Saturday, January 14, 2017

2017 Finish-A-Long - 1st Quarter

The New Year brings lots of resolutions, especially in the Quilting world. Today I am linking up my "partial" list of UFO's that need to be completed. Here are the quilts I will be working on:

1.  Harlequin Charm -- Ginny Beyer
     Started June 2016 and must be completed by months end!

2.  Facet -- Kaffe Fassett

3.  Wool Applique

 4.  Bonnie Hunter's Grand Illusion -- Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville Mystery

5.  The Colors of Sweet Peas -- blocks are completed and ready for the lay-out. 

I am linking up with She Can Quilt and the 2017 Finish-A-Long. It's certainly time to start finishing up these projects.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Christmas 2016

2016 FAL

Finished just in the Nick of time! This Pineapple Blossom quilt was started in Bonnie Hunter's Class in September 2016 and was finished on Christmas Eve at 9:00 pm, ready to be wrapped and gifted on Christmas.

This quilt was #1 of the 2016 Finish-A-Log, 4th quarter.

 Pattern - Pineapple Blossom
by Bonnie Hunter
block size - 12 inches
quilt size - 63" x 84"

Yes -- I do see that one of the blocks is not in alignment. I actually saw this as I was sewing the binding two days before Christmas. This quilt top was finished and pressed in October, while I finished Ethel's Garden quilt. To keep it wrinkle free, I had folded it, right sides together and hung it up on a pant hanger. When I took it down, I laid it across the mid arm rails and unfolded as I rolled it onto the rails. I never saw this quilt completed on the design wall.

Lesson learned -- always take a photo of the quilt top BEFORE you quilt or load the rails.

I was told that it is not that noticeable - however I am not one to agree or not - as soon as I see this picture, my eyes go right to the tilted square.

This quilt was for my niece for her brand new bedroom - the colors were chosen based on her color theme for all her back to school supplies this year. Everything had to be be blue, white or black - the colors of her new Vera Bradley Backpack. I'm not sure if she noticed the tilted square or not, but to be honest, I have been put in my place! Only God is perfect!

Linking up with crazy mom quilts and finish it up Friday.