Friday, November 20, 2020

2020 Finish-A-Long: One more 4th Quarter finish ~ Seasonal Silhouettes - December

Happy to say I have one more finish for this quarter!  I love this design from the  Seasonal Silhouettes pattern book by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts.  Aside from the May Block with the bicycle, this is probably my favorite!

I quilted this one differently than all the others, doing the background quilting first and then the applique after that.  Very happy with the results!

The pattern called for beads in the center of the pointsettia, but I found these little prong flowers in my stash that worked out perfectly.  It's a good thing I kept some scrapbooking "stuff"  :)

This makes 3 projects finished for this quarter ~ I'm good with that!

Monday, November 16, 2020

2020 Finish-A-Long: 4th Quarter Finishes ~ Patchwork Barn & Seasonal Silhouettes November

It just dawned on me that I didn't post my 4th Quarter List on here as well as Instagram.

I'm happy to say I have two finishes so far this quarter!

First ~ the November Seasonal Silhouettes wall hanging.  I had the pieces fused, so I was able to finish it pretty quickly.

Second ~ after almost 3 years in the making, I finally finished my Patchwork Barn!  Happy Days!  I've never done that much applique on a quilt, so I think that was the reason I kept putting off finishing it, but I'm really happy with the result.  And I like that I changed the pattern up a little by adding 1" horizontal sashing between the 6" blocks.  It just gives it a little more "breathing" room!

I found the 108" backing at Backside Fabrics and the colors just fit perfectly!

That makes 2 finishes for the last quarter of 2020 ~ hoping to get one more done this year.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

2020 Finish-A-Long: Quarter 3 Finish ~ Unity

The Unity Quilt is finished!  My 3rd Bonnie Hunter quilt so far this year.  The original pattern is actually quite a bit bigger, but I just wanted a lap-sized quilt this time so I eliminated a few of the borders to make it the perfect size.

I've grown to love making scrap quilts and digging through my fabrics to find just what I need without buying more fabric.  I did purchase a wide backing from Hobby Lobby, but everything else came from my stash. 

Quilting was done with my walking foot (as usual) and I like the way it highlights the piecing.  I love this little snowman block.

There are even some dragons in this quilt along with the snowmen!

I'm looking forward to a new Bonnie Hunter mystery coming up soon!  I still have lots of stash left.  :)

Thursday, July 16, 2020

2020 Finish-A-Long: 3rd Quarter List

So ~ we're at the 3rd Quarter.  To be honest, I'm not expecting to get as much done now that we're able to get out of the house a lot more often!  :(

1 - Twins' Onesies quilt.  I've been wanting to do a t-shirt quilt and decided it would be fun to make one out of my twin granddaughters' onesies.  Only two blocks finished so far, so really need to make some progress on this!

2 - Patchwork Barn Block of the Month by Edyta SitarI have the center of the quilt put together and I've finished the applique for one of the side panels. 

3 - Unity Quilt by Bonnie Hunter   Yes, another quilt pattern with LOTS of pieces!  Bonnie started this as a quilt-along when we were locked in our houses at the end of March.  I'm finished with most of it, but I'm debating whether or not to change up the pattern a little to make it smaller than 72 x94.  

I'll post this list on Instagram, but I wanted to add it here as well.  

Enjoy your summer!

Monday, June 8, 2020

2020 Finish-A-Long: 2nd Quarter Finish #2 ~ Frolic

Can I pinch myself now?  I finished another Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt!  I started this one in November 2019 and ~ again ~ I didn't have to buy any fabric, not even the backing.  

This quilt is a big bigger ~ it ended up about 85" x 85" ~ and now I finally have a quilt for my bed!  My hubby loves it and so do I.

This is where it was before all this Covid business:

All blocks are finished, but not trimmed:

This is the back before the quilt was basted:

Quilting in progress:

and this is the finish.  I Like It!  

Someone in my quilt group asked me how many pieces were in this quilt ~ so I went back to the pattern and counted:  3,628.  Whew!

So two finishes so far this quarter ~ I'm guessing that will be it, but I can live with that!

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

A quick finish ~ Hope

This quilt was not on my FAL List, but it was another quick and fun finish!  Gudrun Erla of GE Designs spent another Saturday with her newest online Quarantine Quilt Along #2.  She called this pattern Hope ~ pretty fitting in that we all hope things get back to somewhat normal soon!

I made a small version of her pattern, using only 20 blocks and adding a border.  But it was quick and easy and I love how it turned out!

Saturday, April 25, 2020

2020 Finish-A-Long: 2nd Quarter Finish - Good Fortune

I'm happy to say that I finally finished my first Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt!  Started in November 2018, it was definitely a challenge ~ both in the number of pieces that went into this, but I had never done a "scrappy" quilt before.    What a blast!  and I didn't have to buy any fabric ~ everything came out of my stash (except for the backing which I found at Hobby Lobby).  I'm so proud of myself!  LOL


Finish #1 for this 2nd Quarter.  I'm just waiting on some batting ~ my second Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt, "Frolic", is waiting patiently.  :)