Sunday, October 16, 2016

Weekend results after a storm.

This weekend I finished some UFO's that are more than two years old and I couldn't be happier.  This quilt was started with Aurifil.  This quilt is queen size.  By the way there is a 2016 Aurifil Designer of the Month BOM going on right now if you want to join that for a new quilt.

Quilted all the center piece, made it look 3D.

Look at the quilting.  It's all over.

I also created some pillow cases for the bed.  They match the inside of the quilt.  I'm so proud  :)

And finally a couple more Splendid Sampler blocks (which are only 6 and half inches in size).  That makes over 25 so far.  I'm really enjoying choosing which ones I want to complete because I'm behind so many so I don't need to keep up.  Two appliques and one paper piece.  I enjoy the paper piecing.

Finally, I have finished my aunts place mats to go with the the table runner.  So everything is doing very well.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

4th Quarter Fun!!!!

2016 FAL
Well the 4th quarter is the last quarter, and this one goes into Christmas.  I'm hooking this up to Leanne at "She Can Quilt" for the 2016 Finish A Long.

I have a couple of quilts that I need to make for gifts, but I also have a number of quilts that I want to complete because after this year, they'll be over 3 years old, and that just doesn't sit well with me.  Remember, I am a fabricaholic....

So what are my goals?  There are many, some that I did not finish the last quarter, some that I have all the material for, and it's just sitting there, and some BOM's that really need to be done, so I can start new ones..  I'm still going to do the BOM's of this year, listed below:

  • Midnight Garden (6 done, goal the last to do and then finish the quilt before Christmas)
  • Splendid Samplar - goal another 20 blocks.  That will make 40 six inch blocks, possibly enough to make a lap quilt.  
  • The Canadian Mystery Quilt by Shania Sunga Designs.  Will have 3 or 4 more by the end and ready to do the final put together.
  • Row by Row Water series - 2015.  Want to do 10 of them.  Two of them will be for gifts for this Christmas.
  • Row by Row Home Series - 2016.  Want to do 5 of them as well.
  • Craftsy Row by Row 2016 - Amish quilt.  It's started 2 months ago, so I need to catch up.  Looking at 5 sections to catch up with.
So the other big goal is to finish some of my blocks of the month quilts that I have started two years ago and need to end.  There are many of them and some have been on my list before, but this time I'll get them all done.

Here's the list of them, diagrams of where I am at, and other quilts that I would like to finish as eel.

I want to add a tree to the side of this quilt.  I call it Canada Parks, and there is just green on the right side, so I think a large tree running the full length of it would look fantastic.  For my guild's quilt show.
A quilt that I started with the tin club, but not enough was made as well there is some wool on it, so I would like to finish this one for Christmas.  It's squares, then corner squares, with a wool circle in the middle.   No picture
Vice Versa Block of the Month from 2014.  Have the straight lines to complete and one more block.  Will just need to quilt it.
As usual, the sunflower quilt. It's completed but this time I need to finish the quilting on it.  I started this a year and a half ago.  It will be one of my entries for my guild's show this summer.
I would like to do two more of these blocks.  I have two done.  So at the end that will be four.
From the Quilting guild, my star quilt.  I started this one two years ago, and it was suppose to be completed for that guild time, but I'll get it done for this one.
Complete 5 more blocks and finish the Lottery Block of the month from 2014
Snow Quilt - it's a row by row as well, and was a BOM.  Have all the material and some cut.   See my link on the side
Finish Quilting my BOM that I made with Amy Gibson, but the free styling quilting course from Craftsy is taught by Leah Day.  I've been at this one for about two years now.
Parisian Patches with some applique that I'm going to add.  Some of it is cut, but it's been sitting in a baggy just waiting to be completed.
Like everyone else I have a snowball quilt - similar to the picture on the side but with different material, that I have gathered up.  All old fashion, browns and blues.  It's a christmas gift for one of the secretaries.  Been sitting on this one as well for about 
This is one of my Quilty Boxes.  I love them, they're like a secret gift every month.  The problem is that with everything else I have going, this is one more added to the pile, so I have included one on this list, because I want to make these, and give them away as gifts for Christmas.  That's the plan.

Some to START

I've realized that I don't like finishing everything, that I need to start some goals of starting quilts that I wanted to start for a while.  Some of these quilts I have everything for them, the material, the pattern, etc and I had this for quite a while.  They're all bagged up, material, pattern and everything, but I need to start.  Having these bagged items is the same as having UFOs, they're taking up space and are overwhelming.

Modern Quilt from Quilt Magazine 
You and Me Quilt by Sew Chic.  I have all the material but I have not started it at all.  This one is new for me.  But I got all the material and such last summer, so it's a 2015 quilt.
This one is a gift for a friend.  It uses 2 1/2 inch strips, and it makes something similar to the picture on the right but it's in greens and browns.  Very earthy.  I have an idea exactly who it's for, a gift for Christmas.
It's big, its beautiful, and it looks fun.  This one is from McCall's Quick Quilts - October/November 2013 by Susan Guzman, and i've been dyeing to make it.  I have the material for the flowers, all Chinese material, I just need a matching background, then I'm off to the races.

I need to make 7 of these for Christmas gifts for the office staff and my department.  That's a lot but it doesn't take that much fabric.  one day of total usage (yeah sure   :)  What will happen?

I need to make a 25" by 25" block that is "Canadian" and has the colours red and yellow in it.    Looking at using the book Fying Colors by Gail Garber to design something with flying geese to canada.  It's appropriate.
Have the material, the pattern, and more to make this quilt into a laptop. Design by Shania Sunga Designs Excited to play with it.  Looking at adding some other geese in it.  We'll see.  Hoping to put this one in the Quilt Show as well.

The other matching one.  This one is called Freedom by Shania Sunga Designs.  She's the same person doing the BOM Canadian Mystery Quilt.
I have all these rolls just sitting there.  So this pattern is from a Craftsy class and I would love to make this one or it's partner that has driesdons in it.
Finally for me.  Another pixel one.  Either this one or the star trek quilt.  Both I have a fabric for but did not start.  I was making the Star Trek one for the Canadian theme of my guild, after all Star Trek is Canadian.  But this one is faster.  So we'll see.

That's it.  And that's a lot.  I'm hoping that I won't pick up anything else new, but continue to follow this list.

3rd Quarter Update.

I had quite the list to do this 3rd period of quilting.  I've been extremely busy doing them and more.  Here are the ones that I said I would do and the finish products, side by side.

Quilting to complete

Art Deco by Siobhan Roger - COMPLETED

Garden Tea Party by the Quilting Company - Completed

Aurifil 2014 BOM - I call it the Secret Garden. - not completed. I added to the quilt to make it into a queen.  Did some quilting on the top, but still need to quilt the added pieces.  Doing "Quilting as you go" to this one.  NOT COMPLETED

My Sunflower Pattern that I made while learning Pixelation from a Craftsy class last year.  Darn it!!!.  I did do some quilting, all the dark quilting, but now I'm on the lighter brown.  This one will take forever!!!  NOT COMPLETED

Quilts to Make

Changing the 1st Grade Quilt by Me and My Sister Designs to a lap quilt - DONE

Celebrate Spring Panel Piece to be completed in the first month - I put the top together but need to quilt it.

Tulips by MH Designs - another one just sitting there.  Got this one done and on my table.  Only did four to fit my small living room table, but looks great.


Bowls for my mother.  NOT PART OF MY GOALS


  • Splendid Sampler by Pat Sloan and a number of bloggers.  I had about 20 to catch up with, would of been happy with 10 in this quarter, and I think I've met my goal - 21 in total.  Look at these below but there are more now, since I set the goal (every 4 days a new one comes up).

  • Canadian Mystery Quilt - Thought I would have 4 to do by the end of this quarter.  Have 3 done so far, so I'm pleased.  Was away for the last one and one was cancelled due to other blocks being given out.

And continuing on with the Midnight Garden BOM .  Wanted to do one a month and I've made it.  Four of them done. DONE


  • And of course the Row by Row from last year.  Want to complete 15 this term, and get that USA  queen Row by Row quilt done.  I've already started the 2016 collection.  But did not meet my goal.  NOT DONE.

I painted the above myself, but the bottom is a christmas gift to my aunt.  With two placemats as well

The pattern above is from downtown Seattle - Undercover Quilts. - Wonderful quilt block to make - it's from the 2016 row by row entitled "Home"

EXTRAS (as usual:) Completed

Two new dish towels - pattern by Meags and me "birdie" . Material L's Modern 2015 Spring

Great background material
Front of pillow

Free pattern Spock by Vanda Chittenden found on Fandom in Stitches.

Crazy but pleased with all I have done.  Linking up with the  2016 Finish-A-Long

2016 FAL