February get it done wrap up

I really want to get done in February:

1) Finish piecing Ducky quilt frame blocks.

I did technically do this, however since I decided not to use those blocks, it is not done.

2) Finish dress.

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Yes, complete (except I need to find or fashion a belt)!

3) Mend grandmother’s utility quilt.

Made progress but not complete.

4) Sew frame blocks together.

Fail, see 1.

Things I seriously hope to get done:

1) Nook Cover (poor naked nook)

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Yes, done!

2) Quilt first frame side.

Fail, see 1.

3) Quilt second frame side.

Fail, see 1.

4) Attach first frame panel to quilt.

Fail, see 1.

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Published in: on February 28, 2013 at 2:47 pm  Leave a Comment  
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February fail or a new quilt

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I realized when I laid out these blocks that they are too busy to be the frame for this quilt.  So, I decided to only use my six favorites: the duckies and the flowers, and then fill in with a bubble gum colored small-scale print.  It throws me off a little for my get it done items this month because I didn’t budget time or money to get fabric until next weekend.  So I am having a mini vacation this weekend from my major projects this weekend.  The good news is that I have a whole other quilt nearly pieced since this is actually not all of the blocks ( I wanted to have some choices when I put them together.)

Published in: on February 24, 2013 at 7:52 am  Comments (2)  
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very close!

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So I just realized I hadn’t updated about this dress for a long time.  I have, however, been working on it quite steadily.  Is it more dramatic when I take photos along the way or just suddenly appear with a nearly finished garment?  In any case, it is nearly done, just a few stitches inside to hold the elastic and the hem.

I have to say I have a few problems with the design.  Nearly the entire front is lined, but the back skirt is not.  Because it is so thin I will need to carefully choose my undergarment.  Also, the multi layer in the front makes it droop slightly from the weight.  If I make it again, I may leave the front drape off or make it smaller.  Ultimately, the fabric is too light for the back and to heavy for the front.

All that aside, I am pleased with the way it turned out.  The fabric is super soft and comfortable. I think I did a pretty good job, and when I am one hundred per cent done: I will model it.

Published in: on February 17, 2013 at 9:14 am  Comments (4)  
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Nook and mp3 covers

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Yes, I have been meaning now since Christmas, when I got the big surprise of this Nook, to make a cover for it and my little mp3 player.  I had been meaning to make it out of the fat beautiful quarters group I was also given for Christmas but I wasn’t feeling that fabric.  I still had some quilted pieces left over from this quilt:

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So I put them together to make these two small covers.  My favorite part is the strap.  I will definitely be making more objects like this.  I already have another quilt to deconstruct after I finish the queue of projects I have right now.

Getting it Done – February!

I really want to get done in February:
1) Finish piecing Ducky quilt frame blocks.
2) Finish dress.
3) Mend grandmother’s utility quilt.
4) Sew frame blocks together.

Things I seriously hope to get done:
1) Nook Cover (poor naked nook)
2) Quilt first frame side.
3) Quilt second frame side.
4) Attach first frame panel to quilt.

Getting It Done – January!

I’m pretty proud of myself to the progress I have made this month!

So for January I really want to get done:

1. Get the background of the center part of the Ducky quilt pieced. Done!

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2. Get the flowers appliqued to the center part of the Ducky quilt. Done!

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3. Pick a pattern and fabric for my first garment of the year. Done!

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4. Finish mending the t-shirt quilt.  This I have to admit I didn’t get done.  I decided that quilt was unmendable and would have to be cut up and reassembled.  Instead I mended this quilt.

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Things I seriously hope to get done:

1. Get the center part of the Ducky quilt basted. Done!

2. Get the center part of the Ducky quilt quilted. Done!

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3. make a nook cover – This I didn’t get done. Sigh!

4. get the fabric for my first garment of the year cut. Done!

All in all, I am happy with my progress.  Later today I will have my list for February!