Judy L's UFO Challenge

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Quilted




Binding will begin tomorrow.

Hugs,

Swooze

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Progress on One Monthly Goal

I've been quilting. Started out with free hand flowers. Added pebbling. Finally a diamond pattern. More pebbling. This repeats three times ending in a row of flowers.



Trying to grow my skills. Done is better than perfect.

Happy quilting!

Swooze

Friday, July 07, 2017

FAL 3Q

Last quarter was not very successful. I only finished my shirt. So here is my entire list of UFOs.

Leanne at She Can Quilt hosts a Finish Along each quarter. You link to her blog, or one of the other hostesses, with a post about your proposed finishes.

1 Strip Stacks - purple borders
2 Strip Stacks - red border
3 Double Four Patch
4 tumbler
5 4 patch on point - black green pink
6 Avignon Picnic
7 Matchstick Marimba
8 Strip Stacks - green and pink
9 Renees navy top
10 Nancies Floral and White Blocks
11 Pieced together contest
12 Pink Poppy BQ
13 Bloomers
14 Garden Party - Bonnie Mystery
15 Wanderlust
16 Pfefferneusse
17 Baby BQ
18 Lazy Sunday
19 Strip Stacks - green and pink
20 Original Orca Bay
21 Rainbow Orca Bay
22 Stepping Stones
23 30's Dog prints
24 Happy Block Jean Quilt - Jason
25 Row by Row Quilt
26 Antique top to quilt
27 Garage Sale top to be quilted
28 Dizzy
29 Grand Illusion
30 Freeze Frame
31 Double Wedding Ring
32 Nancies 30's Red
33 Nancies 30's Green
34 Christmas Packages
35 Razzle Dazzle
36 Stepping Up - yellow lavendar
37 Awareness - red black
38 Hopscotch - yellow green
39 Red and White bow tie
40 Red and White Burgoyne Surrounded
41 Turquoise blocks
42 Crossroads
43 Renees yellow top
44 - ? Find and quilt all the charity quilts I have lingering here

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

July OMG

I have had this quilt top done for probably 7 years, maybe more. I have quite a few unquilted tops and really need to get them finished.

i loaded it on the frame last week but finally convinced myself today to get started.



I have the quilting design all drawn out so now it's a matter of executing.

My goal is to quilt and bind this quilt this month. I'm linking up with Elm Street Quilts for the July OMG linkup.

Hugs,

Swooze

Saturday, June 24, 2017

June OMG Finish

My goal was to finish the top for Crossroads.


I love this quilt and have a load of scraps to work with.

Linking up with Elm Street Quilts finish linkup.

Hugs,

Swooze

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Wool Appliqué

Over the years I have collected wool applique patterns. I have never tried making one because I was afraid to ruin the wool. I had visions of jagged or frayed edges. When a wool applique class was offered at my local quilt store I jumped at the chance. They were offering a really cute pattern as a kit.

I showed up on the day with a few skeins of DMC floss, a package of embroidery needles and a pair of scissors. Everything else was provided. The instructor showed different methods of applique and provided the materials for each. She had a sample that had all the methods so you could feel the hand of the fabric and see the results. I went with the fusible using Heat N Bond.

She also had several types of scissors to try. She had Kay Buckley. I loved the feel of them in my hand but not the feel as I cut the wool. They did the job but when I tried the Fiskars Easy Action Micro Tip I fell in love with them. They cut smoothly and easily.

During class I managed to cut out the entire project and get all the fusing done. I had all the wool applique stitches done and only had backstitching of the letters and the embellishments left.

Here is the final project.


Wicked Chickens Lay Deviled Eggs. Hilarious!

The pattern can be found at Briar Root Primitives here.

It was a great class and I got over my fear of cutting into wool.

Hugs,

Swooze

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Mini Quilt for Mesquite Quilt Show

The Mesquite Guild asked for mini quilts to be donated for silent auction to benefit the ROTC. The ROTC is going to be helping setup and take down the quilt racks for the show. The money raised will go to scholarships for ROTC students.

I finished this little mini back in January. I was just not pleased with it.


The binding was just not applied well and didn't match well. I tipped it off last week and applied a new one.




It was delivered today for the show on the 23rd and 24th of this month. I hope it raises a little money for the ROTC students.

Hugs,

Swooze