Monthly Sewing Update

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It worked!  It worked!  I sewed so I would have something to say here.  

True confession time.  I didn’t finish the whole post last time before it autoposted in January.  I meant to list all the WIPs (Works in Progress) that I want to work on this year and then show if there is any progress in each one.

2019 Color Challenge

This is a new project.  I figured I could handle one beginner block each month and actually end up with a quilt for someone.  The second block was a simple one to be done in pink.  

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The word fabric was left over from a baby quilt for a kid who is about 6 or 7 now.

I found out recently that a few people I work with don’t like polka dots.  They find them creepy.  They are obviously wrong.  I love polka dots.  I have a lot of dot fabrics at home.


On Ringo Lake

This was 2017 (shut up) mystery quilt from Bonnie Hunter.  I did really well making all my pieces on the weekly schedule.  There are hundreds and hundreds of pieces.  And then it sat.  I had an unexpected day off work during the super cold spell so I decided to spend it sewing.  I went downstairs meaning to work on something else but I saw this and decided to work on it instead.

By the end of the first day I had turned this:

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into this:

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Typical behavior for me would then be to wander off never to work on this again for months. But that didn’t happen! I came back the next day and worked on it again. I ordered a backing for it even.

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Powder used to lay right by the sewing machine and I always told her that it was a miracle that she never got her tail sewn. She never really got close though. This was my first time sewing with the Lucy-kitten. She decided that she could catch the moving machine needle between her front paws. I screamed, “Noooooooooooooo!” at her so loud that she went off and pouted because I scared her. Better hurt feelings than sewn together paws.

I’ve even kept going.  I’ve decided to quilt this in a simple all over pattern.  I’m going to quilt this in sections using a Quilt as You Go technique.  I’ve ordered the stencil and received the backing fabric.  Here is the first section put together.

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Look what that kitten did to my high class design wall!

 


De La Promenade

 

This is destined to hang above the daybed in my cat/music room/library. The whole room was painted to show it off. Now I just need to finish it. It is fusible applique and quilt-as-you go. This is what I meant to work on when I got restarted on On Ringo Lake.

This is the third panel. This is fusible applique that is then sewed down/quilted in one step. I finished quilting the second swan so this panel is done. Now I need to start tracing panel four.

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