Friday, March 28, 2014

proof of life

My Madrona Road quilt is quilted, bound, washed & crinkled - and I love it!

but this one photo is all you get today, just enough to prove I finished it :)

I botched my best chance at a decent photo shoot for this quilt {left my camera at home} so I'm just posting this one photo so I can do a little link-partying while I wait for the rain to stop over here.

have a great weekend!
Finish Along 2014

original FAL list {here}

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

WIP Wednesday update

what I've been working on lately - a fabric basket made from a pile of scraps that was sitting on my desk and distracting me, and a baby quilt that I am almost done sewing the binding down on.  neither are on my FAL list.  oops :)

linking up to WIP Wednesday

Friday, March 21, 2014

star quilt finish

I can't believe I nearly forgot to share this quilt with you, because I love it so much!  It was actually done two weeks ago.

these fabrics had been sitting in my stash for a long time, and they are just too pretty for that.  It makes me so happy that they have been turned into a quilt for snuggling!

after washing and drying, this quilt is super soft!  I'm not sure if it is because of the less dense quilting than my normal, but I love the feel of it!  so much so, I'm almost sad to give it away, {here}.

a shot of the back :)

once again, Son #1 did a great job as quilt holder :)
I made the star 44" square, but it needed some added length to make it the size the hospital wants, so I added a piano key boarder to the top and bottom.
this makes approx. another 6 1/2 yards of stash used! :)

linking up to Show & Tell Tuesday &

Fresh Poppy Design
Sew Cute Tuesday
Finish Along 2014

original FAL list {here}

Monday, March 17, 2014

Kiss me, I'm 1/8th Irish!

hehe :)

here is a short video that has become a fun part of our St. Patrick's Day tradition, hope you all enjoy it

I'm off to bake some Irish soda bread now :)

Thursday, March 13, 2014

the missing quilt

hey, guess what I learned this week?

it is really hard to keep your quilt blog updated if you loose your camera and can't share any new pictures.  yeah, so I thought I'd take a break from tearing this place apart looking for it and share some old photos.

last October-ish I finished a quilt which never got an appearance on the blog, not even any WIP photos.  I used the fabrics you see above, and this star tutorial by In Color Order, and made a quilt to donate to our church's youth group funraiser.

I backed it with a pink floral vintage sheet.  you'll need to use your imagination, because these are the only two photos I could find of this quilt.

It really looked like I was going to run out of time to finish, but I had made a commitment to donate a quilt even if it was only to myself, so I stayed up until 4:15 am hand stitching the binding and tossed it in the wash.

After a quick nap, I dashed out the door and delivered the quilt on time, but I didn't have time for photos.  oh well, I'm told the quilt has found a loving home with it's new owner, and it raised a good amount of money for the youth group, and that is what matters most.  although I do wish I had a good picture.

now, back to looking for that camera....

Friday, March 7, 2014

round 2

Ok, February's lovely year of finishes goal wasn't a win, but I'm back for round 2.

My goal for March is finishing my Going Coastal quilt top.  See you at the end of month link up :)

Saturday, March 1, 2014

February in review

let's see, I celebrated groundhog's day with a stuffed groundhog & shadow

binding this blankie inspired lots of swearing:

I finished the top of a split rial fence quilt top in more earthy colors:

and I was forced to admit defeat on my February lovely year of finishes goal :(

I was all set up with Netflix and thread to stitch late into the night to get the binding finished, but I've been sick for weeks and by 10:00 pm local time, I had to admit I just didn't have it in me for a late night of stitching, even though the linky still had 5 hours before closing.

so, that was my February - what about yours?
linking up to Fresh Sewing Day.