Saturday, April 16, 2016

2016 Finish Along Q2

I didn't finish any projects this last quarter, so my list is a bit shorter this time around. With the move, there wasn't enough time for sewing/quilting. With hope, I'll do better this next quarter. Without further delay, here's my list for the next quarter:

1: AMH Dresden Plate
I am about half way through with the quilting. It looks like it's going to be my first completed project this year!

2: Scrappy Hexagon Quilt 
I made progress; the top is finished. I am auditioning fabrics for the backing, and I'll start the quilting as soon as I'm done with no 1.

3: A Baby Quilt
Soon there will be a new addition to the family and, I want to make a baby quilt using these fabrics by Lecien. Something quick ... A Nine Patch.

4: Scrappy Courthouse Steps
A project I started during the move while sorting scraps and fabrics. What began as a small project evolved quickly to a bigger one, 34 blocks to go.

That's it for now, more projects are waiting to be finished but, these are the ones I will be focussing on during the next quarter.

Linking-up to the 2016 FAL Team

Friday, April 1, 2016

Quilty365 April Linkup and WIPS

Here's to another month of circles to add to the stack ... 

This morning I arranged my March circles on the design wall for the monthly picture, in chronological order as usual. And here below is a shot of all the circles I have made to this day, 148 total, almost four months in the making. I have a plan; I have an idea for the final layout, a mental picture stuck in my head since the very beginning ...

One of you asked me once what I would do with the extra fabric I removed from the back of each circle ... So there it is. They found a new place to shine in a new quilt that I started earlier this March, a scrappy courthouse step. Some of you might have seen progress pictures on my IG.

I'm using scraps but at this point, I don't have enough scraps for the bigger strips and have to complete from my stash. 

 Also on the frame, my AMH Dresden Plate, after three attempts this is how I am quilting it. I am stitching vertical lines, and I am using a Sashiko natural thread, the thread is very soft and is a charm to work with.

Linking up with Audrey at QuiltyFolk

Have a happy weekend!