UFO Update 12/28/16

It is that time of the week again when I come clean about how much work I got done on my UFO. Since I was off this week, I made some progress. I managed to get all of the blocks for the Fourth of July quilt finished, found here.

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I also made some good progress on the goals that I set for myself to get completed during my time off. It won’t be long before I have to dig down and find another UFO to work on. I think I have finished all of my Bonnie Hunter tops that have been started, time to more on to something else, maybe Moonglow. That is it for me today, go see the other UFO’s being worked on over at Jo’s Country Junction.

Happy New Year’s and Happy Quilting!

Terry

What’s Happening 12-26-16

Good morning everyone, I hope you had a Merry Christmas yesterday. I know that this is a hard time for some people, and for you, I hope the Peace of Jesus Christ will come over you and make it an easier time for you.

I am slowly making progress toward my goals of getting quilts quilted and I am still slowly working on Bonnie Hunter’s mystery quilt En Provence. I have managed to get to the halfway point on all of the clues except for the first clue, which I have intentionally not worked on, and the one that came out Friday, which I have not started yet.

Here are some pictures of what is going on in my sewing room.

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Here is my lone star that I put together while playing. At this point, I did not have enough of the purple triangles to make the complete square, nor did I have any other pink triangles to balance the star out so I called it my Rogue Warrior.

More pink blocks in process

More pink blocks in process

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And last but definitely not least, my reminder to myself to line up the bottom of the triangle. I cut these with the Accuquilt go die and they seem to work best when they are lined up at the bottom of the triangle. I hated making these for so long because they would never come out right. My seam allowance was correct, but for some reason they would come out wrong. I now know that I part of the problem was that I was lining up by the top, rather than the bottom of the triangle.

I am linking up with the following sites:

Design Wall Monday
Main Crush Monday
Monday Making

Have a Blessed Holiday!

Terry

Christmas Break Goals

I am so very thankful that at this time of the year I get two weeks off. I sat down yesterday and figured out what I wanted to get done while I was off. This is an ambitious goal and if a chance for more family time pops up, there is a chance that a bunch of this will not get completed. I know that more of it will get completed if I have a road-map of what I want to get accomplished, than if I do not have one, so here we go.

  1. Make and send QOV blocks to Dar.
  2. Finish the Fourth of July quilt.
  3. Continue working on Bonnie Hunter’s mystery quilt, while trying to catch up at least to half size.
  4. Quilt 10 quilts including the Fourth of July quilt. (One done)
  5. Cut out Carpenter’s Star man quilt.
  6. Cut all my scraps into usable pieces.
  7. Cut out all of the quilts I think we will need for the year.
  8. Bind as many quilts as I can, hopefully all of them.

I realize I probably will not get a bunch of this done, but it gives me a place to start to keep me on track. I quilted a quilt last night that had been on the machine for quite some time and if I had not written these goals down yesterday, I would not have gotten up and quilted it, I would have continued sewing.

I do not have a lot of preparing left for Christmas, but I do need to stir up a couple more batches of cookies. I am so thankful that all of my shopping is finished, with a little help from my friend. I am off to load another quilt on the quilting machine.

Merry Christmas and a Happy Quilty New Year!

Terry

UFO Progress Wednesday 12-21-16

Well as expected I did not get very far on UFO progress due to starting the Quiltville mystery (not very far with that either). That is okay though because I like what has been done so far with the parts of the mystery quilt.

I made a little progress on the UFO and I have even started putting some pieces together, but I need to get the rest of the squares cut out and lay out the quilt before I get too carried away sewing my pieces into twosies. Here is where I am now, it doesn’t look like much now, but it comes together to make a pretty quilt. I am going to have to do this again with different color fabrics.

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I kept telling myself as I was sewing the pieces together I needed to remember to sew the quilt together so that all of the writing is right side up. And the first two blocks that I sew together, what do I do, but turn them wrong. I will have to see if I can work that out without having to frog the seam.

Today is my last day at work until after the new year, I hope to get lost of sewing and quilting time in during those days off. Usually things don’t work the way that I want 🙂

See what is going on with other UFO’s over at Jo’s Country Junction.

Happy Quilting and Merry Christmas.

Terry

 

Sunday Stash Report

After attending a surprise birthday party for my mother, yesterday was spent cutting parts for Bonnie Hunter’s En Provence Mystery. I almost have all of the parts cut out to make the long legged triangles for both colors.  I am way behind, but that is okay, it what I am able to do at the time. I have about 80 of these sewed and that is all the sewing I have completed.

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I also spent some time working on my ufo project and it is slowly making its way closer to completion. My last day at work for the year is Wednesday and I am sure looking forward to it. Then I am going to catch up on reading and commenting on blogs that I like to read.

I also hope during this time that I am off to do a major amount of quilting, and of course finishing the UFO and finishing up another top that I decided to enlarge as a gift to my sister. I think I already have more than I will be able to finish before I go back to work, but I hope to give it a good try.

This week has been good for stash busting and sewing, I have been in the sewing room working every day and for most days, several days. After the early push of getting baking done and stuff ready for Christmas, I am taking the time to relax, do some sewing and enjoy the Christmas season. Days with 15 minutes or more 7 out of 7. Go see Kate’s blog and see how many days she was able to get in.

I did a horrible job of keeping up with what I am cutting so this is my best guesstimate on what was used. I think I did good enough that it is pretty accurate because of trying to figure out how many strips to cut for the En Provence Mystery. If I don’t write it down and count it right then, it would never happen because I forget. I would like to get to the 100 use mark, but that would have me using 24 yards before the new year, I don’t think that is going to happen.

Here is my stash report, for my link-up with Patchworktimes.

Fabric out week 4.56 yards
Fabric in 0 yards
Fabric out ytd: 76.506 yards
Fabric in ytd: 51.07 yards
Total  25.436 yards out

Happy quilting!

Terry

Wednesday UFO Progress

I am still working along with Jo over at Jo’s Country Junction working on UFO’s . A little progress has been made on my UFO. Monday evening was spent sewing a second line on the flippy squares so that when I cut the flippy part off, I will have a half square triangle, cleaning up in my sewing room and cutting out pieces needed for Bonnie Hunter’s Fourth of July quilt. Once I get this one finished, I will be caught up on all the quilts that I started that were Bonnie Hunter patterns except for the Mystery quilt that is in process now.

While I was cleaning up I found a piece of red that I wanted to use (which hadn’t been put up from using earlier) so I took it to the cutting table and laid it out. I had found an oldie but goody. I totally miss seeing this on the labels of fabric that is purchased now.

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Now when you look at the selvage, you see it is copyrighted and that it is not really yours to use as you please. You definitely do not see that is was made or printed in the USA.

Here is where I am at on the Fourth of July quilt, and I managed to get some of the pieces cut for some of the four patches on the mystery quilt.

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I hope you are having a quilty week!

Happy quilting!

Terry