My sister, Lynn, is starting to quilt!!! Finally!!!! She has taken a class at Lori’s Country Cottage near Edmonton. Here are pictures of her homework from the first 4 classes, from cutting to a flimsy:
Lynn is determined to quilt her own quilt. (YEAH!!) She’s obviously MY sister! She couldn’t believe that everyone else in her class was going to “quilt by cheque.” I can’t believe it either. To me, even simple quilting should be taught as part of the process of making a quilt. They did teach binding on samples the teacher had put together.
SEW, to practice her quilting, she decided to make a large bag to tote all her “stuff” in. We all need one for rules and mats, right? She choose a free internet pattern that calls for canvas. She layered her cotton and quilted it with her walking foot and substituted this fabric for the canvas. The first pic is of her walking foot quilting and the 2nd is of Lynn and her new bag! Which she says all her stuff fits in!
I have 2 cousins that quilt. One is Terry who blogs at TLC Quilts The other is Connie, who does not blog. We are all quite different with our approaches to quilting. Both Connie and Terry tend to finish the quilts that they start. Me? Well, there is a good reason that I have the PHD in 2018 in progress. (I need to decrease my UFOs and not start any new ones!)
Terry & Connie both live in Ontario, I live on the West Coast … sew, we do not see each other often. However, occasional emails and Facebook posts keep us connected. They are both talented quilters and I admire all of their work.
Quilter’s Through the Generations … Melva has posted about me & my grandma’s quilting history. Check it out HERE.
No finishes this week. No shopping … no changes from last week.
Fabric Used this Week: 8.5 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 163.85 yards
Fabric Added this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 49 yards
Net Fabric used for 2017: 114.85 yards
PHD in 2018
One of the requirements to achieve PHD In 2018 is to complete what you start in 2018. The idea is to decrease the UFO list, not add to it. I have now included a list of my starts in 2018 and which ones are finished. Not too bad … 7 starts with 4 finished … doable, I’d say! Oh – but I still have 11 UFOs to finish … best get busy with my sewing machine!
To see what others in the quilting world are working on, check out the following blogs:
- Caroline @ SewCanShe
- Tish @ Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland
- Sunday Stash @ quiltpaintcreate
- Oh Scrap @ Quilting is More Fun than Housework
- Monday Making @ Love, Laugh, Quilt
- Main Crush Monday @ Cooking up Quilts
- Design Wall Monday @ Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
- Moving it Forward Monday @ Em’s Scrapbag
- Linky Tuesday @ Free Motion by the River
- Colour Inspiration @ Clever Chameleon Quilting