Resolved…again

I had more or less given up New Year’s resolutions until last year when I made a list of works in progress and resolved to finish all of them before starting anything new.  Like many of us quilters, I again find I am juggling so many projects that it is hard to find peace in my house.  Therefore, my Year End (don’t worry–I have enough to carry me into the New Year) resolution is to only work on existing projects at least until the pile is manageable.  I have made a good start:

My mom helped by hemming the binding on the Tessellating Buzzsaw and it has been washed twice with color catchers.  Shown are #1 and #2 washes with an unused sheet.

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The bright Kite/Hexagon is bound and washed.  These photos were taken before laundering but it came out wonderfully with only a light neutral color catcher.  I had put off the washing because I was using Quilter’s Dream batting for the first time.  It shrank  quite a bit–from 50 x 60″ to 46.5 x 55.5″–for a delectable crinkly look.

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The Fish in My Attic which had a complete rip-out and do-over is FINISHED at last.  I am quite happy with the second result.  I did machine SID around the blocks and then added some hand quilting, most of it in a wavy pattern.  Now I feel inspired to make another one from the fish fabric yardage donated by my friend Carol.  But not yet of course 🙂

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Lastly for now, another scrappy bargello donation quilt.  I made a conscious effort to construct this quilt with males in mind.  I have never done that and may not really have achieved my goal, but at least there are no floral fabrics involved–unless you count the leaves on the backing 🙂  Also a new first for this quilt, I used Pellon Nature’s Touch cotton batting from the 25-yard (90″) roll I snagged at a JoAnn’s doorbuster sale the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  The regular price was $275 but it was on sale for the bargain price of $100.  I was ecstatic when I got roll #3 of four and I am thrilled with the result after washing since I had never used this brand before and was making a rather large financial commitment before knowing the results.  Can you tell I have big plans for 2013?

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About quiltfever

I retired in 2004 and have never missed the 8-5 grind even for a minute. Now I spend my time reading, traveling, quilting and trying to learn new things like Spanish and blogging.
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6 Responses to Resolved…again

  1. debmoyes says:

    Wow! Good for you. Actually I am quilting a little UFO that I found and giving it to Peter for Christmas. We’ll see if I can finish it…. We are hoping for snow, but it’s pouring rain right now. :-0 Hope you have a warm Christmas.

  2. jennyklyon says:

    All of this recently? I want some of what you’re taking! Beautiful projects, the buzzsaw my favorite.

  3. WOW!! You have been busy. I agree with Jenny – do let us know what you are taking 🙂 The Buzzsaw is inspiring – that pattern is definitely my next machine made project. The kite/hexagon is so wonderfully bright – I love it. I’m so glad that you didn’t thow the Fish In My Attic in the garbage as I had suggested – it turned out beautifully. I’ve never made an Attic Windows – but I think it is one of the best pattern choices for a focus fabric. The Bargello is definitely masculine – not a floral or a pink fabric in sight – that’s a lot of work for a quilt you are giving away – I am sure the male recipient will love it. I’m glad your giant roll of Pellon batting worked out well.

  4. Lani Longshore says:

    Finishing things – what a dream come true that would be!

  5. Val says:

    Carol, so terrific, just like everyone said above.
    my inquiry – which type of Qtrs Drm ? there is such a variety. thanks.

  6. Oooo…batting envy! I may (definitely_ have a years supply of fabric, but only batting for a few quilts. That makes for a very sad quilter.

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