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Princeton Jct./West Windsor, New Jersey, United States
I am the wife of a wonderful husband and the mom of 3 super adult kids. I happily taught preschool for 25 years and now spend much of my time indulging in my "Quilty Pleasures."

Monday, March 31, 2014

Make-A-List Monday

I recently finished a quilt for our dear friend's first grandchild.  




I hope little Lydia gets many years of cuddling with her new quilt.



The Week of March 24, 2014
(in review)


1.  Continue to work on Ryder's Big Boy Bed quilt. 





Here is the quilt with borders.

I loaded it on Annie and began to quilt.



I didn't want to quilt over the applique so I quilted around them.  Now I have bubbles on all the applique blocks.  I'm so upset about this.  I am tempted to remove all quilting (a daunting task) and just quilt it edge to edge.  At least I would be sure there would be no bubbles.  I would have to get new backing fabric since I have already trimmed it.  



I wonder if I bound it and washed it, if the fabric would shrink enough to take up all the excess in the appliqued blocks?  Unfortunately I preshrunk all the fabric so this is unlikely.  

I'm not sure what to do...I just know this has been too much work for me to be so disappointed with it.  I want it to be just perfect for Ryder.  Hopefully I will make the right decision on how to fix this mess.

I thought when I took on this labor of love that it might be a little more than I was capable of...now I am sure of it.   




2.  Work on my teal batik Kwik Krazy Quilt.

I was able to finish 12 more blocks for a total of 48 out of 84 complete.


3.  Work on the eighth lesson for
 "Delightful Stars Quilt-Along" sponsored by
 The Quilting Gallery 




4.  Work on some of the McCall's 
Make It Your Way quilt along blocks.


Here are nine of the twenty "Friendship Star" blocks that I finished.


5.  Work on a few blocks for the 
Layer Cake Sampler quilt along sponsored by Material Girls Quilts.






6.  Prepare a backing for the Four-Patch Stacked Posies quilt top that I recently finished piecing.


No progress.

7.  Work on the March Globetrotting block sponsored by Pat Sloan.

No progress

8.  Work on the March Aurifil quilt along block.

No progress

9.  Work on the March Tell It to the Stars quilt along block sponsored by Judy Laquidara.  

No progress

10.  Work on the March block for Wishes Quilt Along sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop.

No progress

11.  Work on the March block for the PQW Saturday Sampler.

No progress

12.  Continue to work on my New York Beauty quilt.

No progress.

13.  Work on some Just Takes 2 quilt blocks.

No progress.

14.  Work on two Quilts for Kids.

No progress.

15.  Start working on an Advent calendar for Ryder and his soon to be born baby brother.


No progress.


16.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

*Four-Patch Stacked Posies...Large Print
Civil War Tribute
*Teal & White Delight
*Majestic Mountains
*Seashore Memories

Just a little progress on three BRODY projects.

17.  Work on the quilt currently loaded on Annie:
  "2013 NJ Shop Hop Quilt.

No progress

18.  Spend a few days with my grandson, Ryder.

Fun times....







The Week of March 31, 2014

1.  Continue to work on Ryder's Big Boy Bed quilt.

2.  Work on a few blocks for the 
Layer Cake Sampler quilt along sponsored by Material Girls Quilts.

3.  Work on the ninth lesson for
 "Delightful Stars Quilt-Along" sponsored by
 The Quilting Gallery.

4.  Prepare a backing for the Four-Patch Stacked Posies quilt top that I recently finished piecing.

5.  Bind the "2013 NJ Shop Hop Quilt" that I recently finished quilting.

6.  Work on my teal batik Kwik Krazy Quilt.

7.  Work on some of the McCall's 
Make It Your Way quilt along blocks.

8. Work on the March Globetrotting block sponsored by Pat Sloan.

9. Work on the March Aurifil quilt along block.


10.  Work on the March Tell It to the Stars quilt along block sponsored by Judy Laquidara.  


11.  Work on the March block for
Wishes Quilt Along sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop.


12.  Work on the March block for the PQW Saturday Sampler.

13.  Continue to work on my New York Beauty quilt.

14.  Work on some Just Takes 2 quilt blocks.

15.  Work on two Quilts for Kids.

16.  Start working on an Advent calendar for Ryder and his soon to be born baby brother.

17.  Make a baby quilt for a friend.

18.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

Four-Patch Stacked Posies...Large Print
Civil War Tribute
Teal & White Delight
Majestic Mountains
Seashore Memories

19.  Attend the Quilt for Kids workshop at PQW.

20..  Spend a day with my grandson, Ryder.

Until Next Time.....Happy Stitching!!!

Sharyn




1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear your quilt for Ryder has disappointed you with the bubbles. It is easy for me to say that he will love the quilt no matter what, as you made it for him. But what to do? I would not take out all the stitching. Perhaps do a filler stitch (like a background cross hatch or pebbles) around each of the appliques to fill in the blank areas. I had a similar problem with a king size quilt and did a soap bubbles type quilting in my puffy areas. It was enough to make you want to cry. But if you finish the job and move on.... It will be loved and used and treasured. Hope this helps, Sharyn!

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