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KATHY D 12-29-2006 06:31 AM

What new projects is everyone going to be working on starting the New Year? My first project is machine quilting a Double Irish Chain queen size quilt, that I had pieced and had to set aside to finish after the holidays. Also I will be working on a smaller Redwork quilt . Like to hear about everyone elses new projects..

kathy 12-29-2006 06:57 AM

Love your name LOL I have a BOM to quilt (by hand) I'll give it to my oldest daughter, Ive started pieceing a "Chicken Quilt" for hubby with pics of his chicken featured on most of the blocks and am going to do something with wild animal prints for my other daughter.All between working 60-75 hrs a week.Who needs sleep?!
Kathy W

Sibble 12-29-2006 03:11 PM

Hi Kathy D:
Tell me about your double Irish chain quilt. Do you have a picture? I need to do "something" Irish.....first part of the year..

Tx, Donna :lol:

dforseth 12-29-2006 05:15 PM

I will be working on a quilt for each of my kids....that is 1 son 1 daughter-in-law, 1 daughter 1 son-in-law and.....3 neices. I'm not including the three grandbabies this year. I hope I can do all this and work too. :?

BarbC 12-29-2006 05:25 PM

My first project is to finish one from last year! I have a quilt for my dd that is about half-quilted. So I will get back on it this weekend (after the last of our company is gone).

As for new projects... I am making a t-shirt quilt. I have never made one. My SIL's dd is getting married in May and she brought me 100 t-shirts from the bride and groom's time in college. I am going to make some of them into a t-shirt quilt for the mom-of-the-bride to give them.

My nephew will be 18 next fall and graduate high school May 2008.. so there will be a quilt for him at some point in the next 18 months.

I have made quilts for family and friends.. we have 1 couple I still want to make a quilt for.. so that will be done this year.

AND finally.. the biggest project.. and most special.. DH and I will celebrate our 25th anniversary this summer and one of the things we are doing (other than a trip in the fall we hope) is to redo our room (hasn't been done in 15 years!) .. and that means new curtains, dust ruffle, shams and a king size quilt for the bed! We haven't decided on a pattern yet... we have a couple of color scheme ideas... this will be a joint project since my DH quilts also.

I am sure other projects will come up. I want to do at least 1 project Linus quilt and one for Quilts of Valor.

Barb C.

Yvonne 12-29-2006 06:24 PM

I have started a bright quilt using only Mary Englebright fabrics. It's been on my *agenda* for about 4 years now. I'm enjoying working on it and finally cutting into that fabric I've been collecting!

My sisters and I have a *challenge* going on. Who will finish their redwork quilt first?!?!? I made 12 redwork blocks over a year ago but they are not in a quilt yet. One sister has also finished her 12 blocks but has misplaced them so no quilt there either! The third sister is still embroidering her blocks. As soon as I finish the ME quilt I'll move along to the redwork. I have to wash all the red fabrics again since I can't remember which I've washed and which are new. Rats! I need a better system!

Last year I finished making quilts for each of our kids so this year is quilts for me. (The girls will claim them all come their next visit!)

KATHY D 12-29-2006 07:01 PM

I haven't taken a picture of it yet. But I certainly will. That would probably be easier. We have one more family dinner tomorrow, so maybe after that I can get it posted. This week I was on vacation but kept the grandbabies. Back to work on Tues. but planning on still doing lots of quilting!

Jezebel George 12-30-2006 05:20 AM

I want to finish a number of quilt tops. It is fun to go back and see that I really have improved over time. Also, I want to make some of them larger tan originally intended. I find that I get sick of a project relatively soon and want to move on. By going back, I am more likely to make the original larger. My goal is to make a full sized quilt in 2007.

Suz 12-30-2006 10:01 AM

Please start a new thread and tell us more about the "quilting husband". Has he always sewed? How did you get him interested or did he interest you? Does he machine piece or piece by hand? Do each of you have youra own machines? Does he have his own stash of fabrics?
I would love it if my husband were more interested that just praising my work.
What about the rest of the husbands, are there more of them out there? Are there any men members to this forum? Let us hear from you. Suzanne

Jezebel George 12-30-2006 10:27 AM

I'm sort of glad that DH is not interested beyond moral support. Can you imagine trying to negotiate who gets to use what in the stash? Or have him tell you how a quilt should be designed? Or "helpfully" explaining to you how to do something properly? Plus, he'd get all the attention all the time simply by virtue of being a male quilter. It is one thing to ask your quilting buddies for input. How many spouses can offer the same without crossing boundaries?

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