Monday, December 9, 2013
It was my first quilt using wool batting, and I posted the details of what I thought about that as well as more pictures at Celebrate Hand Quilting.
Nutrition Blog to post a series of recipe of Cheap, Fast, Healthy foods as well as ideas for batch cooking to save money.
I am sick and tired of people telling me it is too expensive to eat healthy. These ideas are my rebuttal.
The most recent posts are breakfast ideas that are under 30g carbohydrate, a challenge for my clients who have Gestational Diabetes. (Hormones make them very resistant to their own insulin in the morning and most traditional breakfast foods skyrocket blood glucose.)
Take a peek and follow if you're interested.
Records have helped me to realize that I only finish 1-2 hand work quilts for every 6 machine projects. Which explains why my UFO list is so long.
* Needs corners and a border hand pieced on.
* Sandwich batting & baste
* Hand quilt.
Time frame: NOW -it's cold outside, perfect for hand quilting. Still American Football playoffs then Winter Olympics.
Goal finish date: March
These are the leftover reds that people sent to help with the USA quilt. I already picked the winner, then lost momentum. This is a good evenings project since it is easy to work on an hour or 2 at a time without losing where I'm at.
Time frame: Nowish. Putter away at it when there isn't anything interesting on TV
Goal finish date: March also.
This is a Quilt As You Go project that I planned to practice FMQ as well as use up some scraps. I actually have an intended recipient. Now that I have the Singer set up as a designated FMQ machine, I think I can work on this alternating with the Bonus Quilt over the next few months. I mostly want to work out designs for the Ojibwe Applique.
This quilt I started at the same time I started the USA quilt using the same size blocks, but a collection of blue and white blocks machine pieced to represent topics of my mom's life. It was supposed to be a gift for her 80th b-day. I missed it.
Time frame: as soon as bonus quilt is finished. Blocks have to be designed as well as pieced so this will take some time.
I made this from some gifted Joel Dewberry fabrics. Backing is also prepped. Just needs to be sandwich based and FMQ. Intended as a gift for a niece.
OK, by this point I will be going absolutely batty because I haven't gotten a chance to do any applique. My reward will be starting my self portrait quilt for my hubby. In case you missed that post, Jessica says "I'm not really bad, I'm just drawn that way."
There will come a point around here where I will need some straight, walking foot quilting and I will finish the Puce and Chartreuse, Flying Goose which has a Spruce backing. (Technically it's a pine branch fabric but I dare you to call my bluff to my face.)
No wait, I need to finish the Terrece Beasley Popsicles Momsicles that I was granted executive permission to reproduce as a quilt. (or I could give up and just buy the $2000 original watercolor.) Nope. I'm moving the Terrece before Monet.
Perhaps Alex Veronelli will be skulking the blogs and offer me some thick Aurifill thread to quilt this with. Based on what I've seen on Google+, he's a total stalker and will show up if I post #Aurifil, "I love Alex Veronelli" #VeronelliRocksMyWorld #AurifilMakesMeBreatheHeavy #WindMeUpWithAurifil