Sunday, January 3, 2016

The Final Countdown Challenge - Task Three

The last challenge Shelly has for us, you can read about HERE on Prairie Moon Quilts. It is to:

Get out of your quilt box!

Learn a new technique.
This shouldn't be particularly hard to do, but just something I haven't done with any of my quilts yet...that is to tie them with yarn instead of machine quilting. I recently came across a large bag of polyester quilt batting that we had stored in the attic. I think it will be hard to use it in machine quilting as it's very puffy, but tying should be fine. It would be a great way to finish up some of my UFO's, so the quilts can be actually used and not in a box half done!

Use a different color palette than you usually do.
 I'll have to think on this one some more. I do have a few UFO's that are not my usual color choices, but I'll have to think about what new project/fabrics I could try.

Take the leap. Challenge yourself.
It's not quilting related, but it is sewing. I have the patterns and supplies to make Waldorf style dolls. I would dearly love to make them for my daughter before she's too old and not interested in them. They are made with wool stuffing, knit fabric, and wool yarn and are constructed in a particular way. So I'll challenge myself to just get them done this year!

Join in on something you haven't before.
I'm still researching this one. Maybe a block-a-month group or a quilt-along?

And just because I like posts to have pics, here is one of a beautiful bird that stopped by my yard awhile ago. We think it is a young Northern Goshawk,

Thanks for stopping by and happy stitching!


  1. That's a gorgeous tree your pretty bird is sitting in. And you have some good ideas going forward. Thanks for joining in! Happy New Year!

  2. Good ideas, I still love the old fashioned tied quilts, and I have one w/ fluffy poly stuffing...super cozy! Nice you can use up your supplies. Have fun trying out new colors...I've been doing this the past couple of years and it's been fun and interesting. I've added colors to my palette that I didn't realize I liked until now. I hope you get some new Waldorf dolls made for Sarah, the one you made years ago is just darling!


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