Thursday, October 09, 2014

Projects in Sacks and Boxes - Progress

On August 27th, I posted about projects, projects, projects

Well, I looked back and all 7 of the projects and here is a report on a couple
  1. Two t-shirt quilts for my nieces, one has all the t-shirts cut.
One is at the quilter and the second just needs me to buy fabric tonight for borders - Hurray!!!!

2. I have been binding a couple of quilts, one was Kaitlyn's first quilt and it is on her college apartment bed, I need her to send me a picture
Done and a pic on her apartment bed,  Kaitly made this one and it got her hooked.  Her second quilt is at the quilter.


The other items have been blogged about and finished for the most part.

I have been doing quite a bit of other sewing, finishing projects and smaller other projects.

One was making the little guy's Halloween Costume
here is some of what was used to create it?


Any guesses?  I will show a picture after Halloween and his mom has taken pictures.

My quilt club started a UFO project in August.  We listed 10 items in progress or needed to be started.  Each month we draw a number, that is the project you work on for the month.  My list is a mix of garments, quilts and bags.  In September we drew #4 and that is my pinwheel quilt.  I took a class in August at my local quilt shop.  The rules at club are finish the project or make progress and your name is in the hat for a drawing.
Well, I finished this quilt.

Here is is draped on my cutting table and concrete sewing room floor


Also, at quilt club we have swaps - this month is an apron swap.  If you want to participate bring the completed item in a brown sack.  Everyone gets a number and you draw a sack in the order of your number.  Meredith comes to quilt club but this month she didn't have time to make an apron, so I made her one

Here is a not so good phone picture, I finished it Tuesday night, quilt club is Wednesday!

the tutorial is here

and a close-up of the pocket, the fabric is very appropriate for quilt club, right?


Here is my apron - from the first One Yard Wonder book.


Now I am feeling so much better about projects, my list is going down.

I am back to garment sewing, just need to decide which one I am starting first!

12 comments:

  1. Isn't it a great feeling to get things finished? Glad to know that I am not the only one who makes lists to keep me on track.

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    1. it is the best feeling, honestly I was getting a very overwhelmed feeling with too many projects. Now I am feeling much better.

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  2. I love the ideas of a list & pulling number from hat . I sometimes feel so scattered on deciding what to finish next . This would work for me on what to start next also :) thanks Lori for always being such a great inspiration !!

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    1. It is a fun way to get you inspired to finish something. I also write the date I finished the project on my list and put a big circle around it for finished!

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  3. You are busy....busy.....busy! I too get overwhelmed when I have a lot of UFOs.

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    1. I am trying to get caught up, Donna. I usually am one to start something and finish it but lately, I am all over the place.

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  4. You're way ahead of me on the to be finished project list! LOL

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    1. Oh, there is plenty on my hand written list in my sewing room!

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  5. Pulling a # to finish those UFOs is a great idea, and one I may have to put to use....once my daughter's wedding has happened. 5 more weeks!!

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    1. Have a great time with the last minute details and enjoy the wedding, it is a amazing day, bit sad too.

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  6. I'm guessing scarecrow for g'son's costume? Love the fabric for the quilt club apron.

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    1. You would be guessing right on the costume. It is a fun fabric, Meredith found it on sale somewhere.

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