Tuesday, April 10, 2018

2018 Finish-A-Long: 2nd Quarter List


I only have three projects on my list this quarter, but that's OK because none of them are small.  :)  Here we go:  

1 - 
C'est La Vie.  I used this pattern by Lella Boutique (from Fat Quarter Shop's November Sew Sampler Box) for a Christmas Mini.  I've been wanting to make this into a lap-size quilt ~ just like the pattern shows.  I'm going to use charm packs of Olive's Flower Garden (just because I LOVE these fabrics!).  



2 - Eldon Quilt by Edyta Sitar.  I attended a workshop for this pattern almost 2 years ago, and it's on my list to work on after the Naples Quilt Show is finished.  I have some of the fabrics cut and two blocks done so far.



3 - Star Light Star Bright.  I'm adding an oldie-but-goodie to the list ~ it's really been sitting around way too long.


So 3 projects for this 2nd quarter of 2018.  I'm actually working on two block of the month projects as well, but I probably won't add those until the last quarter.

Monday, April 9, 2018

BOMs for April

I'm keeping up ~ which is so unlike me. :)

Patchwork Barn:  Month 4 - Blocks 10, 11, and 12


I had to completely redo the #11 blocks ~ I had sewn the center HST facing in the opposite direction, so I had to take them completely apart and sew them back together.  Hopefully, that's a lesson learned ~ pay closer attention to the block layout!



Linking up with BOMs Away!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

2018 Finish-A-Long: 1st Quarter Results


Here are my results for the First Quarter:


1 - Chocolatier Block of the Month.   This is #1 on my list this quarter, because I'm hoping to put in in the Naples Quilters Guild Quilt Show this year (Feb. 23-24).  FINISHED!  and it got a ribbon!!  Blogged here.




2 - C'est La Vie.  I used this pattern by Lella Boutique (from Fat Quarter Shop's November Sew Sampler Box) for a Christmas Mini.  I've been wanting to make this into a lap-size quilt ~ just like the pattern shows.  I'm going to use charm packs of Olive's Flower Garden (just because I LOVE these fabrics!).  NO PROGRESS.



3 - Freshly Picked Table Runner.  I love Bonnie and Camille fabrics, so when I opened up my September 2017 Sew Sampler Box I decided that I HAVE to make this gorgeous table runner!  FINISHED!  Blogged here.




4 - Eldon Quilt by Edyta Sitar.  I attended a workshop for this pattern almost 2 years ago, and it's on my list to work on after the Naples Quilt Show is finished.  I finished 4 more blocks, so I have 6 done ~ I think I'll do 3 more.


 Two finishes out of 4 on my list ~ I can live with that!  

Sunday, March 25, 2018

BOMs in Progress

I know.  I realize that neither of these Block of the Month projects are in my 2018 Finish-A-Long list for this quarter, but I just can't help myself.  I figured there's no point in adding them to my list if there was no chance of finishing them this quarter.  But I told myself that I'm going to try and stay current this year with the BOMs ~ so far, so good!  Here are just a few pics:

Patchwork Barn:  Month 3 - Blocks 7, 8, 9



2018 Quilters Planner Sampler BOM:   I decided to make this sampler quilt out of my stash 
of blue and red Christmas fabrics ~ just to be different.  :)  Here's a pic of the pattern ~ followed by my first 3 blocks.




 Block 1 - January

 Block 2 - February

 Block 3 - March

Linking up with BOMs Away!


Sunday, March 11, 2018

2018 Finish-A-Long ~ Second 1st Quarter Finish: Freshly Picked Tablerunner

This will probably be my last finish for this quarter ~ I have WAY too much to do on my other entries for this quarter.  But that's OK!  :)

I've always loved Bonnie & Camille fabrics and I was thrilled to get the fabrics and a tablerunner pattern in one of my Sew Sampler Boxes a few months ago.  I love the way it turned out ~ perfect for some spring color in the house!



I was really happy with the quilting on this one ~ some walking foot and some free-motion, but I feel like I'm making progress!




The finished size on this tablerunner is about 22-1/2" x 54-1/2".  

So that's it for today ~ I need to start making my list for the next quarter!




Monday, February 19, 2018

Patchwork Barn ~ First Two Months

For a change, I'm actually starting on time and keeping up with this new Patchwork Barn Block of the Month by Edyta Sitar made exclusively for The Quilt Show.  


It starts out with three blocks a month ~ three of each block ~ so 9 blocks each month.
I've finished the blocks for January


and for February


Here's to keeping on track with this one!

Linking up with BOMs Away!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

2018 Finish-A-Long ~ #1 Finish: Chocolatier BOM


Chocolatier is finished ~ just in time for the Naples Quilters Guild Quilt Show!  Such a gorgeous pattern by AnneMarie Chaney ~ I'm so happy I could finish it in time so that lots of people can see it.

I did straight line quilting with the walking foot for the background.  For the blocks, I did some simple free motion quilting using theads to match the colors in the blocks.  It's the most FMQ I've ever done, but I'm happy with the result!




I love a scrappy binding.







The back looks like some crazy road map.






Quilt stats:

Size:  73" x 73" (approx.)
Pattern:   Chocolatier Block of the Month by AnneMarie Chany (GenX Quilters)
Fabrics:   Toscana fabrics by Deborah Edwards for Northcott (blocks)
               Odds and Ends Crackle by Patrick Lose for RJR Fabrics (background)
Backing:  Quilters Candy Basics Swirl Black by Connecting Threads
Batting:   Warm & White
Thread:   Aurifil 50 wt.

This is finish #1 for the First Quarter!


Linking up with Needle & Thread Thursday (NTT)


UPDATE (3/1/2018):  This quilt was blessed with an Honorable Mention ribbon at the Naples Quilters Guild Quilt Show last week!  Yay!