Monthly Archives: February 2015

Big Sigh…… All Blocks Completed for # 11

All the blocks are finished for # 11.  I just have to decide on the border now.   Interviewing potential candidates tonight.  I was starting to question what attracted me to this christmas wallhanging  until I finished sewing all the blocks together and then I saw why. I enjoy the folk art type of quilt with the blending of machine piecing and applique.  I much prefer hand applique as opposed to machine applique.  I enjoy touching the fabric and the process.  Since I have finished before the deadline,  I have time to relax a bit and then clean my house, since I have let everything slide this month while working on this project. Time to get caught up before I start the next project.

#11 I Believe


The 23rd is around the corner……

Down to the wire with # 11.  My back is fine.  A little babying it along took care of the muscle strain plus a nice hot bath.  I’ve come to the conclusion that I am addicted to BOM’s. I think I need to join some sort of 12 step program for this addictions.  But then I rationalize BOM’s are for 12 months and there is my  12 step program.

I have way too many BOM’s in my UFO stash of someday to make tubs and the sad truth is I would love to sign up for new ones.  I see so many beautiful patterns out there and I itch with anticipation of making them “someday”. .

So back to # 11.  I only have 2 blocks and 1 filler block to hand applique.  I have prepped them and glued them into place.  Hoping to finish one of them tonight.   Then sew them all together and attach the border.  Wheeeeeeeeeeee.

My friends asked if the pressure I am putting on myself to get these projects completed on time has soured me on quilting.  The truth is I am enjoying having deadlines to meet.  So the answer to my friends’ question is absolutely not, I am already planning my list for next year.


# 11 – due by 2/23 Will I finish?

I have been sewing, sewing ,sewing.  I really gave myself a challenge.  # 11 is a wonderful Christmas folkart wallhanging that is pieced and hand applique.  I have completed 9 of 12 blocks.  Will layout block number 10 tonight.  Not sure what I did to my back, but somehow my posture while I am sewing has not been very good and result is I am walking bent in half.  Tylenol is helping.  At least I am able to stand upright today. For that I am very thankful.  I try to set a goal to reach each day and the back thingy slowed me down a bit. Due to an impending nasty weather forecast, my family has cancelled their trip.  I’m sorry for that but grateful that I will be free to try and get # 11 finished on time.  I usually applique using the needle turn technique.  This time I have used the starch and freezer paper technique.  I believe it is faster and am please with the results.  But then, these are large pieces, if they were small intricate pieces I believe I would need more practice with this technique to get the quality of work I am used to producing with my needle turn. And as always, I have assistance whether desired or not.  This is Tink, short for Tinkerbell.


These are what I have completed.

003 004 005 006 007 008 009 010 012 013 016

See you next time.


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