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February UFO Goal

Number 9.

9 is the number that was drawn for the monthly goal over at Patchwork Times.

My #9 is old.

Really old.

One Monthly Goal - Threadplay

The wall hanging began by playing around with Libby Lehman’s threadplay technique.  Then I was asked to teach it.

I have no idea how long ago that was.  A long time ago.  I haven’t taught in years.

And I have no idea what I’m going to do to finish it.

I am linking up with Patchwork Times and One Monthly Goal.

January One Monthly Goal

Yay!  My January UFO goal was to finish quilting Aunt Sukey Spins Off. 

Aunt Sukey Spins Off

Aunt Sukey Spins Off

Aunt Sukey Spins Off

Aunt Sukey Spins Off

I am so happy to say that the quilting is done, but so is the binding.  This quilt is finished and out of the sewing studio!!!

Aunt Sukey Spins Off

I am linking this finish up with One Monthly Goal at Elm Street Quilts and Patchwork Times.

Aunt Sukey Spins Off

If you own EQ7, then you can get the project file for this quilt by clicking on the Freebies tab at the top of this blog.

Aunt Sukey Spins Off

Aunt Sukey Spins Off

Aunt Sukey Spins Off Part 1

Aunt Sukey Spins Off Part 2

Aunt Sukey Spins Off Part 3

Aunt Sukey Spins Off Part 4

Aunt Sukey Spins Off Part 5

My scrap bags are all full.  Each and every one of them.

Scrap Bags

Scrap Bags

I have decided to use Bonnie Hunter’s Scrap User’s System.

It is quite surprising to me how many strips, strings and crumbs I have managed to cram into one bag.

Scrap Bags

This is going to take a while.

Coastal Mist Blog Hop

Here is a quick share of a fun blog hop happening right now!  The Coastal Mist Blog Hop features designer Tammy Silvers and beautiful batik fabrics from Island Batik.

Coastal Mist Blog Hop

Enter the giveaway every day and win a precut bundle!

Listed are the dates and participants of the Coastal Mist Blog Hop.  Have fun!

January 23 Tammy Silvers blog and website
January 24 Jessica Stewart of Izzy & Ivy Designs
January 25 Susan Emory of Swirly Girls Design
January 26 Connie Campbell of Freemotion by the River
January 27 Katie Laughridge of Live Originally
January 28 Julie Stocker of Pink Doxies
January 29 Linda Pearl of One Quilting Circle
January 30 Laura Conowitch of LC’sCottage
January 31 Cheryl Schenck  of Unspooled
February 01 Marian Pena of Seams To Be Sew
February 02 Vanessa Fromm of Fabric Confetti
February 03 Ebony Love of LoveBug Studios
February 04 Erin/Aurifil of Aurifil

January 2017 UFO Goal

I have chosen to work on Aunt Sukey Spins Off for my January UFO Goal.

Aunt Sukey Spins Off

This quilt is already under the needle, and most of the top is quilted.  I need to get the borders quilted, and that will be my focus.

Aunt Sukey Spins Off

The bonus will be to get the binding on, too, and be finished, but I’ll be pleased to get the quilting accomplished.

Aunt Sukey Spins Off

Linking up will keep me accountable, focused, and motivated, so I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts – One Monthly Goal.

Another goal this year, is to embroider the blocks for Aunt Bea’s Parlor.

I have two blocks done.  I will be working on this project on Sundays.

Kathy’s Quilts will keep me company.  I am linking up with her Slow Sunday Stitching.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 3

May your New Year be filled with blessings and the achievements of your goals!

One Monthly Goal – 2017

I need motivation.  I need focus.  So this year, I am listing 12 unfinished projects (one project per month to finish; or at least make progress) and linking up with Patchwork Times and One Monthly Goal.

Aunt Sukey Spins Off

 1.  Aunt Sukey Spins Off

This quilt is actually under the needle right now.  Progress is happening.

Brazilian Embroidery 001

2.  Brazilian Embroidery

I got stuck on what to do with the embroidery piece.  I’ve decided to make a pillow.

One Monthly Goal - Grocery Sacks

3.  Grocery Sacks

I’ve been wanting to make grocery sacks.  Surely this will be a quick and easy project.

One Monthly Goal - Round Robin

4. and 5. Round Robin 

This is a strip round robin from the year 1999.  All of the strips are done, but this needs to come together as a top.  I have good memories from this project! I’m giving this one two months…I’m sure I’ll need it.

One Monthly Goal - Aunt Bea's Parlor

6.  Aunt Bea’s Parlor

I have only 2 blocks stitched.  I don’t expect to finish this one this year, but I do expect to get a lot of the embroidery done.

One Monthly Goal - Bird House

7. Bird House

Ahem.  It is a bird house.  Started and abandoned quickly.  One of those “quilt guild inspired because everyone is making one” projects.  My excitement didn’t last long.  This oldie needs to be done!

One Monthly Goal - Floral Blocks

8. Floral Blocks

Began as class samples when I was teaching machine applique.

One Monthly Goal - Floral Blocks

Maybe more pillows? What to do with only three blocks?

One Monthly Goal - Threadplay

9. Threadplay

This was a class sample, too.  I was teaching Libby Lehman’s threadplay technique.  Long ago and far away.

New York Wheel Inklingo Mystery Quilt

10. The Case of the Secret Garden

A fun 2013 mystery quilt designed by Linda Franz of Inklingo fame. 

Hunter's Star Quilt Top

11. Hunter’s Star 

Also, a 2013 project.

President's Blocks

12. President’s Blocks

I served as President of the Colville Piecemakers Quilt Guild 1999-2001.  I have thirty plus signed blocks given to me when my term was up.  It is about time that I do something with them!

For me, this is an ambitious list of projects.  However, I already feel better about my ufo’s simply by making this list.  What carries into the following year doesn’t matter. 

One enjoyable stitch at a time.  That is what matters.

MOD Bear Paw QAL Progress

The borders are on!

Bear Paw QAL

I love it!

Bear Paw QAL

Bear Paw QAL

I wish I could show you the entire quilt, but I have no where to spread it out and take a good photo for you. 

When you click on a photo, it will take you to a larger view of it.

Bear Paw QAL

I am linking up at Sew Fresh Quilts.

MOD Bear Paw QAL Part One

MOD Bear Paw QAL Part Two

 

MOD Bear Paw QAL Progress

Progress is happening!

Bear Paw QAL

I am really loving how my bear paw quilt is looking!

It is difficult to tell from the photos, but the background is a soft grey print, not white.

It has been a challenge for sure.  A bit of unsewing has happened.  And, apparently, I have an ultra scant 1/4″ seam allowance.  “Personal Private Measurement”, as one of my all-time favorite quilt teachers would say.  I still cherish Mary Ellen Hopkins book…‘The It’s Okay If You Sit On My Quilt’.

My blocks are a bit larger than Lorna’s pattern says they should be.  No biggie…I am making adjustments for that.

Bear Paw QAL

I still have the borders to sew.  Slow and steady; I’ll get there.

I am linking up at Sew Fresh Quilts.

MOD Bear Paw QAL Part One