Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Woodland Wonderland Quilt Top

This has been a month of cold and snow in the Pacific Northwest.  I do enjoy a bit of snow but my work involves driving vehicles all over two counties providing library service to those who cannot get to the library.  The unusual amount of snow in our area resulted in a couple of closure days and short open hours for our libraries, many closed days for our local schools.  The snow added to the beauty around us, I took a couple of pictures while driving around Lake Stevens.

With a couple of snow days that kept us all home from work and school, I was able to complete the blocks for my quilt.  It is now ready to send out to have it quilted.  It is a fun quilt and I am tempted to make it a permanent home here.  To me this a finish in that I am able to move it on to the next step and soon it will be ready to be used.

I will link up with Elm Street Quilts for the February One Monthly Goal and The Crafty Quilter for the February WIP Challenge. Thank you for the inspiration to keep checking things off on my "finish" list.  


Tuesday, February 5, 2019

February Sewing Plans

I have been working on my Woodland Wonderland BOM quilt from Fig Tree Quilts.  I was a bit behind schedule and decided to see what I could do to get caught up.  I have quite a bit to go to complete the top but I am determined to get it done.  The blocks are fun and I know that I will love this quilt but I also know it will take some effort to complete it.  Setting a goal can only help me stay at it.

These are just a few of the blocks I have completed, now to add fillers and follow the directions to make a complete quilt top.

We are packed in to a small part of our space due to some ground water flooding in our home.  It has been quite an adventure.  I think I will share a few before and after pictures in another post as we go through the process of repairing and putting things back in order.    Finding a spot to take a picture of my sewing is a challenge. This was taken in our dining/sewing/closet next to our living room/bedroom.  Fun times.

If I complete this project, I will also share it as my February finish on The Crafty Quilter. It is one of the projects from my UFO & WIP List.


Friday, February 1, 2019

A January Finish - Sort of

2019 is  my second year of focusing on finishes.  Not that I stuck to "no starts, only finishes" last year.  I did add several to my list to finish this year and we all know that it is just too hard to not start some new projects or join just a few sew along groups.  Anyway, I am here to share my "almost finished quilt top".  It is the one I chose from my very long UFO list to "complete" this month.  To me this is a finish because now it is ready to send out to be quilted.  The back is prepared and all is ready to go.  The unique thing about this one is it is a block of the month from 2018 and it is only January and it is pieced together.  I believe that is a record for me.  I still have many BOM projects waiting to be completed from several years back.  This is my quilt from Sherri's Block of the Month at A Quilting Life.

The size of the blocks help to showcase the fabrics used.   

My pictures have been taken inside because I have been leaving for work in the dark and returning after dark.  I am so looking forward to that changing.

I will be linking with The Crafty Quilter to share my finish.  Setting a goal for the month is always a great help to me, it feels great to check projects off the list and put them to use.  It is time to pick out my goal for February.  Looking forward to a little more daylight each day.