Saturday, April 14, 2018

2018 Finish Along - Projects, Projects, So Many Projects

I have so many unfinished projects and have been working to finish some of them up while continuing to work on the new things I have started.  As a fabric lover who sees new projects all of the time it is hard to stay focused on finishes.  This Finish Along has helped me cross several things off my list.  I will share with you now my goals for the next few months.

Ducks in a Row quilt for our newest grandson, quilt and bind and give it to little Judah.

Polar bear pillow, quilt and add finishing touches, such as eyes and complete the pillow.

Mini quilt, I plan to finish this one as a pillow.

I am not sure of my plans for this mini but i love the fabrics.

Quilt top and backing ready, this is one that I plan to practice my machine quilting on.

One of my largest and favorite quilts so far, it is in need of binding and a label.

I have been stitching along making houses for my village quilt.  My goal is to keep up and have my quilt top pieced by the end of this quarter.
I have many more unfinished projects packed in tubs waiting for my sewing room to be put back together.  These are things I should be able to get to so they make up my 2018 Finish Along Q2 list.  We will see how it goes.   I am going to go sew 8 more houses together right now.  I am linking up with the 2018 Finish Along Q2.  Happy Stitching.


Friday, April 6, 2018

Magnolia Mystery Finish

I listed several projects in the 2018 Finish Along Q1 post I did here.  I took a look to see how many I had completed and shared on my blog.  I have two quilt tops listed that I had completed and not shared.  I finished my Magnolia Mystery quilt top in time to have my quilt top shared in the Magnolia Mystery reveal.  This was a fun quilt to make and I have added it to my pile of quilt tops ready for quilting.  I will work through the pile slowly and save to have them quilted.  I have started quilting small projects on my little Brother machine but do not plan to quilt  larger projects like this one. 

Magnolia Mystery Quilt Top.
Pattern designed by Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs 

I will say that listing goals does help keep me focused on finishes.  I will share some of the new projects I have started in a post very soon.
I will link this post with the 2018 Finish Along Q1.

Monday, April 2, 2018

One Monthly Goal - Maybe Two

When deciding what to choose for my Monthly Goal for April, all I had to do was take a look at what was laying across my  ironing board.  I am sewing in a small space in our kitchen/dining room so when I try to take a picture there is stuff in the background.  This is a blanket I am making for my newest grandchild.  The quilt pattern is called Ducks in a Row by Lorna McMahon of Sew Fresh Quilts.  I had a great time piecing it together and now have it spray basted and ready to quilt.  I plan to use my walking foot and quilt wavy lines on this quilt.  With my limited experience in this type of work I know that this will be an adventure.

I plan to bind the quilt in some yellow fabric I have.  Goal for this project, quilt and bind this quilt and give it to Judah.

I have given myself a second goal.  This quilt below is one of my favorite and probably the largest I have made so far.  I  finished piecing it over a year ago and received it from my quilter well over a month ago.  Now I must get the binding on.  This is going to be used on our bed at home to brighten up our room.  I will be doing a lot of had stitching to finish up this binding.

Well, it is time to get at it and get these projects moved over to my Finished list. 


I will link this post with One Monthly Goal April at Elm Street Quilts.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Two Special Pillows

March has been a busy month and I am excited that I was able to complete a  couple of the pillows I had planned for my goal this month.  I made these two pillows for two sweet friends and I plan to give them to them this weekend.  The designs were intended for a quilt and the quilt would have been a beautiful.  I decided to make several different projects instead.  I am happy that I can share these embroideries and verses with several different people.

The sun showed itself today so it was a little easier to get a clear picture.

These designs were created by Jennifer Reynolds of Jenny of Elefantz.  Visit her blog and you will be inspired by her designs and  her testimony.  I have stitched many of her designs and I am a part of her monthly Stitchery Club.  If you love to embroider be sure to visit her website and sign up, don't miss out.

I will be linking with One Monthly Goal at Elm Street Quilts.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

March Project Plans

I have so many projects that I would love to finish but there have been many distractions this past month.  We had some water come in to our basement apartment,  The water made it necessary to take up carpet and flooring.  My sewing room had to be completely emptied.  As we were packing I set what I could aside and I have just a few projects available to work on.  Most of my fabrics and unfinished projects are packed safely in plastic tubs but are not so easy to get to.  

Below I have pictures of four blocks from and inspirational quilt that I have been working on for some time.  The designs were created as a block of the month by Jennifer Reynolds of Jenny of Elefantz.

The blocks have been folded in a project bag and will look much better when pressed and the pillow cover is complete.

Many of my favorite bible verses were used in these designs.  I was planning to complete all of the blocks and make a quilt but decided to share these with several of my friends.  I plan to make at least two pillow covers this month for some special ladies I know.  I hope to use all of the completed blocks in projects and that would be even better.  I look forward to working with these embroideries to make some special gifts for some special people in my life.


I will be linking up with One Monthly Goal at Elm Street Quilts.

Monday, February 12, 2018

February Goal Finished Early

I was able to finish my quilt top from the 2017 Block of the Month at A Quilting Life.  I made this quilt using the Kate Spain fabric line "Sunnyside".  I used the scraps from the fat quarters used in another project.  All I had to gather was a few yards of background fabric and the outer border.   Now to get a backing put together and have this quilted.  My word for the year is Finish, and I am excited to have another quilt top finished.

I will link up with the link - February One Monthly Goal at Elm Street Quilts a little later in the month.  In my post here, I shared this quilt as one of my 2018 Finish Along projects and I will link this finish to it.


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Block of the Month - February Goal

This is one of the Block of the Month projects I worked on in 2017.  The quilt design was created by  Sherri at A Quilting Life.  My blocks are complete, my goal is to get the top and backing ready for quilting.  

These are a couple of the blocks.  They were made using the fabric left over from another quilt I made using fat quarters.

The blocks are stacked together, sashing is cut and border fabric purchased.  Let's see if I can complete the top and prepare it for quilting.

This quilt is on my list for the 2018 UFO Challenge at All People  It is also on  my list of projects to finish for the 2018 Finish Along.  I will be linking with One Monthly Goal at Elm Street Quilts for my February goal.   I hope you have a chance to finish a project this month.  Happy Stitching.