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Monday, January 28, 2019

Design Wall Monday

I am on a (slow) roll!
This is finish #3 for me this year.
I am on a mission to quilt at least 32 quilts this year.
I have my UFO Challenge list from Judy L's challenge up in a tab.
I must confess that so far no action has been taken on January's quilt 
other than to get it out of the bin,
choose the backing and buy the thread.
I'm hoping to baste today.
I have a plan of 20 Finishes before 2020 that does not include the Challenge list.

Seriously, I need to not even look at a new project for a while.
I wrangled the UFOs and will not confess the number because it is shameful.
I am very embarrassed to admit how many I actually have. 
Maybe one day but not today.

So this gem is almost complete.
(I  didn't note the book the pattern is from.
I know I still have it in my stash of strip pattern books.)
There is only one more side of the binding to stitch down.
That will happen sometime today.
Then it's a trip through the washer and dryer and 
into the mail to our oldest.

Notice in the upper left corner my glove.
I use gloves even with the walking foot.
It sure helps my arthritic hands not to hurt so much.

I won this jelly roll in 2009 from Sue Hecker.
(Check out her beautiful sewing room.)
It's called Gypsy Rose by Fig Tree.
When our oldest was young, her horse's name was Gypsy Rose.
How could this not go to her.
 I feel so guilty that she has not had it for all these years.
But she will have it soon so no more guilt.
I love being able to surprise people with packages in the mail.
I'm hoping to get good outdoor pictures today.

Of course there has to be a problem with all UFOs.
The binding was cut and with this quilt.
As were the extra fabrics from the jelly roll but nothing from the binding fabric.
No big deal, just pick another piece of fabric and make it work.

Here's a little cutie from 7 year old Corbin.
The kids love word search puzzles.
Corbin is working on his the other morning with his dinosaur watching.
As that thing moves it's head and growls,
I asked if Dino was helping find words.
Without looking up or thinking at all, he says
"No, he's thinking about cupcakes ."

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Have a great week.


Churn Dash said...

It is a beautiful soft looking quilt. I love how you quilted it.

How perfect is the name!


Julie said...

What fun to be on a finishing spree like me! Of course I started two new projects this week, but they were kind of necessary! Cute quilt and cute grandson!

Ramona said...

Wow! You have quite a task to complete in 2019, but I am confident you will do it. I will look forward to seeing all of your finishes!
Your grandson is adorable and what dinosaur doesn't think of cupcakes? :)

Quilter Kathy said...

I am in the same "too many to count" boat. It would just be too embarrassing!

Katie Z. said...

Way to go! 32 finishes sounds like a great way to clear out your room and get ready for 2020.