2017 Finish-A-Long

It’s time to list my goals for the first quarter of 2017. I am finding it to be so liberating to get some of my unfinished projects done. Last quarter it was a lot of little things. This quarter I’ll work on my large projects. I can’t wait to get started.

1. Quilt and bind Anna’s quilt. I made this top last quarter but the holidays made it impossible to quilt it.

2. Finish piecing, quilt, and bind Christmas wallhanging. I was disappointed I didn’t get this finished for Christmas, but I’m not putting it off.

3. Quilt and bind blue and white quilt top. I made this a good 10 years ago. It’s way past time to finish it!

4. Cultivate An Attitude of Gratitude. I started quilting it and didn’t finish. Not happy with it but need to finish anyway.

5. Finish applique and piecing, quilt and bind Labyrinth quilt.

6. RV Bed Quilt finish piecing, quilt and bind. And we no longer have the rv. Don’t know what I will do with it.

7. Happy Villages quilt. I need to finish the details, quilt and bind. 

That’s more than enough to keep me busy and I’m also starting 2 BOM’s.

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Beginning The New Year

Usually I spend New Years Day taking down the Christmas tree, but this year my husband asked me to leave it up for several more days because he has enjoyed it so much. So instead I quilted a customer quilt before putting on the Panthers football game.

Sharon kids’ quilt with Bauhaus modern quilting.

Love the word fabric for backing.

I got Carolyn’s baby quit with Minkie done yesterday.

Soft and stretchy Minkie backing!

Great quilts.

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Final 4th Quarter Finish

My Finish A Long projects are posted Here.

I actually finished this one yesterday which is really cutting it close.

I started this quilt when my nephew passed away suddenly last March. He was in his 40’s and died in his sleep, leaving behind a wife, 5 children, a dad, mom and misc other family and friends that loved him. It’s a piece of my heart. 

Fabrics were scraps out of my stash. I only had a picture of a quilt I saw a long time ago.

Pantograph was Hearts A Flutter

Backing has inspirational words.

Though his family will continue to grieve in the new year, I pray they find the light in themselves once again.

May God be with you and may you experience His love in the coming New Year.


Christmas Tablerunner and Placemats

This project is one of my Finish A Long projects posted Here.

I’ve had this Christmas border fabric for a long time. Finally did a search on YouTube and watch a lady using a 60 degree triangle ruler to to make these. Out of about 2 yards of fabric, I got 4 table runners and 5 placemats. I had already sold 3 of the table runners before I took the picture. I decided I wanted to keep these for myself.

The only problem I had was consistently doing a good job on the binding miter. Not sure what was going wrong. Since it isn’t a 90 degree angle, maybe I just didn’t fold it properly when machine stitching. Next time.

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Christmas Embroidered Pillow

This is another 4th Quarter Finish A Long Project

My post with all my projects is found here.
Finally, the embroidery is finished and I made the pillow. I didn’t have red wool for the top edge that the pattern called for, so I used some Christmas fabric I had. That meant I had to look up how to make a faced scallop edge on the Internet. The idea wasn’t difficult but I did accidentally snip a thread when clipping into the “v”. But with some small machine applique stitches, I was able to secure it. I enjoyed this little Crabapple Hill pattern but probably won’t make another one unless I have red wool!

I thought the covered buttons and Pom proms were a nice touch.

I used the envelope style on this one.

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