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Another UFO down

checkmarkone more UFO done. ¬†ūüôā ¬†Lists work! ¬†If it’s on the list, it gets done. ¬†I know I’m a geek but it works for me.

This was a BOM that I purchased around 2001/2002. ¬†It’s a Marti Mitchell design. ¬†This photo is terrible. ¬†It is mostly yellow and green with a little blue and dark magenta thrown in for balance. ¬†The kit did not include the binding. ¬† ¬†I will be taking a swatch of the outside border with me to the quilt shop to see if I can find something to match it and look for considerations for backings. ¬† There was no room for error in this BOM. ¬† You got exactly the amount of fabric that you needed, no more, no less. ¬† Personally, I need that fudge factor. ¬†I am an early morning sewing room person and sometimes my coffee has not finished filling my veins with go juice when (silly me) attempts cutting. ¬† So, I admit, I do from time to time make colossal cutting mistakes. ¬† After I had completed the first month I noticed right away there was NO extra fabric. ¬†Sometimes that jinxes me. ¬†But I made it through this one only by being very careful with my cutting. ¬† Now the search is on for backing fabric and binding fabric. ¬†Then off to Vicky ¬†it goes for quilting. ¬† Can’t decide who is going to be getting this one. ¬†005

I have now chosen the next UFO to tackle. ¬† It is called Cat Nap and it is a pattern that was published in Quiltmaker Magazine May/June ’02 issue. ¬†It’s a baby quilt and hopefully won’t take too long to finish. ¬†This one I will quilt myself.

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Now that my September list is all caught up I am ready to start on one of the borders for my A Boy and A Girl Quilt.  I think I will work on the right hand side. I have given myself 2 weeks to get it prepped.  Woohooo.  No pressure.

I have been staying on top of Jen Kingwell’s Long Time Gone and have completed all 7 months of that BOM. ¬†Anxiously awaiting # 8.

I have prepped months 1 & 2 of Sue Garman’s Bed of Roses. ¬†I work on the hand applique on my lunch time so maybe this one will be completed in a year. ¬† It is nicely portable. ¬†Just one block already prepped and matching thread doesn’t take up much room in the tote.

I have discovered 60 weight cotton embroidery thread. ¬†It is as nice as silk thread to work with and slides through the fabric like butter. ¬†And to top it off it blends in beautifully and becomes invisible. ¬†Now it doesn’t get any better than that.

I have just received Month 3 but it is not on the calendar to prep until October. ¬† Besides, I am still doing the handwork on Month 1. ¬†Wouldn’t dream of getting ahead of myself.

Happy Stitches Everyone

Sissy Malone

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April UFO 1987ish Sampler top finished

Wow the top is completed. ¬†4 months 4 quilts so far. ¬†I’m keeping pace. ¬†May will be questionable but I enjoy a challenge. ¬†I have a couple a projects going, plus yard work, veggie garden. ¬†I will persevere.

Again, all I can say is “what was I thinking” color wise with this sampler. ¬†No matter, the top is done. ¬†Big check mark. ¬†Feeling smug today. I’m still on vacation for today and tomorrow. ¬† Cleaned my sewing room, boy I can make a mess while focused on a project. ¬†Thread everywhere, snippets of fabric all over, rulers and tools right where I left them. ¬†I hate doing that. ¬†I like neat and orderly in my sewing room. ¬†But all is put back in place now and everything set up for my next class of paper piecing. ¬†Really liking this technique. ¬†It speaks to my geekyness.

Also packed up my dream sewing machine for its annual checkup.  Wow has it been a year.  Time flies.  It seems as if I just bought it.  I will have to leave it there for a week.  At first,  I experienced a bit of anxiety over not having my machine which is my BFF now.  But I calmed myself down remembering I still have my trusty Pfaff as backup.

Here are the photos for the 1987ish Sampler top finished.

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