Two months ago tomorrow, I insisted my sis come to quilting. You can read about it in the Bitten post. Kinda long story short, she was instantly hooked! I’m proud and happy to say she’s still stitching strong!
She gets frustrated at times, especially when she’s rushing to get something finished, but she’s been very productive. She’s already completed 3 patchwork quilts, several pillows and a couple “jellyroll” tops. I often have to remind her to slow down. What’s the rush? But we all know how it is when you want to see a project complete.
I maybe should sometimes take my own advice about not rushing. Well, not rushing so much as just not having so many projects going at once. I know this is the norm for many of us quilters but what’s not normal is the other craziness going on in my brain. Like me thinking that since I didn’t start quilting until I was 40 that I have at least 15 years of quilting to make up for, because I would’ve loved quilting when I was 25yrs old if someone would’ve just introduced it to me !! Crazy huh? LOL! Anyway having multiple projects you want/need to finish is definitely more stressful than having just one. All I can say is, I NEVER get bored!
And speaking of projects, I finished one last night! I did different FMQ in each block. I also used Jera’s Quick Binding method.
And, I finally decided what I want to do w/the One Block Wonder I put together many moons ago and hated. You can read about it here and here. It’s going to be a large lap quilt for my mom instead. Her b-day is on November 3rd so I’ve got several weeks to complete it. I’ve already taken the too wide borders off and reduced the overall size of the quilt a bit. The orange will still be the 1st border and I’ll add a 2nd wider border of the brown floral. The back will be pieced w/the plain aqua and white/light aqua floral AND the extra strips I removed from the quilt top will serve as binding.
I’ve got a few other quilt deadlines too! The Summer Star Mini and Bento Box are due on November 6 for a charity we are working on in QA. They’ve yet to be basted and quilted.
These Double Option Stars Blocks are for a quilt I’m making as a Christmas gift for my little sis. Three down, 39 more to go.
I’d like to have Diamonds and Purples completed in time for Christmas as well. Waiting to be basted and quilted too.
In addition I have several small quilted gifts I’m working on. I’ve got a lot to accomplish so I better get sewing.
Until next time, Happy Quilting and God Bless!
A Thread for Life
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor. Isa 61:1-3
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When I started this blog I planned on posting once a week but I haven’t been living up to it. Blogging isn’t easy and it takes a lot of time. Writing, editing, editing/posting pics, links, labels, hashtags, sharing…aghhh!! When I get home from work it’s shall I sew or shall I blog? It’s not always an easy decision but sewing usually wins. Blogging is great though and I’m excited to say I made a new friend! Meet +Greta Anderson from Material Detachment. A marvelous seamstress/quilter and a remarkable writer. I had the pleasure of talking w/ her on the phone yesterday. She’s an admirable person w/a huge heart for kids and humanity! Make sure to stop by her blog.
As you can see, I’ve made quite a bit of progress on the Kaleido-Hex quilt, officially known as a One Block Wonder (I’ll be referring to it as 1BW going forward). It still isn’t the only thing I’ve been working on (see distractions below: origami bag and applique). Once I have all of strips sewn together it will measure approx 56 x 90. I’m planning this for a king size bed so the side borders will have to be substantial. I picked out border fabric yesterday. What do you think?
This coming Saturday I’ll be heading out for a week long quilting retreat to Colorado w/a couple of friends. I’m so excited! I’m also very ambitious and will be taking at least 4 projects to work on, one of which will be the 1st quilt I’m getting paid $$ to make (A Rag Quilt). I’ll also be taking the 1BW, the applique wall hanging and a Quilts w/o Corners quilt that I’m turning into a tree skirt.
For the Rag quilt I bought some charm packs, but I have the backing and fleece already cut.
I whipped up another cute Origami bag over the weekend for a friend’s birthday.
The wall hanging is ready to be appliqued which I plan on doing while I’m in Colorado.
This is the Quilts w/o Corners quilt that will become a tree skirt. You can’t really tell from this pic…or maybe you can…but the edge of this quilt is all jacked up. I’m going to cut a slit in it, cut the middle circle out AND attempt to add a ruffle of Christmas fabric to the edge.
Until next time, Happy Sewing!
A Thread for Life
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, His love endures forever.
1 Chron 16:34
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