Tuesday, February 28, 2017

FEBRUARY

I stayed busy again this month--
got a nice start on this one--but did not get it finished--

cause I decided to finish this one up--
it is now all done and hanging on the front door--
worked on and finished this one--
all done--these heart blocks were ufo's from 2-3 years ago--

this months color was aqua--

did my cat block and 2 sets of bird blocks cause I had so many different shades of aqua-

got block one done on row one of the Buttermilk Basin row by row bom--done
and this is the 2nd block--

Got the bow block done on the Christmas bom--


started a new bom--
and had alot of trouble with the house piece--
after 3 tries--this is the final block and it is basically the right one--
but now I also have this fussy cut house--
hopefully the rest of the blocks to this one, will be easier!!!

got 2 baby sweaters knitted--one large and --
one a preemie (first time i have done a preemie)

this is sooo tiny compared to what I was knitting--
also helped a lady in here relearn how to knit and she made a large sweater from the same pattern for her granddaughter,
got Dan's pillows made with the Monopoly fabric--
2 more blocks --these are 10" size for another bom of the month--
where the blocks are really 5" blocks--
I got the one months done--will catch up with the other month when I do next months block--

and I believe this is the oldest unfinished set from O'Susannah's bom --
got 3 more applique blocks prepped and got 2 of them done--
and I got these embroidery pieces made into quilt tops--
and finished off--
stitched these a year or so ago--

I got these 2 quilt tops basted--
the Reindeer one is top,batting, and backing and is now ready for hand quilting--
the hexie one I worked on alot this month--and ended up 'unstitching' a lot too as I tried to square it up--then decided to baste it to a background fabric and now I have to applique down all the outside hexies to this background--

in the end--I only did 4 actual finishes for the month--
2 basted --getting ready for finishes--
and 5 bom projects now--


Friday, February 3, 2017

JANUARY 2017

OFF to a good start--
I hope!!!
started off with getting a folding table for the sewing machine,
a lamp and a regular sized ironing board--

Finished this little quilt--

Got the Reindeer quilt top finished into a top--
and finally found the backing online and ordered it--

got this little cat ornament kit from Sunny--
so decided to do it right up--all ready for next Chmas--
Got the first little Downton Abbey quilt all finished--
made 2 more from this fabric line--
used up the rest of the squares into another small top--
and then also made some 9 batch blocks--16 of them--

sent this one to Anne--


For bom's for 2017--
I am doing the color challenge again this year--
January's color is purple--

one quilt will be birds and string blocks--
the second one will be--
a cat and a log cabin block--
but decided I did not like this  cat--sooo-



sent the other one to Anne--
another block of the month--


Is a Christmas one by Sew Fresh quilts--
and we got a mitten block--I made 2 blocks of mittens to go with the 2 stockings--

More work in January--
did get this one finished as a top--
though I spent alot of time trying to square it up--
then had to unstitch alot of it--
made a new purse for my Night Angel job--to carry the pager and cell phone in--
for the week that I work each month--




I finished off these counted cross stitches that I found in a drawer!!



AT THE END OF 2016--

I have these ufo's to finish--

Bee quilt--blocks are all done--

small Circa 2016 quilt--done in Downton Abbey fabrics--

3 blocks of one bom left--(sent rest to Anne)
Basket quilt--all the baskets are appliqued--
still lots of blocks of sewn baskets to do--
2 different sets of Splendid Sampler blocks started--
Color of the month blocks started--
have 4 more designs all ready to go in the dresses--
Terry's quilt--blocks done--want to finish this for my bed-----------------------------------------------------


basket embroidery blocks--set of 20--only have 4 embroidered so far--
Reindeer ornament quilt--my own design--
just some odd blocks
counted cross stitch blocks--have finished these a couple times--
but then unstitched them--
Hexie quilt top--need to decide how to finish this and how large to make it-
all prepped--
all prepped--
blocks are all appliqued--
all the blocks are done--
all the blocks are done--
all the blocks are made--just need to decide on applique in center of blocks-
and old quilt club bom from Sue's in NY--
barely started--
my own basket blocks--4 I think even have the flower pattern pieces figured out--
these just need to be made into a wall hanging--
more odd blocks--
started bom --only have 3 done--
little basket blocks--have some done--
another embroidery one--about half done--
another wool one partly done--





all tops done--just need to have batting, backing, and quilting done on them!

I know I probably have some orphans here and there--but only little projects--!!!