September 2013 NewFO Challenge project: linking up with Cat Patches
Summertime Wool Applique - remember this new project?
Vintage Valentine Table Topper gift for Mom....
I got a great start on this project by having all the fusible pieces drawn out and cut in advance! I had prepared them for this block in the Vintage Valentine quilt quite some time ago - another of my UFO's. So when Mom requested one of these blocks for her next tabletopper frame quilt, it was easy to just choose a block that had all the fusible papers traced and cut, but not yet fused to fabrics for the quit. I chose all the fabrics and fused the pieces down on the background before retreat. All I had to do at Runaway was stitch them all down with a buttonhole stitch - Done!!! Now I just need to take an afternoon to quilt and bind it, adding a little hanging sleeve for the table topper frame. This will go to Carolina with me at Thanksgiving :*)
Christmas QAL - Bargello Tree Skirt.... linking up with Needle-Thread-Happiness
Another new start for the NewFO Challenge is this Christmas QAL project that I have been wanting to dig into for the longest time now!!! My goals list for September listed quilting my Blue & White "The First Tree of Life" quilt..... BUT, I am already quilting a much larger quilt right now which ties up my machine, and I didn't want to quilt at retreat - I much prefer to do my quilting at home where I have plenty of room and lots of tables around me to catch the quilts. So I decided to start work on the Bargello Tree Skirt at Runaway. This was a much more complicated project than I thought it would be - which is really saying something since I expected it to be a challenge! - so I didn't finish it, but I'm happy with the progress. And since it is on my list of Christmas proejcts I want to complete for the holidays this year, I really just substituted one project for another on my Christmas QAL goals :*)
This will go on my October Get It Done list for finishing up!
September 2013 Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks: BABY BLUE - linking up with SoScrappy
September Quilting Project: Moonglow!!!
I'm adding a section to my End of Month goals. I really NEED to get some of my projects quilted, so I'm scheduling those into my To Do list. This month I've chosen one of the hardest projects on the shelf - start with the biggest challenge and it's all downhill from there, right??? LOL!!!
This is a Queen-size quit, so I will have to wrestle with it to get it done! But I've done several queens before, so I know I can do it. As you can see, this was basted on my friend Joanne's long-arm machine, so I didn't have to get down on the floor to sandwich and pin it - SO MUCH EASIER!!! I will say though that my fingers keep getting caught in those huge basting stitches :*)
|Another problem with black - it picks up every piece of lint or cat hair in my universe!!!|
I surely don't want to quilt those suckers down on my quilt, so....
|I keep my lint roller handy and use it on each section before I quilt it.|
|Pebbling around the star points - VERY time consuming, but I'm liking the results so far....|
|One Star block DONE!!!|
Only 12 more to go LOL!!!
Now if I can just decide how I want to quilt the log cabin alternating blocks.....
Get it Done - September/October 2013: linking up with Patchwork Times
September 2013 Goals:
All in all, I don't think I did too very bad this month! Retreats usually throw me for a loop as far as momentum - do they do that to you too? I always think I'm going to get SO MUCH done, and then I don't.... but much fun was had, so that's what counts, right?
October 2013 Goals:
October 2013 Goals:
- RSC Challenge Blocks
- NewFO project - ?????? - I want to do a pumpkin project - will I have time???
- Quilting - Moonglow, Genevieve's Banners, Mom's Valentine table-topper
- Finish prepping and begin stitching on the next Summertime block
- Yarn Projects - start Wingspan knitted shawl so I'll have an easy take-along, no-brainer yarn project
- Christmas QAL - Finish Bargello Tree Skirt; start on Jovial if I have time
- Make at least half of the Talkin' Turkey flying geese
- Continue washing stash
Well, that's it for me! I hope you have some really fun projects planned for October!!!
Hugs & Blessings!