Monday, April 14, 2014

Trying to get back on track

Boy, it's been a busy few weeks!  We had family in from up north and then spent a week in Las Vegas and a few days recovering from that trip.  :)  So today I finally felt like I was motivated to get back and spend some time with my little Babylock Grace.

I joined the Newbie Quilters group over at Threadbias and linked up with Hive #8.  It's the first bee I've ever joined and I'm looking forward to seeing what a bee is all about.  Our first block is the Road to Oklahoma block and I finished that one today.  I'm happy with the way it turned out and I put it in the mail already!  Woo hoo!

I also finished putting together my second block for the Star Light Star Bright quilt-along.  I'm not really thrilled with this one ~ too many mismatched points.  BUT ~ I'm just letting it go.  On to the next one!

Feels good to get back into sewing again!  

Linking up with Marelize for Anything Goes Mondays.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

2014 Finish-Along ~ Quarter 2 List

OK ~ Here's my list for the 2nd Quarter of the 2014 Finish-A-Long hosted by Katy at The Littlest Thistle.

A couple of things were moved from last quarter:

1 - Verona Hourglass quilt.  I finished piecing the top in February of 2013.  The backing is ready and I've made the binding ~ so why has it taken me so long to finish?  Originally, it was the fear of doing the actual quilting ~ I've wanted to do free-motion quilting on this one and it terrified me.  I have since taken a FMQ class and I've been practicing, so maybe I can do it this quarter!  :)

2 - I'd really like to finish up the Tula Pink "City Sampler" Sew Along hosted by Sara at Sew Sweetness.  I think I'm up to block 70, so I still have 30 blocks to go.

Now for the new things on the list:

3 - Good Night Irene quilt ~ I actually have 7 blocks done (will update the photo when I get a chance).  I'm no longer doing this as part of a quilt-along, but I'd love to finish it this quarter.

4 - Star Light Star Bright Quilt.  Another quilt-along that I lagged way behind on, but I can't wait to see this done!

5 -  Hop Skip & Jump Block of the Month over at Sew Lux Fabric.  I've finished 9 blocks (should be 10, so I'm a wee bit behind!), but I see the end in sight and I'm putting it on this list.

I think that's it for now!  Linking up with Katy at The Littlest Thistle.