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.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Linking up with OMG - One Monthly Goal

Blocks from the Growing Up QAL 2017

Another layout of the blocks

OMG - One Monthly Goal

This is my first time to link up with OMG.  My goal is to decide on the layout for these QAL Blocks, get it basted, quilted and bound.  I am hoping that I can encourage myself to get this done if I make the commitment!  At some point, I will probably just close my eyes and pick the sashing and go with it!

Please click here to go to Elm Street Quilts and see what others are planning to do.

Friday, November 17, 2017

November Block Growing Up QAL

November Block

This is the last month for this QAL.  There have been a lot of different techniques this year.  Alida has given us quite a challenge! 


Layout of some of the blocks.

Auditioning Layouts

Click here to go to Alida's blog to check out what others are doing with these blocks!  While you are there, you can check out her 2018 QAL.  She has already given the layout and inspiration.  It should be a fun year ahead!




Sunday, October 22, 2017

October Block 2 - Growing Up QAL

October Block 2
This is the second block which Alida offered this month. The technique is paper piecing.

Click HERE to see what others have done with this block.

Growing up QAL October Block 1

Block One - Paper Pieced

I am linking up with Alida and the others who are participating in this QAL.  Hop on over to see what others have made by clicking HERE.

Quilt Finishes for 2017 #31-35



My 2017 Goal
It was my plan to complete one quilt a week.  I was doing pretty good until life got in the way.  I don't know if I will catch up, but I am certainly going to give it a try!  According to the calendar, I am only 7 behind after this post!



Finish #31
This was a Saturday Sampler from my local quilt shop. I think it was from 2008.  The top was mostly finished, I just needed to add the piano key border and quilt it.
This one finishes at 72" x 88"

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Finish #32
This was a Christmas Row x Row from Fat Cat Patterns.
All I really needed to finish this one was the side trees, the gingerbread men, and to quilt it.
This one finishes at 84" square.

Finish #33
This was my first attempt at a weighted blanket.  It is for a little 4 year-old boy with autism and life threatening asthma.
I followed the instructions for the proper size and weight. It is 36"x42"
I will deliver it to him (his family) this week.


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I was so proud of myself.  I was down to my last two pockets to fill with the pellets and I hadn't lost a one yet.  Uh oh, somehow the last two pockets of pellets ended up in my lap!  I can see that  my vacuum will be picking up pellets for a long time!

Finish #34
This quilt is for the 3 year-old sister of the little boy with autism.  I just felt like she should have a blanket too.
It is 42" x 48"

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Finish #35
This quilt is for the 13 year-old sister of the little boy with autism.  I felt like she probably needed something special too.
Size: 64" x 72"

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Growing Up QAL - September Block 2

Block 2
This is block 2 of the Growing Up QAL with Alida.
Please click here to see the blocks the other participants are making.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Linking up with Alida for the September Block

September Block
I am linking up with Alida and the Growing Up Quilt Along Group.
Please click here to how others have made their blocks.