Thursday, March 19, 2015

WIP for this week ~ a little progress on old and new stuff

Short and sweet ~

Two more blocks done on the Star Light Star Bright Quilt ~

and I have all the rest of the pieces sorted into baggies for each block.  (I'm easily confused, so it took a while!)   :)

February was my month as Queen Bee for the Newbie Quilters group over at Threadbias.  I asked for a Garden Fence block that I found at Hyacinth Quilt Designs ~ in yellow and grey.  I've received 6 blocks so far and I'm loving the way it's coming together!  I haven't started my block yet ~ guess I better get on that!

Speaking of yellow and grey ~ I've started quilt #1 for my daughter, and she picked yellow and grey.  :)  We decided on a collection called Modern Folkloric by The Henley Studio for Andover Fabrics.

I've managed to get all the fabrics cut ~

decided on a different order 

and finished the first block.  LOVE this pattern!  (Thanks, Camille!!)

Linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

2015 Finish-Along: one more 1st quarter finish

I really had grand plans for finishing more on my list this quarter, but things got in the way ~ in other words, I started too many new projects!

But I did manage to finish the QAYG Made Modern table runner!  I ended up with eight blocks before I ran out of the Valencia jelly roll and I sashed it with a half-inch of Kona white between the blocks.  Once I basted the back on, I did some stitch in the ditch between the blocks and around the inside squares of the log cabins.  Pretty minimal, but I didn't think it needed a lot after the initial quilting. It ended up being 24-1/2" by 49" ~ pretty generous for a table runner, I think.

So here's my second finish for the 2015 Finish-Along (1st Quarter) ~ I love the colors in this one!

Linking up with Sew Cute Tuesday.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Monday Bits and Piecing

Has it really been a month since I posted anything?  Yes it has.  Not sure how that happens ~ but I swear I haven't been idle in the stitching department.

I spent most of the month working on a test pattern for Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness.  It's the third pattern I've tested for her, and this is my favorite so far.  It's called the Sloan Bag and it's BIG!  Here's a sneak peak ~ the pattern will be out soon.

I made some progress on my QAYG Made Modern tablerunner ~ pieced the blocks, added the sashing, and pieced the back.  

I've actually finished some minimal quilting, but forgot to take a photo.  Now all it needs is the binding and I'll have my second finish for the 2015 Finish-Along (1st Quarter).

I've pulled out the Star Light Star Bright blocks and (almost) finished block #3.  Only 6 more to go.  :)  

I forgot how much I loved the look of these blocks ~ they take a while but they're so worth it!  Can't wait to see this one finished!

Linking up with Lorna for Let's Bee Social.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

A "Dapper" Finish

My first finish for 2015 (which I'm happy about since we were gone half of the month!)  I decided on walking-foot quilting (my favorite) with a triple-ray pattern inside the pinwheel blocks and straight lines across the sashing.  I used a red & white stripe bias binding ~ hand-stitched on the back.

I can't believe I put those two blue blocks right on top of each other on the back ~ guess I'll have to add my label to one of them! :)  Check one off my Finish-Along 1st Quarter list!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

2015 Finish-Along ~ 1st Quarter

I'm SO glad to be participating in this 2015 Finish-Along with Adrianne at The Windy Side.  I had a great time doing this last year and hope to accomplish even more this year!  

Here's my list for the 1st Quarter:

Continuing on with few things from last year ~

1 - Star Light Star Bright Quilt.  Another quilt-along that I lagged way behind on ~ I still only have 2 blocks done and hope to make at least some progress this quarter.


2 - Dapper quilt from from Simply Retro by Camille Roskelly.  I love this pattern (although I changed it a bit) and the fabric collection I chose for it  ~ Zoe and Zack by Bethany Berndt Shackelford for Quilting Treasures   Almost finished!  I'm in the process of quilting this one now  :)

3 - Diamond District.  I've finished six blocks so far ~ I'd love to finish this one!

New on my list ~

4 - I've finished 6 blocks for the QAYG Quilt-Along.  I'm having a hard time deciding to do with this one because I'm running out of the jelly-roll fabric I chose for this, but I'd like to finish it somehow.

So that's my short list for this quarter ~ I'd love to get these done before I start on the quilts I promised my three daughters (they need to choose their quilt first!).

Linking up with Adrianne ~ thanks for taking over this year!!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 Finish-Along ~ 4th Quarter Results

I didn't do quite as well for the 4th Quarter of the 2014 Finish-A-Long hosted by Katy at The Littlest Thistle.  (See my original list here.)  I'm blaming it on travel and the holidays!

1 - Tula Pink "City Sampler" Sew Along that was hosted by Sara at Sew Sweetness ~ WAY back last year. FINISHED!  Blogged here.

2 - Star Light Star Bright Quilt.  Another quilt-along that I lagged way behind on ~ I still only have 2 blocks done and hope to make at least some progress this quarter.  NO PROGRESS.


3 - Dapper quilt from the book Simply Retro by Camille Roskelly.  Almost finished!  I'm in the process of quilting this one now  :)

4 - Diamond District.  Two more blocks done ~ six total.

5 - Triangle Frenzy table runner.  This one's for me for Christmas!  FINISHED!  Blogged here.

So 2 out of 5 finishes for this quarter ~ not too bad considering the last month was really busy!  

It's hard to believe this year is over! I actually finished 13 projects ~ and 11 of those were for this 2014 Finish-Along.  I think that makes it a successful year for me!  Can't wait to get started on 2015!!

Linking up at the Littlest Thistle.  :)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

WIP Wednesday ~ some progress on a Dapper Quilt

Really didn't get much sewing time in this week ~ we took a trip to South Carolina for our grandson's graduation from the Marine Corps boot camp at Parris Island.  Seeing all those new Marines sure makes us proud!  

I did manage to work on my Dapper quilt a little once we got home.  The top is pieced (there's actually a 2" border that I added after I took this pic) ...

and I started trying to figure out how to piece the back.  Hoping to get this quilt finished by the end of the quarter!

Linking up with Freshly Pieced and Let's Bee Social!