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Saturday, December 31, 2016

My 2017 UFO Challenge List

Judy L over at Patchwork Times is hosting UFO Challenge for 2017. While I have oodles-I refuse to count them-of UFOs, I have chosen 12 to play along with and I'd love to get them all done.

#1 Millefiore
Needs 2 outside borders, quilting and binding.
Started June 2015 

This is the new #1o.

#2 Circle of Jewels
Needs borders, quilting and binding.
Started July 2014

#3 Quilt as you go SWAN (swap without a name) Blocks.
These are from an internet quilting group exchange from 2005.
They are all quilted and ready for sashing and binding.

#4 Windows to Heaven
Needs 2 borders, quilting and binding. 

#5 Hexagon BOM
I plan to add a scrappy border before quilting and binding.

#6 Tumbler Leader/Ender
Quiltville L/E project for 2015-16
I still have a few rows to make.
So when this number is called, 
it will turn into the main project.

#7 Pat Steph's Deli Geese
This was a free project from the Nickel Quilts blog.
I don't know how many more blocks I need to make. 
I think this will make a nice lap quilt.

#8 Garlic Knots
A group of local quilters had a Garlic Knots block exchange recently.
Does it qualify as a UFO???
I'd like to get this finished before it really turns into a UFO!!

#9 Jamestown Landing
All the blocks are made.
Need to make pieced border, start sewing this together.

UFO for February.

I think I did pretty darn good considering where I started. 😃

#10 Garden Party
All the blocks are made,
needs to be layed out and sewn together.
Maybe I could even get it quilted during the month???

April's UFO # was 1 but I switched mine to #10 so I could have the top completed for our retreat with Bonnie Hunter. 
Still needs to be quilted.

#11 Scrappy Stars
Blocks are all complete.
Sashing, borders, quilting and binding.
I started these March 2015
I can blame Bonnie Hunter because she was working on these and I fell in love with them.
So I got busy with EQ7 and designed my own block.

UFO for May
Top complete June 5th

#12 Grandmother's Choice Sampler
Top completed February 2014
Needs quilting and binding.
Look how little Jessie is. 
This is right after we adopted him. 
I love that little dog!

My Word for 2017

  1. 1.
    in a state of peaceful happiness.

    "he seemed more content, less bitter"

    synonyms:contentedsatisfiedpleased, gratified, fulfilledhappycheerfulglad;

  2. I like having a word for the year. I like feeling content--all of the synonyms this definition shows. I like living my life on an even flow, no drama and please, no sadness-but I'm sure just like every other year of our lives, there will be sadness. I want to be as content as Miss Polly!

  3. I have goals--personal, quilting, sewing and travel. In 2017 I'm going to try to keep notes for my quilting life in a  composition notebook. I love the concept of the Quilter's Planner but I know myself well enough that I wonder if I would use it as it is planned to be used. I will just write down in my own notebook my hopes and dreams and truths. 

    My first section will be my wish list, then the good ole UFO list. I'm joining in on          Patchwork Times UFO Challenge so that means my last business of 2016 is to get that list made. 

I'm ending this year with post number 1500. That's a good sign, right!!!
Happy New Year everyone. 

Monday, December 26, 2016

Design Wall Monday and...

Mystery Monday Link Up

It's hard to believe I haven't blogged for 3 weeks!
The cold/flu bug bit hard this time.
It's that stuff that won't go away.
Just when I thought I was good again, BAM!!!
It knocks me on my face.
So that makes sewing like I do impossible.
When I did start to feel good, it was only a few minutes at a time but
I finished part 3 of  En Provence from Quiltville,
only 1 week late!

On a day I felt really good,
I cut part 4 and then next morning sewed it all up.
Part 5 will hopefully happen today.

It's always fun when the spool of thread gets way down.
I love to predict when I'll run out.
I was way off with my prediction because my bobbins ran out.
All 8 of them were empty.

So I grabbed my supplies and wound bobbins,
changed the needle, cleaned and oiled my baby.
We are all ready for the marathon that will (hopefully) happen this week.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.
We sure did.
It was a camo sweatshirt Christmas for the grands.
I'm so looking forward to the new year! 

Today I'm linking up with

Monday, December 05, 2016

Design Wall Monday

Quiltville Mystery Part 2 had to be put on hold until Sunday evening.
I had some serious Gramma duties to preform.
Parents were vending at a craft show so that meant Gramma time!
We had so much fun in those 3 days, 
but this Gramma is exhausted!

Sunday evening it was time to pull out the neutral 3 1/2" strip bin.
There were lots of great strips but I needed more variety.
 Out comes the yardage to get just that.
Now my bin is looking pretty good again.
Cutting and grouping into 20s.
I think there may be a few extras in there too.

Sometime today I will start my sew day.
But first, I'm going back to bed for a little while.
I'm still tired.
It is only 6 am here.

Linking up today to 

Tuesday morning edit...

100 finished triangle in a square blocks finished Monday afternoon. A new audio book made this sewing session easy peasy!  Don't you love it when you find a really good book that you don't want to turn off!!

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Slow Stitching Sunday

I am having so much fun creating the rosettes for my On The Road Quilt.
It has actually seen more action from my couch than from the road.

I added a couple more sections to the 1st row.
One more section was added since this photo.
I now have the plan in my head on what makes up the smaller sections.
These big sections are kind of cumbersome to work with. 
Again, I learn the hard way.

It's lots of fun to spin the hexies around to find the design I want to use.
I love using my little design board (link to Lori Holt's tutorial) to keep my layout the way I want it.
In the Pieced Hexi books, Mickey Depre has shown lots of variations for each design.
I am having so much fun making her On The Road Quilt-
find all the info on her website.

See fabulous Slow Stitching projects at Kathy's Quilts:Slow Stitching Sunday.