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Thread: Is Anyone Cramming to Get a Quilt Finished for a Christmas Present?

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    Is Anyone Cramming to Get a Quilt Finished for a Christmas Present?

    Our anniversary is December 23, then there is Christmas, and next his birthday is January 9, so they are all together. I decided to make him a quilt for all three. We live apart now because of his job, and he's getting home tomorrow. I'm cramming hard to get it completed. Of course, today I had to rip out an entire row!

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    I've been working on a quilt for my DD, but got stopped by Thanksgiving and the making of Christmas presents. Now we have planned a funeral just before Christmas -- all of which will be at my house now. So, maybe my DD will get it for Valentine's Day.

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    Put the last label on the last quilt this afternoon. I made 8 quilts for presents this year.

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    Just finished four quilts that turned into 'cram' quilts. I planned to start quilting them in September, then got a sinus infection that wouldn't quit and destroyed my concentration. Finally, in November, started quilting the largest of the 3, a queen size. Went fine until the LAST row. I had to do that last row 4 times. That set me back quite a bit as I had to 'un-quilt' three times!

    Then started a quilt for my grandson to be - that one went smoothly until - you guessed it - the last row. Only took 3 attempts, though, and it's a baby size quilt, so...

    Then I started my nephews quilt. Another last row boondoggle! But I have learned from the two previous boondoggles, and it also only took 3 attempts, so finally got it done.

    Then I got an 'add-on' quilt top that my sister sent. It's also a baby quilt for my grandson-to-be, but the blocks are pinwheels that my Mother (deceased) made and put aside. She put them aside for a reason. They are way out of shaped. My sister did some repair, but it just wasn't enough. Quilting went well until row 3 of 4, when I saw that the LAST row was going to have a huge pleat in it. Can't have that! So the quilt came off the frame, the third row of quilting was removed, as were both of the bottom borders. Then I took in a few pinwheels until it looked like the quilt might straighten out and quilt right. Put the borders back on, did what you have to do to get the batting and back lined up and re-mounted it on the frame. Thank God, it worked.

    As a result, I am now always going to quilt the 'last' row first - I'll let you know if that helps - it can't get any worse. I hope. LOL

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    Yep, the seventh and last one is coming back from the quilter tomorrow, just have to bind, label and wrap.... I feel like I'm forgetting something.

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    Heck no. I don't have the tree up, haven't decorated or wrapped presents. Sure not sewing for anyone.

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    Tomorrow i put the binding on my grand flwr gdn out of 3/4" hexagons. Its cor my kitty for her throne. I t doesnt match a thing in my house annd alot of work, so i want to keep it in the family.

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    I got all my Christmas sewing and quilting done a couple of weeks ago. Having so much free time opened me up to trying some new projects. I came across a biscuit quilt that I was going to gift to my friend in November but life got in the way. I'm working on it and if I get it done I will gift it to my friend for Christmas. If I don't get it done I will be ahead of the game for her birthday next year!
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    Oh yes....have one t-shirt quilt started that doesn't have to be finished until Christmas eve. Also have to finish a set of crib bumpers and matching baby quilt for DD....thankfully have the quilt done down to a little bit of quilting and 4 bumpers are done. And somewhere in the next couple days I need to make cut out Christmas cookies....DH is being drafted to ice!

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    I got my gifts finished about two weeks ago. I am now going to clean and finish the wrapping and cooking. I am ready for Jesus' birthday and also My Grandson's on Jan 1. I am also read for family, fun, and Santa.
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