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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Finished something, started something, started and finished something!

Retirement has been very busy for me.  I don't understand those folks who get bored.  I haven't had the time.

Finally Finished....

I have been working through my sewing room.  I've been trying to organize my stash to get a handle on what I have and to identify UFO's.  The first quilt I made was a blooming 9-patch.  I finished the top in the class, got it to the quilter (Kim Butterbaugh) for quilting, & dutifully prepared my binding while waiting on Kim to finish.  Got the quilt back from Kim.  That was at least 6 years ago.  Last week I managed to actually sew the binding on.  Now it is on our bed.  The fabric is all flowers and butterflies.  The semi-custom quilting has butterflies mixed in.  I have to make the label.  Think I will call it Field of Dreams.

Started Something New

The ladies presenting the trunk show at The Davie County QG in July were selling kits, FQ, books, tools etc.  I bought a Laurel Burch Christmas kit.  I opened the kit up last week and put the top together.  The sample and instructions called for rickrack for the ornament hangers.  I am not a rickrac person.  I found some funky fuzzy yarn in my stash.  I think it is perfect.  I'm am going to try to quilt this one myself.  Wish me luck!

Started & Finished

Our quilt quilt, Triad Modern QG, is having a Potholder swap at our meeting tonight.  I made 3 before deciding on which to give my secret partner.  

The 1st 2 are made from an adorable pattern I found at a quilt shop in Maggie Valley NC.  The cupcake icing is a pouch for your fingers so that you can better hold a hot pan.

The one below is a block called Grandma's hopscotch.  The block was meant to be 12" so I stopped with the center and 1st surrounding row.  I unwisely decided to make it an octagon (I was thinking snowball).  I was not thinking that now I have 8 mitered corners to do.  I took the binding off and reapplied once.  Still not happy.  Will have to take it off once more.

 Can't tell you which one I am giving to my secret partner until after the meeting tonight.