Monday, December 20, 2010


I was travelling the last few days so my calendar of practice is spotty. I was in Vegas with my brother and sister-in-law.

Today I am practicing feathers and other designs on the donation quilt I loaded last week.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Stashbuster UFO Challenge

The yahoo group Stashbusters has optional challenges you can participate in. I have never participated in the no buy, but my buying habits have been altered by all the thoughtful discussions I have read in the group forum.

I participated in the UFO challenge a few years. Basically there is a running list of participants when your name comes to the top of the list you are UFO Queen. If you don’t complete a UFO during the week of your reign you have to send in a penalty fat quarter. Every time you finish a UFO your name moves to the bottom of the list. You must finish at least one UFO every quarter. If you don’t finish a UFO in a quarter you send in a penalty fat quarter. To start the challenge you submit 2 fat quarters. Every quarter some names are drawn from those who completed UFOs and those folks receive some of the fat quarters as prizes.

I have made a quick tally of my UFOs. I have 23, though there probably are a few that will appear when I dig deeper. 9 of those are donation quilts, and 3 of that group just need binding. I had already planned to finish up a bunch and turn them in to guild in January, so I am in a good position no matter where my name appears in the list (random to start) Jan 1, 2011.

Saturday a friend came over and learned how to use the longarm. We quilted one of her UFOs and now she just needs to complete the binding.

Today I loaded a donation quilt.  It is a panel with rectangles of fabric surrounding the center.  I am playing in each rectangle with different quilting

Saturday, December 4, 2010

More Christmas Swaps Quilts

I have more pictures of a couple of the quilts.  I made the one below from a Patrick Lose pattern.

I received the log cabin runner from Lema.  I love the colors and the mix of fabrics.  I don't currently have a table (I live alone in a one bedroom apartment and I swapped out my small diningroom table for a cutting table...I kind of live in my quilt studio).  For now it is hanging on my kitchen wall.

Bee Christmas Table Topper Swap

I belong to a quilting bee, and we try to meet twice a month.  Sometimes we work on joint projects but often just get together working on our own individual projects.  For Christmas this year we made tabletopper/runner quilts and exchanged them.  Pictures are below.