Thursday, January 31, 2013

I Will Show You Mine!

Can you believe it is already January 31st?  What a whirlwind month it has been with the addition of Finn to our household. 

One of the times he isn't screaming or eating!

A trip to Oregon, to marry my best friend.

My brother Kyle on the right isn't he handsome?  He officiated.  Then of course there is my sexy husband next to me!

Anyway here my UFOs I am going to be working on for the Month of February.


See this box?  Well it is well traveled.  It started out in the Bend, Redmond, Sister's area of Oregon about 30 years ago.  It has moved at least 20 times since then.

What is inside this box you ask? 
These Flying geese the fabric was purchased from The Stitchin Post in Sister's Oregon long, long ago and a few lifetimes it seems. They were traced using a template, and then cut out each and every one with scissors.

They are now in the process of being unsewn and pressed to become these:

Then they are being recut using an EZ angle and Companion Angle to a smaller size:

Then being sewing as a leader/ender project to become these.

Who knows what I will do with them next.  Maybe a Wild Goose Chase or something to use these yummy vintage prints!

UFO 2.  My Meadow picnic Quilt I need to finish the quilting and bind.

This quilt has been hanging around for at least 10 years plus.  

UFO 3.  Easy Street.  Yes I know this is only a small part.  I have 16 of one block to make and 9 of the other.  I am on number 9 of the 16, and 2 of the 9.  But on the upside all my corner blocks are done!  I really enjoyed doing this one and my sewing skills seem to have really increased. 

Just maybe if I get one of these done this month I will start my Chocolate Speck or Jewel Box Quilts their fabrics have been sitting in the wings for a while, and I would love to finish my Ginger Rose which has been hanging around for a year.

What are you going to finish in February?

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

End of January Eve Already?

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
Marilyn Monroe

Wow can you believe that it is almost the end of January today? For my second day in blogland I decided I would share what I am up to.

Last summer my DH decided that I needed a place for all of my "stuff" after all he has a huge barn full of his tractors and cars.  So the old "sick room" which is on the main level of the house was emptied and painted, and my stuff was moved in.  Oh I am taking forever to get to the point.....Anyway when moving my "stuff" into my room I started counting my UFOs.  I had tons, in fact I don't remember having a finish of anything forever yet I was adding fabric to my stash.  I decided at that time that I needed to finish up my UFOs and while I can start a new project or two for holidays, gifts, etc.  I must complete a quilt before I start more.  To help me along Carrie P over at A Passion for Applique has a nothing but UFO party going on.  

Um yeah when I figure out how to do the linky gadgety thing it will be here.  

Here are my UFO's which need to be completed as of January 1, 2013:
1.  Picnic Quilt
2. Ancient Bargello
3.  Ripples and Reflections
4.  Farmer's Wife
5.  A Speck of Chocolate
6.  Easy Street
7.  Berry Claw 
8.  Holiday Wall hanging
9.  Holiday table Runner
10.  Wedding Ring Quilt
11.  Ancient BOM from about 15 years ago
12.  Ancient BOM from about 14 years ago
13.  Ginger Rose
14.  Yellow Brick Road
15.  Wheel of Mystery
16.  Redwork Quilt
17.  Snow Day Batik Jelly Roll Quilt
18.  Pumpkin Patch Row applique
19.  Berry patch quilt
20.  Jewel Box quilt 
21.  Flying Geese Quilt  
22.  Stars over Bali
23.  Washtub Stars

Tada here are my finishes for January of 2013.

 1 and 2  Lillie and Karena's Quilts

3.  Lela's Quilt
4.  Aubri Jo's Quilt---Can you believe I forgot to take a picture!  That will come soon when my mom sends me my wedding pictures.  I  hope!


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Born to Blog

Hello and welcome to my first "official" blog.  I have been writing a bit on My Quilt Place, but not everyone has access, and I decided to try to expand a wee bit. 

So here is my first foray into Blogland.

Come in and become a friend.