Sunday, May 8, 2016

May Finish Goal

I thought I would post my goal for the month of May.  I think that posting it on my blog helps me to stay focused on completing it.  I have so many new projects that I would love to start but I want to see some finishes even more.  Number 7 on the list was chosen for the APQ  2016 Finish Along for the month of May.  My Snapshots quilt was number 7 on my list so that is what I plan to finish for May.  The blocks are complete and I have started cutting the pieces to put the quilt top together.  I hope to get this to the quilter by the end of the month.

Here are four of the twelves blocks, I have had fun putting these together and know this is going to be a great quilt.  Happy Stitching!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Birthday Flowers and My April Finish

I had a birthday a few weeks ago and I took pictures of the pretty flowers I received as gifts.

Flowers just seem to make me smile when I see them.

They make me think of the sweet family and friends that gave them to me.

I was able to do the final stitches on my April finish goal last night.  My Quirky Scrap quilt is now complete.  It even has a label attached.

This is such a fun cheerful quilt.  I am not sure where this quilt will reside but now it is ready to go when we decide who it is for.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Maggie's First Dance Block of the Month

Visit here and sign up to join in on this free Block of the Month.  One of my favorite quilts is my Sew Sweet Simplicity quilt made using one of Jacquelynne's Block of the Month designs.  Don't miss the fun, and join in for Maggie's First Dance.  I have been thinking about what fabric I want to use and I think it will be the Chantilly collection by Lauren and Jessie Jung.  I saw several fabrics from this collection while visiting Melanie at Fabric Chicks.  I will have to go visit again and pick out my fabric before this block of the month begins in June.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

April Desire to Inspire Challenge 2016 and Giveaway

I had the opportunity to participate in the April Desire to Inspire Challenge at Henry Glass Fabrics.  I completed my projects and they were shared here on the Henry Glass Blog.  I was sent 6 yards of "Harvest Blessings" fabric designed by Janet Nesbitt.  It was fun to work with these beautiful fabrics and I am thankful for the opportunity.  Visit the Henry Glass Fabrics Blog and see my projects and enter the giveaway.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Second Quarter Goals

I was looking through my projects trying to decide what I should try to complete this quarter.  I have many that I would love to cross off my list.
Quilted and waiting for binding.

Quilted and waiting for binding.

Quilted and waiting for binding.

This quilt top has  been sent to the quilter and I hope to get it back and put the binding on right away.

I want to get the backing ready for this quilt, have it quilted and put the binding on.

This is a quilt that I thought I might quilt myself (maybe) and add the binding.

I have four rows made for my row quilt.  I want to make another row and a few small joining rows before having it quilted.

I plan to complete this Schnibbles quilt by quilting it myself.  I have a great piece of fabric for the binding waiting to be used.

I plan to make a pieced back for my Adornit quilt and have been putting it off.  I had a great time piecing this quilt so now it is time to get it quilted and bound.

All of my blocks for my Snapshot quilt are complete.  Now to piece them together and have it quilted and finish the binding.

This project is all cut and four blocks are made.  It is going to be a beautiful quilt top someday.

This is a mini that I completed piecing a while back and I plan to make a pillow out of.

This too will be a pillow when I get it done.

I know that I have  made bigger plans than I will probably get to but wouldn't it be great if I just got it done.  It always helps when I have a plan and I do love making lists and crossing the things off that I accomplish.  I will be linking my list with the 2016 Finish-A-Long here.  It is fun to take a look at the goals others have set for the second quarter.  Happy creating, enjoy the process.

Monday, April 4, 2016

My April goal for the 2016 UFO Challenge at All People Quilt is number 1 on my list.  Finishing my Quirky Scrap Quilt is the project.  It is pieced and quilted and waiting for binding.  As I have said before, I enjoy sewing on the binding, I just need some motivation to get started.  I want to donate this quilt for a special event so this is a great time to be motivated to complete it.  I will also add this project to my 2nd quarter list for 2016 Finish-A-Long.

I took the picture so that I could show the backing.  This was made following a stitch along designed by Leila who blogs at Sewn by Leila, her directions were great and it was a fun way to use some scraps and left over charm squares.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Spools Quilt Complete

My Spools quilt was on my list for the All people quilt"s UFO Challenge 2016. We were supposed to work on #3 on our list for the month of March so I purchased some gray fabric to make the binding.  I had thought I might sew the binding on completely by machine but in the end I sewed it on the front and had stitched it to the back.  I enjoy the process of hand stitching so I am not ready to give up that part of the process.  We were waiting for the sun to come out so that we could take a picture. The sky was a little gray and the wind was blowing but my husband held up my quilt for me so that I could snap a picture or two.

This was also a project I listed on my 2016 Finish Along list here.  It is great to be able to get some projects finished and check them off the list.  I also love to add new ideas to my next projects list and seem to find new ideas almost daily. 
 Happy Stitching!
I will be sharing this post and finish at "The Crafty Quilter", Hello 2016 Goodbye UFO's.  Visit and see the projects that have been finished this month.
I am also linking with the 2016 Finish Along first quarter finishes at Clover & Violet.