Find It …Finish It.

January has been a real month where I have been finding projects and moving forward on them.

It has been very productive.

I have pulled and sorted and organized… mainly made a mess and cleaned it up.

One almost finish is a piece that I had started a couple of years ago in a Gloria Loughman workshop from Craftsy. Gloria Loughman

She is booked to be at Quilt Canada this year which will be held in B.C.

I just have the facing to hand stitch in place and add a label. I enjoyed the process of making this piece and I learned a lot about making a landscape. I like some of the layering for visual texture but I probably will only take bits from this class. I don’t like all the fusible web in the piece as it make a lot of layers to sew through.

Here is a picture of the almost final project.

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I also put the sewed the binding on a big queen size quilt. The picture will have to come once it is on my bed as it is too big to photograph downstairs.

And sewed the facing on two art quilts that I had finished a long time ago but never did the finishing touches. I just threw it on a pile.

I finally got up the nerve to practise or at least give myself permission to play on the longarm. And then I did a dumb thing. I didn’t switch it off while I changed the bobbin. Sew…literally I sewed my right hand ring finger nail. Hubby came to the rescue and iced and bandaged my finger. It will be a few days before I can put pressure on it. Won’t do that again.

I had one quilt start this January. Christa Watson a talented quilter, fabric designer, teacher on Craftsy etc… really impressed me with her enthusiasm and passion at Quilt Market in Houston last November. She has several books out her latest being Piece and Quilt with Precuts. She has been running a quilt along the past 3 weeks with the pattern Squiggles from the book. It is an easy to do pattern but also suggests how to quilt it. It is not just another “quilt as desired” book. I really like this book!

 

By next week I’ll have a picture of a small section on the design wall. It is for a challenge so I can’t show all right now.

I also moved along on my Steam Punk by Jen Kingwell The blocks are sewn. Now I have to do the  circle appliques for the centre. Fifty of these blocks made. My Husband calls it the Pizza Quilt. 2018-01-30 15.34.39

I have been working on a to do list. I hope to have it done by next week to show my progress month by month. I get lost in the to do’s and want to give myself more credit at what I actually do get done.

Are you your worst critique?

Till next time.

 

Jo


 

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