Monday, December 31, 2018

UFO Challenge and 2018 Wrap-up

Well, I procrastinated too long and missed the sign-up for the UFO Challenge on Patchwork Times but I am going to list the twelve items anyway.

Here goes:
1.  Black, White, & Bright quilt (partially pieced)
2.  Bringing Home the Tree (started the wool applique')
3.  Mystery from Colorz Quilt Shop (partially pieced)
4.  Checkerboard Dresden (partially pieced)
5.  Kim Diehl - Journey Home wall hanging #1 (half pieced)
6.  Starry Night - machine embroidered tile scene (2/3 done)
7.  Peacock Blue Stripe quilt using Paula Nadelstern fabrics (partially pieced)
8.  Batik crazy curves quilt - blocks are pieced
9.  Bonnie Hunter "Allietare Mystery" (partially pieced)
10. Dinning room window treatments
11. Bonnie Hunter "Grand Illusion Mystery" (half done)
12. Two Seasonal table runners that are pieced but need the applique' attached & then quilted.

There are a lot more UFO's but these were twelve that I really would like to get done in 2019.

I did have some completions for 2018:

This is a quilt for my son, Byron, for his birthday in May. The center is a digital print.

This quilt is a memory quilt for my new SIL's parents. I utilized fabric that had been from his grandmother for background and border. The pictures were from both sides of the family.

For 2019, I need to get in the habit of blogging. This is my journal and it helps me keep track of completions.

                  Hugs and Happy New Year

Sunday, January 21, 2018

SKOL! BOM and Aardvark

Sorry, couldn't resist saying "SKOL" I am waiting in nervous anticipation for the Vikings/Eagles game to start.

While waiting for game time, I am cutting some more pieces for the borders of my Journey's End quilt. Since this was a BOM and the fabrics were included, it takes longer to cut all those pieces from the kit fabrics then if it was a true scrappy quilt. I have a lot of scraps already cut or strips in the correct dimensions.

Last Tuesday at Country Fabrics, I started the HandiQuilter Ruler of the Month. Received the first ruler (Pillbox), now there must be a quilt I can use it on. Right now I have a back for a Tula Pink quilt loaded on the frame and have already decided how I am going to quilt it.

At Colorz Quilt Shop in Brainerd, they have started a stash BOM using the desk calendar "Inspiring Stitches" by Heartland Heritage. It is a twelve month program. Looks like fun and I think I am going to start it but I have to use only my own stash.  Sounds like a plan. LOL

Last time I was a Grubers Quilt Shop in St. Cloud, MN, I couldn't resist the following Aardvark pattern. Thought it would be a good cushion for when people end up sitting on the floor due to a shortage of places to sit. Have to admit, I adore most everything that Pam makes.

Well, off to cut some more pieces and wait impatiently for the football game to start.



Hugs, Beth

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Catching up!

It is time to catch up with doings of 2017. My youngest daughter, Brenda, was married September 2, 2017. Since I am not at all biased, I think they are such a cute couple. The new son-in-law, Scott, is from Wisconsin and is a Green Bay Packer fan in Viking territory. For Christmas I could not resist having a little fun at his expense and sewed him  a "Packer Crying Pillow." Not sure he appreciated his new MIL. LOL

Since Brenda received vintage china as a wedding gift, I thought Scott should receive something that he would enjoy. Couldn't resist making him a deer quilt, since he is such a hunter/fisher person.

Just finished up placemats that are gifts. The pattern I used is "Take Four." Four FQ's stacked, cut and rearranged makes four placemat tops.
Set of 4 placemats with a little hedge-hog print.
Two sets of four (8 total).

Since I have two retreats coming up, it is time to start cutting and organizing projects. The one that is currently being cut is the border for "Journey's End" by Kim Diehl.

There are so many projects to catch up with. Since we have moved up to Aitkin, MN, I have been having so much fun going to guild meetings, meeting new people, and being so close to everything. What fun!

Hugs, Beth