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Recap from last week

(red indicates done)

tea towels – finish 2 that are started, prep 2 more

Ribbit – trace frogs, fuse, applique’

Birth – applique’ aster, embroder words, quilt

Booty swap – find pattern, purchase fabrics (if needed)

Sunflowers Forever – applique’, layer, quilt (I’m not finished with the quilting)

Farmer’s Market- fused pieces, started applique’

This week’s goals

Sunflowers Forever – rip out bad quilting, finish quilting, attach binding ( this piece has a deadline that is quickly approaching)

Ribbit – trace frogs, fuse,applique’

Birth – finish appliqueing last 2 flowers (deadline 6/30)

Booty Swap – figure out borders (deadline 5/30)

Farmer’s Market – finish applique, sew to layout

Pretty ‘n Pink – block #2 & 3

Not perfect but not bad for a beginner. Would I want to make a quilt big enough for a bed doing paper piecing, I’m not sure. I’m going to add some borders and make a little wallhanging out of it. I need to do a little research to see how you quilt paper piecing.

Hope everyone has a great week!

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The list continues to grow but I’m having loads of fun. While at the LQS I purchased the book Sleepy Acres by Amy Bradley Designs. I haven’t started this quilt and I won’t for a while, I must finish Jon’s before I start another quilt for Nikolas.

I also purchased a circular sewing attachment. Dee Ann gave me a quick demo and I can’t wait to quilt something using this attachment.

The attachment didn’t cost quite as much as a walking foot and I’m hoping it will add some quilting interest to my quilts, since I seem to be freemotion quilting challeneged.

I also joined a challenge on a machine applique’ group I belong to and a swap all on the same day. lol I’m looking forward to both.

The group owner kept reading about all the quilts being made and give to others so she challenged us to make something for ourself. The rules were simple, background must be birthstone color, no bigger than a fat qtr, must have birth month flower on it and be finished by June 30, ’08. I purchased Batiks. Do you know how hard it is to cut Batiks? My birthstone is blue sapphire and the flower is an Aster. When I saw the flower I started to worry. lol After finding a coloring page of an Aster, I took it to Staples and had it blown up and while I was tracing the flower on fusible I figured out how to make the flower without it taking me years.

Miniature Booty Swap
1. 100% quality cotton – prewash is recommended
2. No larger than 20″ x 20″ — 51 cm x 51 cm
3. Completely finished, quilted, binding and label with month/year/name

After signing up for this swap, I grabbed my little quilts book and started drooling. I can’t wait to get the details of my person so I can get started. This quilt must be finished and in the mail by May 31st.

Recap from last week
Waiting on St. Nick – sew buttons on done
Sweet Baby Jane – layer, quilt done
Sunflowers Forever – applique’, layer, quilt
tea towel – finish started 2 more
Baby quilt # 2 – put binding on
My Friend,Mary Lou – appli-quilt done
Java Jive – wash fabric, iron

This week
tea towels – finish 2 that are started, prep 2 more
Ribbit – trace frogs, fuse, applique’
Birth – applique’ aster, embroder words, quilt
Booty swap – find pattern, purchase fabrics (if needed)

Hope everyone has a quilty week!

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