October 365 Challenge blocks are completed!
January completed blocks.
February completed blocks.
March completed blocks.
April completed blocks.
May completed blocks.
June completed blocks.
July completed blocks.
August completed blocks.
September completed blocks.
Here is a sneak peak at what else I am working on:
I am linking up with One Monthly Goal over at Elm Street Quilts. Click on over there and be inspired!
Last week, I completed the free motion quilting in the diamonds of the Christmas Lone Star.
This week, I free motion quilted a simple up and down line design in the red sashing.
You can see the texture on the back of the quilt.
I have to admit, it does feel nice to be moving this old UFO forward.
Christmas in July has also motivated me to work on gifts.
I have seven hexagon table toppers (or placemats, if you like) sewn together. I talked about this pattern in my previous post.
I am feeling pretty smart finally using up some very old fabric to make these cute toppers.
In keeping with the use-it-up theme, my next goal is to pull some scrap batting out of a large overflowing tub and piece some frankenbatts for these. If I have time, I will find some backings, too.
I am linking up with Kathy over here. You might want to visit, and be encouraged to get your Christmas projects moving!
Back in October 2016, Lorna, at Sew Fresh Quilts, designed and hosted the MOD Bear Paw QAL. I fell in love with her quilt, and had to have it, so I joined in the fun.
I am happy to say that I have finally finished the quilt!
Here it is after finishing the quilting:
And here it is after sewing on the binding today:
For more photos, and Lorna’s QAL, simply click on the following links:
MOD Bear Paw QAL Part One
MOD Bear Paw QAL Part Two
MOD Bear Paw QAL Part Three
I am so happy to say that most of the snow is now gone, and look what has replaced it!
A new year, a fresh start. It feels good to begin anew.
I am not making big goals for this year. No new resolutions that I may keep for a couple of months and then leave by the wayside.
I am keeping it simple.
I want to walk on the beach in the sunshine.
I want to read more; especially His Word, as I have let that slide.
And for January’s OMG (One Monthly Goal), I want to work on the Leavenworth quilt.
I blogged my virtual play time with the Leavenworth Nine Patch block back in January 2013 here and here.
*You can also find those blog posts by clicking on the Quilt Blocks tab at the top of my blog.
Sometime after that, I actually worked up one of my design ideas into a quilt top and pin basted it. I showed it on March 27, 2015.
So my goal for the month is to machine stitch in the ditch so that the quilt layers will be stabilized and I can remove the pins (and thus lighten some of the weight). The quilt is approximately 74″ x 88″, so it is a large size for machine quilting on a domestic machine.
I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts OMG (One Monthly Goal). Check out what others have chosen to work on this month; it can be very inspiring and motivating!
It is time to be accountable and declare what I accomplished with my December OMG (One Monthly Goal).
Because of Christmas and the e-commerce explosion (I work at a post office), I kept my goal light…I really did not expect to accomplish much. I thought I just might have time to machine quilt half of The Case of the Secret Garden (a Linda Franz/Inklingo mystery from 2013).
But I put my nose to the grindstone, and quilted at every opportunity that I could, and I am so happy to report a finish!
If you click on the link above, you can find links to the beginning of this project, and each clue that I worked on it, as well as find where it originated on Linda Franz’ website, Inklingo.
Some of the pictures aren’t that great (it is hard to take good pics indoors in the midst of winter), but they show that I finished this baby!
By clicking on a photo, you can see it enlarged. This quilt was machine quilted on a domestic sewing machine.
I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal (OMG). Click on the link and see the other goals that were accomplished for December!