Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WIP churn dash

Tried my hand at a few small 6" churn dash blocks. I am hooked. They are so fun and cute to make.  I was just going to try a few blocks in all solids and then I decided this little 9 patch needed some print. I will now have to make more for the blocks I didn't use. Is it me or sometimes you just move from project to project making more projects???

Linking up with WIP Wed HERE   at Freshly pieced


SewCanShe Sewcialities


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Triangle along = Come on get happy!

That is the song I have been singing since I started sewing the rows together for the Triangle Along. I don't think that is what I am going to name this but I thought if I kept saying those lyrics then maybe....just maybe things would start going right. Not!

The quilt along triangles are not hard to put together. I have made a couple of smaller triangle quilts. Something in the stars were not lined up with me is my guess on this one. I still have one mistake to turn around but I have never had to rip out so much in my life. I kept all of the rows, pairs etc just how they were supposed to be but next thing I knew they were backwards. I took the time to press each row in opposite directions, first with two pairs and then as I when I had four together...then suddenly half of them were ironed the wrong way in the same row???  Like I said....stars were not aligned. I am pondering the idea that the first layout I had was a star pattern and then I changed my mind...not sure. Just know that I have one rip left in me but I need to cut out 4 more triangles for the bottom two rows because of my layout I decided on, I need to cut different pieces. I will need some luck and a prayer or two! :)

Linking up with Paula at the SassyQuilter HERE
*I changed to windows 8.1 with a new desktop...I can't log on to flickr, I don't know why this computer keeps asking me to verify my email so they can said me a code...none of my emails work so even though I say I am linking up ...I might not be. of those days weeks!


2nd Quarter projects - I can do it!

1. I want to get this little girl quilted and to a loving home. I have to make the back and then get going. I think it will be pretty simple. This is the only new thing I am adding to my goal list...I think?

2. Carry over from 1st quarter and also goal for April ALYoF.

My charm pack "little black dress" fabric quilt.

This doesn't look like much and I know I will be making new projects and getting a few otherthings finished. The hardest thing is to go back and finish projects...I know that and I love that this challenge is the way to do it. I just know this quarter I have to think about a couple projects that I want to do for the quilt show or myself. They have not even started yet so I will devote some thoughts and time to that.

I guess if I completed one project in Q1 and 2 in Q2 and so on that would still equal 10 old projects this year. I think that is a great goal. :)

Linking up with The Littlest Thistle 2nd Quarter finish along  HERE

 Finish Along 2014

Thursday, April 3, 2014

ALYoF goal for April

"Little Black Dress charm pack  quilt top"
This little quilt  topper was on my 1st quarter Finish along goals and it didn't get finished. I have to make the back and get some idea of how I want to quilt it. I am going to carry it over to my 2nd quarter list and hopefully get it done.
Linking up with A Lovely year of finishes HERE
A Lovely Year of Finishes

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

WIP cuttings

Everyone is doing the Triangle!
It's raining triangles over at The Sassy Quilter HERE. I dug into that stash of fabric and just started cutting bits of each and came up with 190 triangles pretty quickly. I am going to do some layout work on these to see what I need to cut more of. I think this will be a fun playtime project. I hope to play off some of the built in geometrics.

I am going to link up with  WIP Wed HERE
Let's Bee Social HERE
The Triangle QAL with Paula HERE


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

One/five for first quarter

Okay so back when I signed up for the Finish-a-long I was skeptical that I would be able to do it. I wanted to but I kept putting other things in front of my goals.  Alas, I did finish one so I am taking that as progress anyway. 

My 1st quarter goals can be seen HERE 
My finish was goal #1 and it was great to finish and I just finished it last week. Onward....
Linking up with Finish Along 2014 HERE

Friday, March 28, 2014

ALYoF for March = Satisfaction

Not sure that is the correct name I want to give this quilt but it is how I am feeling. I have lots of flaws, lessons learned, and techniques tried though. There is also a bit of blood, sweat and tears but I am choosing to have 'Satisfaction' playing in my head right now. 

Skillbuilder QAYG BOM QAL is done. Started in 2013 and finished 3/28/14...yeah me! My picture is not great as usual but there really was some blood involved in making this quilt. I snagged a pin through the skin on the tip of my thumb while putting the binding on. Not a place to put a band-aid so there is some of my personal signature on this quilt. It is okay it was practice and skill building for me and will be lovely with all it's flaws on my couch. :)

Putting the pieces together had me sweating a bit and when I carefully pinned and lined up the rows with the binding and they did not match up as pinned. So you guessed it there were a few tears...but I did not stop, I did not pop, I did my best (without ripping it out) and so passed the test! It is done. 

My original goal post is HERE

A Lovely Year of FinishesAnd linking up HERE