Getting ready to Quilt

IMG_1257I’ve been working on Bonnie Hunter’s “On Ringo Lake” and am almost caught up on the clues.  This is a picture of the start of Clue 5.  It is done.


PHD in 2018

PHD in 2018I’m going to work on my quilting PHD in 2018.  Look HERE for details.  You can join me if you want to!



IMG_1223I was looking at the projects on top of the filing cabinet and analyzed why I’m not thrilled about them.  See the container on the top left, that says “Paper Piecing + 2 baby quilts?”  Well, the purple that you see in the corner is the border of the quilt that was paper pieced. (Which I did without sewing on the paper!)  It needed to have the back pieced.  There wasn’t quiet enough to cover the whole back … but I knew that I had enough fabric from the front of the quilt that it could easily be pieced together.

IMG_1261Sew … since I want to tackle projects that are on top of the filing cabinet first, I pulled that container down.  I had to laugh at the label that I made ahead of time and put in the box.  I don’t mind the label stating it’s one year earlier, but not 2.  In my last trunk show, I told the audience that my labels have the date that the label was made, not necessarily when the quilt was finished.

But, this quilt now has a destination – so I decided that I would put the label right on the back of the quilt.  Image result for stress clip art freeI actually pieced the backing and then did the label.  That was nerve-wracking!
In retrospect – I should have embroidered first, then pieced the back.


But the back is pieced, and the label is done.  Just need to sandwich it and quilt it.   Now, I don’t feel reluctant to work on this project.


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9 thoughts on “Getting ready to Quilt

  1. Pingback: Sunday Feb 11 | Quilting Gail

  2. Hi Gail,
    Well look at you, starting on one of your UFOs! How cool is that, that you’re ready to quilt it already?! I had to giggle at your label being two years off – but you did start it in 2016. I probably would have just used that label that let anyone contest me. ~smile~ Roseanne


    • Roseanne, the label was made in 2016 … the quilt was likely started a few years before that! 🙂 If it didn’t have a designated person to go to, I probably would have left the label as it was, but I did want to personalize it a bit.

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