Thursday, March 26, 2015

A Lovely Year of Finishes - March

I can't believe that March is almost gone.  I may have missed my February goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes, but my March goal has been completed.


The Happy Go Lucky hexy quilt has been completed!  This quilt started out as a project for a long car ride during Christmas 2013.  The placement of the hexagons is totally random.  Since the hexies are hand pieced, I decided to hand quilt this piece.

I like having this done because it reminds me of a Spring quilt, the kind that is ready to take out for a picnic.  I have already started its sister quilt done in "Miss Kate".

Linking today to A Lovely Year of Finishes and to Whoop, Whoop Fridays.

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Hands to Help Challenge 2015


Today is the first day of the 2015 Hands 2 Help (H2H) Challenge.  There are three charities to choose from this year and I have already started working on my quilts.  

This weekend I finished a scrappy quilt using Tula Pink's Lolly pattern which I made with scraps. This has become one of my go-to quilt patterns for using up scraps. 


I am also glad that I can cross this WIP off my 1st quarter list.

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

Now its off to make more quilts for the challenge, 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Le Challenge - Passion

This month's Le Challenge theme is "passion".  I honestly thought that I would skip this month because I wasn't sure what to make, but then realized this is a challenge so I needed to step it up a bit.

Once I thought about it though, it was easy.  My passion is quilting and it has been for many years. On my sewing wish list has always been a quilting pouch that I could carry my supplies, especially when I am making hexies.


This is the Mending Kit from Michelle Patterns made in my favorite Tula Pink fabric line, The Birds & The Bees.  


It was easy to make in one afternoon.  The hard part was deciding on what fabrics to use.

I have also made the Idea Pouch from Michelle Patterns.  Here is a shot of both to show the difference in the sizes.


Please check out the other "passion" themed entries for this month's Le Challenge

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

A Lovely Year of Finishes - March


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It's time for me to set a March goal as part of A Lovely Year of Finishes.  I was really close in February, but I did not finish my Happy Go Lucky hexy quilt.  The hand quilting was completed, but not the binding.


So, my goal for March will be to get this quilt completed.  The binding has been cut, I just need to get to work.  It does feel good to work on getting this old WIP finished.

Linking to Whoop, Whoop Fridays.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

WIP Wednesday - Quiltcon Projects

I am back at home after Quiltcon, wishing there was a way that I could somehow catch up on some sleep.  I don't know what project to start working on first, since I have a few new WIPs to choose from.

My first class was the Gee's Bend workshop.  I used some of my old shirts and a white shirt from my dad.  I cut strips of fabric from the shirts and sewed any pieces that fit together.




Next up was Bias Strip Curves with Sherri Lynn Wood.   Since we shared fabric strips, I used colors that I normally don't work with such as yellow.  These pieces got big quite fast.  I have 4 of these petal shapes completed and I have no idea yet how this project will turn out.






Also with Sherri Lynn Wood, I attended the Doodling workshop.  I chose to start working with the square shape and then moved on to triangles.  Some shapes are not quite triangles, and that's OK with me.





Hoping to pick a project I can work on during the #whippercraftnight party on Instagram on Feb 26th.

Linking today to WIP Wednesday.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Le Challenge - Dots

This month's Le Challenge theme was "dots" and I found that I had plenty of dots in my stash to work with (perhaps too much).   I had several ideas, but only had time for a small project this month.  I chose to make a small mug rug based on a Lily pattern at Bari J


This piece lays flat, which I didn't expect with all the seams.  I guess starch really is a friend.

The next month's challenge is "passion", and I am not sure what I will do with this theme.  Hoping that I find something at Quiltcon to inspire me.

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Finish It Friday - Idea Pouch

I have finished sewing the buttons on the Idea Pouch from Michelle Patterns.  There were several sets of buttons that I considered and I may change my mind later, but for now it is finished and ready to take to Quiltcon.


The pattern was easy to follow and it came together in an afternoon.  Now that it is finished, I can check it off my list of goals for the 2015 Finish Along



This weekend I still need to modify this scarf I found at Target.  My first thought was that the colors were taken from the Cotton and Steel fabrics.

Love the flying geese pattern, but I am not fond of infinity scarfs.  The plan is to cut open the seam and turn it back into a standard scarf which I think will work better for me.


Linking today to Finish it Friday and Whoop Whoop Friday.