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Saturday, September 6, 2014

September goals

I hope to accomplish these few goals this month.  I really need to cut these two piles of fabric into squares for two rag quilts.


I also want to cut and organize this one bag of scraps. I have a couple other bags waiting, so I hope to work on one each month.


I am linking this to A lovely year of finishes


Monday, June 30, 2014

Quarter 3: Finish Along To do list


I only completed one quilt from last quarter. I hope to get more accomplished this quarter! Practicing my free motion quilting-so hopefully I can finish some of these up! Linking up for Finish Along, 2014.


  

1.  These have been cut since I first discovered the Scrappy Trip Along craze on Flickr--back in January 2013!  These strips have been moved from the chair in my craft room to the guest room, back to the craft room when guests arrived and now, I want to actually work on it! I actually got to put two blocks together this past quarter! I love it!  UPDATE:  This strips have now been dumped off the board I store them on, twice! LOL DH refuses to move them for me.  I have gotten two more blocks completed, for a total of four! 




2.  A lap quilt from a pattern titled Three Bean Salad by Miss Rosie.  I loved the colors of the sample so much, I decided to replicate them!  This is partially pieced, one I usually take to the guild sewins.   I have all of the blocks pieced. I laid them out on the floor to see how it would look.
UPDATE: This top is pieced and the borders are on it-just need to sandwich and quilt.


3. A quilt top made during Pleasant Home's Sew Scraps Along 2012. The top is actually all pieced, I just love this picture, so I need to quilt and bind it.


4.  A quilt top started during Thought and Found's Oh my stars BOM last year. I only have about eight of the fifteen LARGE stars completed.


5. I hand pieced this sampler over 17 years ago. It was a class I took to occupy my time while my husband (then boyfriend) went away to college. It needs to be quilted and bound.


6. I actually bought this top at an auction my guild held.  However, I want to do some redwork in the open blocks and then quilt and bind.


7.  I finished this top in February. Now it needs to be quilted and bound.



8. Star Surround QAL.  I am not happy with the yellow fabric for the surround. It was so much brighter when it was folded up! I also mixed up where I placed those color corner pieces. So, I kind of set this aside.


9.  Another QAL that I started but then fell behind.  I don't want all of these projects to just start piling up.


10. This is one of the first quilts I ever started, over nine years ago!  I have most of the blocks together, I just need to sew them together and piece the border. This one is a wall hanging. I kind of have put off finishing it because I wasn't crazy about the fabrics anymore, but it is starting to grow on me again.

11. Penny Patch QAL---this QAL has quilted along without me! LOL I was doing well until the piecing part, then life got busy and my temporary design wall had to come down so I could get inside the closet that holds the wrapping paper! LOL So, I will need to lay this one out again and finish it.

12. Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice mystery. I started pressing and cutting for this one. However, I don't have enough scraps to work from, so I am going scrappy using fat quarters. With at least 10-20 different fats in each color--that is A LOT of pressing before I can even play! LOL Slowly working away at it.

13. I have had these fabrics set aside for a Swoon quilt for at least a year now. I would love to get it made this year!

14.  The Fat Quarter Shop 2012 BOM.  Obviously, I never even started this one. Now, the 2013 BOM is starting to pile up as well. I really want to get to work on this one!

15. The 2013 Fat Quarter Shop BOM is starting to pile up as well. REALLY want to get started on this one too!

16.  I received this quilt kit two Christmases ago.  It is my first hand applique project and it is taking me forever! I can't wait to finish it and hang it in my craft room.



17.  I received this quilt kit several years ago. This is the first Flea Market Fancy collection along with the Tag Sale pattern. I would love to get this one completed for our bed---before we change the colors in the bedroom! When I received this kit, I really wanted to make it exactly as pictured--I have notes trying to keep track of where each fabric was used. Now, I don't think I need to be that neurotic about it! LOL I actually think I am going to use it as a leader and ender project while I work on another quilt.



18. Yet another quilt kit I received for a birthday present several years ago. I still love the colors and can't wait to get this one finished! UPDATE:  This quilt is all cut out and I have begun piecing it.



19. This is a quilt along that I started--seven weeks after it began! I was hoping to get the book for Christmas--which I did! So, I am trying to catch up and keep up at the same time.  



20-21. I hope to make a couple of these quilts from all of the flannel scraps left from the rag quilts I have made in the past.  I am hoping for at least one pastel and one bright one. But, I am just in the process of cutting the scraps, so I don't know what will end up working. 



22.  Another flannel rag quilt to have ready for a friend.

June goal completed!

I reached my goal for June! I completed the grey and mint rag quilt. I just need to wash it and get it in the mail. Yippee!  I am liking it up to A lovely year of finishes  and 2014 Finish Along.  THis quilt was the last quilt listed on my quarter 2 "to do" list. I didn't have the colors at the time the list needed to be posted.



Friday, June 6, 2014

June Goal

This was my May goal...and it didn't get finished. So, I am making it my June goal! Since I now have the rows almost altogether-I know it will happen for June!  I have been having a heck of a time finding flannels in the colors the mother-to-be is using. I think I finally found some mint and grey prints, hope they all work together when I actually see them in person. They are enroute, I was hoping they would be here so I could take pictures for this post. Instead, I am using pictures from the fabric site. Here are the fabrics..I hope the greys all go together!  I am linking this to A Lovely Year of Finishes.  When the fabrics arrived, a couple were more taupe than grey-so I had to eliminate them. These are the final fabrics, along with one with a couple dogs that I had in my stash.

         

       

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

May Goal

I didn't complete my April goal. I am remaking the bumblebee and didn't get to finish piecing the rest of the blocks, let alone even start the borders. However, I have other projects coming due, so that Quilty Fun quilt will have to be put on hold.

I have a baby rag quilt to make for the end of the month.  I have been having a heck of a time finding flannels in the colors the mother-to-be is using. I think I finally found some mint and grey prints, hope they all work together when I actually see them in person. They are enroute, I was hoping they would be here so I could take pictures for this post. Instead, I am using pictures from the fabric site. Here are the fabrics..I hope the greys all go together!  I am linking this to A Lovely Year of Finishes

    
  

Monday, April 7, 2014

April goal

I didn't finish my March goal, though I did get much further along on it.  So, to help me not set it aside, I am going to make finishing my Quilty Fun quilt top my goal for April.  I still have several blocks to make, I am going to redo the bee block in a smaller version I like better and then put it altogether.   Linking to A lovely year of finishes.


Second Quarter to do list: Finish Along 2014

While I moved several of my projects further along, I was only able to get one completed. And then I forgot to link it up to the finish party! Oh well, here's to a better second quarter.  I am not adding anything to my list this time.  One goal is to take a machine quilting class so that I can get some of these tops finished up.  Here's to some finishes during the next three months! Linking to Finish along at The littlest Thistle.


  

1.  These have been cut since I first discovered the Scrappy Trip Along craze on Flickr--back in January 2013!  These strips have been moved from the chair in my craft room to the guest room, back to the craft room when guests arrived and now, I want to actually work on it! I actually got to put two blocks together this past quarter! I love it!  UPDATE:  This strips have now been dumped off the board I store them on, twice! LOL DH refuses to move them for me.  I have gotten two more blocks completed, for a total of four! 



2.  A lap quilt from a pattern titled Three Bean Salad by Miss Rosie.  I loved the colors of the sample so much, I decided to replicate them!  This is partially pieced, one I usually take to the guild sewins.  UPDATE: I have all of the blocks pieced. I laid them out on the floor to see how it would look.


3. A quilt top made during Pleasant Home's Sew Scraps Along 2012. The top is actually all pieced, I just love this picture, so I need to quilt and bind it.


4.  A quilt top started during Thought and Found's Oh my stars BOM last year. I only have about eight of the fifteen LARGE stars completed.


5. I hand pieced this sampler over 17 years ago. It was a class I took to occupy my time while my husband (then boyfriend) went away to college. It needs to be quilted and bound.


6. I actually bought this top at an auction my guild held.  However, I want to do some redwork in the open blocks and then quilt and bind.


7.  I finished this top in February. Now it needs to be quilted and bound.



8. Star Surround QAL.  I am not happy with the yellow fabric for the surround. It was so much brighter when it was folded up! I also mixed up where I placed those color corner pieces. So, I kind of set this aside.


9.  Another QAL that I started but then fell behind.  I don't want all of these projects to just start piling up.


10. This is one of the first quilts I ever started, over nine years ago!  I have most of the blocks together, I just need to sew them together and piece the border. This one is a wall hanging. I kind of have put off finishing it because I wasn't crazy about the fabrics anymore, but it is starting to grow on me again.

11. Penny Patch QAL---this QAL has quilted along without me! LOL I was doing well until the piecing part, then life got busy and my temporary design wall had to come down so I could get inside the closet that holds the wrapping paper! LOL So, I will need to lay this one out again and finish it.

12. Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice mystery. I started pressing and cutting for this one. However, I don't have enough scraps to work from, so I am going scrappy using fat quarters. With at least 10-20 different fats in each color--that is A LOT of pressing before I can even play! LOL Slowly working away at it.

13. I have had these fabrics set aside for a Swoon quilt for at least a year now. I would love to get it made this year!

14.  The Fat Quarter Shop 2012 BOM.  Obviously, I never even started this one. Now, the 2013 BOM is starting to pile up as well. I really want to get to work on this one!

15. The 2013 Fat Quarter Shop BOM is starting to pile up as well. REALLY want to get started on this one too!

16.  I received this quilt kit two Christmases ago.  It is my first hand applique project and it is taking me forever! I can't wait to finish it and hang it in my craft room.


17.  I received this quilt kit several years ago. This is the first Flea Market Fancy collection along with the Tag Sale pattern. I would love to get this one completed for our bed---before we change the colors in the bedroom! When I received this kit, I really wanted to make it exactly as pictured--I have notes trying to keep track of where each fabric was used. Now, I don't think I need to be that neurotic about it! LOL I actually think I am going to use it as a leader and ender project while I work on another quilt.


18. Yet another quilt kit I received for a birthday present several years ago. I still love the colors and can't wait to get this one finished! UPDATE:  This quilt is all cut out and I have begun piecing it.


19. This is a quilt along that I started--seven weeks after it began! I was hoping to get the book for Christmas--which I did! So, I am trying to catch up and keep up at the same time.  


20-21. I hope to make a couple of these quilts from all of the flannel scraps left from the rag quilts I have made in the past.  I am hoping for at least one pastel and one bright one. But, I am just in the process of cutting the scraps, so I don't know what will end up working. 


22.  Another flannel rag quilt to have ready for a friend.

23.  A flannel rag quilt to have in case of emergency gift! LOL