Judy L's UFO Challenge

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Favorite Tool and Reflections on January and February. I am not sure that I have a favorite tool but I do love tools. I hate marking things because I can never get the markings out easily or it doesn't mark very well and wastes my time and frustrates me. I am not sure if someone referred me to this but I bought a chacoliner. It looks like a little lipstick tube and has either white, pink or blue chalk in it. It is also refillable. I bought the white and have used it to mark my crazy quilt stocking and then my peacock quilt. The markings stay there just fine even when they are sewn over and then they simply wash or wipe away. I highly recommend you check one out if you need a better marking tool.

Reflections. I saw Kim mention her accomplishments from the previous month and loved that idea. I plan to do this each month going forward. On the finishing front. I managed to finish my Peacock quilt and keep it for myself. I got my King size log cabin sent off to be quilted. I hope to see it in the next week or so to bind it and send it off to the recipient for her birthday. I did buy fabric but it is the backing for two of my quilts that need quilting. I am part of the "No Buy" challenge on the stashbuster yahoogroup and these are legal buys. I also managed to get the center of my Floral Irish Chain quilt pieced. I had hoped for several finishes in the month of February but it just was not meant to be. Progress was definitely made in that direction!

8 comments:

Carole said...

I really cannot think of a favorite tool myself. I just enjoy all of them. So I'm not even going to attempt to blog on tools! lol

Sweet P said...

I've never tried the chacoliner. I have a big assortment of marking pencils and pens. I haven't been successful with all of them. But I'm still experimenting with them.

Good job on getting your projects worked on last month and on no buy.

computerpeach said...

I think I have the same thing - chacoliner - mine is grey though. It has a little spoke-like thing on the end where the chalk comes out. I just love mine. I chose grey because I figured it would show on everything. Congrats on the no-buy.

dineke said...

Hi Suzette,
You asked about patterns of my blue quilt. They are meshwork blocks. Our group did a course on those. Google Meshwork and some instruction sites will pop up.

Meredith said...

Did you know those charcoliners come in different colors? My Dh had different color refils in my christmas stocking. I agree with you they are great.

Jennie said...

Thanks for the heads up on the charcoliners. I am going to my LQS tomorrow to pick up my Thangles block, and think I will look at their selection. Seems I always have trouble with marking!!

Judy said...

I haven't tried the chacoliners but will take a look next time. Your finishes are adding up!! Hope all your puppy problems go away soon!

Clare said...

Chacoliners? I will have a look in the LQS just in case, but it is unlikely they have such a thing. Would be interested to know what they look like. I use old soap slivers, but it comes off pretty quick! Hope Pepper is feeling a bit better.