Friday, December 31, 2010

My UFO Goals for 2011

I have so many UFO's. I see so many pretty quilts and I will start a project or two before the previous quilts are done. I signed up for Judy Laquidara's UFO challenge. The plan is to complete 12 projects in 2011. These are my list of UFO's I would like to finish in 2011.

1. Square in a Square quilt.
2.  Log Cabin Quilt.
3. Rail Fence Quilt.
4. My youngest daughter's T-shirt Quilt.
5. My oldest daughter's T-shirt Quilt. All the blocks are prepared for the quilt and ready to be sewed together.
Now this is my son's pile of t-shirts for a quilt. I am not counting this as a UFO yet.
6. I am using the leftovers from this red Churn Dash Quilt to make a Pinwheel Quilt.
7. How Charming Quilt.
8. Feed Sacks Quilt from Kim's Scrap-Basket Surprises book.
9. Beach Cottage Quilt from Kim's Scrap-Basket Surprises book.
10. My youngest daughter's Happy Hour Quilt.
11. My Apple Core Quilt cut with my Go cutter.
12. This Bar Quilt just needs a binding.
 13. Turning Twenty Quilt needs a binding.
 14. With my ever growing scrap basket, I'm always working on a string quilt.
15. Chinese Coin Quilt.
 I should probably stop counting now... The growing numbers are making me nervous! I really want to start working on these next three Go cutter projects. The first is an Apple Core Quilt.
 This will be my blue and yellow Drunkard's Path Quilt.
 Here is another one which will have raw appliqued edges.
 This is my list for UFO goals for 2011. Wish me luck because I desperately need it to finish this many projects! And like I said I'll probably start some new ones too.
Happy Quilting until next year.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Working on a few UFO's

 I hope you are all having a good holiday. I am using the time to relax and to work on a few UFO's.
I started this Turning 20 quilt two years ago. I used Christmas fabrics from my stash. Finally the quilt is quilted. Instead of thinking I am too late to get the quilt done for Christmas, I am thinking I am a year ahead.

 I am on a fabric diet and used all the leftovers to make a scrappy backing.
 I  love to make room for new fabrics, but first I have to use my stash.
 My kids always say I am making cutting corner quilts. I love simple and easy designs. This quilt is so easy. I sewed 6.5" strips together and call them my Bar quilts. You can't get an easier and faster quilt than this.
I love fabrics with dots, but also with stripes. I absolutely adore the blue stripe fabric.
For the back I used a berry pink fabric and it has polka dots again.

I want to wish you all a Happy New year! May 2011 be a wonderful year. And let this new year's resolutions actually stick! :)

Happy Quilting until next time!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Last Minute Quilts

  This year has flown by! I can't believe it is almost Christmas again.
 I've been busy with a few last minute quilts. 
I quilted the first quilt for my dear friend Carolyn. This is a Christmas quilt with the cutest Christmas fabrics. My favorite fabric is the blue with white snowflakes. The backing is a cute green fabric with white dots.
 I also quilted  this scrappy Bow Tie quilt for Carolyn.

 Orange back goes nicely with the fabric.
My longarm and sewing machine decided both to get sick and took away all possibilities of  me sewing and quilting. I  got replacement parts for my longarm today and I just got my sewing machine serviced right in time to finish the binding on Carrie's t-shirt quilt.  
 I quilted Carrie's t-shirt quilt just before my long arm caught the flu. 
For her daughter, she used light pink sashings and darker pink cornerstones.
 "Steam-a-seam"  is such a great help when you run out of time and have to finish a binding quickly. I press the "Steam-a-seam"  on the folded edge of the binding. 
Now I sew the binding on the right side of the quilt with the "Steam-a-seam" facing upwards.
Peel the paper part of the "steam-a-seam" off and press the binding on the back of the quilt. I found for me it was easier to sew the binding down with the right side of the quilt facing up.
Finished binding with blue backing. I used the leftovers from the backing to make the binding.
This year I feel behind on my Christmas shopping because I'm only 90% done. How are you guys doing on your Christmas shopping?

I hope you all have a happy holiday break.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Scrappy Quilts

  To make, quilt or look at a scrappy quilt puts a smile on my face. This is Kim's Scrappity-do-dah quilt.
The finished size of the blocks are 4.5". 
 This is such a pretty scrappy quilt and I had so much fun quilting Kim's quilt for her.
 The backing is an old cotton sheet in navy blue.
 The next quilt  is Kim's Dots and Dashes quilt.
 Pretty dotty fabric as the border.
 Kim glued the circles on the fabric and I quilted over the them. I think after the quilt is washed it will look like frayed raw appliqued circles although the circles are quilted and not stitched down.
 And this is the pretty scrappy backing.
 The last quilt I wanted to share, I quilted for Betsie. She made the quilt for a teenager girl.
 Isn't the appliqued name on the front of the quilt so cute?
Any teenager girl will love these fun and bright colors.  
This is the back of the quilt, pink and yellow flannel.
Happy  Quilting!