Monday, September 23, 2013

I was thinking of a way to get some of the project/quilt done. So I'm going to pick a project for the week to complete or work on and post my progress. So I picked a quilt that has been on my quilting frame for over 3 weeks now, I know pretty sad that it has been sitting there that long waiting to be quilted. I just couldn't get any motivation to do so. So I want to get it quilted and off the frame. Here is the one I picked. 
The pattern I believe is called Fire Escape, done in assorted blue batiks. It is a large lap size. I found some really pretty variegated YLI thread which I think would be perfect on it, now to decide on what to do in the large strips. I might do just an overall too with some swirls or flowers. So this is Monday lets see how the rest of the week goes.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Here are some pictures of the Quilts I want to finish and complete before April I hope. :) This isn't half of my pile of want/need to do.
 Jelly Belly Quilt, all snowball blocks.
 Americana Quilt Done in Kansas Troubles
 Indian Summer Flower Quilt
 Clyde's Deer Quilt #2
 Online Mystery Quilt
 Double Duty Quilt in Kansas Trouble Scraps
 Got this out of the Quilt Shop Magazine & was from Quilts Plus online Shop, can't think of the name of it.
 Buzz Saw Quilt
 Split Decision by the Teacher's Pet
 Raspberry Truffle Quilt was a kit from Quilts Plus and online swap with Ohioquilters
 Clyde's Deer Quilt #2
 1600 Quilt done in Batiks

 Frost Bite needs finished and bound
 Snowman Top

Spider Quilt done in Kansas Troubles fabric scraps.
 hand pieced 2" 1930's reproduction fabric quilt, on going
 BOM of Kansas Trouble Sampler
 Pinwheel quilt, have this for over 8 years, i know that is sad
 Bible Quilt done in sayings, not sure how I'm going to finish this.
Bits & Pieces taken out of magazine.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Gosh it has been 9 months since I last posted. Life has been so busy. Went to a Quilt retreat in Feburary, April, a week long one in July, and just got home from another one. It has been such a busy year, but so much fun~~~
At this last retreat a few of us were talking about our stashes. So my friend Bianca & I came up with a "plan" to reduce our stashes, get motivated at getting our tops done, and our UFO's done. Well here is what we've come up with.
 No buying Fabric Challenge~~~
  going to go on a No Buying Fabric Diet~~~ ( ok I just broke out in a sweat typing that)

here are the "rules":

No buying fabric unless it can justified as in a backing, background to finish out a partial done quilt etc.

If you purchase fabric you need to post it, how much & why you bought it.

You need to post pictures of unfinished quilt tops before and after they are finished if your wanting to get motivated to get those tops into quilts.

Work completely out of your stash to complete new projects if possible use 100% of your stash.

Dates are today September 15, 2013 to the Date of the April Retreat. Post pictures of the quilts made with your stash only.
 Anyone want to join us?? We've got a few joining us at the Ohioquilters FB Page, the private one. :)
I hope I can stick with it.