Friday, May 6, 2011

DEDICATING MAY TO A MONTH OF FINISHES

This is an on going project. The girls in my class at church are stitching around the initials and then I complete the tote for the new girls coming in. Then they do one for themselves. I planned for the tote to look slanted ( really).



As I looked at April finishes I noticed that I did not finish much....I started alot but no finishes..... Yesterday I went through my UFO's and got out the items that were almost finished....they are in a pile....(we will see how good I do) and am trying so hard not to start anything new.

So.... I had to finish this.....so this was first on my list. I just love the elmers glue binding. I couldn't get a good picture because my design floor was taken up.



How do you like this pattern? I think I do.



As I start my day....I have to remind myself...no new projects....no new projects...

That is like me saying....No sugar today...No sugar today.....

do we see a pattern here?



33 comments:

  1. Oh yes, I need to do just that! And to dedicate many more months to clear my UFOs! I just cannot help it...not entirely my fault, blogland is a wonderful place with wonderful people and wonderful projects! :)

    Love your tote!

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  2. As usual Barb, you make the nicest things. Congrats on the finish.

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  3. I know...sugar and starting new quilts...both kind of addicting and so tempting!!

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  4. I like the log cabin - looks good that way

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  5. The bags are so cute. You and the girls did a great job. The 10 minute block quilt turned out so nice. I really need to try the Elmer glue binding. Love the log cabin, so bright and cheery.

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  6. finishing? what's that? Good Luck!

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  7. I think I like the pattern too.

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  8. YOur so good to finish up stuff. I can't wait to be able to just get started again. The room is coming along very well now. Can you tell me w hat kind of h ardwear you use inthe key fob. thanks and have a great day. HUgs, Marie

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  9. I like the last quilt on the bottom, great spring colors!

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  10. Love all your finishes. The bag is cute. Really like how your 10 minute block quilt turned out.

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  11. Good for you! I hope you meet your goal and finish up a few projects. I like what you've done so far. I've been starting new projects but at least I'm not buying the fabric, lol! I'm having fun. I just need to get some time so I can blog about it....maybe soon!

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  12. Maybe you could only try for one virtue at a time. Reward your noble finish-without-starting with a healthy dose of sugar??!!

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  13. I love that pattern, it's subtle yet striking at the same time. Very pretty!

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  14. The tote bags are a good idea. This one is lovely.

    Did I remember to say thank you for the link to the 10-minute blocks? Very interesting...

    I like the layout in the bottom quilt too. I love the sense of movement... have fun and good luck with finishing!

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  15. Barb, honey, you finished 41 key fobs. Please don't tell us you didn't have many finishes. Those count! lol That log cabin quilt is gorgeous. I really love that layout. (You appear to be missing a block; I hope you have enough fabric to make one more? Also, you might want to reread your post title.)

    Happy finishing,
    Susan in Texas

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  16. I know that you will "get 'er done", Barb... I have faith in you! :o) And I'll help by sending you an e-mail every day that says, "No New Projects Today"! LOL!

    The tote is adorable, and I like that second quilt...did you use "Swakny" fabric on that? Love it!

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

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  17. Your quilt is beautiful! I really like the palm trees in the border.
    Your log cabin blocks are so bright and cheery! They are going to make a wonderful quilt.

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  18. Just beautiful. Good luck on the no new projects. I promised myself no more fabric until I get some of my projects done and what did I do, yes bought some beautiful toile fabric. HA! HA!

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  19. Love both quilts, but the log cabin is my favorite.

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  20. Love, love the finished quilt. It's hard not to start new things when there are so many great ideas showing up in blogland.

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  21. I also love both quilts. Your log cabin is just so pretty!! I adore the colors.

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  22. You can do it, Barb! No New Projects! ;D It's just one month! :D

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  23. HaHa!! No new projects?!!!! Well, it's only May 6 right?! Love ya!

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  24. The bag is cute (which is about all I can ever say about bags) and the log cabin is happy and fun. I love the other quilt, though. Just "Spring Clean" in my mind. Makes me think of hanging laundry, spring flowers, fresh grass smell... don't know why but it does. :)

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  25. today is a finishing day for me too-at least getting 3 quilt tops finished is my goal!

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  26. I am also trying to finish things before I start anything new, but so far it isn't working. What do you call all those key fobs? Don't they count as finishes?
    Good luck my friend!

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  27. Good luck with May finishes, I should do the same I have a ton of things to finish. Like the lay out of the log cabin quilt. Have a good weekend.

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  28. Especially love the fabrics in the last one!

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  29. "Serial starter turned Fabulous Finisher".

    Can't wait to give you that award at the end of May!

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  30. your projects look good.

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  31. Hello Barb, you made me grin.....I had a New Years Resolution to work on Dear Jane and the Farmers Wife ......so why I am working on a new hexagon quilt....I must have the sugar addiction as well...Hugs Lyn

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  32. Woo Hoo congrats on the great finishes! I'm sure we will be seeing much more :0) Yep, I'm likin' the layout for the log cabin blocks.

    Crispy

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  33. I love the log cabin. It is so beautiful.

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