Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

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Some Day Quilts

I have a list of quilts that I want to make. This is different than the pile of kits I have — obviously I want to make those, not only did I buy the pattern, but I have the fabric. I’m talking about my “some day” quilts — those quilts when the time is right that I plan to make.

At one point I had a log cabin in the works, but when the power went out the day I was working on it, I got distracted and didn’t get back to it. I’m afraid it got wet in a flood and tossed. Maybe I can retrieve the one my mom started when my brother got bunk beds. His son is the same age as he was when Mom started the quilts (and my nephew has the same set of bunk beds).

Earlier this year I tried to make an Irish Chain. That is to say I had fabric that I wanted to use, and I thought it would work in an Irish Chain quilt. I made a sample block, but it simply wasn’t speaking to me. So that fabric ended up in a different quilt and I still haven’t made an Irish Chain quilt.

Trip Around the World – back in high school, and before I understood copyright, I photocopied the pattern for Trip Around the World from one of my magazines. Who knows what happened to the magazine, or instructions, but I still have the picture (in black and white) and templates I drew on graph paper. I’ve even have a drawing of what colors are supposed to go where.

My top five “some day” rounds out with the Double Wedding Ring and Lone Star. With the exception of the Double Wedding Ring and some would argue the Lone Star, these are simple to piece quilts. Ironically, it’s the Double Wedding Ring and Lone Star that I have in progress.

I’m not sure why I haven’t gotten these quilts made, but “some day” will come and I’ll get them done.

What quilts are on your “some day” list?

First Finish of 2009


About 11:45 this evening I finished the sweatshirt for my friend C. I’ll give it to her tomorrow night.

Next up, quilting a baby quilt that should have been done months ago.


Time Management

I tend to be overly optimistic on how much I can get accomplished in a sewing session. Last week with the New Year’s Day holiday, I thought I could easily get the Lone Star Sweatshirt completed for my friend. Little did I know I wouldn’t have the entire day to sew. And that’s where my time management runs into trouble. I neglect to account for the unexpected.

That in turn turns into UFOs. Either the calendar deadline –birthday, or holiday –or my self imposed deadline passes without me finishing the project and then I’m off to the next project with a deadline. As a result, I have 32 projects in various stages which were started prior to Jan 1st. That doesn’t include the 32 quilt tops that need quilting.

So, in theory, I’m going to work on one project until I get it done — or at least to the next stage — can’t expect miracles.

The lone star is ready for me to turn the edges. Once I get them all turned, I remove the neck band on the store bought sweatshirt, I’ll applique it to the shirt and add a bit of quilting, before putting the neckband back on.