Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Recycling a few Patterns

The other day, gal pal Linda sent me an email. (Yes, she is the same Linda who is in my book and she does exist.) Anyway, she suggested that I should start referring to the over-stuffed sewing closet which I am trying to clean out as the "The Resource Center." (Check out the previous post.)

In the resource center, I have quite a selection of used patterns. These are all patterns which I have purchased, either as BOM's or complete project kits and I no longer want or need them. These are patterns only; no fabric, no buttons, no panels. Just patterns which could use a new home.
Top: 6 issues of Quilts with Style. Issues Feb, April, June, Jul/Aug, Sept/Oct, Nov/Dec from 2005. These six issues were needed to complete the Tuscan Garden quilt by Schwartz & Seifert.
Bottom Left: All 6 patterns to complete the Sew Spooky Quilt by The Quilt Company.
Bottom Middle: All the applique and block patterns to complete the Classic Santas by Quakertown Quilts. (Check out the previous post.)
Bottom Right: All 12 patterns and finishing instructions for the 2013 Designer Mystery BOM  from the Fat Quarter Shop.

Once again, these are patterns only. If you would like to have any of these, free of charge, please leave a comment stating which pattern you want and then send me an email or give me a call.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Being unemployed does have a few benefits.......

With not having a job, I decided it's time for a few projects to get done around here. I've painted the ceiling on the porch, worked on my landscaping and have begun one of the most dreaded tasks ever created by out the closets. One of which is jammed with nothing but fabric or projects that were begun a long time ago and then abandoned for some reason or another, a.k.a., UFO's. (UnFinished  Objects)

About eight, yes EIGHT years ago, I started a BOM which consisted of 12 inch blocks, 6 inch blocks and 12 inch appliqued Santa blocks. Somewhere along the line, I lost interest and placed everything as I received it in a plastic storage container and banished it to the sewing closet. Two months ago, I found the container and decided it was past due to finish this thing up and now that I have the time, NO MORE EXCUSES. I drug the container to the living room and placed all the completed blocks out on the floor and looked at them for well over a week. I had 8 more appliqued Santa blocks to finish, along with 3 of the 6 inch pieced blocks. Looking at the back of the pieced blocks, my techniques and accuracy have improved over the years but my applique blocks still look about the same.

On Monday, I finished assembling all the pieces. I can't tell you what a tremendous accomplishment this is and tomorrow, the top goes to the LAer. She said it may be back in time for Christmas. Even if it's not, one more year isn't going to matter.

Stay tuned. More UFO's to come.