Saturday, February 4, 2017

OMG February Goal

I have been debating on a couple of One Monthly Goal's for February, but I guess I will stick with quilting my recently completed quilt top.
I don't want it folded up and sitting on my cedar chest staring at me. So I am choosing this as my OMG for February -- to have this quilted by the end of February. Usually, the quilting is fun but sometimes I just dread basting the back and batting to the quilt top. I just have to bite the bullet and get on with it.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Completed OMG for January 2017

My One Monthly Goal for January was to complete this quilt top. This was my  OMG January Post.
These are just fussy-cut squares. I used a pattern "Love Patchwork and Quilting". There was a neat way of sewing the scrappy squares. They were sewn in strips and then you pick the strips out randomly for 6 squares each. It does make the pieces all different to attach to the center square.

I think it turned out pretty cute. And hopefully, I can get this quilted soon.
I am linking up my finish to One Monthly Goal at Elm Streets Quilts

I, also, sewed this Flora Supply Case for a sew along. It turned out cute and I will be able to use it on my camping trips. I like to take along some hand-sewing items to work on in my camper.


Friday, January 13, 2017

Q1 Finish Along List

Joining on the Q1 Finish Along at Rhonda's Quilt Ramblings. Following is my list:

1.) This Frivol #4. I have the top completed so it needs quilted and bound.
2.) This Forest Friends quilt that I have started. Working on the top for my January OMG, so I would like to have the whole quilt completed by the end of Quarter 1.
3.) I bought Flora Supply Case for this Sew Along. I haven't purchased a couple items yet, but would like to sew it.  
4.) I have this quilt all cut out so I want to start working on it. It will be a gift for my son. He needs a new lap quilt.

5.) I would like to sew this Frivol #9 possibly for a gift for my Mom or my sister.

6.) Frivol #5 possibly as a gift, also.

7.) Valentine Table Runner - I am starting on this and would like to get it done for Valentine's Day.
8.) Apple Pouch from  Playful Little Paper Pieced Projects- This has been on my list for a while to sew. I would like to get around to it.
9.) Elvis Poolside Tote. I have made one these before and it does go together quickly so maybe I can get it done. Elvis is The King, after all. 
10.) Baggalista Bag. I definitely need a new bag to carry and I really like this style. I like bags that are cross-body so that I can just grab what I need out of it. I'd like to put a quilt block on the front, but haven't chosen exactly what yet.
11.) One or both of these Minis I would like to work on.
12.) Would like to sew some of these Hazel Pouches. I just love it and can use some fabric that I have collected. These would make nice gifts, also to put away for down the road.
13.) Might possibly sew one or 2 of these Phoebe Phone and ID cases, too.
I think I have enough to work on! These Winter months I am in the house, anyway, so why not?

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Adelaide Bag

I finished this cute pouch for a Christmas gift for my sister-in-law. I followed the pattern in Amy Friend's Intentional Piecing Book

This was #9 on my Q4 Finish Along List so I am posting to Q4 Finishes at Clover and Violet.

OMG January

Since a new year is starting, I'm picking out a project that I've had on my list for a while. This is cute fabric from Hawthorne Threads. It was cool that I won this fabric in a blog hop that Clover and Violet had, so I would like to sew this quilt with it. The quilt uses fussy cut squares which should work with some of these prints.
All that I've done so far is to cut out a few of the fussy cut squares so a realistic monthly goal for me would be to have the quilt top sewn by the end of January. I am linking this to Elm Street Quilts OMG January

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Completed December OMG

I finished 2 of these Divided Baskets pattern by Noodlehead which was my December One Monthly Goal. I do like this pattern and may sew more down the road.

This one I am going to use around the house or on our camper. I've had this fabric sitting in a dresser drawer for about 5 years so it is time it has been put to good use.

This Owl basket I finished at the beginning of December for my Friend's baby shower. She said it was really cute and it is now sitting on the dresser in her baby's room. This basket does make a very nice size for a box of baby diapers.

So I have completed my  December OMG and linking up to Elm Street Quilts OMG December Finish.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

2017 Goals

Joining the party over at Quilting Jet Girl's 2017 Planning Party .
I've been sewing and quilting for about 10 years, but only blogging about 2 years. So these are my goals for 2017:

1.) I completed 2 larger-size quilts in 2016 so my goal is to complete 3 larger-size quilts in 2017. I will be lucky to get this done because I jump around and make smaller projects in between. Plus, sometimes it takes me forever to baste the quilt and complete the quilting.
2.) I collected a lot of fabric in 2015 and 2016 so I need to weed through my drawers and use it up.  I have not made a dent in the fabric in these tins. Whatever gave me the idea I could sew these monthly?

3.) Sew some smaller projects ahead for gifts. That way when I need a gift for an occasion, I will have a few ready to choose from. I'm sure I could use these table toppers for gifts.
4.) Get better at blogging. My blog is definitely not the greatest. It took me a while just to figure out how to add a button. I also need to learn to post on Instagram. Haven't posted anything yet. I do not make the best use of my phone.
5.) Attempt some Free Motion Quilting and Quilting with Rulers. I purchased the Quilting with Rulers class, but I have not done it yet because I cannot find the presser foot.