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.

Monday, April 9, 2018

BOMs for April

I'm keeping up ~ which is so unlike me. :)

Patchwork Barn:  Month 4 - Blocks 10, 11, and 12


I had to completely redo the #11 blocks ~ I had sewn the center HST facing in the opposite direction, so I had to take them completely apart and sew them back together.  Hopefully, that's a lesson learned ~ pay closer attention to the block layout!



Linking up with BOMs Away!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

2018 Finish-A-Long: 1st Quarter Results


Here are my results for the First Quarter:


1 - Chocolatier Block of the Month.   This is #1 on my list this quarter, because I'm hoping to put in in the Naples Quilters Guild Quilt Show this year (Feb. 23-24).  FINISHED!  and it got a ribbon!!  Blogged here.




2 - 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!).  NO PROGRESS.



3 - Freshly Picked Table Runner.  I love Bonnie and Camille fabrics, so when I opened up my September 2017 Sew Sampler Box I decided that I HAVE to make this gorgeous table runner!  FINISHED!  Blogged here.




4 - 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 finished 4 more blocks, so I have 6 done ~ I think I'll do 3 more.


 Two finishes out of 4 on my list ~ I can live with that!  

Sunday, March 25, 2018

BOMs in Progress

I know.  I realize that neither of these Block of the Month projects are in my 2018 Finish-A-Long list for this quarter, but I just can't help myself.  I figured there's no point in adding them to my list if there was no chance of finishing them this quarter.  But I told myself that I'm going to try and stay current this year with the BOMs ~ so far, so good!  Here are just a few pics:

Patchwork Barn:  Month 3 - Blocks 7, 8, 9



2018 Quilters Planner Sampler BOM:   I decided to make this sampler quilt out of my stash 
of blue and red Christmas fabrics ~ just to be different.  :)  Here's a pic of the pattern ~ followed by my first 3 blocks.




 Block 1 - January

 Block 2 - February

 Block 3 - March

Linking up with BOMs Away!


Sunday, March 11, 2018

2018 Finish-A-Long ~ Second 1st Quarter Finish: Freshly Picked Tablerunner

This will probably be my last finish for this quarter ~ I have WAY too much to do on my other entries for this quarter.  But that's OK!  :)

I've always loved Bonnie & Camille fabrics and I was thrilled to get the fabrics and a tablerunner pattern in one of my Sew Sampler Boxes a few months ago.  I love the way it turned out ~ perfect for some spring color in the house!



I was really happy with the quilting on this one ~ some walking foot and some free-motion, but I feel like I'm making progress!




The finished size on this tablerunner is about 22-1/2" x 54-1/2".  

So that's it for today ~ I need to start making my list for the next quarter!