Frosty morning on the pond

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

January OMG - linking up!

Oh my - it is 2019 with a fresh, new calendar staring at me...

All ready, the mind is in a swirl thinking of the next 3-4 months of winter here in the Northwoods...typically these months are the most productive for quilting. So what is off the starting block for jumping in to Patty’s OMG for January? Hmmmm...I could pick and choose from way too many applique projects that are in the works...but all of them are slow going...
Just finished piecing a “trial” block - Tree of Life...I could make more...this is a quilt I have been wanting to try...

but...
Nope - have to try and stay on task and chip away at some of those old UFO’s...So here we go - my goal for January...these are most of the blocks...think a couple more are still packed away...

Completing the assembly of Old Glory (Blackbird Designs) - I opted to do fusible applique on this project months ago - simply because it needs to get done and go to its new home...in honor of my Dad and Mom who were residents at a local nursing home...hoping the staff there can find a place to display it when completed.
If you follow Kyle over at Timeless Reflections, she has been sharing her use of the Invisifil Threads for machine applique. A number of months ago, I ordered a variety of colors that I thought might work with Old Glory (Red Rock Threadsin Nevada stocks them).

Most of my blocks are about ready for that stage, so that will be the focus over the next 4 weeks...
Can I do it? Wish me luck!!
Meanwhile - off to the Bernina dealer with my machine for a “well baby checkup” - it needs a thorough cleaning and pampering so its good to go for the next 3 months!
Happy New Year Stitching everyone!
Pat

9 comments:

  1. I'll be interested in hearing how you and your Bernina like those Invisifil threads. Looks like you've chosen a big project for this month. Have fun, putting together a long-in-the-works flimsy is very gratifying!

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  2. I started doing some machine applique with silk thread for no other reason than I have so so so much of it and it is very fine.

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  3. I remember the Blackbird Designs quilt. My friend made it quite some time ago.
    I no longer have the wall hanging I made with a Tree of Life block. I think I used Thimbleberries fabrics for it. I either donated it to a charity thrift store or a guild money making function. I thought it turned out kind of blah.

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  4. Good luck in moving your appliqué quilt forward. It will certainly be worth the effort.

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  5. I have faith that you can indeed meet your goal, but good luck anyway!

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  6. What a great start for 2019. I've also made the Old Glory quilt and it's still one of my favorites. It will be interesting to see if you love the thread. I do especially for the machine appliqueing. It pretty much disappears. Have fun!

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  7. A beautiful Tree of Life block!
    I am also hoping to chip away at some UFOs this year--starting at retreat next week!
    Wow--I didn't know Invisafil came in all those colors! I just have clear and smoky.

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  8. Looks like a wonderful quilt. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

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  9. I'm with you on the tree of life. That is on my bucket list (after UFOs hopefully). I have faith in you getting your UFOs caught up. You've proven yourself in the past lovely blocks.

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