Monday, March 27, 2017

Synnove (2017 Finish-A-Long Q1 #2)

I'm excited to be posting my second finish for the 2017 Finish Along! You can find my original post with details about my Finish-A-Long goals HERE.

I met my goal of finishing this Synnoeve quilt by 2/10 so I could give it to my Mom tfor her birthday. She loves yellow so I thought it was perfect for her. I'm happy with how it turned out even though I couldn't get the best picture. I actually had yellow thread that matched the backing perfectly. Happy with how it turned out. 

Pattern and fabric by @patbravodesign purchased from @quilterscandybox

100 Blocks 100 Days / Tula Pink's City Sampler (2017 Finish-A-Long Q1 #1)

I'm excited to be posting my first finish for the 2017 Finish Along! You can find my original post with details about my Finish-A-Long goals HERE.

I worked hard and was successful in completing my 100 blocks / Tula City Sampler by January 25, 2017. Here is a picture of the final finish!

I have been using it ever since and I still feel joy every time I look at it! The best part about making and finishing this quilt was the wonderful group of quilty friends I made through the process. I was able to connect with so many wonderful and inspiring quilters and I'm glad I made these connections! 
Too many different fabrics to list. Total mishmash.
Sashing: Cotton & Steel

Warm and Natural

Aurifil 50wt Grey and Black (Backing)

Everything sewn/quilted on my very modest but hardworking Janome Magnolia 7330.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Quilting JetGirl Alison Glass Challenge

Since I recently completed a small project using my new bundle of Seventy Six fabric by Alison Glass I figured I might as well write up a post about it so I could join the fun challenge hosted by Quilting Jetgirl. 

Quilting Jetgirl Alison Glass Challenge

My finished project is actually quite modest, but it is still a finish! I have been thinking about creating at least one quilt with a quote that I love (still deciding on the quote!). So I took advantage of multiple Thanksgiving sales to purchase some letter patterns. I wanted to try a few of them out, and to use this amazing new Alison Glass fabric I had just received. So I got the idea for a small project I could make -- and In/Out sign for my cubicle at work! 

This little project gave me a good sense of what the letter patterns will look like in a quilt with the bonus of being practical because I use it everyday. Wish I would have switched the colors though, because I love the "out" side so much but I never see it because it is only facing that direction when I'm not there!

Thanks for the fun challenge, looking forward to making more with this amazing fabric line!

Friday, January 13, 2017

2017 Finish- A-Long

I'm a little bit late to the party, so I'm going to make this post short and sweet. I love the extra motivation that a little contest with fun prizes gives me to finish stuff so I'm joining the 2017 Finish Along for a few projects I really want to tie up this quarter. Since this is the first time I've done this I'm going to start small and manageable.

1. 100 blocks / Tula City Sampler: My goal is to have this quilted and bound by 1/25 to be eligible for the #100BlocksFinished prizes. Not sure it will happen, but I'm trying. It will be done by the end of March.

2. Mini Quilt from Quilter's Candy Box: This is for my Mom. For Christmas, which I obviously missed. New goal is to have it done by her birthday on 2/10. Needs backed, quilted, bound.

3. Missouri Star: I am close to being done with quilting, just need to decide how far I want to go with the quilting. Will set my goal of finishing by the end of March.

Good luck to everyone participating!