Got the first of my February "Get It Done"goals cross off with these 26 blocks that are going to Alycia's Block Drive. 3 yards were used to make these blocks.
Through ancestry.com one of Bill's cousins - earliest connection is through their great great grandfather - found us and the best part is that she is a quilter. She is coming out for a visit and we are going to the Paducah Quilt Show in April. There is no way I am going to go to this quilt show and not buy something, probably more than one somethings. So there goes my #1 goal for this year, right out the window. It will be fun to connect with our new cousin and share genealogy finds with one another.
Goal #6 has been eliminated! I tried it and decided that I am not ready to tackle this skill. After 2.5 hours I was able to complete this one block from a tutorial from Amy's Creative Side.
It looks good - though I mis-pieced one white triangle that should have been green. After I figured it out , that right side/wrong side part which was pretty confusing to me, it went together pretty well. I like how all the seams matched! I thought there was some fabric waste and the removing of the paper was not something I would be willing to do for a whole quilt. Paper piecing will have to wait for now.
Got a call from my sister who told me her daughter wanted me to make her a quilt. I love making and giving quilts away, but for some reason this request really bugged me. I made this niece 3 queen size quilts, one for each of her marriages and then another one 4 years ago. My niece and her daughter live with my sister and last time I was there, about a year ago, not one of their five beds had a quilt on it. They have 17 quilts that I made, where were they? Not sure they realize the cost of making a queen ( okay, I have enough fabric to make it) or the time involved. Plus, this family seldom says thank you for gifts they are given. Should I or shouldn't I?
Used since last post - 3 / Used YTD - 43.28
Bought since last post - 0 / Bought YTD - 41
Used YTD - 2.28
Quilts finished in 2013 - 5
Goals for 2013
1) I am planning on staying out of quilt shops - there is not one thing I need. No patterns, no thread, no batting, no fabric, no rotary blades, no rulers, no gadgets, nothing. If I don't have it then I do not need it. There isn't any reason for me to visit a shop in town or online. I guesstimated how much fabric I have and I will never come close to using it all. The folks who get my quilts don't know if the fabric is brand new or 6 years old, they only know that someone out there in the world cares enough about them to make them a quilt. I will be unsubscribing to all emails from quilt stores, if I don't see it I won't be tempted.
2) Make 12 QOV
3) Make 12 quilts for Ronald's House
1 - 2
4) Finish 5 quilts that I have already started
6) Learn to paper piece - just not going to happen
Other finished quilts