Wednesday, January 30, 2013

January Lovely Year of Finishes Goal Finished!!!

I am dancing over here! My goal for the month of January, for the red and white quilt, was to have it quilted.  Not only is it quilted, but it's bound up and all boxed up winging it's way to my sister!  Woohoo! How exciting!  It was one of my very first quilts, and while I am annoyed at myself for it taking THIS long to finish it, I am so happy with myself that I stuck to it and finished it.

I learned I have a very different taste in fabric choices and patterns now.  It's been an interesting quilt to work on for me.

Enough boring talk - here are the pictures.
I can't get this one rotated right.  Sorry!

Red flannel backing.

All folded nice and pretty <3

Sorry they are all inside.  It's a snowy snowy snow day today!!!

A Lovely Year of Finishes


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Marmalade Mini

I'm in love with the line Marmalade.  Have I mentioned that before? I have charm packs, mini charm packs, and have yardage in my shopping cart on and off but haven't decided WHAT to purchase the fabric for now it is just for me to drool over online.  At least I have the charm packs to drool over in person!

About a month ago my LQS had a marmalade mini charm pack kit - pattern and fabric to make a mini quilt. I just knew I had to have it, so I bought it.  And drooled over it, and was afraid to sew it up, excuses excuses.  The other night I decided to put on my big girl panties and make it!  Here is the process in pictures.
Basted and ready to quilt.  I can't believe I didn't take pictures of my progress.  Hmmm...I must have been too excited!!!

Quilted, binding waiting to be hand sewn.


Back to show quilting better.

  And one last finished picture, just for good measure.  I really love this little beauty - measures up at about 13 inches square.  It sits in my sewing room so I can drool over it while I sew and craft.  <3  Do you have a fabric line you just love and hoard and drool over?  I have a couple...but this is my latest obsession


Monday, January 21, 2013


Woo! Progress! Here is the red and white quilt, all quilted and ready for the binding to be sewn on the back.

  Now to hand sew!!!


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

January Lovely Finishes Mid Month Check

Hello my lovelies!

Mid month check up is here - and I am going to show you my progress.

See? All basted and quilting started.  WOOHOO! Progress!

I am determined to finish this by the end of the month.  Wish me luck!!!

A Lovely Year of Finishes

Friday, January 11, 2013

2013 Finish Along Quarter 1

I'm determined to get more projects FINISHED this year than I did last year.  I want to work through some UFO's baby!  So, in order to hopefully help stay accountable, I am joining another group.  The finish along with she can quilt.
she can quilt
Here is my list so far:

The red and white quilt of doom! This I hope to quilt this month!!

This mini quilt is now just sitting.  Poor gorgeous thing

This mini is sitting basted! How sad am i?!?

This beauty for my niece is still sitting :(  She has a birthday in February.  Maybe I can finish by then???

I think I only have 2 blocks left to make this a quilt top!!

I need to figure out borders for this

Supernova.  In a bucket.  Wow.

Think this quilt might be turned into a bed runner instead.  Well, probably 3 bed runners ;)  One at a time though!!

 8 projects. Wow.  And this doesn't even cut into my stuff.  PROJECT SHAME!! Lol. 

The worst part is - I have projects set aside NOT cut into that aren't technically UFO's that I should work on also.  Maybe I should be on a fabric diet - no new projects until I finish what I've started :D


Sunday, January 6, 2013

Lovely Year of Finishes - January Post

I am being very unlofty and only posting a small accomplishment I'm hoping to achieve in January.  This top and backing is waiting to be basted and quilted.

 That's my goal for January.  Not to have it bound and finished, just to have it quilted.  Hopefully this helps keep me accountable and I get stuff done this year!

Linking up:

A Lovely Year of Finishes