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April 2012 Quilting/Sewing Goals

Posted by geezerfolks (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 1, 12 at 0:18

No fooling! This is what I want to get done this month!

Finish Uncle J's Ties
Finish Brown's Chocolate Stars
In between working on those:
Make 5 Blue in the Mist BOM blocks
Finish Signs of Summer lattice blocks
Decide on border for the 800" Citrus top
Binding on Tie a Yellow Ribbon

Hope this month is full of smiles for you.

SharonG/FL


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RE: April 2012 Quilting/Sewing Goals

Finish the strip quilt. Then start back on the bordered diamonds pain-in-the-@*$ that I put aside not long ago. (I hate UFO's)


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RE: April 2012 Quilting/Sewing Goals

Mostly, I want to work on goals that are leftovers from last month.

April Goals:

Old Goals...
1. Bind the Summer Flowers quilt.
2. Sandwich and start quilting the Violets quilt top and get it completely finished.

New Goals....
3. Sandwich and quilt Floral Gardens.

Good Luck to everyone.


~Geraldine


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RE: April 2012 Quilting/Sewing Goals

Keep working on projects for the guild and maybe load and quilt the next top in the pile (a large wall hanging).

Donna


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RE: April 2012 Quilting/Sewing Goals

1. Finish Buzzsaw (paper pieced) lap quilt.

2. Make two Craftsy BOM blocks.

3. Make three May Lotto blocks

4. Start Super Zig lap quilt.

Julie


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RE: April 2012 Quilting/Sewing Goals

April...

  • 2 mini quilts for the guild
  • 1 small quilt to go with the black teddy bear
  • Finish the 'Fun & Done' picnic quilt by 14th!
  • Finish and post the Aug & Sept lotto blocks
  • (Maybe) Finish the blue stars lap quilt
  • Oops, I think my list is too long. :~((


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    Just to keep sewing and brush up on things. To make time to be quiet, relax - which I get from working on quilts.


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    My April quilting goals are:
    1. Sew together my Grandma's queensize quilt top
    2. Sandwhich the layers together for Grandma's quilt top so it will be ready for me to start hand quilting in May
    3. Make some Lotto blocks

    I figure less is more this month so I don't get burned out.

    Best to you,
    Sandra


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    I thought I was way far behind on the BOM I started last June, but when I consider there are a total of 38 - 9 1/2" blocks and I have 7 to do, that's not so bad! I cut fabric for 5 blocks and made kits so they'll go pretty fast once I start sewing. Have also completed sewing Signs of Summer lattice blocks. DGS ended up having dental surgery this morning and has been here all day - which means I didn't get anything else done.

    Keep up the good work everyone.

    SharonG/FL


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    I took my favorite machine to be cleaned today. No piecing for me for a week.
    My April goals are:
    1. Load Relay for Life quilt on frame.
    2. Make Craftsy BOMs (English paper piecing)
    3.Start machine embroidery for baby quilt.
    4. Make a baby quilt for nephew due this month.

    We'll see how much I get done with the machine in the shop.

    Linda OH


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    WOW - hard to decide everything that really needs to get done! First was to find my sewing machine & get my sewing room back in order after being gone for almost 4 months!

    1. April block lotto - 3 blocks done
    2. Host a sew-day for my quilt group (April 21) - make a quilt of valor
    3. Double-Irish Chain retirement quilt - finish blocks & start assembly
    4. Start looking for airline tickets to the quilt retreat in October!

    Sue/polardream


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    Sue, I know how it is to be gone over 3 months, so I have an inkling of how you must be feeling. It will be ok...

    10 day update:

    Finish Uncle J's Ties-It's sandwiched and ready to quilt the tie tips down.....at this time, everything else is on hold until this is completed.

    Finish Brown's Chocolate Stars - haven't worked on it.

    Make 5 Blue in the Mist BOM blocks - Made one and 7 kitted.
    Finish Signs of Summer lattice blocks - done
    Decide on border for the 800" Citrus top - still thinking
    Binding on Tie a Yellow Ribbon - thinking about what color to use for binding.

    KOKO everyone!

    SharonG/FL


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    I made four more minis for the guild. Next I'm going to quilt at least one of the tops in the closet.

    Donna


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    Finish off hand quilting the Sun and Stars quilt I started over a year ago. It's time to do it if my arthritic thumb allows.

    Do a couple more of the Lotto blocks.

    That's all I plan. I'll be taking a week off to head for Texas and I have a garden to put in when I get back.


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    My goals for April:

    To get back into sewing again - my husband has had me doing his secretarial work for him over the past 3 months. So now my daughter & I have set him up with his own computer & email account & hopefully I'll be free to sew.

    I have begun making the Lotto blocks - finished April blocks and will start on May

    I want to work on my Birthday Blocks from last year and start getting them together.

    Start out with small goals so I'm not overwhelmed

    Kristene


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    April Goals:

    Old Goals...
    1. Bind the Summer Flowers quilt.....DONE
    2. Sandwich and start quilting the Violets quilt top and get it completely finished.

    New Goals....
    3. Sandwich and quilt Floral Gardens...... DONE


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    My sewing machine is ready!
    While my machine has been in the shop, I quilted the Relay for Life quilt, embroidered several blocks for a baby quilt, and English paper pieced some hexagons for a BOM.
    Linda OH


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    April Goals:

    Old Goals...
    1. Bind the Summer Flowers quilt..... DONE
    2. Sandwich and start quilting the Violets quilt top and get it completely finished.

    New Goals....
    3. Sandwich and quilt Floral Gardens...... DONE
    ..................................................

    Looks like that is it for April.
    I've had that much done since April 12th.
    I decided to hand-quilt the 'Violets' one, so I have been working on that. It will be on-going for a while.

    We are going on a trip so no quilting for the rest of this month. I will take along the 'Violets' one and work on it whenever I get time.

    Hope you are making progress on your goals.
    Remember.... take time to enjoy the process!.
    Will post again in May.

    ~Geraldine



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    Geraldine, Safe travels and I hope you have an enjoyable time.

    Update:

    Finish Uncle J's Ties - so close to being done
    Finish Brown's Chocolate Stars - guess this will be carried over into May
    In between working on those:
    Make 5 Blue in the Mist BOM blocks
    Finish Signs of Summer lattice blocks - DONE
    Decide on border for the 800" Citrus top
    Binding on Tie a Yellow Ribbon - DONE

    SharonG/FL


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    I finished quilting the wall hanging, now it just needs binding which should go on today, so it will be finished this month.

    I also cut out most of the pieces for a new top, so finishing that will become a May goal. :)

    Donna


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    I finished my wall hanging! The pattern is Baltimore Blues from Fat Cat Patterns. It was a BOM several years ago...I finished the hand appliqued blocks then they sat in the closet for a couple of years; last year I finally got them out and assembled the top then it went back in the closet. A week or so ago I got it out and quilted it.

    Photobucket

    I stippled the background of the applique blocks and did a leaf design in the border.

    Photobucket

    Donna


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    That is a stunner!!!!
    I have not done any hand applique and when I see the beautiful work everyone here does, I think I never shall.
    Well, maybe once! But something a lot simpler than this.
    Beautiful!!!!
    Theresa


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    Theresa, this was my first hand applique project, other than taking a Hawaiian quilt class at QU (a one-block quilt). I find it relaxing and very easy to do.

    If you think you want to try it, I recommend one of Nancy Chong's Quilt University classes - either the Hawaiian applique or the 2 fabric applique. She's a great teacher!

    Donna


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    Donna, You did a great job on this! Good for you for staying with it!!

    Another update:
    Finish Uncle J's Ties - at the squaring up stage
    Finish Brown's Chocolate Stars - guess this will be carried over into May
    In between working on those:
    Make 5 Blue in the Mist BOM blocks - made 2
    Finish Signs of Summer lattice blocks - DONE
    Decide on border for the 800" Citrus top - Have decided
    Binding on Tie a Yellow Ribbon - DONE

    SharonG/FL


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    Donna, You should post that on FatCat Patterns Facebook page! I didn't know she was revamping and going to go more retail.

    SharonG/FL

    Here is a link that might be useful: FatCat Patterns FB


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    Donna, your quilt is beautiful! It gives me hope that someday I'll work on my applique quilt again.

    This was my April list:
    2 mini quilts for the guild done
    1 small quilt to go with the black teddy bear done
    Finish the 'Fun & Done' picnic quilt by 14th! - about 1/2 done
    Finish and post the Aug & Sept lotto blocks - not at all done
    (Maybe) Finish the blue stars lap quilt - maybe not

    I did a lot of quilting this month but most of it involved the mini quilts. I think it's time for me to move back to my other projects for a while. Let's see what happens in May!

    Kate


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    Would you believe I finished getting the binding on Uncle J's Ties today.....yahoooooo Still need to put the label on and iron the places without the ties. And, I have 2 borders on Citrus Cooler!!!! I think April was a bit productive for me and that gives me a sunny feeling. @:)

    Now to post for May......

    SharonG/FL


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    Woohoo, Sharon! Can't wait to see the tie quilt!

    Donna


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    I'll try and get one up tomorrow. @:)


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    1. April block lotto - 3 blocks done
    2. Host a sew-day for my quilt group (April 21) - make a quilt of valor - DONE - we finished & it's being quilted.
    3. Double-Irish Chain retirement quilt - Blocks done, sandwiching still needed


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