new month

Another month passes. New goals and new challenges lay ahead with more tops to be quilted, more blocks to be made. I got a couple of little wallhangings done that were NOT on my list and a few things completed that WERE on the list. As usual there will be carry overs and additions. Who knew I would be having to list some commissioned work for October?

I have finished cutting my way through a 15 quart container of homespuns and plaids and have about a 3 inch pile of bricks cut to finish 3 x 6. The pattern (link in a previous post) will make a nice boys quilt and knowing how I overcut, more than one!! The larger yardage went unscathed in the cutting department because it may be pressed into service for borders and binding. One quilt cut out for the Belles' 7th Annual Fall Sew-In anyway. Leftovers might be recut for a bowtie--wouldn't that look cool in what looks like a bunch of flannel shirts???

My mind flashed to some 12 Triangles squares I had made from some of these same fabrics--the reason I own this stuff in the first place, LOL. Where in the world are those things because I should stick them in the bin with the fabrics?? Off on a treasure hunt. The two likely spots failed to turn them up. AH, hiding in the closet along with a couple barely started things. The hunt led to locating some nice bright race car fabric along with some brights for sashing and some checkboard that could be used for binding. Pat had left this for the group for boys quilts but the concentration on the Girls Ranch I had put it back for now. I could use something like my kitty quilt or Norma and Judy's BQ might be just the thing. I also unearthed some schoolbus fabric that I think Finn or my Mom had sent too. Boy Treasure trove!! Bug Jar stuff and a pinwheel kit in boy colors from my Mom. Okay, I'm set for awhile for the donation quilts with things that can be shared with the group.

Okay, since I don't have anything of my own to show you-----this is Aline's Christmas block sampler. The JOY quilt group had a block swap last year and Aline has her top assembled. They are doing the same swap again this year but there are two groups of 12 or you get 24 blocks or some such thing. The girls pinned this at the meeting as I believe she hopes to enter it in the quilt show later in the month.

I spent part of the day yesterday trying to draw a mockup in EQ of what Aline's round robin looks like. This way I could audition various border options for my required "two inch border of your choice of techiques". Ah, that's a bit narrow to do much of anything........wait till I tell you what our choices are for the final round. It makes the hair of the back of my neck stand up, LOL.

One good thing: this one is square and that has not happened thus far with the ones passed to me. No slight triming or re-assembling required. That is a big relief! I finally decided on a design that I can foundation piece, have it drawn up and printed out. A little initial cutting is done so I'm heading to the machine to get started soon. While it is not the design that I liked the most, techique-wise it will be the one more easily accomplished. Since it is due on the 12th, I'll go with that. Cher and Pam got the preview versions last night---divided opinions, LOL. That always happens, doesn't it? There is a chance that Aline reads my blog so no pictures here!

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  1. Don't you just love EQ for 'testing' what you're going to do on a quilt?

    Someday I'd like to join a round robin where all the members have EQ - and along with the quilt top that gets passed around, you also pass a cd or e-mail the latest EQ file. :)

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  2. The Christmas Quilt is looking grand. I love the sashings of stripes and 9 patches.

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  3. Gosh what a list of things you have going. A very festive Christmas quilt -- it's soon going to be time to think about Christmas. Where does the time get to?

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  4. sounds like you've found some real treasure. Fun when you bury so much that you get to unearth it once and a while :-)

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  5. It sounds like those treasures will become great seeds for future quilts for the boys! I love Aline's Christmas Sampler!

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  6. more good stuff to find! what great timing too...glad you are making a start on the RR...the 12th will be here in no time.

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  7. It's so funny how in our society everything boils down to acronyms or initials. Everything is abbreviated. Well, when your blog said that you were making another SEC quilt. I thought "who'd want a quilt for the Securities and Exchange Comission". Of course, O am the Sister-in-law who married the accountant. I used your links to discover that SEC for you meant the SE conference of Football. LOL

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  8. You do so much for so many I really hope you get back to your kitty quilt sooner than later...and I will be nagging you until you do. Has LindaS seen the top yet?

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  9. Glad you have plans. I don't have EQ and really feel like I'm missing out on something big. I just love that Christmas quilt. When 2006 started I planned to make another Christmas quilt and that hasn't happened yet because I decided to finish my UFo's instead.

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  10. Hi Linda, gotta love those "closet" treasures..*VBS* Sounds like lots on board for Oct. I don't think you'll have any trouble meeting a goal of a "flimsey" a month..LOL

    Sounds like you will be glad to have the RR behind you for this year. Can't say I blame you. Picked up a bug last week, sometime, and have been very under the weather since about 3 on Sunday morning. Almost feeling human again today.

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  11. Good for you busting your stash like that. And finding hidden fabrics you'd forgotten about is more fun than going shopping because it doesn't cost a thing!

    Hopefully that October list includes at least one thing for you yourself!

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  12. I guess we all have lists we need to do. But I like yours better than mine :)

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  13. so glad to hear you were finally passed a square RR!

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  14. Glad to hear you are working on the RR cuz' I was coming to scold! You are keeoping pictures so we can see them after the quilts are finished right?? I'd love to see Aline's and yours when it's done.

    I think the xmas quilt is really pretty! She did a great job on it. Glad you found so many things to get your month going off in a good productive way!

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  15. The xmas quilt is really pretty.

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  16. Hollar if you need more homespuns...I probably have a few left!

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