Wednesday, January 20, 2016

WIP Wednesday ~ Little Bits

Working on multiple projects this week ~ so here are just a few little glimpses.

Made some good progress on the first block (January) of the Seasonal Silhouettes.  I actually love the process of fusible applique ~ from tracing the patterns pieces to cutting them out and fusing them onto the background.  I'm using Steam-A-Seam Lite 2 and it's a dream to work with!

I forgot to put this one on my 2016 Finish-Along list (darn!).  It's the Heart's Content "Little Love" mini quilt project by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts and it's made with a mini charm pack which is included in the kit along with 7 small spools of Aurifil thread.  I decided on the layout I wanted and finished fusing the hearts (another fusible applique project ~ yay!).  But I think I'll put this one on hold for a while so I can add it to my 2nd quarter list.  :)

Finished all my mama elephants for my granddaughter's Elephant Parade quilt!  I decided on prints instead of solids.  (I haven't warmed up to solids quite yet.)  I am making the quilt a little bigger than the pattern by adding another row at the bottom and another baby elephant to each row.

So that's what I'm working on this week ~ fun stuff!

Linking up with Lee and Lorna!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

2016 Finish-Along ~ 1st Quarter List

Yay!  It's a brand new year!!  Last year wasn't bad ~ 10 finishes ~ but
I'm happy about that since I'm a pokey quilter and some of them were pretty labor-intensive for me.  Time to get excited about all the projects I'm going to finish in 2016!  :)

So here's my list for the 1st quarter:

1 - Elephant Parade.  I love this pattern by Lorna McMahon of Sew Fresh Quilts, so I was pretty excited when my granddaughter picked that for her quilt this year.  I have most of the fabrics cut into strips, so I guess it's time to get started!

2 - Seasonal Silhouettes.  This pattern book by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts is going to be my first attempt at such detailed applique work.  I have a feeling that it might  not probably won't be finished by the end of the year, but it's a great long-term project!

Those are the two new entries for this quarter.  I've decided to put my leftovers at the bottom of my list this year (I get tired of them glaring at me when I open this page!)

3 - Day Break Quilt.  Top is finished ~ will definitely finish it this quarter!

4 - Star Light Star Bright Quilt.  Another quilt-along that I lagged way behind on ~ I have 4 blocks done and hope to make at least some progress this quarter.

5 - Diamond District.  I'm still on six blocks ~ hopefully a few more blocks by the end of the year!  (This makes a good leaders-enders project ~ I really should take advantage of that!)

In the meantime, I'm going here for some much-needed nourishment!

Linking up with Rhonda for the 2016 Finish-Along!