Here's Clue 3! Not enough, if course, but a start. On to Clue 4.
I got a GO! Cutter for Christmas and the cutting is so much fun!!
These are 2 - 2 1/2" squares sewn together. The cool part of the cutter is that I cut strips of each color, then sewed the strips together, then turned the units sideways in the cutter and sliced the strips into sets!!!
I might just have to spend 2011 just cutting, it's SO much fun!!!
I got a GO! Accuquilt fabric cutter for Christmas and it's still sitting unused except for a few 2 1/2" strips. I'm scared to cut fabric because it seems easier to just follow the quilt pattern for cutting. I'll have to figure out which die to use to get the desired cut.
I'm going to force myself to figure it out and use this marvelous gift!!!
I've added a tab for the upcoming 2011 quilts that I'm sure I'll be buying.
I need to look again at all my quilts and see where I stand. I thought about making BOMs/BOWs of all of them, too much pressure? I wonder if I'd get so confused if I did a block a day for a month with a different quilt each day. Something to think about, no???
I AM NOT A NEAT PERSON, but Teresa is!!! I would love to move in to her quilt cave, as she puts it! She has guest-posted on Stash Manicure with her exposure of her "underwear drawer," but it's all about her fabric!!!
Go look, go look right now, if anyone else comes close to being that organized, be sure to leave a comment of where I can go look!!!
Here's a photo of my first doll quilt for Christmas gifts.
I have so many unfinished quilts hanging on my design wall, so sorry there's another quilt or two is under this quilt. Oh, how I wish I would finish all of them BEFORE I got so excited about a new one!
See, I am sewing, contrary to the lack of blog posts! LOL
Yesterday, I had a chance to work a little while and I got the sashing done around the table runner made from Botanica. I got a couple of blocks done State Fair for June Scnibbles. I'll work a little bit more today and maybe I'll get the top done for the June deadline.
Gosh, I just got my fabric for the June Schnibbles. it's called State Fair and I'm using American Jane fabric. I am not really getting a head start on this but I'm going to cut it up today. Totally not expecting to finish in time.
As promised, I've decided to keep you apprised of my progress on my projects. Here's the botanica table runner. I have sewn the four corners on each of the six blocks and now I'm going to cut and trim.
I, Gloria, pledge to talk more about my processes, even when I can’t quite put them in the in words or be sure I’m being totally clear. I’m going to put my thinking and my gut feelings out there.
Since I have finally come to grips with the fact that I only like to start quilts rather than finish them, I'm going to start consciously blogging about my starts/steps instead of punishing myself by reminding myself every day that I haven't finished anything. I refuse to feel guilty because that truly keeps me from doing anything. So, here's a blanket apology for never getting anything completely finished!!
Here's the info on Rossie's pledge that made me realize that people enjoy hearing about the process just as much as the finished quilt.
So, it's been awhile since I posted--my bad. I'm sorry, life just got in the way. I've also found that I love competitive tennis, both singles and doubles and, since I don't have a tennis court in my back yard, I have to drive the 20 minutes to/from my indoor tennis club. This sucks time away from quilting. No excuses, I really need to get my priorities straight!!
I've been trying to get caught up on my quilt blog reading and I've found a ton of new projects to start!! Haven't finished anything in awhile, so why not just start new ones? Do you see anything wrong with the idea???
First, I just got a notice that I need to finish my Downy quilt, so I've centered it on the backing they provided and I'm going to quilt it today...I hope.
Oh, my goodness! You all are going to shoot me, I've started yet another project or two. I really should have finished something!
I'm starting the Hexagon Quilt Along using Frolic fabrics from Moda.
I just got my fabric for April's Schnibbles called Tagalong, so I starting to cut that, too! It's Hunky Dory!
I'm quilting my Roundabout today! I am practicing my free motion on all my Scbnibbles small quilts. I usually use the Pro-Stitcher, but I really want to practice. I'm doing circles inside circles, but not all circles are circles and not all circles have circles around them!!
Here's a pic of my ironing board setup. All of those drawers have a UFO in them! Guess I should have cleaned off the top so you could really see it! It's wonderful because it's rectangle rather than the ordinary ironing board, also, it's not against a wall, so I can let yardage drop if need be. Made of plywood, cut to size with a blanket and the silver fabric stapled to the underside, not too soft and stretched tightly, then stapled. I love it!! I have the Oliso iron that is always down, no lifting--saves my wrists for tennis!!
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Sorry, I've been away from my blog, I've been babysitting my two-year old grandson at my house and he's been keeping me very, very busy. I had no idea that I wouldn't even have a minute or two to check in for so long.
Tomorrow, I'm going to return him and help out for a week with my other grandson, but at his house, so I don't think I'll get anything done there!
See you soon. I'll check in when I can, but for sure by next Sunday.
I didn't pay any attention to the creme background and some were sewn to the wrong side. Sigh. Actually, I wasn't too happy with my scrappy look so while I took apart the creme, I picked a more controlled 9 patch for the center. Better???
Updated Sunday Morning: I had a great time at the party and hope to join next time! Got my February Schnibbles totally finished.
Updated 10:00 p.m.
I saw that the pinwheel sampler from p.s. I quilt had posted directions for block 2, so I went ahead and finished those up!! Not happy with the points, maybe I'll re-do and maybe I won't.
Think I'm going to hand sew the binding on my Sunday Best now.
Updated 7:40 p.m.
I'm going to stop working on Sunday Best until later in front of the TV for hand sewing it. Now, what should I work on for a bit??? I'll look around.
Update: I played tennis this morning so I really, really got a late start. The sewing party motivated me to quilt the Schnibbles Sunday Best and now I only have the binding and I can finish this in February!!! I should have told you that the only thing I could bring to eat is Reese's peanut butter eggs. It was a package of six, but, alas, there's only two left. Hmmm... I haven't done very many quilts …