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Monday, January 18, 2016

One Down Many More To Go

Like a cobbler that never repairs his own shoes, so is a quilter doesn't always get her own quilts finished.

My Goal:  to quilt all of the quilts I have hanging in my closet starting with this one by end of 2016

The pattern is Reproduction Chain (not mine)

It was a good stash buster 95x100  It took 3 months to complete the piecing;  Only because I didn't stick with it on a daily basis.  It hung in my closet since April.

There are other quilts in that closet older and need attention, but at least its a start.

When I quilt my own I never know for sure what I'm going to do with them, this is where I tend to do some practice free motion quilting.  So this was a just for fun and lets see what happens.

Here is another project that took over a year to complete -  After seeing a demonstration of needle punch, I came up with a brain storm of an idea or was it a brain fart.  Not sure.

Needle punched center added fabric borders that I quilted.  Because I had looked at this piece for over a year I was quite bored with the look of it, so to spice it up, I added hot crystals for bling.

So now I have completed to UFOs as of January 2016

If I'm really good and don't make another quilt I might get the other 7 done.  But wait a minute that would mean not going to any sew days or retreats.   Well we know that's not going to happen - but maybe I can restrain myself and just make smaller wall hangings instead of bed size.  I seem to be collecting a lot of bed size lately.,

After all how many bed quilts do I need

And then there is the rag quilt I just finished for my everyday/winter quilt

Oh my goodness do I need an intervention.  Nah - my kids will have to deal with all of this when I'm gone.  Its going to be their problem not mine.

In the meantime I will more than likely continue making more and more quilts because I cant stop myself from seeing another quilt made by someone else, and "i just have to make that one" or coming up with a pattern of my own.

We wont mention how much fabric is in  my house waiting to be sewn into something.

Anybody wanna buy a quilt????

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