Saturday, January 18, 2020

2020 Finish-A-Long: 1st Quarter List

New year ~ new motivation!  I'm really hoping to finish more than 4 quilts this year.  It should be a bit quieter ~ we won't be traveling as much or moving across country, so I'll have more time to quilt.  It's nice to finally be settled in our new home!

I have two projects left over from last quarter:  

1 - 
Patchwork Barn Block of the Month by Edyta SitarI have most of the quilt put together and I'm just starting on the applique for the side panels. 


2 - Good Fortune Mystery Quilt.  This is the first Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt I've ever done ~ and I LOVED putting it together!  Top is finished and it's basted, so all it's ready for some quilting!


New this quarter:

3 - Flowerclub Table Topper ~ pattern by Anja Townrow.  I started this paper-pieced quilt in a class with our local quilt group.  I've finished two blocks so far, so I'm sure I can finish this one!


4 - Pinwheel Path.  This is a Desert Quilters of Nevada challenge.  To participate, we were given an old quilt magazine (mine was Quiltmaker Jan/Feb 2001) and a fat quarter to use to create one of the projects in the magazine.  This is the quilt I chose for inspiration to make my project.  The safety pin fabric is the fat quarter I need to use.  Wish me luck!


5 - Twins' Onesies quilt.  I've been wanting to do a t-shirt quilt and decided it would be fun to make one out of my twin granddaughters' onesies.  Only two blocks finished so far, so I'm hoping to make some progress on this!


6 - Frolic Mystery Quilt.  The latest pattern by Bonnie Hunter.  I'm a little behind on this one (just finished clue #6 out of 9).  But I just saw the reveal and can't wait to catch up!


It's a long list for me, but I need to get back into the quilting groove and I'm hoping this will be my motivator.  :)

Happy New Year!!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Quick Quilt Finish ~ Charm Bracelet

I know ~ it wasn't on my Finish-A-Long list.  But I had a chance to take a class through the Desert Quilters of Nevada taught by Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting and I had to finish that quilt!

The pattern is called Charm Bracelet and it really goes together fast!  The fabrics I used were in my stash (Delighted by Quilted Fish for Riley Blake) left over from one of my first quilts.  The background fabric is from the Love Is collection by Hannah Dale for Maywood Studios ~ the backing is from the Apple Jack collection by Tim and Beck for Moda.

I didn't take many photos while I was making it, so here are just a few of the finished quilt.






This quilt is already on its way to Project Linus ~ one of Desert Quilters of Nevada's favorite charities.



Thursday, October 10, 2019

2019 Finish-A-Long ~ 4th Quarter List


Last Quarter for this year ~ Wow!  Where does the time go??  


I have two projects left over from last quarter ~ I know this list is kind of pathetic, but I'm just trying to keep it real!

1 - 
Patchwork Barn Block of the Month by Edyta SitarI have most of the quilt put together and I'm just starting on the applique for the side panels. 


2 - Good Fortune Mystery Quilt.  This is the first Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt I've ever done ~ and I LOVED putting it together!  Top is finished, and I'm hoping to finish this baby by next quarter.



So I guess I'll leave it at that.  We just bought a house, so we're getting ready to move (again!) and, between that and traveling to Michigan at Christmas, I'm not expecting to get much done on the quilting scene!  There's always next year ~ LOL.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

2019 Finish-A-Long: 3rd Quarter Results



Since we moved across the country, I've spent more time exploring the Las Vegas valley than I have quilting.  So I've only managed to finish one of the projects that were on my list for this 3rd quarter:

1 - Patchwork Barn Block of the Month by Edyta Sitar I have most of the quilt put together ~ I'm just starting on the applique for the side panels.






2 - 2018 Quilters Planner Sampler BOM.  I made this one with blue and red Christmas fabrics.  FINISHED!



3 - Good Fortune Mystery Quilt.  This is the first Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt I've ever done ~ and I LOVED putting it together!  Top is finished, and I'm hoping to finish this baby by next quarter.  NO PROGRESS


One finish out of three ~ better than nothing!  On to the 4th Quarter :)

Sunday, September 29, 2019

2019 Finish-A-Long ~ Finally, a finish! 2018 Quilters Planner BOM


I'm SO happy I got this one finished!  (Since I started it at the beginning of 2018.)  I decided to do the design on-point and it's just the right size.  I changed the pattern a little ~ only using the 12 blocks instead of 17 like the one on the cover of the pattern book.





(Binding in progress)

I've never done a Christmas Quilt with red and blue fabrics before, but I love it and it's just the right size for snuggling under with a hot cup of cocoa.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

2019 Finish-A-Long: 3rd Quarter List




OK - so the last quarter flew by.  As expected, no finishes ~ but we just moved across the country to a new house ~ and I did make a little progress on one thing on my list!

So here we go again with the same 3 projects on my list for this 3rd quarter:

1 - 
Patchwork Barn Block of the Month by Edyta SitarI have the 72 6" blocks finished and I've finished the center block with the applique.  Next are the side panels (more applique) and the sashing (still trying to decide how I want to do that).  No progress last quarter, but I'd love to be able to finish it this year!



2 - 2018 Quilters Planner Sampler BOM.  I made this one with blue and red Christmas fabrics.  Top is done and I'm halfway through with the quilting, so it WILL be a finish this quarter!



3 - Good Fortune Mystery Quilt.  This is the first Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt I've ever done ~ and I LOVED putting it together!  Top is finished, and I'm hoping to finish this baby by next quarter.


It feels good to be settled with my new quilting space (even if I still can't find stuff on occasion.)  So I'm feeling optimistic about this quarter!

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

2019 Finish-A-Long: 2nd Quarter List


OK - 2nd Quarter.  I haven't added anything new to the last list ~ in fact, I've cut it down by one.  We're going to be moving across the country, so that'll take up a LOT of time!


I have 3 projects on my list for this quarter:


1 - 
Patchwork Barn Block of the Month by Edyta SitarI have the 72 6" blocks finished and I've finished the center block with the applique.  Next are the side panels (more applique) and the sashing (still trying to decide how I want to do that).  I'd love to be able to finish it next year at some point!



2 - 2018 Quilters Planner Sampler BOM.  I've finished 12 blocks in blue and red Christmas fabrics.  I've already run out of background fabric and can't find it anywhere, so the background is going to have to be a little scrappy.  :)


Good Fortune Mystery Quilt.  This is the first Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt I've ever done ~ and I LOVED putting it together!  Top is finished, and I hope to at least start the quilting once we find a house and get settled.  :)


Not too optimistic as far as finishes go this quarter ~ just hoping to make SOME progress.  Next time I link up we'll be in our new home!