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February 12, 2019
UFO progress report from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

As you know, I've made myself an aggressive list of UFO projects to be finished. I didn't quite complete the list for 2017, got about halfway through the 2018 list and there are twelve new projects for 2019. I'm not removing/replacing any of the items on any of those lists. I want them done and ideally, I would like them finished by the end of this year. That means I would have to finish TWO UFOs per month.

I've already finished one UFO and madly worked on another one last night.

The one I'm ...

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February 7, 2019
Urbanologie finished from Sew Sunshine

Urbanologie QAL was hosted by Sew Kind of Wonderful

I did the block sections at the time of the qal and managed a little change in the arrangement. It was a super fun quilt to make. But then how to quilt it? I felt it is such a whimsical quilt so thought I would go outside my comfort zone and have someone else quilt it. A friend in my lcq works for Mangelsons and they do quilting so she quilted it for me in a fun mash up of designs called 'texture'. 

I brought it home and squared it up ...

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February 5, 2019
Focus focus focus! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I'm not sure why I wasn't focused on quilting before. I mean - focused on finishing projects. I would flit from one project to another until I had a room full of UFOs. Why does it take "experience" AKA aging to bring that point home? If only I was this focused when I started, I'd be laughing! Now I'm in the midst of a major cleanup. So if you're new to quilting, DO NOT let those UFOs get out of hand.

However the good news is that it's like shopping for free. The UFOs that ...

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February 4, 2019
Identifying and Tracking a UFO from Life in the Scrapatch

String Swap Blocks 

This is a UFO that has been hiding 
just outside my quilty orbit for too many years.

Objective:  Take This One Down By March, 2018

With the help of the

For Intel check in with Squadron Leader

These swap blocks were  made using a 7" by 10" rectangle of muslin for the foundation.

This pattern may be found here 

 These blocks were made in 2010

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February 1, 2019
OMG January Finish from Patchwork Sampler Blog

It was much harder than it should have been, but with ONE hour to spare I finished my January OMG project, Chip off the Old Block. Last week, my longarm died so I quilted this on my Juki. It has been years since I quilted on a DSM and had to start the learning curve all over again.  After quite a bit of trial and error, I found a combination of top thread, bobbin thread and needle that would work without shredding, breaking (needles and thread!), skipping stitches or all three. I’m always up for a challenge and I ...

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January 31, 2019
string puzzle from Making A Lather

Admittedly, it has been awhile since I sat at the treadle to make string blocks. But, when I did, I found a small pile of shirt string blocks that I don't remember. Did I just decide to make them for the parts department or were they intentional. There were paper foundations cut to a specific size and stacked in sets of 10. and there were at least 50. That means they were intentional but for what?  I just don't remember. I have looked through my pinterest boards and my in process lists, and I can't seem to ...

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January 30, 2019
Modern HST blocks from Espritpatch

The APQ UFO challenge for this month was #3. On my list, #3 was the Modern HST QAL that I started in 2016 and abandoned half way through with 12 out of 24 blocks. Last year I made a few more blocks and got to 19 blocks. 

I finally finished block 20 earlier this month after I found the missing parts again....

With 20 blocks and only 4 more to go but very little background fabric left, I was very close to a finished top!
Of course, there were many more triangles to sew and trim before making the last ...

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January 29, 2019
Gipsy Wife from Espritpatch

I started this block as a sew-along with Angie in 2017 and of course I fell off the train. I picked it up again last year when I started cutting and sewing some of strips keeping with the colour scheme from the original quilt. 

But then I saw some with low volumes strips and very different scheme that I wasn't sure anymore and I ended unpicking the strips and leaving everything aside until this month when I picked it up again. I guess I was encouraged by the new 2019 Gipsy Wife Quilt Along that started in January. I ...

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January 18, 2019
What's your UFO Status? Mine is..... from Pat Sloan's Blog

Kicking off the 2019 Charity Sew along today that I do with The Fat Quarter shop & Moda Fabric. 


I am joining the 2019 Charity sew along, I think it's my 5th year

Kimberly tells you about the project and Charity she selected this year.

This year’s charity quilt along will benefit Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas! The Fat Quarter shop is offering all of the patterns to make this quilt for free, they just ask that you donate $5 per pattern download to this amazing organization and 100% of the proceeds from the pattern downloads will be donated to ...

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January 14, 2019
Little baskets from Espritpatch

My first finish of 2019 is also a UFO, which makes me very happy! I cut 2 rectangles of this cute linen fabrics years ago to make some fabric baskets. At the time I sew the side seam and for whatever reason at the time, I left them at that point. The 2 pieces of fabric have been sadly sitting on my sewing table ever since!

But finally I picked them up again last week and decided that they would be finished by Sunday. I picked some fabric from my stash for the lining and bought a lovely soft grey ...

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January 9, 2019
Attack of the UFO from Espritpatch

Of course the beginning of a new year always tempts me towards new projects but I also wrote down my list of 12 projects for APQ UFO challenge to try and focus on a few forgotten, long abandoned projects.

I didn't fare very well last year on that challenge as I only completed 2.
The first project I picked (which was also on my list last year) was the Modern HST quilt that I started in 2016. I worked on it again last February and was so nearly there but then I hit 2 problems.

The first one is ...

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January 4, 2019
UFO busting for 2019 ... are you ready? from Pat Sloan's Blog

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My 2019 Resolution is to do something with all the UFOs. 

Many times over the years I've done a series of posts on UFOs. I'll be bringing those back and freshen them up so that we can enjoy more of what we love to do without having guilt attached to it.

Today I have Step 1 for you.. which is my Step 1, funny how that works out perfectly for us!

Pat Sloan 2019 UFO busting 1 binding stack

You've heard me say that I have 800 quilts to put binding on.

That might be a wee exaggeration, but it sure FEELS like 800 when ...

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Classes for 2019 - Sign up now!!!! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

It's time to get the word out. Today it's all about the ongoing classes that I'll be teaching in 2019. There's quite a variety and even one to help you finish your UFOs.

Kimberbell Quilt  -
Choose from THREE different quilt patterns.

Store: Brampton Sew n Serge
Phone number: 905-874-1564

If you're into Christmas, then choose Jingle all the way

Jingle all the Way - Sewing Version
Jingle all the Way - Machine Embroidery Version

How about Halloween? Then choose Broomhilda's Bakery

Broomhilda's Bakery! - The Machine Embroidery Version
Broomhilda's Bakery! - The Sewing Version

If you ...

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December 31, 2018
The end of 2018 from Quilting Lots Moore Designs

Thought I had better try and catch up with you all before the year is gone.  November/December have been hard months for me health wise and I got back home for Christmas on Christmas Eve Day.  Yay, thank you Lord.  Spent Christmas with some of our family.  Photos coming.
Might not be a lot more posts in 2019, we will see what progress I can make.  However, there is still a strong urge to kill that stash, so I'm hoping to do a little more stitching yet.  Hoping to infect (lol) one of my granddaughters with the bug ...

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November 16, 2018
A little fishy from Making A Lather

We had a beautiful freezing rain last night - as long as you didn't want to drive anywhere.

There were pretty ice sculptures everywhere.
I am still working on my "finish" quilt. I have all the pieces ready and I have started to form the rows.
But, I am thinking of complicating this quilt and making a fun border. No wonder I don't "finish" everything.

Our Meijer grocery store had turkeys for 37 cents a pound. Of course, they were the big ones. It was an interesting experience purchasing a turkey. Every woman in Kokomo was standing in front ...

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November 9, 2018
fish from Making A Lather

 For my Friday finish project, I am working on an old ufo. I had bought 10 fish jar blocks from ebay when the jar quilts were a trend. I didn't think about how hard 10 blocks would be to set in a quilt. It has plagued me every time I have decided to work on it. There were solutions, of course, but I didn't realize I would be ocd enough to want 12 blocks to match. sigh.. But, I have a plan. In an old 2005 magazine, I saw this quilt.. I didn't like the quilt, but ...

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November 4, 2018
Fallen Off the Wagon.... from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

  I fell off the wagon, or should I say space ship. At the beginning of the year, the UFO challenge sounded like a wonderful idea. I still think it is. I know far too well that life happens and other deadlines get in the way. What I'm saying is this whole idea is flexible. I am sure many of you have been making progress on projects and probably even completing items off your list. I haven't totally abandoned the UFO idea. Since the last time I posted about my UFO list, I have been on a few retreats ...

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Fallen Off the Wagon.... from Quilt Doodle Doodles

  I fell off the wagon, or should I say space ship. At the beginning of the year, the UFO challenge sounded like a wonderful idea. I still think it is. I know far too well that life happens and other deadlines get in the way. What I'm saying is this whole idea is flexible. I am sure many of you have been making progress on projects and probably even completing items off your list. I haven't totally abandoned the UFO idea. Since the last time I posted about my UFO list, I have been on a few retreats ...

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November 2, 2018
Fly Away (version 1) :: A Finish from Alamosa Quilter

Last week I shared my finished version 2 of this pattern. Version 1 is now finished too!

And here is a shot that shows the backing fabric I chose for this one.

With these two finishes that clears out one of the two tubs of unfinished tops I had before I opened my shop in 2016. Unfortunately I now have more unfinished tops than before I opened up the shop because of the many shop samples, but I didn't make all of them so I'm not counting them as part of my personal UFO stash. ;)

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October 29, 2018
Bubbles quilt from Espritpatch

My bubble quilt came off the frame in September

I promptly sew the binding on so all that was really left was to hand stitch the binding on the back of the quilt.... and that little task was only completed this weekend!
We had quite a long road trip... And the weather was rather cold so it was perfect to bind a quilt.
Another OPAM and one more of my Q4 FAL list.
Linking to One Monthly Goal.

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