Skip to main content

Making Progress

So, I found the TV series, Downton Abbey over the past summer and I'm so in love with it, I wanted to make a quilt using the DA fabric line.  I didn't have anything in mind, so I went to the Andover Web site and just picked the quilt of the colors I liked. So, here's a pic of the blocks, just need some sashing and borders. Very easy and just enough of the same block not to get bored putting them together.  I like it, sort apologies for mess in the lower right hand corner - another unfinished project going on that's just hanging out there at the bottom of my design wall.

I've promised myself to work harder to get all these hand appliqued/BOMs finished this year or, at least, work on them.  So, thinking spring is coming...Block #1 of Chick Jubilee is half finished. 

This is my Quiltville Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt block that's almost finished.  I'm loving it, but it may be moved to a leaders/enders project, only I'd do a portion of a step in between other quilts. 

I have a Brother Scan and Cut and am going to start using it to cut my applique pieces out, but I have to starch the fabric for cutting and it's a bit more difficult to needle turn...thoughts or ideas?  I'm looking for not having to cut FP and avoiding the starch method. Tried back basting, not for me. 

I also want to really get something finished off my UFO list. Not sure how to get motivated when it's so much more fun to just start a new project.  Anyone have a new method of tricking yourself into working on something long enough to finish it?  LOL  I've tried a ton of far nothing has worked for me. I do wish I were a Project person, sigh, alas, I'm a Process person, so no finished quilts here. BLUSH

I need to add a page for 2015, so I can list my "starts" for this year. 


Popular posts from this blog

Finished January Project

I did it!! I held off doing my first Dear Jane quilt block to finish my one project a month/January Schnibbles!!! I'm really excited to actually finish something. I think this blogging thing is starting to make me accountable for my projects.

Madeline is done! What do you think? Can't show you the quilting up close as I'm not really good yet. Too many crossovers and a few bird nests on the back creeped in. Done is definitely better than perfect, for now!! Not sure how many more quilts I need to do before I declare myself a better quilter and demand perfection.

I have so many online projects I've signed up for an bought fabric for...crazy stupid, but I couldn't decide which ones not to do!!!


Latest Project - Crayon Curtains

Well, I visited my daughter and she convinced me to sew some curtains for her daughter's pre-school classroom. It's my daughter's design, based loosely on a Pinterest photo. LOL
Here's the latest photo, what do you think?

I'll keep you updated on my progress.

I have a bunch of projects that I want to share. Just need to get an app that works to upload my pics from my iPhone or iPad, have any suggestions?  I need an easy way to upload photos and then I'll use my computer to write the blog itself. What do you use?

On the Go - More Help Needed

So, here's the quilt:

It's pretty much directional, so do I quilt my motif (taken from the appliqued elements and quilt designed in AnS) in the outside border going all around or do I do the top/bottom the same as well as the sides or do I just quilt the motif around the quilt?  Better stated, do I treat it as a wall hanging and that I want to see the cars going across the quilt at both the top and the bottom? Or not? This is why I never get anything done.  
Here's a pic of the motif (may be hard to see):

I'm using the blue thread, just have to decide, help!!!!  I know, I know, it's my quilt, but I'd love some input.