Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Quilting activities and then some

There is a list onQuilt Pixie's blog site that I have amended to only include what I have done! (I've also assumed "made" ment finished so several lines bit the dust!)

I've also added some more to the list...things I've done but probabely shouldn't...

1. Taken a quilting class (many....)
2. Paper pieced (english and foundation....)
3. Hand quilted ( how I started quilting)
4. Hand pieced (still my favorite...)
7. Gone on a quilting retreat (not enough of them)
8. Gone to a quilting convention (quilt history and restoration)
9. Met someone who wrote a quilting book (see 1.)
12. Made something using Thimbleberries fabric (not entirely of berries but I do like it!)
13. Made something using batiks (they are what got me to start using a machine)
16 Made a New York Beauty quilt (taught a class on it!)
17 Made a baby quilt (I don't even want to start counting how many)
18 Made a wall hanging (do miniatures count?)
19 Made a journal quilt (my christmas sampler)
21 Made a fabric postcard (where are they? I know I started some...)
25. Made a lap quilt (favorite size)
26 Made a twin size quilt (by accident...it was supposed to be a lap quilt)
28 Made a queen size quilt
30 Donated a quilt to charity (Linus and hurricane...)
31 Sent a quilt out to a quilter (Bonnie!!!!)
33 Given away a UFO (abondoned on a table at quilting bee...)
37 Done any Sashiko (where is that? I know I finished a pillow top...)
38 Quilted your own quilt (by hand and machine)
39 Did free motion quilting (do you mean done it well or just done it?)
41 Given away your quilt to a stranger (isn't that the same as donation?)
42 Swapped fabric ( inperson and on-line)
43 swapped blocks (see 42)
46 kept a journal about your quilting (isn't that what the blog is all about?)
57 bought fabric at an online store (frequently)
59 own more than one sewing machine (four...)
60 have a room dedicated solely to sewing (two...my husband doesn't know about the second one yet!)
61 hide a fabric purchase (how else do you get it in the house and keep the peace!)
65 worked with someone else to make a quilt
66. joined a quilt guild (strongly reccomend it)
67 become president of a quilt guild (strongly advise against it!)
68 taught a quilting class
71 made a Dear Jane block (I have 25 orphan Janes...)
72 Made a miniature quilt (guess that answers my other question about wallhangings...)
79 bought fabric at a local quilt shop (never leave without a bag in hand!)
80 travelled more than 100 miles to go to a quilt shop (I'm assuming it is 100 miles one way! Yes....)
83 make comments on someone's quilting blog
86 own quilting software
88 done any quilt research - history, interviewing quilters, etc. (favorite part of quilting)
90 donated a quilt to a museum (helped curate an exhibit...)
91 bought a quilt from a thrift store (I just couldn't leave the poor thing there...)
94 made a pastel quilt (see babyquilts...)
95 made a quilt using brights
99. submitted your quilt to a quilt show?
102 made a quilt using reproduction fabrics

I was trying to think of what other quilting activities I would add...

106 participate in a millenium quilt block/square/fabric swap
107 complete a millenium quilt
108 travel over 100 miles to go to a museum quilt exhibit

Or how about these things I've done but shouldn't have...

110 Sewn a piece of fabric to your pants/skirt by accident
111 Used the fabric purchased for a specific project in another quilt by accident
112 Prewashed new fabric with the family wash and turned it all (choose color - pink, blue, grey, green....)
113 Visited an emergency room because of a rotary cutter
114 Visited an emergency room because you dropped 25 inch acrylic quilter's square point first on your toenail.
115 Used one of your husband's/boyfriends shirts in a quilt - without asking
116 Taken pictures at a museum or quilt show without asking if you could
117 On vacation thrown out underwear to make room for more fabric in the suitcase.
118 Called in sick to stay home and quilt.
119 Realizing you left your applique scissors in your carryon bag you flirted with the airport baggage screener in hopes he'd miss it on the x-ray machine.
120 Guilted a friend into letting you have the last piece of a specific fabric that you really needed.
121 Kept a quilt you made for someone saying they wouldn't appreciate it but in reality you just couldn't let it go.
123 Told someone you didn't have any of a particular fabric left because you didn't want her to make a quilt just like yours.
124 Remade a block for a group quilt because it was too small and never told the quilter who donated it.

OK so I admit to all of the above...maybe this is the evil/bad quilter list? I'm sure there is more to add....

4 comments:

Lisa D. said...

I really enjoyed reading your list of "I've done but shouldn't have done" - thanks for the laughs!

Nancy said...

Unfortunately I see myself in several of those add one items. And #118 on MANY occasions. LOL!

quiltpixie said...

I had a real chuckle over your done, but shouldn't have... I'm sure all of us would have a long list if we thought about it :-)

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Loved your 'new'list, very real-what about being tempted to take a quilt present back because they didn't look appreciative enough or didn't look after it well enough (I did say tempted...)Nice to visit you, I'll call again.T