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About Pieces to Patch

My name is Rolanda LeBron. I'm a quilter/sewist/crafter, grandma of six, retired educator, and lifelong learner. I'm a member of the North Jersey Modern Quilt Guild, and Tea Cups. I also enjoy quilting with the Delaware Quilters at their yearly fall retreat; this was my third year. The links on my menu's navigation bar are just a few websites that I frequently visit. This blog was created to assist new and/or seasoned quilters with tips, techniques and shortcuts.

Finish; Complete . . . Month 12

This is the last month of my challenge and of course I bombed. I still have twenty-five days to try and complete some of my WIPs. The picture below is the last WIP that I will work on in 2018.

 

Finish; Complete . . . Month 11

Wow! This is month 11 and I’m sooooooo behind. My biggest problem is procrastination. I don’t know why I wait until the very last-minute to complete a task. I have one month to go; I have to say I didn’t complete my 2018 year’s challenge. I got involved in other ventures and my year’s challenge flew the coop.

 

Finish; Complete . . . Month 9

I’ve fallen behind, but I’m determined to keep posting my WIPs. I may take the quick and easy way out with this WIP, and use the technique of no binding flip and quilt finishing. For this technique; you sew all three layers together (quilt top, batting, and backing), leave an opening and then flip it so that everything is right side out. Then sew the opening by hand. I’m going to sew a decorative stitch around the entire quilt.

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Finish; Complete . . . Month 7

It’s important for me to stay on task, so I’m going to post my next WIP. This WIP will take a little longer because I have to sandwich it first, and then quilt it.
As of 8/5/18, I haven’t touched this WIP. I am almost finished with month 6’s quilt. I am going to post my next month’s WIP. I have to keep telling myself that procrastination is a waste of time, and make things happen.

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Finish; Complete . . . Month 6

Wow! I’m moving right along. I still have to sew my binding on last month’s quilt, but I’m posting my next WIP. I still have about twenty quilt tops to sandwich and quilt; at least when this year ends I will have finished twelve of them.

I did not follow through this month. This WIP is not complete, so I will be updating this post next week. However, I will start my next post for Month 7.

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Oh well, another month gone by and I still haven’t completed either month’s WIP. I’m certain there is a light at the end of the tunnel and I will get back on track.
I went to quilt camp on Saturday, August 3rd and I was determined to get this quilt quilted. I did just that, now I have to add the binding; which I will sew on and add the label. I’ve posted a few pics.

I finally added the binding to this quilt. (12-27-18) It is finished! 



Finish; Complete . . . Month 5

A new month and another WIP to complete. This is larger than what I am use to completing. I can’t remember exactly how old this WIP is, but I know it’s more than ten years old. The blocks were made by eighth graders at Dr. M. L. King, Jr. School in Newark. I chose an African Kenta cloth for the back.

 

I’m down to the wire finally finished quilting, but I still have to add the binding to my quilt. I’m not going to make my deadline, but I will finish and start my next month’s WIP.
Today (6-1-18) I finished my Month 5 quilt; the binding really sets it off!

 

Finish; Complete. . . Month 3

Well, this is month three and I’ve chosen my next WIP. It’s much larger than my last two, but I’m ready for it. It’s sandwiched and ready to be quilted, add binding and labeled. My goal for this year’s challenge is to complete at least twelve of my WIPs; although there are more than twelve to finish. I’ve posted two thumb nails of my next quilt. I’ll post a full pic later.

One thing left to do, add my label. I am so glad I finished. I posted pictures, but I have to retake later.

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