Keeping on track…

Even though it is only the second week into the new year, I am still

on track with my resolution to work on-and complete- some of my

own personal projects.

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I have 3 Advent Calendars on the frame right now. You could say

that I am either really late or really early; it depends on which way you

look at it.

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This is the center of the Advent Calendars. They are  pretty cute and stitch

up really quickly. I am getting ready for Christmas, 2016. Please, don’t send

me any hate mail for that last comment. The panels were purchased at

Fabricland and  several borders were  added  to enlarge the panel.

Besides completing these 3 projects, I have actually found time work on

my Monarch wallhanging.

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Monarch wing

The wing is broken up into 2 sections and I used some fusible webbing

to cut and paste the pieces onto the black wing. I actually found a dead

Monarch and kept it in a plastic bag for a few years. I copied the

Monarch and enlarged it for the shape of the wings.  My kids think

I am crazy; sometimes, I think I am too.

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Now, I just have to decide what color for the background. I am hoping to

have it on the frame by the end of the week.

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This octopus has been waiting for several months to be put together.

I don’t like some of the fabrics I picked-the purple-but it is

staying that way.  The block is paper pieced and is part of a BOM,2015,

from Quilt Art Designs.  I only have 1 more block to complete and

then I can put the quilt together.

I do have an idea of how to put the 9 blocks together but hopefully, the

picture I have in my mind, will look good in reality.

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Dale is quite the quick quilter. Here is another quilt that she has

completed. She wasn’t sure of what type of stitching but I thought

that the piecing spoke of a modern quilt.

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The backing

We can’t forget the backing of the quilt. I used a polyester thread

for both the top and the bottom of the quilt.

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Eva was in a recycling mood when she completed this quilt for

grandson.  The fabric came from a friend who was getting rid of

some fabric and Eva stitched it together. What a great

idea!! Free fabric and a completed quilt.

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Here is a funky backing .

I hope that you are finding time to work on and complete some

of your own projects. It feels so good to actually complete

some of your own things.

Have a great week.

 

 

5 thoughts on “Keeping on track…

  1. Laurel says:

    I like to think you’re early for next Christmas; I’m a glass half-ful kind of gal.

    Your monarch is gorgeous. I’m intrigued. Can’t wait to see more. Your other works are also very beautiful.

    Thanks for posting to TN&TN’s WIP Wednesday!

    • ruthq2013 says:

      HI Moralia,
      Thanks for your encouraging words. To be quite honest, I find it very scary and daunting to put my own personal stuff out there. What if someone doesn’t like it or it looks like garbage? I guess my problem is lack of confidence. I am learning to just put it out there and who cares what others say? If I like it, that is enough.

  2. tahoe34 says:

    I think it’s great that you’re working on Christmas. I’ve decided to work on it throughout the year along with my other projects to avoid that mad dash of getting it done at the holidays! Your work is beautiful and I so appreciate your sharing.

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