Uncompleted to Completed Projects

As I’m going through the pictures I am beginning to see why my family has been saying, Eve/Mom you have done a lot in the past year.   I think I have!  Boy it has been fun!  The three hunting/camouflage  quilts due all at the same time proved interesting, but they were completed on time and turned out nicely.

I made a Christmas quilt in Dec 2016 and only completed the top.  It is over 100″ long and I’ve been debating whether to cut it or not in half.   I’m not going to – one very long quilt to cuddle into!  This will be the next quilt I complete.

Making a promise, mine being finish all unfinished projects, can make you crazy in the head.  I put some aside because I’m stuck, they are too long, I need more material, or etc ….  So “Eve’s Spring Quilt” will be pushed back a little more.  I am going to finish the quilts, crafts, etc… in the order I started them.   Its how I am doing it, how will you decide to complete yours?

Do you have uncompleted projects to do?  Make a list of uncompleted projects, make sure to leave extra space for what you need to do and needs to be purchased, and be realistic about them.   What do you need to know, to purchase, to ask about, etc … that will make you want to push that one craft back.   Force yourself “out of the box” and you will make/create a very special item.

Best advice I could ever give is something I learned from Angela Walters (The Midnight Quilt Show) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGyYSJhk0QA Titled 3 Things Quilters Shouldn’t Do.  Please watch it and at the end, the last thing she wants you to remember – its wonderful!  It has helped me a lot to think – I don’t have to be perfect.  I don’t have to have perfect quilts.   Am I learning from my mistakees – well Yes I Am!  So mistake made and LESSON LEARNED!

Keep Crafting

Eve A Ward

 

Lesson Learned

You would think what I’m about to tell you is common sense.   In fact, I believed it was before I did it …….. BUT  ……. some things have to reminded of …….

Did you know that if you look up at the same time that you are cutting with your rotary cutters you could cut your finger(s) or hand?   Well, please let me learn the lesson for you.  YES you can!!!   Ambulance drive to hospital and 2 1/2 hours later – the bleeding finally stopped.

I did a good job of cutting as well.  PLEASE don’t follow in my footsteps.   Keep an eye on the scissors (rotary or not) at all times.   Cutters don’t have eyes and supposedly we do!

HA!  Have a great weekend everyone!!!

 

Quillow With A Twist

Learning so much from this very kind lady has been a joy.  She writes to you and helps you when you need it!

I love this idea of a Quillow and in fact it is Christmas gifts for my children this year.  I have one about done and will show it to you when I complete it.

What is a Quillow you ask???  Well, it is a Quilt folded up and a Pillowcase created and sewn onto the edge of the quilt.  Fold said quilt four times, then fold again into the pillowcase.  Once inside the pillowcase, you will see that the quilt can stay clean and one pillow has been created.

Interested?  Watch the below video and have pen and paper ready.   Remember the pause button so you can write directions down.

If you do this Quillow, please let me know – I’d love to see your pictures ….

 

Stained Glass Windows, Quilting,

Picking Pictures

OK – Today I will be powering through the pictures of what I have been doing this past year.   I am missing three pictures that I know of but I am being reminded of them as I got through the pictures.

I have been asked ans asked to see what I have been doing all in one place.  I figured doing a blog is hard work – so far NO!

I will be putting in the comments of the pictures where I got the idea or “How To Do It”.  Being up to eight compositions books full of instructions, I’m learning.   As I sew I hear the iron your seams this way or that way so the two seams will “nest” (come together and sew as one seam not as two).   This nesting business “gets my goose” but I will continue to work on it like I pray you will as well.

Just so you know, I started at the bottom and am working to the top.  So by tomorrow evening all pictures that are posted with have explanations and descriptions.

Have a great day everyone!

Eve A Ward