Monday, August 6, 2018

BOM progress ~ Patchwork Barn

Just a quick update on my progress for the  Patchwork Barn Block of the Month by Edyta Sitar.  It's month 8 and I've finished all the small blocks for this quilt - a total of 72 6-1/2" blocks.   Looking forward to starting the center Barn block, which starts next month!

I noticed I hadn't posted anything for June or July, so here are those blocks:



and these are the blocks for August:


Here are all the small blocks up on my "design wall":


Excited to see what comes next!  Linking up with Lynette for BOMs Away

Sunday, August 5, 2018

2018 Finish-A-Long: A 3rd Quarter Finish ~ Eldon


Two years after I started this in a class, the Eldon Quilt is finished!  I did make it quite a bit smaller with just 9 blocks and no border, but it's perfect for snuggling.  :)  I took quite a few photos of this one ~ so happy it's done! 



I had fully intended on trying some free-motion and/or ruler quilting on this one, but I ran into so many issues with thread breaking, skipped stitches, etc., etc.  So I got out my trusty walking foot, and wrestled my way through.  I do love the texture of all those straight lines.  I decided to name this quilt "Wrestling with Eldon."  :)





















Quilt stats:
"Wrestling with Eldon"
Size:  62" x 62"
Star & Log Cabin fabrics:  Sticks and Stones (Laundry Basket Quilts) and other stash fabrics
Background:  We the People - Ivory Crackle - Wilmington Prints
Backing / Binding:  Gratitude - Light Cocoa - Leafy Fronds by Moda
Batting:  Hobbs 80/20

This makes finish #1 for the 3rd quarter.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

2018 Finish-A-Long: 3rd Quarter List


Well, I have the same three projects on my list this quarter, one of which is almost finished!  Here we go (again):  

1 - 
C'est La Vie.  I used this pattern by Lella Boutique (from Fat Quarter Shop's November Sew Sampler Box) for a Christmas Mini.  I've been wanting to make this into a lap-size quilt ~ I have 4 pieces for one block done so far ~ hoping to make some good progress on this one!





2 - Eldon Quilt by Edyta Sitar.  I attended a workshop for this pattern almost 2 years ago, and it's on my list to work on after the Naples Quilt Show is finished.  I've finished the top and completed about 3/4 of the quilting.



3 - Star Light Star Bright.  I'm adding an oldie-but-goodie to the list ~ it's really been sitting around way too long with only 4 blocks completed.


So the same 3 projects for this 3rd quarter of 2018, but I'm pretty sure I'll finish at least one this time!

Saturday, June 30, 2018

2018 Finish-A-Long ~ 2nd Quarter Results


Here are my results for the Second Quarter:



1 - 
C'est La Vie.  I used this pattern by Lella Boutique (from Fat Quarter Shop's November Sew Sampler Box) for a Christmas Mini.  I've been wanting to make this into a lap-size quilt ~ just like the pattern shows.  I'm going to use charm packs of Olive's Flower Garden (just because I LOVE these fabrics!).  PROGRESS:  I have 4 blocks completed so far (forgot to take a photo and I'm on vacation), but I'm hoping for a 3rd quarter finish!  



2 - Eldon Quilt by Edyta Sitar.  I attended a workshop for this pattern almost 2 years ago.  PROGRESS:  I've finished the quilt top and I'm about 3/4 finished with the quilting.



1st background section quilted!

3 - Star Light Star Bright.  I'm adding an oldie-but-goodie to the list ~ it's really been sitting around way too long.  NO PROGRESS.



So no finishes this quarter, but at least I've made some progress!  We're out of town for a month, so I'll just use that as an excuse.  And I'm actually working on two block of the month projects as well, but I probably won't add those until the last quarter.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Eldon ~ The Flimsy

So happy to say that the Eldon quilt top is finished!  I took a class for this quilt two years ago and it just sat in its project box until I decided to put it on my Finish-A-Long list this year.  I'm SO happy I decided to get back to work on it!

I guess I was always a little intimidated by all those y-seams, but I cut out all the pieces, did all the rounds of the log cabins, strip-pieced and cut those into diamonds ~ then just took my time with the background diamonds.  And I actually loved the process ~ especially when it all started coming together!







Now ~ how do I quilt it?  That's the question!  

Monday, May 28, 2018

BOMs for May

I realize it's almost June, but here are my May blocks for the two projects I'm working on.

Patchwork Barn:  May Blocks - 13, 14 and 15


and here are all the blocks so far (3 different blocks per month and 3 of each block):





and here are all of these blocks so far:


In a few days, I get to make some more ~ Yay!

Linking up with BOMs Away!


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

2018 Finish-A-Long: 2nd Quarter List


I only have three projects on my list this quarter, but that's OK because none of them are small.  :)  Here we go:  

1 - 
C'est La Vie.  I used this pattern by Lella Boutique (from Fat Quarter Shop's November Sew Sampler Box) for a Christmas Mini.  I've been wanting to make this into a lap-size quilt ~ just like the pattern shows.  I'm going to use charm packs of Olive's Flower Garden (just because I LOVE these fabrics!).  



2 - Eldon Quilt by Edyta Sitar.  I attended a workshop for this pattern almost 2 years ago, and it's on my list to work on after the Naples Quilt Show is finished.  I have some of the fabrics cut and six blocks done so far.



3 - Star Light Star Bright.  I'm adding an oldie-but-goodie to the list ~ it's really been sitting around way too long.


So 3 projects for this 2nd quarter of 2018.  I'm actually working on two block of the month projects as well, but I probably won't add those until the last quarter.