Thursday, October 8, 2015

2015 Finish Along Q4 Goals

I have been focusing on completing projects this year and joining the 2015 Finish Along  organized by Adrianne at On the Windy Side has helped me to stay focused.   I have added quite a few projects for the 4th quarter of the finish along because I have so many unfinished projects and I hope to cross several off my list this quarter.

1.  These are some of the completed blocks for my Sunnyside quilt top, 6 are complete and I have 14 more to do. I want to have this completed and ready to be sent to the quilter.

2.  This quilt is quilted, my goal is to complete the binding.

3.  Five of the nine embroidery blocks complete, others ready to stitch and piece together.

4.  Tote bag Mystery Monday at Little Bits of This & That.  I had good intentions but did not even get this project started.

5.  The Abbey Bag pincushion kit.

6.  Christmas Tree Pincushion kit.

7.  Fruit Salad pincushion kit.

8.  Daisy Days embroidery wall hanging.  Complete it and hang it in my dining room.

9.  Quilt and bind this petals table topper.

10.  Quilt top complete - finish pieced backing and send to the quilter

11.  My Scrappy Quilt has been sent to the quilter, get it bound as soon as it gets back to me.

12.  I would love to use my JOY banner as a decoration this year.

13.  Quilt and bind this project so that I can hang it in our guest room.

14.  Complete this paper pieced Polar Bear pillow.

15.  Machine quilt and bind my Aurifil designer block of the month quilt.

16.  Complete the cross stitch ball jar and frame it.

17.  Machine quilt and bind my jelly roll bird quilt top.

I know that I have listed quite a few projects and I will be distracted by holiday sewing but I would sure be excited to complete several if not all of these projects.  Writing this post made me take a look around my sewing room and focus on some projects that I would love to call finishes.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

October Finish Goal

Leslie finished the quilting on my spools quilt over a month ago and here it is still without binding.  I thought that this should be my October goal for ALYOF.  We will be traveling some this month and I wanted a goal that was something I have a good chance of completing.

This was a fun quilt to put together.  It was made with a jelly roll.

I love what Leslie did with the quilting design on this quilt.

I will be linking this post with A Lovely Year of Finishes  October goals.
Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Love Pinwheel Pastry Pincushion

I am excited about finishing one of my old projects.  My "Love Pinwheel Pastry" pincushion.  I had the embroidery completed some time ago and put the project aside.  I have a few more pincushion kits from the Shabby Fabrics pincushion of the month club.  I started out thinking I would complete each project as it arrived in the mail but that was not how things worked out.

I added this project to my list for the 2015 Finish Along which helped to motivate me to get to it.

I love the finished project and am looking for a small pedestal cake stand or candle holder to put it on.

I plan to add a few embellishments to the sides, I am not sure what I will use yet.

Fun project

On to the next pincushion kit.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

September Finish

 I was able to complete my ADORNit block of the month quilt this week.  I was excited to get it done for two reasons, it was my September goal and I was able to share it with the others at our Sit and Sew.  A few of us did this quilt as our block of the month project at our Sit and Sew.  Only two of us had completed our projects and shared yesterday but is was fun to see the variations.  We used a lot of the back sides of the fabrics in this quilt top.  It is very different for me but I do really like this quilt.

One of the other ladies that made this quilt is also a fabulous quilter.  She is willing to quilt mine for me when she gets hers completed.  Yeah!
I will be linking with A Lovely Year of Finishes at Fiber of All Sorts and Sew Bittersweet Designs.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

September Goal Setting

I have thought a lot about what I wanted to choose for my September goal.  There are so many projects to choose from.  I will be attending the last Sit and Sew for this year in late September.  I will miss the monthly gatherings with my Whidbey Island Friends.  Some of us were working on the Adornit block of the month.  I have done a pretty good job of keeping up and would like to complete the top by the end of September.

This is the kit with a small portion completed.

Another section, this quilt uses a lot of the backs of the fabrics which has been a new idea for me.

More of the completed blocks, I am having fun with this.  It is not like anything I have made in the past but I know I will like the finished quilt.  I think the hardest part has been the cutting, there are so many different fabrics in this quilt.  I haven't followed the fabric choices just as described in the directions but that was encouraged from the beginning.  Restating my goal, complete my ADORNit quilt top.  It would be great to get the back ready too but I don't think I should push too hard, or should I?
I will be linking with Sew BitterSweet Designs and Fiber of All Sorts sharing my goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes

Friday, August 28, 2015

Sit and Sew Snapshots

I spent a day sewing with friends, we call it a Sit and Sew.  With all of the visiting, sharing, eating and laughing that went on that day I managed to complete a few "Snapshot Blocks".  It was a fun day and it is always nice to have  projects to share after the day is over.  

Fat Quarters and yardage of Daysail fabric by Bonnie and Camille waiting to be cut.

Let them Eat Cake

Sew On & Sew On

Put the Kettle On

Three blocks complete and four more cut and ready to stitch together.  I am a bit behind on this project but have enjoyed the process so far.  

I am thankful for friends to inspire and encourage me and a sweet husband that supports my need to create.  What are you working on?

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Sprocket Pillows Finished

I made these sprocket pillows using a great tutorial found here at Cluck Cluck Sew.  They were made for my sister Becky.  The fabrics I used are scraps of  the Fig Tree fabrics used to make the quilt I gave her.  They are something that I have been planning to complete for quite some time.  I forgot to take pictures of  them so I snapped a couple of pics with my phone after I had given them to her.

They were fun to make and are a cheerful addition to the room, I will have to think about making a couple for our house.  We have a few places that could use a fresh look.

Another finish to cross off my list.  Hm mm, what should I work on next.  The list is long and I am looking forward to making it shorter.  I must admit that I have started new projects this year, it is so hard to resist, but my focus has been on finishing those I have started.   The 2015 Finish Along with Adrianne at On the Windy Side has helped to keep me focused on finishes.  Linking to the Q3 Finish Along at this post here.