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Clearing the Decks [Nov. 21st, 2011|09:26 am]

This week the quilting was all about clearing the decks; organizing and preparing for the work in the new year.

I made a list of projects that I’d like to work on in the coming year and went through the rig and gathered up quilting tools and supplies and fabric which had been scattered and/or stuffed in cabinets. The project cabinet got reorganized and so did the stash bins. It should be much easier to find what I need, and now I know what I have on hand.

Per my commitment to try to do some quilting every day, most days this week I managed to do some quilting - though some days it was just thinking about quilting and making notes. I quilted and laundered a batting sample for the quilt which is at the long-armer awaiting backing and batting; the American Spirit rayon/cotton blend turned out nice. Now I just need to find a place to buy it online, make a label for the backing and iron same. In the cleanup a pre-cut cat pad turned up all sandwiched and ready to go, so quilted it to practice stippling (which went pretty well!) and worked on the grapevine appliqué (just six leaves to go.)

We’re in Hot Springs for Thanksgiving, so I have access to the stash and supplies I left in storage at my MIL’s house. I went through the bins with mixed success; the 30’s fabrics were all there, but the star pattern I wanted to use them with wasn’t. Fortunately, J was able to set up my old computer with Electric Quilt on it; now I just have to hook up the printer and I can print off the EQ version of that pattern. And, bonus, while I was fiddling around with EQ I found another quilt design I’d forgotten about; so another project got added to the list for 2012.

It’s not that all of these projects will get done; some of them are real long-shots. It’s a hope that all of these projects will progress. Here’s the list:

2012 Quilting Projects

Applique: Dove wreath box, Clipper ship medallion quilt, Holly and Ivy quilt, Needle case.

Hand Quilting: Double Wedding Ring, Floral wreath, Hibiscus Gate.

Machine Quilting: Log Cabin.

Piecing: Feathered Star, 30’s Stars, Wheel of Fortune, Christmas berries quilt.

Design: Cabinet quilts, Headboard.

And here’s looking forward to Judy Laquidara’s Design Wall Mondays, to help me stay on track and give me inspiration! Thanks, Judy!

From: (Anonymous)
2011-11-22 04:10 pm (UTC)
Doesn't it feel great to get organized like that? It always makes me want to start sewing again and make a whole new mess! LoL

Heather at Needles and Pens
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[User Picture]From: catlinye_maker
2011-11-22 09:17 pm (UTC)
Yep, I'm all fired up now! Projects buzzing in my head, I gotta get sewing.
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