My name is Rolanda LeBron. I'm a quilter/sewer/crafter, grandma of eight grandsons, 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.
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I felt good completing my first WIP quilt. It was a 32″ x 36″ baby quilt. I’m working my way up, and now I’m ready for the next quilt. I have a month to complete it, and also work on other projects. I didn’t name it, so I’m hoping a name will come to me while I work on it.
Just posting my Month 2 progress; I started quilting last night (2-17-18), and finished quilting today. I quilted straight lines and stitched in the ditch; nothing fancy or overwhelming. I’m trying to complete this quilt before the month ends. The binding will either be gray and red or gray and orange. My binding colors changed slightly to gray, orange and a multi-color stripe. It looks good, and I’m almost finished. I have to hand sew binding and add my label or just sign the quilt. Finished measurements 30″ x 40″. This quilt is for Sebastian, grandson #6. Completed quilt yesterday (2-21-18); washed and delivered. I decided to name it “Adventures“, I’m not sure why exactly but it was and adventure for me and I know it will be Sebastian too. The last couple of pictures show the washed quilt and signature.
I have so many unfinished quilt projects that I’ve started years ago. I’ve decided to challenge myself this year and complete my works in progress (WIP). I’m going to post my progress weekly. I’ll show pics of what it looks like before I begin.
I’ve changed my mind and decided to make this a monthly challenge because it’s all about finishing and completing my WIPs. If I have time I will blog my progress weekly.
This is my first WIP (Work In Progress) that I’m going to complete. I can’t remember if I called this quilt “Metro” or “Metro Lines” it’s sandwiched and ready to be quilted.
I have five more days in Month 1 to complete this baby quilt. I decided to quilt it with my walking foot and make large wavy lines. I posted two pictures showing my progress. I know I will complete this before the thirty-first. I think I’m going to quilt a few more wavy lines between each row.
I’m almost finished. I added the binding; last hand stitch and wash. I’ll make my deadline.
One week to go or should I say, finito. This is it! It’s finished! I did it! A new project every week for fifty-two weeks. I’m elated! I finished my challenge for the year. Below are pictures of my last project. It’s a combination neckwarmer/hoodie (it’s similar to a neck gaiter). Throughout my year of creating, making and sewing projects. I realize that “There’s nothing new under the sun.”
Two weeks to go . . . Still on my quest to make as many gifts as I can. What will I add to my list? I crocheted a pair of Super Easy Slippers byMade With Love By Glama.I loved her video tutorial; tips and techniques were great. She has several videos on making slippers. I’m going to make another pair when I’m not pressed for time.
Five weeks to go . . . continue making gifts. I made another fleece item from Angel Hickman Peterson’s websitehttp://www.Fleecefun.com.She has a lot of free and easy patterns; nice gifts to make and give for the holiday. I made a quick; child size, fleece hat with ear flaps.
Seven weeks to go . . . I guess I should start my holiday gift making. Well, I didn’t start my gift making because I had a very busy week, and my weekend was full too. I took a Nuno Felt Workshop on Saturday withJosie Dakers; sponsored by NJMQG (North Jersey Modern Quilt Guild). I really enjoyed creating my masterpiece. Josie creates beautiful felted scarves; after creating mine, I truly appreciate the fibers of her being.