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February UFO

Flower bouquet quilt

UnFinished Objects: UFOs

My goal this year is to get rid of some of the 20+ years of UFOs in my sewing room. It would be fine if they would stay quietly in my sewing room, but the problem with UFOs is that they can get in your head. At least they get into my head and they become a huge distraction.

So I have an assassination mission.

I’m going to kill them off one by one. Done is better than perfect! This my new motto for 2013.

All my UFOs are at least 10 yrs old!

Newer than that I call them WIPs (works in progress)

So, this is my February UFO. I haven’t posted the January one yet, but I will soon.

Flower bouquet quilt

See my free motion quilting skills?

And a close up…

closeup

a closeup of the flowers and quilting.

In case you are curious these flowers are all just raw edged applique. I used Steam-A-Seam 2 and fused it to fabric, cut it up into tiny shapes and arranged them exactly where I wanted them and then fused them permanently in place.

Such a little quilt. Why did it take me so long to finish it?

Learning Free Motion Quilting has been a huge push to finish things.

That’s all for today. Have a wonderful Quilty Day!

 

Aunt Maggie’s Quilt Progress + A Recipe

Well I am making a little progress on my Aunt Maggie’s Quilt. For those of you that don’t remember, this is an old UFO that has lots and lots of pieces.

Aunt Maggie's Quilt

 

This gives you an idea of the layout. I have many more colors so like colors will not be side by side like in the photo.

My days are filled with garden chores right now. I had an order for 45 lbs of rhubarb the other day. That is a lot of rhubarb.

Everywhere I go, quilt groups, church gatherings, social events, this time of year in Vermont rhubarb is on the menu.

I am going to include a delicious recipe that my very talented quilting friend Linda found online at Taste of Home.

Go Anywhere Rhubarb Squares

Ingredients:

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar

1/3 cup cold butter

Filling

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 cups finely chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb

  Directions:

In a small bowl, combine flour and confectioner’s sugar: cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into a greased 11-in, x 7-in. baking dish. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes.

For filling, in a large bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Stir in rhubarb; pour over warm crust.

Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. Serve warm if desired. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 16 servings

Have a wonderful day and I hope you find some time for quilting,

Michelle

Sunday Sew In

I just joined the greatest group online. It is called Connectedthreadz It is like Facebook only for quilters!

Anyway they are having a sew in today. I don’t know exactly what it is to them, but to me it is motivation to get Christmas presents done.

I’ve never participated in a sew in. I have many, many projects I hope to finish and even get started for Christmas projects. I’m going to rotate from hand work, to machine work, to cutting etc. today trying to make a big dent in things.

It is only 2 weeks until Christmas and I only have less than a week before my girls are home. All 4 of them, plus my new grandbaby Emma and Sarah’s dear husband Jordan. (It is nice for Edward to finally have a guy around.)

Well if I’m on the computer, I can’t be sewing  and sewing is what I need to do today, so I will post pics if I remember to take some.

Happy Quilting,

Michelle

Hello Quilting world!

Hi everyone!

This blog is going to be about Quilting! 

I realize that as a first blog NO ONE is going to read this. I need to begin somewhere and maybe someone will read it later down the road.

My name is Michelle.

I am

  • a Christian
  • a Wife
  • a Mom
  • a Grandma
  • a Quilter
  • a Farmer’s Wife
  • a Hard Working Vermonter

MIchelle

There is a lot more to me, but I realize you don’t have all day and I just want you to know that I will mostly be sharing my quilting adventures. All that Quilty Stuff!

I am creating this blog so that….

We can encourage one another

I can share my WIPs (works in progress)

Get motivated to finish those UFOs (unfinished objects)

Get inspired by what you share with me.

Maybe show you something new or inspire you to try something new.

Who knows what else. Let the fun begin.

:)

Anyway that is enough for today.

Happy Quilting,

Michelle