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Archive for the month “February, 2012”

Shut up and quilt!

That’s a great sentiment!  Today, I did just that.  I’m playing catch up with Leah Days’ Wednesday Quilt-Along.  I’m almost there!

I find this statement works for alot of things.  So many times I complain about wanting to do things and just never do them.  Waste time sitting on the couch doing nothing.  So, I’m hoping to adopt this as my mantra this year.  Shut up and__________.  Fill in the blank.  Do the FMQ challenge, finish UFOs, make the charity quilts and pillow cases, read the book I’ve been wanting to start since November, catch up on the kids’ scrapbook pages, back up my photos, organize my sewing room….you get the picture!

Here’s a quilt top that I just finished piecing Sunday.  I’ve had the kit for several years.  It’s 32” square (4 inch blocks) and my favorite fabrics!  I have an idea of how I want to quilt it but I’m waiting to practice some more.  I promise it won’t be relegated to the Island of the Lost Toys Quilt Tops.  This baby will be finished!!!

I love this little quilt!

Here I go!

If you are a quilter, I don’t have to explain the name of my blog.  We are always buried in scraps!  My goal is to put those scraps to good use by putting them into quilts!  And after they become quilt tops, I don’t want them to join the ever-growing pile of the sad little orphans awaiting completion in my sewing room/fabric scrap heap.  I want to improve my machine quilting skills both free motion and on the frame and in the process give back by donating some of them to groups who need them.

My first purpose of this blog is to take part in the Wednesday Quilt-Along.  By sharing my progress, I hope to grow in my skills.  Since I came late to the party, I need to play catch up.  Below, you can see what I don’t want my feathers to look like!  I think I have a way to go!

So, practice begins tomorrow!  Little quilt “sammies” are ready to go.

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