Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Almost Caught Up


Just finished printing this weeks lesson for the Delightful Stars Quilt Along.  Will start cutting in a little bit.  Got the January M is for Mystery BOM cut and ready to sew.  Think I will be making 72 flying geese.  Sounds like that will take awhile. 



Here are my split 9- patch blocks for the Leaders & Enders Challenge that Bonnie Hunter issued last summer.  I managed to make 157 blocks.  What ever size quilt I can get out of these blocks is what I’ll make.  Just can’t resist a challenge!  Don’t know when I’ll get around to putting the blocks together, but not before I get caught up on my current projects. I still have the Aiming for Accuracy top to finish.  I think by now it should count as an UFO, so I need to be working on it as part of Pat Sloan’s monthly UFO challenge.  I’ve been too busy playing catch up to worry about UFOs.



This weeks Quilty Fun block is butterflies.  So I am caught up for the month on this one. Yeah!  Think March is the last month and then I will need to finish the top.  Challenge to myself; finish all current projects!  No more UFOs!  I already have enough thank you. Think most of my UFO work will be quilting completed tops so they can go in the guild quilt show this fall.



January and February blocks for Patchwork Times’ “Tell it to the Stars” BOM.  Another one that I’m caught up on.  I’m doing this one in yellows and gold with purple and red being the accent colors.  Hope I will like this combo.  I want to use different color schemes for each project. 

Monday, February 24, 2014

Still Trying To Get Caught Up


Quiet Play’s Sew Retro Kitchen Jan. & Feb. blocks. This is a paper pieced BOM that  I’m doing. I’m not a big fan of paper piecing but thought one block a month to keep in practice wouldn’t hurt.



Jan. & Feb. Purple Sage blocks.  I’m really liking the purple and gray.



This is another fun BOM that I’m doing.  It is called Vise Versa.



I finally got to start the Delightful Stars blocks.  Glad it is caught up.  This is a weekly Quilt Along.  The next block (lesson) will be out tomorrow.


Our guild is doing a mystery quilt this year.  We are doing one clue a month.  Gives us plenty of time to get each clue done.  I’m doing the first two clues as leaders and enders.


I finished the 1st clue this week end. Maybe I will get the 2nd clue done by the 2nd Tuesday of March.  There are a lot more half square triangles this clue than the first one. 


I still have a couple BOMs to get caught up on besides keeping up with the two quilt Alongs.  Wait, think I decided to Do Pat Sloan’s scrap buster challenge/BOM.  Plus I’m supposed to be working on UFOs too each month. At least I won’t run out of quilting projects any time soon.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Catching Up


We have had snow twice this year!


This is the first time it snowed. The roads were icy for a couple of days and driving was dangerous. People abandoned their cars.



The second time it snowed. The Grandkids enjoyed the snow. My husband’s son and grandson came up from Florida for a visit. It was Noah’s first time to see snow. It snowed February 11th and 12th and by Thursday evening the 13th it was gone. The roads weren’t as bad.  The road crews got out in a timely manner.



This was the scene on Thursday morning before it warmed up and melted.  It was very pretty to look out at.


I finally finished the Bonnie Hunter Celtic Solstice Mystery.  I made 121 blocks for the large king sized top and was able to make two tops, one queen size and the other a large throw size.  I’m glad to have them done.


Now I am playing catch up on all the Quilt Alongs and Block of the Months I’m trying to do.


The red and gray are the Aurifil January and February blocks and the blue are the Pat Sloan Globetrotting Blocks for January and February. So far I am liking the blue.  Hope my blues will continue to work so well.  I am worried it will be too much blue.


All caught up on the Quilty Fun Quilt Along at the Fat Quarter Shop until Monday when a new block is released.  This is really turning out cute.  I’m pleased with it so far.

That’s three down and seven to go!  Can’t believe I have that many projects all going at one time!  Maybe once I get caught up, I will be able to keep up.