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Too much to do! Too little TIME!

okay, here it is Passover for me and Easter for most of my friends. My son is getting married May 30!  The shower is April 25.  The king sized quilt is at my long arm quilter and should be ready for me to bind her ( him?) in about a week.

So far, so good. However, I am making about 35 mug rugs in the hoop.  They seem to take about one hour each to stitch out and then I need to finish the self binding.  It is alot of work and the deadline is coming quickly.  I wish I could find some old pretty cups (cheap) to put with them.

i also need to work on finishing a quikt for the Garden of Reflection auction at our annual Bingo.  I will be baking for that and my up coming shower as well.  I need to get goods and services for the auctions, too.

then there is my guild’s up coming quilt show.  My quikt is inkyn1/3 done.  It is a feathered Star BOM.  It has pieced birders as well.  I really want it at the quilter by the end of May but I am hoping for June.  I had wanted to show it, but that is very questionable.

Lastly, but very importantly, I have been nominated and endorsed as a candidate for our Township of 33,000 Board of Supervisors. It will be a hard race and it is the first political race I have ever been in.  I am excited and really want to give back to the eonderful community I have lived in for 39 years b

New week, new project

Well, after a week of an awful sinus infection including 2trips to the ENT for endoscopes, I still can’t breathe.  When some of my friends feel yukky, they shop for shoes.  Me, I go for fabric!

On Saturday, I went to 2 of my favorite quilt shops.  First I was at The Round Bobbin in Ardmore, PA.  I picked up the new BOM.  We are using A Flock of Feathered Stars by Carolyn Cullinan McCormick.  It is paper pieced feathered stars and borders.  First thing, I went to my local Minuteman Press and had the binding cut off.  I then put every page into page protectors and into a binder.  I will get much better copies of the foundations that way.  I have copied the first block and my border sections.  I plan on starting tomorrow.  I think I will most likely try a scrappy one to practice,  the pieces are small and there are a lot of them.  Since there are so many pieces in each block, I decided to do it the right way and bought Carol Doak’s paper for paper piecing.Image


i also went over to Brynne’s in New Britain, PA.  They were having a sale, so…..  I bought a bit of fabric and Anita Goodesign’s new Nursery Rhymes embroidery discs.  With a new Grand coming, I do need this.  Now if only I had bought that other fabric at The Round Bobbin!

i promise to post as I go with pictures!

Working on the UFOs

Why doesn’t my pile of UFOs ever seem to get smaller? Is it me or does every other quilter have this problem? There have been at least 4 babies I wanted (and did) to make quilts for. Of course, I took three classes. Those projects I did finish. Now I have a new granddaughter who will arrive in July. This means a fabulous quilt, an heirloom dress and bonnet( probably with smocking) and knitted booties, hats and a sweater. My son is engaged, so I will need to make a king sized quilt for them by next spring. I also have another baby girl to make a quilt by June.

I have been stuck with my confetti quilt. It seems that although my seam allowances are accurate–I checked them twice– the “transition” row just doesn’t fit. I need a help me class from the instructor as she predicted some problems might pop up.

I did make 12 mug mats for a swap. I used San Francisco Stitch Company’s March design. image
I can definitely recommend them for great instructions and a perfect stitch out.

I hope to have at least one quilt in production by next Friday. I plan on cutting for my new Grand’s quilt and starting on the other girl baby one. Wish me luck!

How many UFOs can one person have

I started to begin counting and listing my UFOs.  After an hour, I decided to make a list of those that I want to work on this month.

1.  Sew Spooky BOM  I am reasonably up to date as I must finish block 2 and do all the zig zag on blocks 1 &2. 

2.  Work on the October House Block. This should only take about 3 hours 

3.  Complete the half square triangles for the 2010 Thimbleberries quilt, put it together and do borders

4.  Bind the sample Twister quilts. There are small ones

5.  Make my Granddaughter’s Candyland Quilt 

i am sure I can get these first 5 done in the next 4 weeks.  Wish me luck. I plan on posting pictures as I complete each UFO!

pnow I just cannot start anything new!

Ever wonder why we quilt, sew and create? For me, creating is a compulsion that I cannot resist. Therefore, like many quilters, I have a large number of UFOs, unfinished objects. I want to keep a record of finishing my UFOs. I think blogging my progress might just help me stay on task. Tomorrow I will count and list all the projects I can identify as well as the unstated kits! Other than the two Blocks of the Month (BOMs) I am trying to finish at least 3 UFOs before starting anything new! I guess I will have to stop going to quilt shows!

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