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bucket list updating

Hello everyone, Mary Ellen here.
How are you progressing on the quilting bucket list challenge that we started at the beginning of the year? Please remember to comment now and then on items from the list that you were able to check off as completed. (As a nice addition- those comments, or any comments to this blog, will put your name into drawings for “quilty” prizes. The next drawing will be at our guild birthday party in March.
As for me, I completed #6 by attending our February guild meeting, #9 by completing a quilt using only scraps and stash, and #33 by washing and storing some quilts.
I know that some of you completed #17 recently and while doing that probably completed another item or two on the list. Let’s hear from you!


  1. Mickey Wittliff says:

    Mary Ellen, your bucket list inspired me. I machine quilted for the first time ( straight lines only) a large throw and bound it. Then I added batting and backing to 3 small wallhangings and need to baste them. What started my list were clam shells from a class I took from, I think, Monica Calvert about 30 years. ago.. They are all arranged on a flannel board until I get to that drop in the bucket. Many thanks for it.

    • Mary Ellen says:

      So glad to hear that you’re back to some forgotten projects. I machine quilt all of my projects-hand quilting isn’t relaxing for me and I like to get on to the next project. While there are many things for which I have patience, hand quilting isn’t on my list!

  2. Jan Farrell says:

    Thanks for the blog post, Mary Ellen. On my bucket list is to learn to machine quilt on my domestic machine, the one with the very small throat. I can quilt straight lines like nobody’s business, but free motion quilting is exhausting! I have been working on it. I have 12 quilt tops, lap size, to finish. Somehow! I also have a bunch of quilt tops started… so far I got out the boxes and fondled the completed blocks. Oh, yeah, and wrote them all down on a list! LOL! I’ll keep plodding along.

    • Mary Ellen says:

      Hi Jan, Have you tried using your walking foot and some of your decorative stitches to quilt your projects with something other than straight lines? That’s how I do most of mine. Lots of resources on the internet. Check out my pinterest board title “walking foot quilting” to see what I’m talking about. I agree that free motion quilting projects can be a really tiring workout.

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