Friday, March 31, 2017

March 17 for 2017 progress....

 Well, not as much as I hoped but some progress was made. That is the goal after all!

I got  a new Gracie EZ3 hand quilting frame this month. Hubby was kind enough to put it together for me. After countless watching  of youtube videos... I took the plunge and loaded the frame with my hand pieced trip around the world quilt. I have made progress on this and if I do one roll a week I hope to have this quilt finished by June! I love how the stitches are looking on this and it is so nice to be able to quilt without having the quilt weight and warmth on me! 17 more blocks to stitch in the maroon before I get to roll up a portion of the quilt and move onto the next set of rows!



I had hoped to finish off my Grandmothers Choice quilt this month but it did get to a top stage and then decided it wanted some borders. Stubborn quilt. I had already made the backing when it decided this... why couldn't it have told me sooner? Oh well, I have more of the green checked fabric to make the backing bigger. This is the completed top without the borders... will be a little tan one then a mottled medium value purple.




I got a few more mice completed this month.  I think in April this will be the only appliqué that I work on to see if I can get all of them done. 5 down.... 9 to go! The cats are getting anxious to get the mice onto their quilt for them to 'chase'!


I did get an official finish - the binding got finished on Wednesday evening on my Quilters Scrapbook quilt - pattern by my friend Joanne over at Canuckquilting.com. Ok, some threads still need to get taken care of but it is done!



Linking up with Pomegranate and chintz for the 17 in 2017 UFO Challenge. Hopefully April will see more sewing time for me..... my bowling commitment is done by mid month and that gives me a day to sew while the kiddo's are in school! I can't wait. 




10 comments:

  1. I wish I could do hand quilting. I am so jealous of your Gracie. The Scrapbook quilt looks amazing!

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  2. WOW what a nice frame--good luck with the quilting hugs, Julierose

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  3. You accomplished a lot this month, even though the bossy quilt didn't cooperate with the finishing plans!

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  4. It would really make things a lot easier if bossy quilts would tell us what they want right from the start. :)

    Congrats on your fabulous finish!

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  5. What a lovely version of Joanne's pattern. Especially like that pieced border. Had to chuckle about that quilt speaking to you about its borders. I thought that only happened to me. Gracie looks good in action and must make a difference to managing such a large quilt.

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  6. Lots of progress this month. I am glad to hear that you are enjoying the frame. I love the border on the last photo and everything in between :)

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  7. I'd call that some great progress! The Quilter's Scrapbook looks wonderful!

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  8. Lots of good progress! I love your little mice.

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  9. You did do well, Deb. Happy hand quilting!!

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  10. YOu have some great quilts here! Love the mice going around the kitties, and your finished quilt has such nice colors altogether. And yes! I hate it when a quilt you thought is practically finished suddenly screams for more work. :) But it's always worth it.

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