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.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Growing up QAL July Block

July Block - Growing Up QAL

I am linking my block up with Alida and the other quilters who are working on the Growing Up QAL.

Please click HERE to see what everyone has been doing.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Linking up with RSC17 Blue

RSC17 Color of the Month is Blue
 I have chosen to make the Moda Pattern "Lawn Chair Quilt" which you can find for free on the Moda Bake Shop website.

I am linking up with Angela and all of her quilting buddies at SoScrappy.  Please click HERE to see what everyone has been doing with their blue fabric.


Friday, July 28, 2017

#27 Quilted and Bound

#27 for 2017 - Quilted and Bound

This is my rendition of Lori Kennedy's latest spring QAL.
You can find the link below.  Mine is a lot longer than hers.  I had a bunch of HSTs waiting for a project, so I thought this would be a good time to get them sewn up!





You can find the link to this QAL here!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Linking up to Wednesday Weight Loss

An old swap from Fat Cat Patterns
I decided to get out my car blocks from a swap I did with Sindy at Fat Cat Patterns.  I think it was around 2008.  I have 24 blocks and some seemed a little "girly" and some seemed a little "boyish" so I tried to sort them where I could make a more feminine one and a more boyish one.  I am still auditioning the sashing for the girl one on the left.  I still need to do the horizontal sashing on the boy one on the right.

I am linking up with Jennifer at the Inquiring Quilter for Wednesday's Weight loss.  You can find the link here.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Having a Little Fun

Sewtogether Bags

I just love these bags.  They are a little tedious to put together, but I think I have finally gotten my "groove" making these bags.  They are so versatile.  Every time someone sees them they make a comment on how they would use them.  Everyone sees something different.  
This pattern can be found on Craftsy.

Sew-in Coin Purses
I have been wanted to make these for a while but I was really intimidated by them until I read a post by Mayra at So Sew Easy.  The link is here.

I also watched a few YouTube videos, but my main help was the encouragement from Mayra.  She made it sound so easy and it is!

HURRAY! HALF-WAY THROUGH 2017!!!

2017 FINISHED QUILTS!

I am pretty excited and a little disappointed. 
My goal for 2017 was to completely finish one quilt per week which would add up to 52 quilts by the end of December!

I am excited because I am on target for my goal.
I am a little disappointed to see that all of my quilts are stacked and they just don't seem as tall as I expected they would.  I am only missing quilt #24 because it is currently on my grandson's bed!

There are a total of 25 quilts stacked and most of them are queen or full size.

I knew I had a lot of quilts to finish and this is only the tip of the iceberg!

26th Quilt for 2017 - Quilted and Bound

Quilt #26 for 2017
 Made HSTs with 10" squares sewn around the edges of two squares, right sides together then cut them diagonally to make 4 HSTs.
Berenstain Bears Backing
I just happened to have enough fabric for the border and backing. 
I don't have much novelty fabric but this seemed to do the trick!

Quilt Info

Size:  55" square
Batting:  SewPerfect Polyester by Fairfield
Quilted on my Innove Sitdown Longarm Machine

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