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Thread: Once You Catch Your Breath After Christmas ... What's Your Next Project?

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    Once You Catch Your Breath After Christmas ... What's Your Next Project?

    Only a few days to go and I have FOUR quilts to finish! Eeeeeek!

    So once the Christmas (or Channukah) quilting frenzy is over and done with and you've had a chance to catch your breath, what is on your agenda?

    I got an early Christmas present from my husband - three gorgeous Amish cross stitch machine embroidery sets that I've had my eye on for months. I really love them because they remind me of the hand cross stitch designs I did as a girl. Not sure what fabric to use - maybe muslin? What do you think?

    Here are the designs:
    Quaker Alphabet Combination Designs

    Quaker Moments

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    uaker Tidings


    Krystyna
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    I have a birthday quilt to make for a friend...and we usually get together in Feb/Mar to share our birthdays...this year she wants to go to the Road to California Quilt show with me in Jan. I need to start NOW.

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    Krystyna, those embroidery patterns are just wonderful. I hope you'll share pictures when get some of them stitched out.
    For myself...UFO's! I have four Christmas quilts that I got pieced and partially quilted. I'll have to finish them for next year for the grand kids. I was a little too ambitious a little too late. I have several other quilt tops that need to be quilted and bound so I'm planning to get those done and out of the way. I have three must make quilts coming up this year also. Then I'm in process of making quilts for all of my five sisters and have three more of those to get done. I won't run out of work anytime soon. I also took on the job of making quilt samples for my friend's quilt shop down in the city. She opens the second week of January. It should be a fun year!

    Merry Christmas,
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    Rose, aren't they wonderful? Sounds like you'll be busy!
    I forgot to mention that my future DIL has just finished her first quilt so I'm sure we'll be busy together!
    Krystyna
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    My sister has sent me a kit for a lovely log cabin quilt, I think it is called "Sliced Bread." There is also a crib-size quilt awaiting quilting, and a CW in progress.
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    First on my list is FIND MY SEWING AREA !!!! LOL I know it is beyond that door someplace just can't see it from here LOL Then must tackel some of my UFO's maybe go on a road trip to a quilt show comming up in Feb. time and $ will tell

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    I have to finish FMQ-ing a baby quilt for my nephew and then finish a batik quilt I started last January (eek!). After that, I am doing an Asian Scrappy Road (from Quilters World magazine) for our master bedroom. Should keep me busy for a long, long while - I am sew slow!!!!
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    How fun these designs will be. Enjoy and please post the special items you make. Great DH too!
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    Tons of UFO's and kits that I have purchased and not done anything with. I am not going to buy any more fabric unless it is to finish a project!!!!
    Kathy

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    Clean up the sewing room, do a couple of donation kid's quilts and get started on my Dear Jane quilt. All this while running around the country with hubby. He wants to go south for a few weeks.
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    after Christmas

    Collapse first, Then pick myself up--- quilt three tops go thru my scraps from many years of sewing and cut out charm squares, Make up a kit quilt that I purchased from a shop hop and a Halloween quilt. Read some good books, maybe talk my DH into a month in Fla.

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    I have to make a baby quilt for my granddaughter that is due early April, possibly on my birthday! And we picked names for Christmas 2012 so I can make a quilt for that person. My sewing year will fill up!

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    After I get done with the four wolf panels I'm presently working on for DS, I will make the Magical Yule panel for ME. I worked really hard to find/get the border fabric as shown in Quilter's World. I think it's SO pretty!
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    When I was in TN a few months ago my aunt gave me a full size log cabin quilt top that she had hand pieced 20 years ago. She said that she had lost interest in it and it was just taking up space. She knew that I had bought a Juki/frame and that I'm in the learning stages...I will be marking the squares with a stencil called Lady Slippers, putting it on my frame and then start quilting it.

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    I will keep on keeping on......there is no time to rest !!!! LOL
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    I have some BOM quilts to finish.
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    I have my son's quilt to quilt after I finish my mom's which is not going to get done before Christmas. I have lots of UFOs to finish but a new project just came up this week.

    I have had a coupleof weeks where all I have heard from friends is bad new. SO many people are in the hospital or are having treatment for one thing or another. I just heard someone who I never thought would be pregnant is pregnant. I work with her and her husband for many years now. They know it is a little girl so I am going to start looking for pink fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kat112000 View Post
    Tons of UFO's and kits that I have purchased and not done anything with. I am not going to buy any more fabric unless it is to finish a project!!!!
    Kathy, I could have written this. I tried the "no buying moratorium" for 2011 but didn't make it past Feb. Good luck
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    Between finishing of UFOs, I'm either going to start a floral Log Cabin ala BarnBum or a Labyrinth quilt.

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    The first thing I want to do is rearrange my sewing/quilting room. I am planning to buy a new machine in a couple of months. I really need to buy either a 6' or 8' table and then a smaller one so I have more room. Right now my machine is sitting on the top of my mother's old Kenmore machine/cabinet. I have NO room to my left because I can't open it up...and where it's sitting it would hit the wall anyway. I have a large antique bureau that was my grandmothers so hubby is going to clean it up for me and I'll be able to store fabric and supplies in it...instead of crates and boxes piled all over the place. Once I get everything the way that I want it...then I will start with the wallhanging kit that I bought months ago. Also have fabric to make 3 wallhangings...bought most of it back in the summer. As far as purchases...the only thing I will need for the wallhangings is batting and backing fabric. I may have bought backing fabric for one of them when I ordered all the piecing fabric from fabric.com. See...I don't even know what I have because it's in bags and boxes piled up on the floor. I need to get semi-organized before I buy the Janome 6600...I CAN'T WAIT!!!

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    I need to get started on my daughter's wedding quilt. Got almost all the fabric already to go, just need to find a backing.

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    I decided for this year since i'm fairly new to quilting and my skills are still improving I am not giving any quilts this year. However once this season is over I will try and get to work on some of the UFO's I have that need to be quilted that are meant for people. I will start making other gifts specifically through out the year to give for gifts next Christmas.
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    3 UFO's are on my list - a raggedy bricks lap quilt with homespuns on one side and regular cottons on reverse (will get to clean out alot of scrap batting pieces) - a queen puss-in-the-corner in pinks/browns with blocks set on point (a keeper for me) - and a quilt of valor (was given 6 star blocks to motivate me).

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    The plan: First make a simple wall hanging for February. Then I have the fabric and pattern chosen to make my 7 yr old. a small quilt. I think it will be simple. I want to have it quilted at LQS. Have never done that before. Seems like a lot of my plans don't pan out too well, tho.

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    Finish my last UFO -- then a valentine table runner and a baby quilt for a friend due in March

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