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.

Backing
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.