ZeMarching into spring with the GRD Gals

Getting projects done this winter has been sketchie at best.  Work and family do sometimes get in the way, but procrastination is my main enemy.  “Don’t put off till tomorrow what you can get done today” who said that?  Well it is true.  Another question,  can you teach an old dog new tricks or better yet new time management skills. 

Well I’m not sure but this 59 year old woman is going to try.  

Some of you know about the Get RR Done Society.  We are a group of women that get together once a month, to encourage and fortify one another, to complete those projects that have been sitting at home, tucked away in the garage or a drawer, I even have a couple in boxes under the bed.

  They are the quilt that has to be paper pieced, you know the one your husband wanted you to do.  Can you believe it, he won’t go into the quilt store ever ,  can’t understand what you do with all this material.  Then one year you are on vacation and he sees this beautiful quilt and says I want that one.  Really??

 The quilt that you bought for you sister,  pattern and material in that bag sitting in the corner,  of your sewing room.  You see it every day when you walk in,  it calls your name. “Debbi !  When  are you going to start working on me.”  “Soon” I say.  

Well that is my sewing room.  Several unfinished projects and when I say several I mean an easy 20.  At least that many in kits ready to go.  Then I work at the best quilt shop in The world or at least Arizon.   I see all the new fabric and patterns,  I am always in Squirrel mode.    🐿🐿🐿🐿🐿

So many more I would like to do or design..  I hope that you like my ladies at the Get RR Done Society will join us in our monthly progress to accomplish the goals we have set for ourselves.   Remember you don’t have to finish in a day.  Just start and we will work with you.  As you see what the ladies get done it will encourage you to Get RR Done.    We dont judge we just give each other support, Ideas and praise for our accomplishments  no matter how big or small.  👍

Now here are some pictures from our last meeting.

 
This group of pictures is Wanda.  She was asked by a friend to make a quilt from dresses made for her daughter by the grandmother.  Excellent job!!  One of Wanda’s favorite things to do is to hand embroider. 

    

Our ladies have many different projects Wanda R finished two Christmas quilts.  Donna finished this beautiful little quilt and she quilted it herself.   Jennifer has started a paper piecing project and she finished the bald eagles.  I gave here a little razzing because I’m terrible at paper ing.99
  

Three quilts finished by DeeAnne. Man these woman are putting me to shame.  Sandy finished her beautiful quilt.  I finished my flannel quilt top.   Off to the quilter it goes.

  

Top left is A beautiful quilt from Sue T.  She quilted this one herself also and used a poly batting to get the puffy effect.  Nancy finished by her Halloween Quilt.  She changed the pattern to include different appliqué patterns.  Fran is working on two different quilts right now one is an Arizona quilt using the row by row blocks from last year and the other is a feathered star using fabrics that represent her husband.  Jeannie finished her quilt top done in French general fabrics using a pattern by Me and My Sister Designs.
 

Kris found this embroidery piece.  She immediately thought it would look great on a jacket.  She added more embroidery to the jacket and it is perfect. 

  
So this is amazing.  Heather made a graph of her quilt. Where the blocks  go in the quilt and what kind of quilting that goes with it.

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ZeMarching into spring with the GRD Gals

Getting projects done this winter has been sketchie at best.  Work and family do sometimes get in the way, but procrastination is my main enemy.  “Don’t put off till tomorrow what you can get done today” who said that?  Well it is true.  Another question,  can you teach an old dog new tricks or better yet new time management skills. 

Well I’m not sure but this 59 year old woman is going to try.  

Some of you know about the Get RR Done Society.  We are a group of women that get together once a month, to encourage and fortify one another, to complete those projects that have been sitting at home, tucked away in the garage or a drawer, I even have a couple in boxes under the bed.

  They are the quilt that has to be paper pieced, you know the one your husband wanted you to do.  Can you believe it, he won’t go into the quilt store ever ,  can’t understand what you do with all this material.  Then one year you are on vacation and he sees this beautiful quilt and says I want that one.  Really??

 The quilt that you bought for you sister,  pattern and material in that bag sitting in the corner,  of your sewing room.  You see it every day when you walk in,  it calls your name. “Debbi !  When  are you going to start working on me.”  “Soon” I say.  

Well that is my sewing room.  Several unfinished projects and when I say several I mean an easy 20.  At least that many in kits ready to go.  Then I work at the best quilt shop in The world or at least Arizon.   I see all the new fabric and patterns,  I am always in Squirrel mode.    🐿🐿🐿🐿🐿

So many more I would like to do or design..  I hope that you like my ladies at the Get RR Done Society will join us in our monthly progress to accomplish the goals we have set for ourselves.   Remember you don’t have to finish in a day.  Just start and we will work with you.  As you see what the ladies get done it will encourage you to Get RR Done.    We dont judge we just give each other support, Ideas and praise for our accomplishments  no matter how big or small.  👍

Now here are some pictures from our last meeting.

 
This group of pictures is Wanda.  She was asked by a friend to make a quilt from dresses made for her daughter by the grandmother.  Excellent job!!  One of Wanda’s favorite things to do is to hand embroider. 

    

Our ladies have many different projects Wanda R finished two Christmas quilts.  Donna finished this beautiful little quilt and she quilted it herself.   Jennifer has started a paper piecing project and she finished the bald eagles.  I gave here a little razzing because I’m terrible at paper ing.99
  

Three quilts finished by DeeAnne. Man these woman are putting me to shame.  Sandy finished her beautiful quilt.  I finished my flannel quilt top.   Off to the quilter it goes.

  

Top left is A beautiful quilt from Sue T.  She quilted this one herself also and used a poly batting to get the puffy effect.  Nancy finished by her Halloween Quilt.  She changed the pattern to include different appliqué patterns.  Fran is working on two different quilts right now one is an Arizona quilt using the row by row blocks from last year and the other is a feathered star using fabrics that represent her husband.  Jeannie finished her quilt top done in French general fabrics using a pattern by Me and My Sister Designs.
 

Kris found this embroidery piece.  She immediately thought it would look great on a jacket.  She added more embroidery to the jacket and it is perfect. 

August getrrdone

our girls have been so busy.  Working hard to get our projects that have been gathering dust finished.  So here are most of the projects.

  
So here are some that have been sitting for years.   The quilt in the middle has been in progress for 47 years.  The top is now finished and she is ready for quilting.

The flag has also been sitting for several years.  And it is so amazing in person.

The nesting boxes are gorgeous and have given me an idea for neighbor gifts.

   
   
These ladies have been working overtime.  I mean look at these.  Such beautiful work buy all.

   
   
Two more months of the summer session go Ladies 

July pictures

   
   
Bobby made one beautiful Irish Chain and has enough over to make a throw!   Christine is working on her hand embroidery.  

Fran finished her Bow Tie and Mary finished her Whitch.  The Whitch is a class next semester.

Jennifer is new to our group but she has been finishing her quilts that are 6 years or more.

Christine has a beautiful quilt that she has hanging now in her living room.

Wanda working on her Farm Girl Vintage.

Dixie is busy hand appliqué.  Doris who has the most beautiful quilting finished her beautiful bird.   They are all amazing women.  I have learned so much from them all.

July GETRRDONE

Those of you on vacation we miss you but we continue to work hard on all of our creations.   A couple of you are out with injury we hope you are recuperating and will be back to join us soon,   I have been bringing treats but this month I have tried to make the healthier.  A big thank you to Mary Joy, she brought is blueberry muffins and they were wonderful.

Summer fun at Getrrdone 

Well everyone seems to be working hard on completing their projects..

I had a little extra time since I went on a quilt retreat.  For those who have not been it is a must.  I completed several projects and and made progress on a couple of more..

So take a look at these great projects.

Ladies you are terrific.

As you can see they all try to do something out of their wheelhouse.

   
         

Scrappy Tumbler

This  is a GetRRDone from 2014.  It has taken me a year to finish it.  I love the scrappiness of the whole piece.  The sides are hand appliqué.    Using English Paper Piecing.  I don’t normally quilt my own tops,  but this one I did.  I asked many quilters what they thought about how it should be quilted.  In the end I took some ideas and had some of my own.  So this is it.  Hope you like.  I am very happy I GotRRDone.

   
   

Summer Semester 2015

Well club is ready to start up again on May 14th.  I was so proud of the last group of ladies.  You all should be  thrilled to have gotten so many  projects finished.

For the next six months I want you all to remember that Christmas 2015 is right around the corner.  Plan ahead so you are not stressed in the fall.

Chubby Chicks
Chubby Chicks
I just finished this one it has been in my pile for 7 years.  I don’t know about the rest of you but my project pile somehow continues to grow.   I need you all to keep me on track this next six months.  I have several projects to finish and I am not going to fail.  No Pressure right..

So get ready  coffee will be on and cookies will be ready.    GETRRDONE

April club

Well ladies another six months has come and gone.   There were 26 ladies signed up for this last session and we had over 200 projects completed.  You all inspire me to finish my pile of GetRRDone projects.  

The next session of club starts on May 14th.

We will be selecting projects from our members to show case.  We will let you know the pattern where you can purchase it.  Also what tricks or comments about the design our  member has gleaned from their experience.  

So please continue to stop by and before you leave take a look at these pictures.