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
hosted by Shanna and Melissa

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...
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...
I quilted it yesterday and now it just needs the binding.

I'm linking up to 

Hosted by:
Shanna of Fiber of All Sorts

Happy stitching

Saturday, March 7, 2015

March goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes...

...a short post to share my March goal for ALYoF.
I finished this quilt top in March 2012.
It has become a UFO and it's time to finish it.
I will quilt and bind the quilt for my March finish.
It was a 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.

I'm linking up to Shanna and Melissa's
March Goal Setting Party #138
Happy stitching

Saturday, February 28, 2015

ALYoF February Finish Party...

...so happy to have another UFO finished.  
There is a quilt show at the museum in Belleville Michigan,
for the month of March.

Broken Star designed by Edyta Sitar 
is my February finish for ALYoF and is on display at the quilt show... 
...now I'm itching to sew another log cabin quilt.
I have some UFO logs that are cut at 1-1/2" wide...and 8 different lengths.
I cut them about 9 years ago...
do you think it's time to make them into a quilt???

Happy Paws is also hanging in the museum.
It was entered in the 
Embroidery Challenge at the Road to California Quilt Show.
This was the second year Robin Kingsley, Bird Brain Designs
organized the challenge.
In 2014 it was all Red Work...
in 2015 we could use any color floss or perle cotton 
to design a quilt using BBD patterns.
We could enlarge, reduce, and combine patterns.
I used 3 different patterns to design Happy Paws.
The visitors to the show picked their favorites and voted.
I was thrilled to have Happy Paws chosen as one of the top 3 quilts.

This is what Robin wrote on her Facebook page...

Pauline Francis created a Winner for the Embroidery Challenge at Road to California Quilt Show. She combined 3 BBD Kitty patterns to create a cuddly quilt honoring cats....critters loved at my house. Voters liked her fine embroidery, the yummy warm brown tones plus the pop of color in the top long block. See what you might like to "invent" for next year's Challenge! 

I am linking up to February finish party 
with Melissa and Shanna #113

Happy Stitching