Showing posts from April, 2014

ALYoF April finish - Enchanté

My year of Lovely finishes for April was just completed as the sun was going down behind the neighbors trees. I was able to take a few pics. 

"Enchanté" - Little Black Dress by Basic Grey  49" x 51" Charm pack quilt plus a couple fat quarters and some black grunge and floral yardage. Straight line quilting. I used some left over charm s for the piecing of the back. I love the fabrics in this collection. I tried to mix other fabrics of my stash in with this fabric collection but I just kept coming back to the collection pieces. I am glad to make this a finish. I have already collected some of Little Black Dress II for another idea. :) My original goal post is HERE linking up with HERE  

A Friday Finish = Friendship Star

So instead of getting some great pics of my finished Friendship Star quilt I went out to lunch and did some shopping with a friend. :)
I am happy with the finish and I quilted it with wavy lines which is one of the programed stitches on my machine. I love how crinkly it turned out.

You can see the crinkles a little better here. I am still not sure about using all that white on white fabric for this quilt but it looks so springy.

Linking up with Crazy mom quilts Finish it up Friday (even though I am late) HERE

WIP churn dash

Tried my hand at a few small 6" churn dash blocks. I am hooked. They are so fun and cute to make.  I was just going to try a few blocks in all solids and then I decided this little 9 patch needed some print. I will now have to make more for the blocks I didn't use. Is it me or sometimes you just move from project to project making more projects???

Linking up with WIP Wed HERE   at Freshly pieced


SewCanShe Sewcialities

Triangle along = Come on get happy!

That is the song I have been singing since I started sewing the rows together for the Triangle Along. I don't think that is what I am going to name this but I thought if I kept saying those lyrics then maybe....just maybe things would start going right. Not!

The quilt along triangles are not hard to put together. I have made a couple of smaller triangle quilts. Something in the stars were not lined up with me is my guess on this one. I still have one mistake to turn around but I have never had to rip out so much in my life. I kept all of the rows, pairs etc just how they were supposed to be but next thing I knew they were backwards. I took the time to press each row in opposite directions, first with two pairs and then as I when I had four together...then suddenly half of them were ironed the wrong way in the same row???  Like I said....stars were not aligned. I am pondering the idea that the first layout I had was a star pattern and then I changed my mind...not sure. Just know th…

2nd Quarter projects - I can do it!

1. I want to get this little girl quilted and to a loving home. I have to make the back and then get going. I think it will be pretty simple. This is the only new thing I am adding to my goal list...I think?

2. Carry over from 1st quarter and also goal for April ALYoF.

My charm pack "little black dress" fabric quilt.

This doesn't look like much and I know I will be making new projects and getting a few otherthings finished. The hardest thing is to go back and finish projects...I know that and I love that this challenge is the way to do it. I just know this quarter I have to think about a couple projects that I want to do for the quilt show or myself. They have not even started yet so I will devote some thoughts and time to that.

I guess if I completed one project in Q1 and 2 in Q2 and so on that would still equal 10 old projects this year. I think that is a great goal. :)

Linking up with The Littlest Thistle 2nd Quarter finish along HERE

ALYoF goal for April

"Little Black Dress charm pack  quilt top" This little quilt  topper was on my 1st quarter Finish along goals and it didn't get finished. I have to make the back and get some idea of how I want to quilt it. I am going to carry it over to my 2nd quarter list and hopefully get it done. Linking up with A Lovely year of finishes HERE  

WIP cuttings

Everyone is doing the Triangle!
It's raining triangles over at The Sassy Quilter HERE. I dug into that stash of fabric and just started cutting bits of each and came up with 190 triangles pretty quickly. I am going to do some layout work on these to see what I need to cut more of. I think this will be a fun playtime project. I hope to play off some of the built in geometrics.

I am going to link up with  WIP Wed HERE
Let's Bee Social HERE
The Triangle QAL with Paula HERE

One/five for first quarter

Okay so back when I signed up for the Finish-a-long I was skeptical that I would be able to do it. I wanted to but I kept putting other things in front of my goals.  Alas, I did finish one so I am taking that as progress anyway. 

My 1st quarter goals can be seen HERE
My finish was goal #1 and it was great to finish and I just finished it last week. Onward....

Linking up with HERE