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September 12, 2022
UFO Update September from QUilting By-You

Eeek! Where has the time gone! I want to say that I’m over here killing it and knocking out all kinds of UFOs and there are a lot of pictures so get ready.

That would be a lie. I haven’t done anything on those UFO’s.

Why not? That’s a great question. The shop has been a bit on the busy side. We have had more folks express interest in our beginning longarm class (yay!) as well as quilters bringing in quilts that need quilting or repairing. Combine all of that with kids going back to school ...

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August 30, 2022
Stitching from Espritpatch

Many moons later... clue 4 of the Grimms Fairy Tales stitch along is finally finished!

And clue 2 that I had started a long time ago is also nearly finished
Still a lot to do of course but this is finally slowly progressing...

Linking to Off the wall Friday, Put your foot down, Patchwork and QuiltDesign Wall Monday, Monday MakingMidweek MakersWednesday Wait LossHappy Needle and Thread

Celine

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August 6, 2022
New Collection of UFO's in 2022 from caledonia quilter

 I'm sitting on the back patio, 8:30 on Friday evening.  Current temp is 24c with a feels like 30c.  Saturday and Sunday are both forecast to be 30c with a feels like 40c.  Given a choice between this heat or late January temps of -20c I will take this.  In the wilting heat of the day I'll stay inside and do whatever is on my necessary list but as it cools down a bit in the late afternoon I'm back outside.  I'm blaming this love of summer for my new little crop of UFO's ...

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August 4, 2022
wedding ring block from Making A Lather

I started this wedding ring, or crown and thorns, with a bag of scraps here. I have mostly worked on them as recreational sewing from time to time. I think it is time to put them into the ufo closet and give them a break. I have 20 squares and I would like to have 30.  I need to find other scraps and cut, to be able to go on with this quilt. That is more than recreational sewing. I have other quilts I am committed to finishing, and a garden harvest coming to picking time. So, off it will ...

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August 1, 2022
One monthly goal for August from Making A Lather

I didn't finish last month's One monthly goal at Elm street quilts. But, never give up - right?  I had the   last quilt a goal for 2 months and still did not finish. I will try a different Ufo that needs finishing, in hopes, I will find renewed motivation to chug along on the finishing. I need to add borders and quilt it.

in the box

This is a Bonnie Hunter pattern from her book scraps and shirttails. It is made mostly from shirt fabrics. My notes are sketchy. I think I started this in 2015 or 2016

mostly ...

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July 29, 2022
Hand sewing from Espritpatch

For the last 2 weekends, we spent an awful lot of time in the car, travelling long distances across France. My original plan was to continue the cross stitching but my eye sight is no longer sharp enough to stitch in a moving car... I had to swap the cross-stitchinh for some hand stitching instead. I hadn't grabbed much before we left but I had my Dear Jane pouch with a few pieces to be done. 

I started by adding the sashing to block G12
Only to realise that I didn't make it exactly as the original... never ...

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July 27, 2022
UFO Blog Hop ~ My turn! from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

 

Hi! Thank you for stopping by! I have soo many UFO's that it's hard to focus on any one of them! I am overwhelmed at times that I can't seem to find the time to get to them because I am sidetracked by shining objects.... new fabric.... new ideas... new puppy is putting a huge damper on working on anything at this time. She's fearless and a bit of a counter cruiser, total polar opposite from Belvedere. As I try to cut fabric she's jumping up and grabbing scraps. As I sew, she's rummaging ...

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UFO Blog Hop ~ My turn! from Quilt Doodle Doodles

 

Hi! Thank you for stopping by! I have soo many UFO's that it's hard to focus on any one of them! I am overwhelmed at times that I can't seem to find the time to get to them because I am sidetracked by shining objects.... new fabric.... new ideas... new puppy is putting a huge damper on working on anything at this time. She's fearless and a bit of a counter cruiser, total polar opposite from Belvedere. As I try to cut fabric she's jumping up and grabbing scraps. As I sew, she's rummaging ...

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July 22, 2022
Stitching away from Espritpatch

 We had a week off last week that we spent in the Alps. It was lovely to have a break in the sun. The week was quite laid back really, making the most of the weather the scenery.

I hadn't taken much with me but I had my cross stitch that I hadn't touched since our last trip in May. 


In a week I managed to progress clue #4 significantly, but quite finished yet though! And I can't stitch in the car anymore, my eye sight is not as good as it used to be...


Linking to ...

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July 3, 2022
try again one monthly goal from Making A Lather

We are going to try this again for my one monthly goal at Elm street quilts. I have filled in the blank spots and squared the EPP for this little handsewn quilt. I want to iron all the edges out ( they are still wrapped around the paper templates), and starch it before I trim it. Then, I will add a border, and quilt it. I used this as my goal for May but, didn't finish it.

goal for July

  

Stash report  July 3, 2022

fabric added: 0 yards 

fabric added year to date: 60 3/4 yards  

fabric used ...

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June 24, 2022
UFO INSANITY! from Kwilty Pleasures

I thought I was doing sew good!
I had finished 3 UFOs in 3 Weeks!
I had started these patterns all last fall!
Then they waited...


A quilt top from this pattern was finished July 2021!
I just didn't have the courage to applique the very large 
SWELL SANTA onto it!


And this pattern was cut and partially sewn.


I am working on posts for these 3 finishes but
in the meantime...I forgot all about these 3 projects.

I need a small Christmas Charley Harper
wall hanging for my guest bedroom.


I have no idea what these summer ...

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June 10, 2022
UFO busting plan & Ice tea watch today! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Give a shout out today to Mr. Gregg for his Birthday! He is definitely my 'better half'.

Also today I answered the burning question - Do I separate my Fat Quarter bundles? and a reminder that  if you didn't pick up the Liberty Mystery box get one quick, I noticed they were on sale!

  • UFO Busting
  • My Daily video  
  • Q&A with some of the things I shared
  • Get your Liberty box!
  • AccuQuilt Deal of the day Link, check it out!
  • Share your photos of your Sew along blocks at the end!

Have you helped me yet? My goal is ...

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June 8, 2022
June Goals and a Stash Report from Sew........This Is My Blog

We've just returned from a little road trip where I got to see most of my family.  An extra special treat was being able to give my niece, Natalie, her quilt in person.  She loves it!  I thought she would.













I got to see all four of my sisters.....















 ..... and thirteen of my nieces and nephews. 


 











We had a blast!  That's bound to happen on a beautiful day with good food, cold drinks, picnic games, and nearly 60 loved ones getting together.  

So, about those goals.   I've decided to finish a UFO this month.  I started making ...

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May 27, 2022
One monthly goal fail from Making A Lather

 I had as my May one monthly goal, an older ufo. I have no idea how to finish this little quilt. I have procrastinated and procrastinated. That is why I am making it my one monthly goal or I will never see this finished. 


Well, I did not finish. The 26th of May I said to myself - oops time is up. So, I did sew one piece to the side, and then, wondered why it had taken so long. sigh...


Maybe now that the thread is cut and the needle is threaded I can make a little progress on it ...

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May 2, 2022
May one monthly goal from Making A Lather

I have no idea how to finish this little quilt. I have procrastinated and procrastinated. That is why I am making it my one monthly goal or I will never see this finished. Every time I think about it, the sun wasn't in the right place, or the wind was all wrong for me to do it. I have been waiting for the perfect conditions and they aren't going to happen. I started this English paper piecing project on an airplane going to and from  visiting my daughter. It has been awhile.

It looks like I need to ...

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April 23, 2022
Same but Different, Coco updates, More UFO's from caledonia quilter

 I love seeing the same quilt made two different ways.  These are customer quilts, but this pattern is definitely on my "to-do" list.

Example #1 - dark geese with light background.


Example #2 - light geese with dark background.

COCO UPDATES

  • She's still terrified of DH.  I keep reminding both of us that we should expect to have 14 years with her, so calm down.  If it takes a year for her to get comfortable, then so be it.
  • We go out in the backyard in the afternoons now.  She kinda plays but not for very long.  She HAS barked at ...

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April 15, 2022
fair and square project from Making A Lather

I knew I was going to need more projects to take for our Friday and open sews coming up in April. I decided to dig out Fair and square and see what was next for moving this project along. The first thing I did was check the blog posts for any mention of this quilt. And I was surprised to read that this project has been a mystery with me from the beginning. I wrote this in 2019  about a string puzzle 

Admittedly, it has been awhile since I sat at the treadle to make string blocks. But, when I ...

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April 10, 2022
A Finish, Some Donation Projects, and a Stash Report from Sew........This Is My Blog

A lot has been going on lately in this sewing room of mine.  After spending two solid days of spring cleaning I spent some quality time in there last week.  

First, my "Lazy Eyes" quilt came back from my quilter (the fabulous Shirley Jackson), and I got the binding on it.  It was nice to finally check off something from my UFO list.  I love how it turned out, but I need to rename it.  I'm still thinking about that.   It might be inspired by the Post-It Note look!





 




I didn't realize how grainy the photos are until ...

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April 8, 2022
every which way top from Making A Lather

 I used a random number generator to add this to my 5 quilt list, after finishing an older UFO. I was lucky that this quilt was just missing borders. It was a quick finish to a top. I found a backing in the stash and made binding. And, now, it is ready for the "to be quilted" vault. I think it is very cute. I do remember the fabric came from Michaels craft store a few years ago. 


This is an older ufo called 'every which way' by gigis thimble that I started in 2016.

Our youngest turned 27 and ...

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April 6, 2022
maple leaf block from Making A Lather

I have 5 quilts that I concentrate on making progress, but, I had an open sew last month, and, I felt like I needed something more to work on for the whole day. I grabbed this old UFO box and took it with me. The older I get, the more every UFO box is a mystery. I counted the blocks, ironed the sashing fabric, did the math, and cut the strips I would need for this quilt. I plan on using this as my portable project to take when I am away sewing. Otherwise, the sashing will be a little ...

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