Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tuesday Updates

Last week at work our computers didn't work for TWO whole days.  I didn't realize just how much I use my computer at work.  Needless to say I am way behind in my work.  Do you think maybe we can start school a few days later this year?  Probably not!  The great news is my sewing machine is working fine.
I have been on this mission to finish my 3rd quarter finish-a-long projects.  Here is an update on my list.

#1. DONE

#2.  50th Wedding gift.  Only needs a label.  Don't you love the colors?

 #3. Rag Quilt.  DONE.  Donated to the local hospital gift shop. 


#4.  I have the 4 patches & solid blocks quilted.  Not sure how I want to quilt the border.
#5.  One border on one jelly roll quilt.
#6.  No sewing on the 9 patch blocks. 

I did sew 20 jelly roll strips together thinking it would be a smaller quilt that would be a perfect size for a baby quilt.  It didn't turn out the way I thought.  I went to Plan B on the sewing of this quilt.  I should have it finished this week.

Happy sewing,

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Mission NOT Impossible

I knew I needed to get these table runners made.  A friend said I could use her serger.  I decided I couldn't put this task off any longer.  On day one as I am sewing I realized this is not difficult.   Then I become obsessed to get the runners done.  It took me three days and a couple of hours of sewing each day to complete them.  

SUCCESS!!!  32 Table runners finished. 
 I am determined to continue on my 3Q FAL list.  Next project to complete is this brown and pink quilt.  A week ago I had one block sewn  together.  Today I have all 20 blocks sewn.  I am working on the borders.
It looks like no mission is impossible if I just continue to stay on task.

Happy sewing.

Friday, July 13, 2012

3rd Quarter FAL List

I finally have time to list my third quarter finish-a-long list.   I didn't do very well on second quarter finishes and I think have a more realistic third quarter list.
I have added a couple of projects from the second quarter that didn't get completed.
  1. Wedding table runners. One compete many more to sew.
2.  Pink and brown quilt. My target day for this to be complete is in August.
3.  Rag quilt.  It need the blocks sewn together and the rows sewn together.
4.  This quilt needs quilted, binding sewn on, and hand stitching.
5. Two jelly roll quilts that need borders on.  I still have four more jelly roll quilts I want to make.  I plan to have these two complete before fourth quarter.
6.  Charms square quilt.  I have 71 blocks sewn now I need to sew them together to make a tablecloth.
I plan to complete these projects even though my job will soon get very demanding and time consuming.  I hope I can add more projects to my list.

I will be linking up with Rhonda over at Quilter in the Gap.   Thanks Rhonda for the motivation I need to complete my projects.

Happy sewing.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

A Winner and 2nd Qtr FLA

I want to to thank everyone who left a comments about Amanda's pattern "Don't Touch Me". The winner of the pattern and fat quarters:

I can't get the random number generator to show the results of lucky number 7.
I've been a member of Amandas for awhile. I love her new little quilt it looks like it would be fun and quick to put together! Thanks for the chance to win a copy! 

Congratulations!  I will be sending you an email so I can have your address to mail the fat quarters.

I didn't do very well on my 2012 Second Quarter Finish A Long. I only finished my H2H quilt.
I will have to work harder on my 3rd quarter finishes instead of getting sidetrack and sewing something else. 

Happy sewing.