"A very Merry Unbirthday to you, to you. A very Merry Unbirthday to you." from Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland"

Saturday, February 23, 2019

A Finish for February

Cupcakes is a finish.  This is certainly one of my oldest UFO's begun in 2011.  


It's soft and sweet so I'm keeping it to use as a summer coverlet.

If I made one of these every year I'd have much fewer scraps:)

The backing used up some bigger pieces of stray fabric.

I'll be linking up with The Crafty Quilter on Sunday for the UFO Challenge.  I think it's cool that I've already achieved two finishes this year.

I don't think I have any more easy UFO's, only big quilts that need borders and some that are just blocks that need to be put together.  Since March is a longer month I may choose a challenging project to try to finish.  

I've been making blocks for Heirloom Quilting's Mystery QAL.  I've used a bit of a mix of colors and prints and am hoping it all pulls together at the end.

Heirloom Quilting Mystery QAL
  Not the best of pictures but you get the idea.

Hope you are enjoying your time with needle and thread.
God Bless!

Thursday, February 7, 2019

February's UFO Goal

I'm still in with The Crafty Quilter's UFO/WIP Challenge.  My project this month is this scrap quilt I began in 2011 which I'm calling the Cupcake Quilt because that is the common denominator of each block.  Aneela Hooey showed the making of these blocks and I joined in because it was so easy and used up scraps.  Now that I have the quilt top made I love this quilt.

It's at the "to be quilted and bound" phase, so I should be able to complete it by end of the month.

I'm also doing the 2019 BOM from Quilt Doodle Doodle called Garden Sunshine.
These are the January and February blocks.
February Variable Star

January Birds and Bird House
I hope this is not the only quilting I do this month.  We'll see.

God Bless and have fun.

Monday, January 28, 2019

A Finish for January

My first finish for 2019 is this one from 2016.  The quilt top was done, but needed to be sandwiched and quilted.  

This is my list of unfinished projects that I plan to work on this year. And now I can cross off #3.  Maggies' First Dance is a finish.  So happy.  If  Julie of The Crafty Quilter had not set up this community "quilt with a deadline" thing I wouldn't have worked on this quilt.  
It was the motivation I needed.  

I'm linking up with The Crafty Quilter; an amazing number of UFO's are hitting the dust this month.  

God Bless and have fun!

Monday, January 14, 2019

WIP Challenge

The Crafty Quilter has a WIP Challenge this year, beginning this month.  The goal is to finish at least one UFO each month.  My list has over 13 entries.  I knew I had quite a few UFO's, but not as many as I found.  Shame on me.  Anyway, I'm working on my first one, quilting the Maggie's First Dance quilt that I made about 2 years ago as a Jacquelynne Steves QAL.  It's a pretty quilt and not that big, so I know I will finish it this month.

I'm making good progress and hope to finish this week.  
I have a few new projects that I want to get going on.  (So I can have more WIP's:)

God Bless !

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Day Late, Dollar Short

 This quilt was done before Halloween, but I haven't posted until after Thanksgiving.  
I love the way the long stitch quilting looks.  

Next week the Christmas decorations come out.
God Bless and take care.