Progress…. A busy week for me

I worked on my Modified Trees by EvaPaige Quilt Designs.    My husband was out of town and I hibernated in my study.  It is quilted.  And, it is REQUILTED on one side.  I had eyelashes on the back and thought about letting it go, but I knew it was a mistake.  It took less than 40 minutes to do the whole thing – rip and quilt. 

While not a great picture,  am thinking of embellishing with the silver string to mimic lights. Not sure I love it so tonight I bought some flatback crystals and will place those  on it and see if I like that better.   The binding was made and attached, as well as my label.  It could very well be done by Sunday if I make up my mind.

This was my other project.  It is a Moda Fabric collection, Midnight Garden, by One Canoe Two, and I love it!  I won it on a blog contest and am really thrilled with it (and there is some still available).  I am using it in the Squiggles QAL with Christa Watson and I think it will be quite fun.  I have a few less than the pattern calls for, but I will just adjust.  I have what I won and I am not looking for more (except maybe for the back).  I think this will go together nicely.

I feel like I worked late a lot, and enjoyed it.  Because I have a work project at the the end of February and this QAL and the Island Batik program starting I wanted to push myself a bit.  So I think I did well:

  1. Washed, pressed cut Squiggles
  2. Quilted Modified Trees
  3. Made and attached binding for Modified Trees

TO DO for January month end:

  1. Make Squiggles blocks
  2. Assemble Squiggles blocks
  3. Embellish Modified Trees

February Includes the follownig:

  • Finish Loon
  • Two Island Batik smallish projects
  • and move an office of 20 people! 

So, wish me luck as I try to stay focused…  I think I can do it, but it will take some concentrating when I have time.  I am thinking about getting a little more control on my schedule and sticking to it!  Otherwise, there won’t be time for just fun and I hate that.

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  1. Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl
    January 19, 2018 / 5:15 PM

    It sounds like quite the productive week! I'm glad that removing the quilting and re-doing the work went so quickly and easily. It's nice when that happens and you can feel proud of the results!

    • Kathleen
      January 20, 2018 / 2:43 PM

      Thanks, Yvonne. It is good when the re-do is worth it. It not only was wrong, I knew it wouldn't hold up – so it had to be done.

  2. Sandra Walker
    January 20, 2018 / 12:58 AM

    There is a definite theme in QBL this month: productivity! You are a shining example! Love that tree quilt, and ya, sometimes it just is better to rip and re-stitch. In the end we are happier!

    • Kathleen
      January 20, 2018 / 2:46 PM

      You are right, although there are a few people who scare me with how much they get done! I am so glad I restitched; I will probably sell it so I couldn’t live with it going to someone else!

  3. Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting
    January 20, 2018 / 12:32 PM

    Very cool modified trees! It's a good thing eyelashes are easy to remedy. I've had to redo that before, too. You're getting a lot going and done in your studio these days. Interesting!

    • Kathleen
      January 20, 2018 / 2:50 PM

      Thank you! They were fun to do and it's silly how we get caught up in something we don't like and trying to make it work. Once I gave that up it was easy!!

  4. Cheryl
    January 21, 2018 / 2:22 AM

    I like how your tree quilt is coming out, I think the idea of adding some embellishments is a very good one.

    • Kathleen
      January 22, 2018 / 4:21 PM

      Thanks, Cheryl. I tried some crystals yesterday and think I like that. So, now to do it….

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