Monday, January 7, 2019

January Week 1 Quilting

I started the year off with a bang. 4 of my own UFOs have been quilted, have binding sewn on by machine and are awaiting hand sewing. One is in progress while we watch Frontier on Netflix.

Here's my Quilt In A Day Braid quilt, assembled in 2012, according to this blog.

Mary'l Love and Roses panel quilt with Hearts and Roses quilting.

 This is Marietta's Double Wedding Ring quilt. It has been waiting months to be done. I was feeling very intimidated by it but I told her it would be done in 2018. I was 2 days late, but I love it and I think it was worth the wait.

New granddaughter, Gracie's pink foxy quilt.

Gracie made this beautiful cancer ribbon quilt and I quilted it with Cancer Awareness Ribbon panto.

This is a tshirt quilt made by April with Turbulence quilting.

Week 1 challenge - Clean My Sewing Room

Week 1 Challenge was met and my sewing room was cleaned up.

Many 2.5" strips were cut from excess muslin backings.

My Serger, Featherweight, Bernina and Embroidery machines have a nice spot under wire shelving.

I organized all my batiks and then hours later found these lost souls. I wasn't in the mood to find a place for them, so here they sit.

This is my Civil War stash for a half-square triangle swap I'm in with Carol Hopkins. It's not very much but certainly overflowing the tote.

This fabric organizer tote is full of scraps, little scraps that need to be pressed, cut and put into the appropriate container.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

2018 In Review

Here are the spools/cones that I emptied in 2018.  It was a very productive year for me.

I quilted 278 quilts on the longarm.

39 of those 278 were quilts made by me.
11 for Quiltmaker or Craftsy.
9 were memory/t-shirt quilts
6 were donation quilts
9 were made for family members
2 gifted to non-family and
2 for me

I completed 10 UFOs, made countless hexagon coasters, 13 drawstring jewelry bags, 5 jelly roll rugs, a project bag, a fabric notebook cover, and added 8 new UFOs to my list.

My goals for this year are: Use what I have, clean it up, make room.
I joined a 52 Week Challenge group and the first week is organize your sewing space. Here's my before pics: