Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
FIUP stands for Finish It Up. Turn those UFOs into FFOs.
Take a look at the FIUP Guidelines in this group's pages then come back to this discussion and post your goals. The Guidelines can be found on this group's home page in the box labelled "Pages" directly under the box containing the member avatars.
The more participants we have, the bigger and better the FQ stash to be awarded to one lucky winner at the end of the challenge. Invite your My Quilt Place friends in other groups to join. Invite your Facebook friends to join. Oh what the heck, even invite that really cute guy from the coffee shop. You never know, he may be a man-quilter.
If I have not received your FQ by the deadline, you will not be eligible for the prize drawing.
1) Sign-up begins May 7, 2012 and ends May 20, 2012.
2) As soon as you sign up and post your goals, you may begin.
3) During the challenge, post your progress, photos of your projects, encouragment to other participants, or just pop in to say hello.
4) By 6:00pm on Saturday, June 30, 2012, post the total number of goals you completed for this challenge. It is difficult for me to keep up with the completed goals so this is on the honor system.
Please be sure to post the TOTAL of your completed goals and not just the goals themselves. EXAMPLE: I completed 4 of 6 goals, or I finished #'s 2, 3 and 6 for a total of 3, or something to this effect. Thanks!
5) Mail your FQ and postage to me by May 30, 2012. If you wish to contribute cash instead of mailing FQs or stamps, my paypal addy is firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember, set realistic goals so as not to get discouraged. You can even break a project down into individual steps and use these as your goals. The idea is to FINISH something.
Angie Baker(? is that right?)
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Suzanne, Count me in, again! This has really helped me to focus.
1. Construct top to "Monkeying Around", baby quilt for great-nephew'
2. Quilt baby quilt above
3. Applique Snail onto "Slow Going" Snail Trails quilt
4. Quilt "Slow Going" quilt above
5. Quilt Bear Paws quilt
6. Red work blocks 3 & 4
That should do it.
I am in too Suzanne, I enjoy this group and will be more active posting this time. I did lots of piecing this past month so I have lots to quilt.
1. Pin 7 quilts for quilting.
2. Quilt and bind 3 baby quilts - should go quickly.
3. Quilt and bind kitty auction quilt
4. Quilt and bind Fluttering through the Fabulous Forties quilt
5. Quilt and bind spider web quilt Take me to the Beach.
8 Quilt and bind spider web quilt Happy 40th.
That should keep me busy. Susanne, I sent fat quarters for this session and the next session. Can't remember if I included postage for both, please let me know.
I quilted one baby quilt yesterday and started the second one. I think my second goal will be done by the weekend. I did pin the 7 quilts - need to do the quilting so I can replenish my pin supply. I made another D9P quilt top that is not part of my list. I have created 3 D9P this past week, they are my first and I had fun. One is the kitty quilt on the list for a donation to an auction. Lots of fun.
Well I just finished quilting the kitty quilt and now I have 3 quilts ready for binding. I have one baby quilt to finish the quilting and then I will sew all the bindings for these quilts. Then I will post pictures. Then I will quilt the fluttering through the fabulous forties quilt, which should be fun. My sis bought some fabric for a baby quilt that needs to be done before June, so that is on the to do list for next week.
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL.
I have four baby quilts that are being hand sewn for the binding. I do that at night when watching TV. Today I start the Flutter By quilting. I finished the kitty quilt and delivered it for the auction. Not ready to post pictures yet for baby quilts but here is the kitty quilt.
I am feeling pretty good about this round of the May/June FIUP - I have now finished the Fluttering through the Fabulous Forties Quilt for my niece and will deliver this weekend. She loves butterflies and red is a favorite color. This is a D9P, fun to do. In the corner I embroidered two butterflies as well. The back uses the same fabrics as used for the front. I think it is perfect for a cold night in Lone Pine, CA.
Nancy, this is cute. I love red as well. Your niece will be thrilled.
I have completed all 6 of my goals for this round, although I noticed I can't count as there is an 8 instead of a 6 for my list of goals. I am delighted to share my final two finished quilts. I just laid them across a couch to take the pictures. They were fun to make using the Material Obsession 2 book for directions. As you can see they are bright - I think many of my quilts have bright colors. I look forward to the July/August finish it up challenge as I have two tops in the making that will begin my list of goals for then.
This system of goals works for me too.
But May and June have much non-quilting life in them. So only three goals this time.
1. Finish embellishment of, "Little Brown Birds go Crazy." My first and last crazy quilt. I have been collecting seed beads for a long time. Need to use them; but, I like quilts to feel cuddly. Finally learned to crochet though.
2. Final clue for mystery quilt, "Rainbow Rotini."
3. Finalize final setting for, "Red and Yellow-Catch a Fellow."
Now to mail my fat quarter!
I love your crazy quilt. It has moved up on my to do list.
Mary, this is beautiful. Some day when I am OLD-er I will wear purple and make a crazy quilt???
How fun is that! Love all your embelishments. I've been intrigued with the crazy quilt design for a long time and am finally getting started on one. I'm going to do it by foundation piecing directly to the backing as a continuing progression from the center out, to try to use up all the scraps of fabrics and brickabrack in my collection, with a goal of completing it for the next quilt show - in 2014.