Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February 2012 UFO Challenge

The UFO Challenge for January is complete.  Judy called number 1 which is a child's charity quilt.  I picked the top from a local quilt store years ago.  I quilted it but the binding was left to do.  I did it.

This morning Judy called for number 8 to be the March UFO.  This is my March UFO Challenge:
My daughter will be so happy to finally see this one completed.  I've been working on it for years.  I got totally bored with it.  Originally it was just the center stars for the quilt.  It's a king, and I just wanted it finished.  So I added the star points around the center star.  I wanted larger blocks so I wouldn't have to make so many.  This quilt is quilted and just needs the binding.  I think I can, I think I can.  I KNOW I CAN!  She and her family are coming out to visit me this summer.  The last time they were in Oregon was 2000, and they moved to Montana.  They haven't been back since.  I'm so glad they will be coming out this year.  I've decided to have a big BBQ and party in their honor.  I want to show off my daughter and her family.  I have 4 grandchildren and can't wait to spoil them rotten on my turf.

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Design Wall 2-20-12

My son's jean quilt is coming along.  I have 3 more rows to make and then all the rows need to be sewn together.  I'm hoping to do this Monday.  Then I will need to start on the back.  He has given me a ton of Crown Royal bags to use.  I'm thinking I'll have to intersperse then with squares of purple flannel.  The blocks both flannel and CR bags will probably need to be interfaced.  I think the bags will need to be taken apart but at this time I'm not sure how to do this.
Does anyone have any ideas for me?  I'd love to hear them.

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Monday, February 13, 2012


My hens have finally started producing.  It seemed like it was a long dry spell.  Had it not been for my young laying pullets laying almost everyday, we would have been skunked.  Now of my 15 hens, I have been getting anywhere from 4-9 eggs daily.  When we gathered the eggs last night, we counted 10 eggs. That is an all time high for us.  That means that some of my older hens are laying.  Which ones, we don't have a clue. I'm so glad I talked Doug into culling the end of March.

I think this is great!  I've been selling my eggs faster than I can bring them to work.  This last week I was able to bring in 3 dozen and still have some for our personal use.  This week, I'll probably take in 4 dozen.  I'll find out where the saturation point is for eggs at work.  No matter, I'll find inventive ways to use them if that happens.

For now...Atta Girls!

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Design Wall 2-13-12

It's been a good week.  Since I signed up for Judy's UFO project and started posting What's on My Design wall at Patchwork Times, I've been sewing more.  It feels so good to get old projects out of the way and not feel guilty about starting new ones.  I posted the start of my son's quilt on Judy's website, last week.  Since then, I have only been able to sew on the weekends.  My nights after coming home from work don't allow any time.  But his quilt is started and there are more parts on the ironing board.

This is how I originally thought I would layout his quilt.
But when I started putting the squares on my design wall, I saw this design.  I like it.
Since I took the picture this morning, I have 7 rows and 12 columns completed.  My finished design, so far is 14x16 with a 2 in border.
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Monday, February 6, 2012

What's on My Design Wall

This weekend I finished up on my January UFO project and have almost completed my February project.

  I only have to bind that one so I decided to only sew on it at night after dinner while we are watching television. I really want to finish up my unfinished projects but I have several quilts that I need to make.  The most important is one for my son, Doug.  He's been so patient with me.  He only requested his quilt about 3 years ago.  Well, it's started!

It's a jean quilt.  He provided all the jeans.  For the back he provided crown royal bags.  I'm not sure how that will work.  I guess I'll figure it out when I get there.  Anyone have any ideas? 

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Friday, February 3, 2012

January 2012 UFO Project

Minutes ago I finished my January project.  It has been washed, dried and delivered.  Whew!  I did it!  I'm calling it Flower Garden.  It was a block of the month class I took several years ago.  The top was completed but not quilted or bound.

Judy called for project number 5:

I'll finished this one when she calls 11. I substituted this for 5 because of a deadline.  I donated this quilt to to our local parochial school annual auction.  I hope it brings them a decent amount of money.

For February, Judy called project 1.  This one is a child's charity quilt.  Someone from one of my favorite quilt shops made the top and I will finished it.  It only needs binding.