Monday, May 11, 2015

Design Wall Monday

Wow, time sure flies 
when you are having fun...

Just an update of blocks
I have been sewing on and off
between traveling:
Swoon - old UFO - now with 6 blocks!

Kite - made with the Accuquilt die
and a layer cake of 'Giggles';
currently 23 blocks:
That's it from my design wall - 
check out all the other submissions

Sew on,

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

350 blocks - early January count

Today in the Ikea lamp spot light -
all of my January blocks

* 2 big Swoon blocks
* 3 Hip to be Square Red/White blocks
* 19 Grand Illusion border blocks
for a grand total of 24!
The January goal was 20 blocks, 
and I made it!!!

Thanks so much to Prairie Moon Quilts:
none of these would have been made
without your 350 Blocks Project!

Sew on,

Monday, January 19, 2015

Design Wall Monday

Somehow through a link
on Judy's stash report
I came across the
What a neat idea:
join and sew blocks,
for a total of 350 a year,
Goal for January is 20.
Sounds more doable for me
than committing to full tops
or completed quilts.
So I signed up with Shelly
and selected my blocks.
First off:

Swoon block # 3,
a long ago UFO
that lingered due to a
major cutting operator error...
Had to add some additional seams,
but I finished 1 new block!

Next up I had seen Pat Sloan's
It used up some scraps
and no longer loved white fabric.
After: I got one 8 x 8 block done -

The single square size is 2 1/2 inch.

And lastly my real project Grand Illusion,
now working on the border.

After: 6 blocks completed.

Yeah - a total of 8 blocks
for the 20 blocks in January challenge.
Not quite there yet,
but am committed to sew 
more GI border blocks
to hit the goal.

Linking up to 
what's on your wall?

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Design Wall Monday

check out my Grand Illusion top -
4x5 block setting without borders.
Yes, it is wild - and I love it! 
Thanks to Bonnie 
for this fabulous mystery!!!
And now all the bits and pieces of fabric
are gone from my living room floor - nice!

Not sure if I will add the border or not.
Haven't sewn a single border unit yet
and my time may be limited here
with lots of traveling coming up.
Will be linking up to
on Monday morning.


Saturday, January 3, 2015

Year 2014 in review

It may be a little late,
but it gives me 
a certain sense of 
So here is
my 2014 quilt review:
1 hoop + 8 quilts

9 quilt tops:
After going through 
all my blog posts
and counting my finishes
I am surprised to see
that I accomplished that much!
18 projects all together, 
not bad at all!

Yes, there are other half finishes
that need attention
and I certainly hope 
to complete them in 2015.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

A lovely Year of Finishes: 2014 finale

First off:
Happy New Year!
Wishing you time for lots of 
quilty stuff in 2015!

While during the 2nd half of 2014
I wasn't very successful in finishes,
I had a fairly decent start. 
Overall I still managed to get 
7 goals completed!

Not too shabby!
Linking up to the Finale Linky Party
at Fiber of all Sorts.

x&+ top 

Hashtag top sewn

Fit for a Hero top sewn

Hashtag quilt completed

MB's quilted

guild mystery quilt quilted

Flowerbed quilt bound

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Finish Along - Quarter 4 wrap up

Back in October I listed
quite a few goals 
to be done by December 31st
for the 2014 Finish Along

Ultimately I managed to meet 1 goal :-)
While not stellar, still better than none...
And other projects 
have at least moved forward,
even when to completed.
Here is my finish: 
the guild mystery quilt - before:
(needs squaring up & binding)

And after:
All done!

Linking up to