Update: December 2016

Since I originally posted my description of this blog, I have somewhat erred from my intention. I have actually bought much more fabric than I had but ................. in my defense, I got the solids at 50% off and the quilt shop fabric at 75% off, so that doesn't count, right? LOL

My goal for 2017 is to completely finish one quilt per week including quilting and binding.

After all, we have to have a plan.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

19th Finish for 2017 - Quilted and Bound

Quilted and Bound
 This was a New Year's Mystery quilt.  I don't remember if it was NYE or NYD.  I am sure it was prior to 2008 but I haven't found anything so far to indicate the name or year.
Leftover Fabric
 I had kept all of the fabric together, so after quilting and binding, I still had enough to make pillow cases and shams.  I still have fabric leftover.  I might make a couple of small throw pillows and the rest will become precuts for another life!

Close-up of quilting

Quilting Info:

Size: 84" x 96"

Batting:  Hobbs Heirloom 80/20

Quilting time:  10 hours

Quilted on my Innova sit down long arm machine.

NOTE:  No fabric, batting, or thread was purchased in 2017 to finish this quilt.

Monday, May 8, 2017

18th Finish for 2017 - Quilted and Bound

9-patch swap
This is my 18th quilt to completely finish for 2017.
It was made from a none-patch swap with a Yahoo group named Stroll the Block.  This swap was from 2008 or before.  I wanted a larger quilt so I added the flowers and black fabric.

I tried to find fabric in my stash to compliment the quilt.

Close-up of the center squares.  All of the nine-patches had the same quilted flower motif in them as the black squares.

Quilt Info

Size:  80" x 81"
Batting:  Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 Black
Quilted on my Innova sitdown longarm machine

Note:  The only purchase I made in 2017 or this quilt was the binding.  Out of my plethora of fabrics, I did not have what I needed for this quilt.  Luckily, I had purchased this binding fabric a few months ago from England Design Studios .  When I saw it, I was sure I would need it while sewing up some of my vintage fabric UFOs.  What a lifesaver that was.

Monday, May 1, 2017

17th Finish for 2017 - Quilted and Bound

#17 Quilted and Bound
This another Saturday Sampler from my favorite LQS, Cactus Quilts.  I don't remember the name or the year, but it has been a while!

Close up of Center

I really enjoyed quilting this one.

Quilting Info:

Size:  84" x 99"

Batting:  Warm and Natural

Quilted on my Innova Long Arm Sitdown Machine

NOTE:  No fabric, batting, or thread was purchased in 2017 to complete this quilt.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Linking Up with Alida and the Growing up QAL

First Embroidery Block
Alida is challenging us to do hand embroidery, but I decided to step outside the box a bit because I have really been wanting to use my decorative stitches on my home sewing machine.  I found it to be a little harder than I expected, especially with curves On this block, I used a Frixion Pen and drew the pattern on the fabric and put tear away stabilizer on the back.

Second Embroidery Block
On this one I traced the pattern on tissue paper and put some tear away stabilizer on the back and pinned them in place. After outlining the teapot and doing the handle and spout, I pulled my tissue paper off.  I wouldn't be able to follow a design with the decorative stitches so I didn't need the tissue paper.  Also, I found out that when I had the fancier stitches, it was harder to pull off all of the tissue paper.

All in all, I am glad I did this and got it out of my system.  I found out that it is very time-consuming to use those decorative stitches and they are not the best effect.

I'm linking up to the Growing Up QAL here.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

16th Finish for 2017 - Quilted and Bound

16th Finish

This was a 2007 Shop Hop from the Houston International Quilt Festival which I bought from my favorite LQS (Cactus Quilts). 

Quilt Info

Size:  70" square
Batting:  Hobbs 80/20
Quilted on my Innova Long Arm Sitdown Machine

NOTE: No fabric, batting or thread was purchased in 2017 to complete this quilt.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Linking up with RSC17 Color Mix

Blocks for the Lawn Chair Quilt

I now have one more color set for the lawn chair quilt.  The pattern can be found at the Moda Bake Shop.

I am linking up with Angela and all the other quilters for the RSC17 color of the month.  I didn't think I had a lot of scraps that didn't have a specific color, but it turns out that I have a whole lot of them!  Go check out what the others are doing with their scraps at SoScrappy.

Friday, April 14, 2017

15th Finish for 2017 - Quilted and Bound

2005 Twilight Garden BOM
Finally Quilted and Bound!

This quilt was a BOM in 2005 offered by Jeanne Rae Crafts.  Click here for the link.
Quilting Close-up
Since these are night-flowering blooms, I felt like I needed to put tiny stars in the background.


Quilt Info

Size: 33" x 42"
Quilting:  9-1/2 hours
Batting: Hobbs 80/20 black
Quilting on my Innova long arm sit down machine

No fabric, batting or thread was purchased in 2017 to complete this quilt.