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

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Finished, On the Frame and Off the Frame

Well it has been a decent week, I finished quilting one quilt, got another quilt loaded ready to quilt, and got two completely finished. First up are two baby quilts were finished last weekend. This quilt was made one of the ladies from Quilts of Love. She likes this quick and easy pattern by Mary Johnson.

Butterfly Strippie

Butterfly Strippie

Next up is a Jelly Roll Race quilt made by a different member of Quilts of Love. Both of these quilts got a nice stripped binding that amazingly matched the fabric. I bought the butterfly fabric above and the strip fabric that was used for a binding at separate times without knowing they matched. The fabric below was not provided by me and I had fabric in my stash that went with the butterfly fabric for a binding.

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Racing Butterflies

This Strippie Quilt was made by a granddaughter visiting her grandmother who came to Quilts of Love. It was the first quilt she ever made and she had a blast. When she made a mistake and had to rip out some seams, she got discouraged so we made a game out of it. I said she would have to be like a frog and rip-it, rip-it. That made her laugh and kept her from getting to discouraged. It was quilted freehand with hearts, loops and flowers, the second picture is of the back showing some of the quilting. I am giving this to her and I will turn it over to her grandmother for binding.

Cats

Cats

Cats back

Cats back

Last up for today is the quilt I just loaded on the machine. I am quilting it for my mothers EHC group. They raffle it off to raise money for a scholarship for a high school student in their county. I will be able to count the backing out so that is a plus because I went on a shopping spree, damage report tomorrow.

Nine Patch

Nine Patch

That is it for me today, I hope you have a quilty weekend!

Terry