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Thread: New Year's Weekend Virtual Quilting

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    New Year's Weekend Virtual Quilting

    As requested, today starts the New Year's virtual quilting weekend. I plan to continue working on what I was working on the last VQW--BOMs and finishing quilt tops. After that weekend, I took about ten days off from quilting and would like to finish several things before the start of 2018. I plan to start a Swoon quilt the end of next week and don't want to feel guilty when I do ..

    What are You working on this weekend? Are you getting an early start on next year's Christmas presents? Or maybe finishing some for this year??? Cleaning and organizing the sewing studio to start the new year off right? Shopping pre-inventory sales to save money and restock? Or planning what you want to work on in the new year? Whatever you're working on, please share with us. Pictures are welcome too.

    The next regularly scheduled VQW is January 19-21, 2018.
    Last edited by QuiltnNan; 12-29-2017 at 06:00 AM. Reason: shouting/all caps
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    What is a Swoon quilt? I will be sandwiching 5 small wall hangings and practicing my FMQ feathers.
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    I will be busy working on my Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt units and getting my fabric prepped for the next Boom swap. Also need to finish up my blocks for the Churn Dash swap, I have lots to keep me busy over the long weekend!

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    i'll be making more quilts for the cancer center. i've got a top in the works right now.
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    I'll be sandwiching a Christmas quilt and hopefully start quilting it. It's almost ready to do!

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    rvsfan....here is a link to Swoon pattern.
    http://thimbleblossoms.bigcartel.com...42-pdf-pattern

    Starting tomorrow morning, I will try to get some block units joined for my Drunkard's Path
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    Continue working on Bonnie Hunter's MQ and reorganizing my sewing room....maybe.....it sure needs it. lol

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    I'm glad you mentioned next Christmas, because that is precisely what I am doing. I've started two Boxed Squares. One is for Jim for next December, and the top is already close to done. (the blocks were finished and sat as UFO's for a couple of years). LOL I almost feel like I'm cheating.
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    I'll be working on the BH mystery (almost caught up) and binding quilts. I may do more LA'ing as I've put backings together with most of the tops I had waiting. Not sure though, as it's going to be subzero for highs and I have to go outside to get to the LA.
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    Last week I had told myself that this would be a good way to start off 2018, and now here it is. I am not prepared to start but will try to put away what I am caught up in. A good adolescent novel and can't tear myself away. I did make a list last week on what I want to try to accomplish for this weekend. Ok, I think that I will read for a little while longer and then start to piece later on in the afternoon. May come back with a pix or two. Happy New Years to everyone and happy sewing.

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    I am finishing the binding on a baby quilt, hopefully this afternoon. I have started SID on my large peacock quilt.... "and" I signed up for the Introduction to FMQ on String & Story site for the 30th (will be rushing around as it is also my walking group day) " and" haha.... I am also going to do the NYD mystery quilt on Merry Mayhem site... and now my Sis has invited us for lunch on NYD so it will also be a rushing around day..... whew.... I'm tired just reading about my plans!

    Look forward to seeing and hearing about what everyone is working on.

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    I started sewing on a double wedding ring this week.... and that's what I will be working on. So many little pieces I think if I can get the arcs - 416 of these - done this weekend then I will start to feel like I am making headway (I hope anyway)

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    I too am a Bonnie mystery solver! I had such big plans..just finishing up Clue 3. So this weekend is cutting and cutting and cutting...and sewing! (one of the things that sidetracked me was our DD having an emergency appendectomy! THAT was not much fun for anyone involved! She is well and will fly home with her DH this afternoon. )

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    I will be finishing the borders on the Red Hot quilt I'm making for a friend and sewing buttons on a sweater! Happy New Year everyone!
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    I will be working on: 1) BHMQ, trying to catch up. I have 4 days. I have 4 steps to complete. In between that, I want to (2) pin my temp quilt for 6 months, sew them later next week. (3) Bind a purple tree skirt I was given 2 years ago and give it away. This will be my 3rd UFO this month. (5) Stitch a 40" kids top for donation, blocks are cut just need to be sewn together. I want done by 5th January to give away at guild Quilting Bee. lastly (6) Take apart last years BHMQ, remove yellow blocks for 1/2 square purple/white blocks. Sew the individual blocks together. What I don't get done this weekend, I will complete on the next VQW, later this month. I'll check in later. Happy sewing everyone.

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    For what ever reason - I suddenly remembered one of my Mom's UFO's that I could get to the floppy stage. From her notes, I think she was making this for her Mother, but it got set aside when she stopped quilting after Dad retired (he wanted to travel so she switched to crochet). So it's been in UFO stage for about 40 years. It's a flower basket quilt. There are another 20 blocks, but I think I'll put them together separately for another lap quilt to give to a sibling that Mom never got around to making a quilt for. She never made one for me either, so I'm going to keep this one.

    There is enough sashing fabric to use for binding, so that is a bonus.



    This will be the third of Mom's UFO's I've completed. Still have several more and I pull them out and work on them when the mood strikes.
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    I’ll do my best to clean up a little table where I stack UFOs & planned projects. It’s not real full so I can probably make a difference and then I don’t have them staring me in the face. There’s always cooking to do and DH may have a plan or two for me. We try to fit in a walk in the Mall for exercise. Friday is “clean day” and after 50+ years, he helps now so I get more done besides housework. Before Spring, I want to clear out the sewing room so I can clean and reorganize then start in anew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    i'll be making more quilts for the cancer center. i've got a top in the works right now.
    the top is complete, an original design. started with 42 HSTs, which made only 10.5 pinwheels. so the odd two made two hourglass blocks that were built out to the 10" blocks that the pinwheels made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macybaby View Post
    For what ever reason - I suddenly remembered one of my Mom's UFO's that I could get to the floppy stage. From her notes, I think she was making this for her Mother, but it got set aside when she stopped quilting after Dad retired (he wanted to travel so she switched to crochet). So it's been in UFO stage for about 40 years. It's a flower basket quilt. There are another 20 blocks, but I think I'll put them together separately for another lap quilt to give to a sibling that Mom never got around to making a quilt for. She never made one for me either, so I'm going to keep this one.

    There is enough sashing fabric to use for binding, so that is a bonus.



    This will be the third of Mom's UFO's I've completed. Still have several more and I pull them out and work on them when the mood strikes.
    what a great quilt and terrific that you can finish it for her
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    I'm back from shopping with no plans to head out again until Tuesday. I wanted to take advantage of the 30% off everything at the local fabric shop and picked up backing for three quilts - and several yards of fabric that caught my eye.

    Now to get some serious sewing done!
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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    I told my DH that all I want to do this weekend is sew . He wants to play video games, so we will be simply relaxing in our ways. I'll be working on the Bonnie Hunter MQ.

    Cathy, so nice that you have some of your mom's ufos. I love the old style quilts and hers is lovely. It just goes to show that we don't need to finish all our projects. Guilt complex ereased!
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    Thanks for the link. That will make a pretty quilt.
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    I am working on my third quilt for foster kids. First of Dec. we had to turn them in, I made 36 or 37 quilts for 2017.
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    I'm in, but not sure about posting much. At the cabin in Wisconsin, and only have kindle fire with. Working on a table runner for DH'S cousin. Will check in when possible everyone have a safe weekend and happy New Year.

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    Wow! Jingle, that is a wonderful thing you are doing.

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