Finished

My Small Tumbler quilt is finished! It’s #10 of 10 to be bound and 10 were also quilted during this quilting/binding marathon. This is a UFO that I cut and kitted in GA at our Big Canoe condo in 2014. I didn’t assemble the top until 2016 and it sat for another 4 years waiting for quilting. One reason this one waited so long was I wasn’t sure if I would keep it or not but now I think it’s going to be donated. I’ll hang on to it a little while just to be sure I don’t change my mind. And those straight edges don’t bother me at all. I’m glad I decided to trim them even rather than fuss with binding the irregular edges this time.

It was hard staying focused but I’m in a good place with my goals as we head to Big Canoe. I’ve finished 7 UFO’s this year – goal is to finish 12 each year. I’ve started 12 new quilts and finished 15 – goal is to finish at least as many as I start to keep my total UFO number where it is or lower.

I know a lot of you sew for fun and don’t set goals like I do but for me, it keeps me focused on what I want to accomplish and with all the travel I typically do during normal times, and with having a place in Big Canoe again, I need to stay focused or nothing will get finished!

11 thoughts on “Finished

  1. It’s lovely. What size are your small tumblers? I made a tumbler flag last year, but have
    been carrying around the idea of doing some tumbler quilts using a smaller tumbler die and
    a combinations of scrap fabrics and some neutral prints. I just don’t have an idea of how many
    pieces to cut based on the sizes of the dies.

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  2. Mary, my sewing and scrapbooking goals for the past two years have been to sew or scrap down my stash. And with a dual hobby, I have alot of each. I have made considerable progress and I’m beginning to see an ever so slight reduction in the size of the stash. In 2019, I completed 62 various stash busting projects! Hooray!

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  3. Congrats on everything you’ve accomplished! I love your tumbler quilt…are you sure you want to donate it? Maybe it could live in your new home in Big Canoe 😉

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  4. Sewing for fun does not eliminate goals. At the beginning of this year there were lots of people planning 20 for 20. I set goals but am not as organized as you. You seem to set the right type of goals in that they are achievable and challenging. Keep on being you!

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  5. Another really pretty one! Most of my quilting doesn’t have a specific purpose as I begin a project. I need to go through my quilts again and find homes for more of them. I gift a lot of them, but still have more that should be given away for someone to enjoy. Lately I’ve made a lot of small quilts such as wall hangings and table runners. I need to find homes for more of those too.

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  6. I just love this quilt!! I have the small tumbler Accuquilt and some perfect fabric so I need to get busy. I personally like the straight edge. I would not want to do the uneven edge binding. Binding is my least favorite part of making a quilt so it is straight edge for me. But I would like to try a scalloped edge sometime.

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    1. I tend to use the large tumbler most often but it wasn’t hard to make this one with the small one. I’ll eventually make another one.

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