Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Finally Some Finishes!

At the end of December I wrote a very detailed post about the challenges I have planned for 2022. Guess which project I started working on first? None of them!

Cathy from Sane, Crazy Crumby Quilting often mentions how she focuses on a project a month at a time. That's what I decided to do.

I pieced several crib quilts in 2021 and decided I was going to spend January machine quilting them. Machine quilting is not my favorite quilting activity but if they're quilted, I'll have some finishes to show you. Also the sense of accomplishment would feel pretty good too.

The first crib quilted was the orange 9 patch quilt. My sewing machine has a curvy stitch setting which I can elongate. I stitched al the seams with the curvy stitch. The binding fabric has been hanging around the sewing room for years. It was perfect for the binding which was machine stitched on both sides.

After quilting the finished measurement is 42" by 49".

All my posts this week will be about the crib quilts. 

Linking to To Do TuesdayMidweek Makers, Wednesday Wait Loss, Put Your Foot Down, Stitch Sew & Show,  Needle & Thread Thursday , Free Motion Mavericks

19 comments:

  1. Gretchen… congrats on your finish!!!
    I love this orange crib quilt! I look forward to seeing other finishes this week too!
    Kathi

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  2. I understand what you mean - if you need to machine quilt some it is not my favorite activity too - this one turned out well and looks nice

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  3. Good idea to narrow your focus to one at a time. I have two large "almost done" quilts --one only needs binding and the other needs layering etc. after these no more big ones for me...hoping i can get these done soon. hugs, Julierose

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  4. Dear Gretchen,
    I wonderful start to a new year and a month. Love your wavy quilting and the orange is so sparkling on a cold day. Lol, I realized that for many months now, I have been finished a top or a a quilt a month. Working mainly on just one project, besides my RSC colour challenge blocks. I store the binding and tops in Rubbermaid until they can be quilted. Those bins do not want to close, one quilt is basted ready for hand quilting, so it will come out and it will be started. It is time to make a start, a little bit everyday.

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  5. Haha! I did the same thing! Jan 2 I redid my current projects notebook and the next week decided to start a wonky log cabin, 4 postage stamp blocks, and a stop and go project ! I just get distracted!
    Stay safe and sew on those baby quilts!

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  6. Yay for a finish and may many more follow! Good way to start out the year!

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  7. I think you should work on whatever you feel like working on! This is such a cheery quilt, perfect for a baby. The wavy quilting looks nice. Cheers to your finish! ~Jeanne

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    1. I just wanted to get these quilts finished and out of the house! Now I can sew guilt free on whatever I want to make.

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  8. Such a juicy and a yummy finish!!! A feast for the eyes in the middle of dreary winter.

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  9. It's a lovely finish. I particularly like the stitch you chose for quilting.

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  10. Pretty and colorful baby quilt. Nice quilting. It always does feel good to finish a project and use up fabric that has been stashed for awhile. One focus per month seems a good plan. Happy quilting ... :) Pat

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  11. Great start for the year, getting some littles finished.

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  12. That is a super great finish!!! All that beautiful orange!! its such a happy color!

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  13. A very bright and fun quilt. Congrats on all the progress.

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  14. There are a few unquilted tops in my closet waiting. Just too many other good things to sew first. This is gorgeous! Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.

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  15. Such a pretty little quilt! Focusing on one project has certainly reaped some benefits for you already. Yay for a finished quilt! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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  16. Lol on not starting on any of your 2022 goals! That curvy stitch setting is really pretty, and the quilt looks so pretty in that snowy setting.
    I'm a week behind, but thank you for linking to To Do Tuesday!

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  17. So many finishes, Gretchen! Gorgeous orange, such a cheerful colour to brighten up winter.
    Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks.
    Love, Muv

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