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cleaning up
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what’s in your bucket?

Hello all, Mary Ellen here.

I hope you’re still making progress on your quilting bucket list. (see post of December 29,2018) . If you give us a status report in the comment section or comment on anything related to our postings, your name will be entered in a drawing for prizes paid for by our guild.

We had our first prize drawing at our guild meeting last week. Sylvia Siegel won 2 spools of Aurifil thread. You can read her comment at the end of the post on Dec. 29, 2018. If you’re going to play along with us, working on your bucket list, you do not need to go back to the original post to add your comment(s). And I’ll say again you don’t have to restrict your comments to the bucket list topic. Just comment on the most recent blog post. I’ll find you when I read through all the comments.

I’m making progress on my bucket list too. Just a while ago I finished the binding on a quilt for a class I will be teaching, and added just a few handwritten notes on the back of the quilt as a label. Do you label all of your quilt projects? Labels don’t need to be elaborate; your name and date written on the quilt backing or binding will be enough to make some appreciator of your quilt very happy in the future. And if you are a watcher of Antiques Roadshow you know that knowing the “provenance” of the object makes it more valuable.

I came upon an interesting idea for a “serial” quilt while looking for something else. (Do you too find that when you go searching on the computer it’s like opening Pandora’s box? I often will end up a half hour later waaaaaay past what I was originally looking for.) Generally this serial quilt has been called a weather quilt. The idea is to choose fabrics that correspond to the day’s temperatures and add one block or strip to your quilt each day. By the end of the year you will obviously have 365 blocks or strips and a “graph” of the weather of the year depicted in fabric. Kind of a fun, but nerdy, idea for a quilt. Here are some links for you to visit to get a better idea. Click here. Or here. Or here.


  1. Katherine Tomasulo says:

    My bucket list is less about actual projects and more about tools. I finally got around to replacing my ironing board cover that had a large hole in it. Why do we put these things off? I also got a new full foot pedal and a 1/4″ foot for my featherweight. Rudy (as I named him for his root beer paint color) is ready for new adventures.

    • Mary Ellen says:

      I haven’t replaced my totally scorched ironing board cover in ages. Now you’ve planted that seed in my brain.

  2. Theresa utz says:

    I got a good start on my bucket list. I finally got around to rearranging my antique and my own quilts. Two are so bad they are going into the recycling bin , two are going into a basket raffle, and the rest are now hung up in my spare closet, with absolutely no room to spare. Tough on my back, but the job is done, and now a hot cup of tea. One item down (thank god for frigid weather and all activities cancelled), but a warm feeling on a job completed. Hope you’all used this cold spell for completing a quilt project too!

  3. Natalie Masker says:

    I used our up-coming guild auction as an incentive to clean out some closets. Two bangs for one buck!!

  4. Sylvia Siegel says:

    I continue to work on my bucket list. I actually sewed and quilted a charity quilt made with 2 inch squares and bought no new fabrics to complete it. I also was working on another quilt for the kids that was pieced with only fabrics from my stash. The backing was sewn by piece 3 separate pieces of yellow!

    I love the thread I won by participating in this blog! Thank you.

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