Friday, December 9, 2016

Ethel's Garden - Burgoyne Surrounded

Previously #2 of the 4th quarter finish-a-long, I just finished the Burgoyne Surrounded this week -- and just in time!
2016 FAL

This quilt was started at the March 2016 Quilt getaway hosted by the Ninigret Quilt Guild. It was a mystery quilt which was taught by Louise who blogs over at Island Creations by Louise. Late this past summer, my coworker, Ethel, mentioned her plans to retire. I knew this would be a perfect quilt for her. She loves to work in her garden and will now have lots of extra time. The focus fabric is pink flowers and green leaves on a dark blue background. The light background fabric is a white on white floral print.

I certainly miss my friend Ethel already and it's only been two days. But I am glad she will now have the time to do all the things she loves!

I was off to find a spot to take a photo and came upon Prospect Terrace in Providence.This little park overlooks the city of Providence and is tucked in a neighborhood very close to Brown University and the RI School of Design.

Quilt Name: Ethel's Garden
Pattern:  Burgoyne Surrounded
Started: March 2016
Completed: December 2016
Size: 50 x 68 

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts, Finish It Up Friday.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

4th Quarter Finish-A-Long 2016

2016 FAL

I was certainly unsuccessful in completing just one of the 3rd quarter list so they are also listed here. There are still too many UFO's to list. But I feel confident that this will be the "Quarter of Success". Here are a few that need to be completed soon:

1. Bonnie Hunter's Pineapple blossom. 
Started in class with Bonnie, hosted by NBQA, in September 2016.

2. Burgoyne Surrounded
Started as a mystery quilt at the March 2016, Quilters Get Away.

3.  Ginny Beyer - Harlequin Charm. 
Started June 2016.

4. Kaffe Fassett - Facet

5. Wool Applique

6. Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville Mystery Quilt

That's it for this quarter. All will be done soon!

Linking up with the 2016 Finish-A-Long through A Quilter's Table, #88.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Beach Basket

Designed and taught by Alice Ogden
Hosted by Stony Lane Basketry
August 2016

I know it's not a quilt but I am so proud of this basket!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Narragansett Blues Quilt

Pattern by Bonnie Hunter
size 76" x 83"
completed 2016



Linking to crazy mom quilts, finish it up Friday. 

Saturday, July 16, 2016

3rd Quarter Finish - A - Long 2016

 2016 Finish-A-Long

I think it's time to get back to sewing. 
Here are a few projects that I hope to finish in the next few months:

Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville Mystery 

Kaffe Fassett's "Facet"

Burrgoyne Surrounded 

Linking up with A Quilter's Table for the 2016 Finish-A-Long, 3rd Quarter. 
I'm number 225 -- WOW -- that's a lot of projects!!


Friday, April 22, 2016

March's Great Escape Quilt Weekend - Burrgoyne Surrounded

The class for the Quilt Weekend was a mystery. The instructions were for a scrappy quilt - light, medium, and dark fabric.

The pattern reveled the Burgoyne Surrounded Quilt Block. I'm just getting back to the bits and pieces. My original background was a floral - pink flowers with green leaves on a dark field - I'm having trouble telling if it is Black or Navy.

I played with the lay out before I started sewing:
1. I loved the dark green with pink flowers and green leaves - but here it is overwhelming:

2. Using a white on white background looks good but also looks like every one else's.

3. So I decided to add a bit of the floral in place of all the white and I think I have the winner!

Time to start sewing the pieces together! Although it's not yet a finish, I thought I would link up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Fridays


Saturday, March 19, 2016

More Bits and Pieces . . .

 Auditioning the inner border and the blue binding.

More 9 patches for the outer border.

A small section was inadvertently sewn in upside down. Not sure how this happened but when I looked closely, it turned out to be an easy fix.