Thursday, May 7, 2015

May's goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes...

I almost forgot to post my May goal for ALYoF....
I've made progress on my batik quilt, the quilting is completed so...
my May goal is have it bound and gifted.
As time permits
I would also like to make some progress on my Hands2Help quilt.
A quilt top flimsy would be good...
having it quilted and bound would be awesome!!
I will be using a Bear Country School layer cake and charm pack by Moda.
All I've done so far is matched a layer cake with a charm pack.
I'm sure I will move a few around.  
I will be using a folded square-in-a square block to make the quilt.
The 2 quilts below are donation quilts...
the one on the right is for the Relay for Life 
held next week in Canton Michigan.
It measures 50" x 60".
The multi colored one is 48" x 54" 
and will go to Quilts of Compassion.
I used the folded square-in-a square block to make both quilts.

I'm linking to Melissa and Shanna
alyof2015

Happy Stitching!!




Thursday, April 30, 2015

ALYoF April Finishes party....

My Lovely Year of Finishes April goal is finally a table runner...
no longer a UFO...
Cinnamon & Cocoa is a Bunny Hill Designs pattern from 2009.

I love how it turned out...now to finish the quilt that goes with it. 
It's called Rabbits Prefer Embroidery, also designed by Anne Sutton.

 I have the embroidery blocks finished...
probably finished them about 5 years ago...a red set of blocks
and a brown set that I forgot I had finished stitching.
The other goal for Aprils ALYoF was to get the blocks cut for one of two batik quilts that are on my 'to do' list...look...one top is finished. 
The pattern was in the February 2009 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting magazine.  
...hopefully I will have it quilted this week and I can stitch the binding when we go to Canada next Friday.

I'm linking to Melissa and Shanna
alyof2015

to crazy mom quilts Finish it up Friday party
and to
Confessions of a Fabric Addict  Whoop Whoop Friday party


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

A Lovely Year of Finishes April goal...

My Cinnamon and Cocoa table runner is quilted
but still has no binding...
...my April goal is to finish the binding...
and because this should be a quick finish as soon as
I decide on the fabric I am also adding to my April goal.
I have a couple of batik quilts I want to make,
I have the fabrics pressed
ready to start cutting and decided on 2 patterns.
My goal is to have the fabrics cut for at least one of the quilts.
I will be cutting Zen first.

We have had a lot of company visiting from Canada since mid March.
The weeks have been very busy.

I'm linking to April's goal setting party for
alyof2015
hosted by Shanna and Melissa
#127

Happy Stitching


Monday, March 30, 2015

A Lovely Year of Finishes – March Finishes Party

My March goal for ALYoF is finished !!
It's the BOM from 2011 designed by Corey at Little Miss Shabby.
I did change some of the embroidery designs...
just a bit from the original design.
The fabric is Moda's Dream On by Urban Chicks....
...close ups of two of my favorite blocks...
February
and June
I'm working on another UFO from January 2012.
It's a table runner by Anne Sutton, Bunny Hill Designs,
called Cinnamon and Cocoa.

It's perfect for Easter and
I'm hoping it will be finished tomorrow...
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I quilted it yesterday and now it just needs the binding.

I'm linking up to 
alyof2015

Hosted by:
Shanna of Fiber of All Sorts
and

Happy stitching