I’ve managed to complete a few more quilty things. I made a wall hanging for our family room and also a scissors holder. I liked the scissors holder so much I made some for my friends.
I’ve managed to finish a few wool appliqué projects this year. I took a class a few years ago and decided to pull it out and finish. After I got started I couldn’t stop.
I want to create some small quilty projects this year so I have been making the free patterns that Pat Sloan puts out each month for her Button Club. They are smaller wall hangings that fit perfectly on the door of my antique bookcase that I store my antique quilts. They are each embellished with buttons. I started in January and have managed to make one each month.
I like to try to make something patriotic every year. This 1/2 square triangle quilt I saw thumbing through the latest issue of McCalls Quick Quilts caught my eye. I also am getting LOTS of use out of one of my Bloc-Loc rulers. I can’t imagine doing this quilt without it. I might just get this finished before Memorial Day!
In an effort to bust out my quilting UFO’s I’m going to make a blog post with my finishes and add to it as I finish more (being optimistic here….). I can’t seem to blog regularly, maybe I’ll keep this up to date!
FWO (For Women Only Snowmobile Ride) Raffle Quilt
I made a quilt once again to be raffled off during the 2017 FWO ride. I used my last snowmobile fabric that I could find which may be ironic because this may be the last year the ride takes place. The colors are much richer than the picture – it just doesn’t photograph very well. This is a pattern I found on Craftsy.
I made a wall hanging for my door at the hotel to hang during the FWO. I purchased the kit at Shabby Fabrics – one of my favorite online quilt shops. The fabric is all flannel. I made the little banner and then removed it after I got home and hung it on the wall in my bedroom.
I said I was NOT going to sign up for any more Block of the Month (BOM) programs – ah, famous last words…
I was quilting last fall with a friend at Attic Window Quilt Shop and Chris, the owner started showing us the BOM’s that were coming up in the new year. One totally caught my eye – A New Age by Nancy Rink. I have completed both Amish with a Twist 1 & 2 (the aren’t quilted yet) and this is another one using the same designer’s pattern and fabrics. The colors and design grabbed me as well as this specially dyed fabric for this quilt called Aged Muslin. It started in February and I am actually caught up! I’m using the dark background and really love how the colors pop. Amazing. Really looking forward to see this one come together.
She does have Amish with a Twist 3. hummmmm……..
I’m determined to finish the Vignette In Stitches quilt in 2016. I finished the one long piece last week and started on the center section. The center section is composed of 4 18″ squares that have tons of satin-stitched berries on them. I HATE satin stitching! I was able to get quite a bit done yesterday so maybe if I keep going I might actually finish this thing!
While Scott was gone, I took advantage of the time alone to spread my quilting all over the house (it looked like a quilting explosion) and get some things done. I finished a quilt made from baby clothes for a friend. Most of the clothes were infant clothes or knit so it was more like a t-shirt quilt in the end. I had made another quilt for the sibling and had a lot of scraps so I used those and made her another quilt. I think they both turned out cute. I also had a quilt top I started in a class at AQS a few years ago. I got that top pieced. Not quilted but the top is DUN. I also binded a quilt that I had quilted several years ago. I couldn’t get a great picture of it but I love the way it finished.