Tuesday, September 30, 2014

2014 Finish-Along ~ 3rd Quarter Results

I must say my results are much better for this 3rd Quarter of the 2014 Finish-A-Long hosted by Katy at The Littlest Thistle.  (See my original post here.)

A few things were moved from last quarter:

1 - 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.  I did make some progress on this one!  I decided to stop at 70 blocks and I started adding the sashing ~ so far I have 7 rows sewn together.  This is going back on my list for next quarter ~ I think I can finish it by the end of the year!!  

2 - Good Night Irene quilt.  FINISHED!  Blogged here.

3 - Star Light Star Bright Quilt.  Another quilt-along that I lagged way behind on ~ I have 2 blocks done and hope to make a lot of progress this quarter.  NO PROGRESS.

4 -  Hop Skip & Jump Block of the Month over at Sew Lux Fabric.  FINISHED!  Blogged here.

New on the list this quarter:

5 - My Heart Quilt.   FINISHED!  Blogged here.

6 - Four SquareTable Runner.  FINISHED!  Blogged here.

So 4 finishes out of 6!  I'm happy with that.  :)  Linking up with Katy at The Littlest Thistle.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

WIP Wednesday ~ a few things

I know I should be working on my Q3 list, but I do have 4 finishes done so far (yay, me!) and I seem to be focused on this Diamond District quilt.

So this DD quilt starts with lots of rectangles:

which are sewn together in 4s:

then cut in half and paired with another 4:

with white strips in between and triangles on the outside:

then trimmed into small blocks:

and then four of those are sewn together to make a diamond.  I've got four diamonds finished so far and I love them!

Aside from the DD quilt ~ I've made a little progress on the Dapper quilt.  I've actually finished 4 blocks so far.

I love the way the swirled seams on the pinwheels make these little pinwheels on the back.  Makes for a much flatter quilt back.

I'm guessing this quilt should come together fairly quickly, but I'm going to be adding both these quilts to my Q4 list, so no rush!

Almost forgot my September Bee Block for Newbie Quilters Hive #8 at Threadbias ~ love the bright pop of green in this B&W block!

Linking up with Freshly Pieced and Sew Fresh Quilts.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

2014 Finish-A-Long ~ Fourth 3rd Quarter Finish

I guess I would have finished this table runner earlier, but we took a week-long trip to visit one of our daughters and her hubby near Seattle.  :)  It was a great trip and a much-needed break for both of us!  We finally got up to the top of the Space Needle ~ great views from up there, but unfortunately my pics didn't turn out so well.  Good memories tho!

So on to my fourth finish for this quarter ~ the 4-Square Table Runner.

I really liked the fabric I chose for the back, but I find it rather boring after piecing most of my other quilt projects.

Cute little rollup pic ~

I quilted it with straight lines (big surprise) around the border of the 4-squares and a diamond pattern within the 4-squares (which is really hard to see in the dark fabrics).  The binding was attached to the back first and machine stitched on the front to finish it off.