Sunday, January 22, 2012

UFO-a-go-go

I had a great weekend sewing. I spent two nights with some friends at the CraZy 9 Patch Quilt Shop finishing up some UFOs (Unfinished Fabrics Objects)PIGS (Projects In Grocery Sacks) or whatever you call those quilts that you started but have not finished.

Christi finished quilting a picnic quilt done in fruit fabric and quilted with black 12-wt thread. She quilted cursive phrases like "where's the picnic" and "the ants go marching" and little black ants all over the quilt. It was adorable.

Kim was working on some borders but then got side-tracked by other stuff. She has a great method for reducing her backlog. She prioritizes her projects and puts the top 4 or 5 in a big bag. She concentrates on that bag until all the projects are finished. It works for me. I would probably lose the bag.

Carol quilted a super long table runner. Her Bernina was clackety-clacking along.She used a meandering pattern and it turned out great.

Debbie was finishing up the borders on a quilt so she could send it home with me to quilt on my longarm.

Patty had her head down working on a new quilt. Beautiful fabrics. She was flying along until she realized that she had trimmed some pieces 1/4" inch too short.

Brenda was cutting fabric for a new project. Brenda had a major stroke in May and has made a great progress. This was her first time since May that she has been able to use a rotary cutter. She did great.

I was putting on borders. I had 3 quilts with multiple borders. There's 2 borders on the Eleanor Burns 3-quilt pattern; a pink floral border with black cornerstones and a blue floral double Irish Chain. I am thrilled to get these projects done. I asked Lexie, my Lhasa Apso, which one she liked best. She is still trying to decide.
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My life has changed in the last couple of years - some bumps, I retired from quilting, and then I moved to Texas. I'm anxious to see what new adventures await me in the next phase of my life.

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I started quilting when a quilt shop opened in our little town in January 2004. I have been hooked ever since.

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  • The Help (Kindle)
  • The Appeal by John Grisham
  • Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (again) by Harper Lee
  • Bleachers by John Grisham

This is called Fruit Cocktail

This is called Fruit Cocktail
It is all batiks