Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 Finish-Along ~ 4th Quarter Results

I didn't do quite as well for the 4th Quarter of the 2014 Finish-A-Long hosted by Katy at The Littlest Thistle.  (See my original list here.)  I'm blaming it on travel and the holidays!

1 - Tula Pink "City Sampler" Sew Along that was hosted by Sara at Sew Sweetness ~ WAY back last year. FINISHED!  Blogged here.

2 - Star Light Star Bright Quilt.  Another quilt-along that I lagged way behind on ~ I still only have 2 blocks done and hope to make at least some progress this quarter.  NO PROGRESS.


3 - Dapper quilt from the book Simply Retro by Camille Roskelly.  Almost finished!  I'm in the process of quilting this one now  :)

4 - Diamond District.  Two more blocks done ~ six total.

5 - Triangle Frenzy table runner.  This one's for me for Christmas!  FINISHED!  Blogged here.

So 2 out of 5 finishes for this quarter ~ not too bad considering the last month was really busy!  

It's hard to believe this year is over! I actually finished 13 projects ~ and 11 of those were for this 2014 Finish-Along.  I think that makes it a successful year for me!  Can't wait to get started on 2015!!

Linking up at the Littlest Thistle.  :)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

WIP Wednesday ~ some progress on a Dapper Quilt

Really didn't get much sewing time in this week ~ we took a trip to South Carolina for our grandson's graduation from the Marine Corps boot camp at Parris Island.  Seeing all those new Marines sure makes us proud!  

I did manage to work on my Dapper quilt a little once we got home.  The top is pieced (there's actually a 2" border that I added after I took this pic) ...

and I started trying to figure out how to piece the back.  Hoping to get this quilt finished by the end of the quarter!

Linking up with Freshly Pieced and Let's Bee Social!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Friday finish ~ Feathered Christmas

I'm really happy with the way my Feathered Christmas wall hanging turned out!  I changed the pattern just a wee bit ~ putting a little red square in all the corners rather than just two and eliminating the outer border.  And as much as I love the quilting done on the original at the Cherry Blossoms Shop, I went with a totally different look using my ever faithful walking foot ~ an echoed starburst off the star and a checkerboard underneath with the tree outlined.  

One more Christmas decoration for me ~ makes me happy!

Linking up with Fabric Frenzy Friday and Whoop Whoop Friday.