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Saturday, March 19, 2011


Here's a Grandmother's Flower Garden that I've been working on maybe 3 years. It's all hand pieced - the project I take on car trips or work on while watching TV in the evenings. Finally to the part where the green intersections are going in - major accomplishment!

I have a hazy memory of when I used to think a UFO was a flying saucer. I now know the true meaning of those letters.....too well :) Until just a few years ago I would start a project (quilt as well as non-quilt) and finish it to completion before beginning another project, that was just my nature. Not so much any more, I've been brought over to the dark side and now have my goodly share of unfinished objects.

Here's one that is finally going to be finished up. It's a quilt for my little granddaughter that my daughter gave me a picture of, 2 years ago, and asked me if I could make it. After Ashley telling me that if I didn't get it finished by Kinsey's birthday (April) she was just going to go and buy her a bed spread! This is going on my LA on Monday!!! Yippee :) This is actually the first quilt of my own that I will have quilted in 2 1/2 years. I finally decided I just needed to schedule it in just like I do customer quilts. It will be finished on time.
I needed some new projects like I needed a hole in the head, but that's part of the sickness of quilting I've decided, we can't resist getting involved in yet another quilt. Our local quilt guild decided to do a Round Robin exchange and I hadn't been involved in something like that for awhile and it just sounded like fun, so I joined. This is our second month in this and this is the block I made for the woman's packet I got this time around.

THEN...being a glutton for punishment, I recently rejoined an online LA quilting group who had started a BOM group. Again, sounded like fun...I had some fabric that would make a really pretty quilt that would work perfect for this....I joined. Here are the two blocks I've made for that so far.

I currently have 9 of my own finished quilt tops that just need to be quilted...waiting for the time and the motivation to actually do them.

I can't throw fabric away, I keep pieces down to 1 1/2 inch square because they can be used in a quilt (I draw the line at that size though.....well kind of, I will keep strips smaller than that which can be used in a string quilt that I've started. Anyway, here is a Jewel Box quilt that I'm making from scraps. (those little squares are the 1 1/2 inch scraps.)

Each of these pizza boxes contain 2-3 quilt projects in various stages of completion. I'd really like to begin a Dear Jane quilt, and there's the one that Agnes brought to our guild meeting a few weeks ago that she's supposed to get me the pattern for. Will I live long enough to do them all? Absolutely not, but I firmly believe there are quilts being made in heaven :)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing pictures of some of your projects. Glad you are taking time to do something for yourself. I love the grandmother's garden quilt and admire anyone who has taken time to actually make one. (I cannot imagine, because I do. not. like. hand. sewing.) The quilt for Kinsey is so cute, and the blocks are great.

    I've actually thought about starting a jewel box quilt. Nah, that will never happen. lol.

    What is a Dear Jane quilt?