balanced.  

The donation quilt for the VA hospital is ready to have the binding stitched down.  I cut the stripes for bias binding.  I love the diagonal stripes.  

The quilt for the hunting club is finished.  The last stitch in the binding was done at 10:30 last night.  I'd like to thank Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks for keeping me company while I stitched.

This morning I loaded up this fun flannel Split Decision quilt that was on my design wall March 14, 2011.  This was February's UFO Challenge project that didn't even make it out of the bag.  It's such a bright fun quilt, it's a shame it took me so long to quilt it.  Now I will go in and put the binding on it and it will be finished today because I will machine stitch the binding down.

What's up next??? Maybe I'll find something to practice some feathers on.  Or maybe I'll get out this month's UFO and work on it since it's my choice of a project from last year's list that I didn't do.  She says as she rolls her eyes at herself. 


Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Oh wow Judy! Amazing quilts; I certainly wish I could have some of your quilting motivation.

Quilter Kathy said...

WOW! You are ripping through those UFO's! Way to go!

Nancy said...

Great finishes! I really like Split Decision.

Diane said...

great finishes! i still think the stars are my fave but the other 2 are lovely too. I am the same way when I want to quilt I want to quilt and don't want any troubles-sigh.

Annie said...

Judy, I don't think I've told you yet that I really like your stars quilt, have I? LOL But I do, I do! And Split Decision, now there's a fun bright quilt (hadn't seen that one before). Wow. you are really on a roll to finish! Good for you!

soscrappy said...

Three finished quilts! Most impressive. Sounds like your walking away from frustration philosophy did the trick.. Congratulations.

fancystitching said...

You go, Judy! Julia and Tom to the rescue again... they sometimes help me when I need to hand-bind. Well, actually not them, but others like Swamp People, Duck Dynasty, etc. I said I was not going to watch reality TV... eat those words!

I love the Split Decision quilt. So colorful and cute!

Judy D in AZ said...

The quilts are great and you sure got a lot done. I couldn't help but notice your hanging method-awesome use of pant hangers-I must try that.