Delayed Q1 Update and Q2 Predictions

I am away at retreat this weekend, and have FAST internet- something I am not used to! So I will take a few minutes and type a huge post of everything I have been working on and what I hope to be working on.

First of all, I have to show you this cute little paper pieced flying geese pin cushion I made this weekend.  with each colour I added and then looked at what was pieced, I kept saying how cute it was.  So here is what it looks like before the stuffing, since I left it at home.  This will be the first thing I finish when I get back.  This is a pattern from Jeli Quilts.  Kelly has so many adorable geese block patterns, have a look at her website!

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Earlier in the year I made a very minimal quilt with some soft colours that remind me of sea glass.  This has been added to my machine quilting To Do pile.

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And I have to quilt my Glam Garlands quilt too.

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Since I had so much yellow and grey fabrics, I decided to use them for my Rebel quilt.  Libs Elliott  designs some awesome quilts and saw that there was a QAL on IG for the Rebel quilt. So I signed up ASAP as this is a quilt I really wanted to do, just needed some incentive.

Don’t you just love it?  And just this weekend Libs posted a link to her Rebel quilt in a mini size, so I will for sure use up my left overs for a mini quilt.

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I was hoping to accomplish a lot on my retreat weekend, so this is the second quilt I worked on.  Last week I volunteered to be a pattern tester for Christina from A Few Scraps and her Magic Carpet quilt.   Her quilt looked so awesome and depending on the fabric selection, it looked 3D.

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While I was sewing a friend noticed my fabrics looked like the Kleenex box on the table.  I was so coordinated!

 

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Here is the finished quilt top- the fabrics range from Kona Silver, through the greys up to Black.

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Then my last quilt I wanted to piece together was one I saw at a booth in QuiltCon.  The sample was made with Carolyn Friedlander’s Doe fabrics.  I didn’t get the top finished, as we lost power for most of the afternoon yesterday.  I did get the strips pieced and then sewn into the rows.

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The next step is the sashing/ borders, but I need to cut that fabric very specifically to keep the pattern going the same direction.  I will work on this at home, so I can take my time.  I finished the bolt and don’t want to make any mistakes as I don’t have a lot of it.

Another IG friend is hosting a Rainbow Mini Swap.  Here is what I made to swap with my partner, but unfortunately I am on the “hold” list for sending it out.  Hurry up partner and get your mini finished, so that I can send this to you.  I just love it!  I made it with the Slice and Insert technique that Jacquie Gering taught in her workshop when she was here last year.

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And here is my MQG Riley Blake Fabric Challenge entry.  The fabrics that were supplies were adorable, and I had so much fun Improv piecing this mini quilt.

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And lastly, here is a new Barn Quilt sign I had made so I can put it on my front lawn for people to find my house easier.  After moving, I am worried that it is a bit hard to find my house, so wanted to give something easy to spot when driving by.

 

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That’s a quick update from the past few months and this weekend. On my Q1 list, I finished my daughter’s friend’s Graduation quilt, and pieced my Glam Garlands quilt and pieced my sea glass fabric quilt.

For Q2 I think I should stop piecing and start quilting.  My pile is growing and growing, and I need to finish up a lot of quilts.

Here are my Q2 goals- Quilt: Glam Garlands, Sea Glass, Doe fabrics, 3rd Graduation quilt, Rebel quilt and my Magic Carpet quilt.  WOW- that’s a lot of quilting!

Maybe my Q3 goals will be only binding?

 

2 comments

    • Kristyn says:

      Thanks Ruth! I tried to cram all the photos into one post since I had fast internet when I was away.

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