Friday, December 2, 2011

Crossing things off the list

I'm a list maker.  I need to have a list in front of me to get things done...1.  so I don't forget and have one of those awful senior moments and walk in circles  2.  because I love the sense of accomplishment when I can cross something off!
  •   I get to cross off small gifts for 6 people......that leaves 4 more to do.  I can get that done. 
  •   Cheese ball and bread made for Production Team party tonight.....cross that off.
  •   Tree up and decorated......tree is up but not decorated.  No check mark there yet.  Tomorrow for sure.
  •    Mrs. Claus project.....doll quilts delivered to guild, emails sent to Mrs. Clauses everywhere.  Mark it done!....the Christmas dinner is Monday night, so look for the final photos on Tuesday, I hope.
  •  Finish the 2 lap quilts for gifts....they are quilted and just need to be bound and labeled.  I will finish them!   Can't show the fronts, but here is one of the backs.  I really worked on the swirls on them.  Try as I might, I can't get my swirls to look like the ones that Wendy at Ivory Spring does.  I decided to just concentrate on the spacing and keeping it more open and even.

  Insight Free motion quilting is like a signature.  My vines, leaves, or swirls are an expression of how my brain speaks through my hands to the fabric and  thread.   I've never been able to follow a drawn line, so how can I expect to duplicate someone else's pattern!   So take heart if you are learning to free motion quilt.....find a pattern, practice on paper, then practice on fabric until you make it your own. 
   One final thing.....do you applique?  I won this pattern and package of applique needles and want to pass it on to someone who will put them to good use.  Leave me a comment about your last applique project,  must be a follower, and December 4th at 5 pm.  I will pick someone to send this to. 
  Back to the list....happy stitching. 

9 comments:

  1. And check this off your list too -brought a smile to Lynne and DD's face after opening The Package!

    I do applique and didn't even know there were special applique needles - I use embroidery needles!!

    Looking forward to seeing the "finished" pictures!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I, too, am a list maker for the same reasons you mentioned.
    I am also a newbie to FMQ, and I would be thrilled if I could make mine look as nice as yours!
    Alas, I do not applique. : )

    ReplyDelete
  3. I was just telling mysef as I grabbed up my computer tonight that I need to make one because I HAVE been doing a little of a lot of different things so not really FINISHING anything. Ugh! And yes, I really enjoy checking things off. Really like the swirls. Will have to file that away. I do very little applique and already have the needles so I should pass there so that someone else can make better use of them. Generous of you to share, though. :o) I'm off to make my list...

    ReplyDelete
  4. I`m too a list maker.
    I applique I didn´t heard about applique needles.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love the swirls on your quilt. I am going to have to really start practicing in order to get comfortable with free motion. I love the look of it on quilts instead of stitch in the ditch.

    My Christmas season list is still in the works...I keep finding more things to do & the list keeps getting bigger! :)

    Nicki (nlk)

    ReplyDelete
  6. This is just a test. I opened up a bloggr account like you suggested & will see if it works. :)

    Nicki (nlk)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I think you're swirly FMQ looks great Debbie!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I am a list mkaer as well. I beling to the HGTV Quilting and Needlework Forum and we have so much going on all the time, if I didn't make a list, I would forget half what I am supposed to be doing. :)

    Now my grocery list is a different story... I make it but get in the store only to find out I left it laying in the kitchen. lol

    I did not like applique in my early quilting years but have grown to really like it. It is a great take along project for when we are traveling. My last applique project was a baby quilt and I used the OH Baby pattern. Little diapers and diaper shirts on a babys body that is turned backward. It is precious! 30's fabrics was a perfect choice for it!

    I would love to win the giveaway if you havent drawn a name yet.. I am making a Christmas Stocking for someone on the HGTV Forum as a special surprise and she is an avid appliquer and would love those needles and the pattern

    ReplyDelete
  9. I think your FMQ is excellent. I haven't yet mastered that design, but hope to soon.

    Did you know Wendy is one of 12 FMQ experts providing free tutorials in the 2012 Free Motion Quilting Challenge?

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete

Love questions and comments! No reply bloggers....if you have something to say, please include email.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...