new year of quilty projects!
you know clearing my WIP pile is just one of my goals for this year.
to participate in the Finish-A-Long. This is my 4th year joining, and I always
find it helpful in moving my WIP to the finish line.
normally know ahead of time that I won’t!), it’s nice to check-in every
quarter, go through my list and write an update for each. The process is more
often than not a surprise on how much I’ve actually gotten done!
let me reassure you this is all for fun. There is no pressure. If you don’t get
anything done that quarter, then you don’t get anything done. There is no
penalty. No shame. No judgement. On the flip side, if you DO finish something
then you get the chance to link up that finished project along with the other
quilters, have fun comments left by other makers and run the chance of winning
something. Plus, you get to see what other quilters are working on. How bad can
up with Izzy throughout the year on her site Dizzy Quilts Blog.
no additional cost to you, if you click through and make a purchase, I may
receive a commission.
Q4 2018 PROGRESS REPORT
quite productive, and I was able to knock off several projects from my list.
2018, but I couldn’t share anything until she was featured in Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine! Issue 67 went on sale November 1, 2018 and I found out the day before that she made the
cover. Definitely a highlight of the year for me! And I’m thrilled she’s
finally out there for you to enjoy too!
inspiration for this one was so spur of the moment and I love how she came to
life so quickly! You can read more about the Irish Vortex quilt here and get
the pattern to make your own here.
|IRISH VORTEX QUILT|
Karen Lewis Textiles left over from my Double Windmill Quilt were super fun to
use to test out my Irish Vortex quilt pattern math. Plus, anything that
involves hand quilting is always in a win in my book 😉
loved snuggling with her even more over the holiday break! She’s warm. She’s
cozy. And my first attempt at wavy line quilting will most definitely not be
the last. Read all about the Home for the Holidays Irish Vortex quilt here.
With cuteness like this, how could I refuse?!
|QUILTED MINT BLOCK|
received Emily’s email inviting me to participate in her new book blog hop! If
you haven’t checked it out yet, you totally should. Emily’s Modern Quilts Block by Block book is chock
full of inspiring modern projects. I was instantly smitten with her Figure
Eight block and decided to turn them into a table runner. See more of the
Figure Eight Quilted Table Runner here.
project at the time, I didn’t end up adding her to my Q4 FAL list. But she was
absolutely on my radar and got finished right after Canadian Thanksgiving. While she may have been on my radar, what I didn’t expect was changing it from making a table runner to making a full on quilt! Read more
about how that came to be here.
you! Hopefully the second round of pictures I took over the holidays turned out
and I’ll have her up on the blog soon.
SECRET SEWING #4
2018?! Well, this one got done during the summer and I shipped her off before I
went on summer holiday. All will finally be revealed this quarter! 😉
STILL WORKS IN PROGRESS
FALL IRISH VORTEX QUILT
quilt. Right before heading off on holidays, I managed to get the backing
pieced and the quilt basted. So, now all I need to do is get the quilting done
and figure out the binding!
|FALL IRISH VORTEX QUILT|
MODERN AZTEC QUILT
partially stitched on my sewing table for months now. I keep sneaking in small
advancements with 5 minutes here and 10 minutes there. But she still needs lots
of work and January should be the month as I finalize my testing of the Modern
Aztec quilt pattern for release at the end of the month.
HOLIDAY MODERN AZTEC QUILTED TABLE RUNNER
just didn’t happen. It was close though! The finishing touches of the hand
binding got done right after we rang in the New Year. Hope to have her up on the blog soon!
break, but since we were out of town for 90% of it, that just couldn’t happen. I’m
hoping to sneak in the quilting on weekends. We’ll see how that works out.
of finishing this quilt any time soon. That was the plan all along. So, when I
do have the chance to work on them, it’s with great pleasure without any guilt
or judgement of how long it’s taking me. I snuck in a few more of these blocks
bringing my tally to 15 of 100. As you can see, it’s a very long term WIP 😉
IMPROV DRUNKARD’S PATH
this quarter. Well, unless of course you count me moving the bag to get to
another project! I know, I know, that’s stretching it! Not sure when I’ll be
able to work on these curvy quilt blocks but listing her here so she’s on my
SEW MOJO MINI QUILTS
myself to Ikea yet to buy some frames. Yup, that’s all that is required to
cross this WIP off my list, but I just can’t seem to get myself to Ikea. I had
it in my planner to go one day and then it snowed. And got pushed…right into
the holiday season, and there was NO way I was heading there during the crazy
holiday rush. Please tell me I’m not the only one who has an aversion to crazy
MEDALLION SQUARED QUILT
quarter. I think I just need to find some focused time to get this one done.
Maybe a long weekend would do the trick? I’m adding that to my planner.
|MEDALLION SQUARED BLOCK|
SEWCIAL BEE SAMPLER
Bee Sampler quilt is one I’m excited to see come to a close. I’ve selected a
stunning backing that entices me every time I open the doors to my fabric
stash. Hoping that 2019 is the year she gets done. See Row 1, Row 2, Row 3 and Row 4.
of nowhere I decided to make the Double Chevron pillow with some scraps left
over from my Bequest Modern Aztec quilt. That one turned out so nicely that I’m reminded of
why I used to make them all the time! Hopefully those positive pillow vibes continue,
and I can knock these off the list.
180-DEGREE QUILT | MOLINARI CHALLENGE WALL HANGING
Full disclosure – this one has been a work in progress since
the summer of 2016, I actually had everything quilted and bound ages ago, but
it was those pesky threads that needed burying that kept deterring me. I
finally managed to get them all done and now just need to get the sleeve
attached. In the meantime, if you need help with burying your quilt threads
check out this handy tutorial.
problem is, I no longer know how I want to finish her off. Plus, add in
distractions with other quilt priorities and she keeps falling to the way side.
I know I’ll love her once done – I just need to get past this quilt top
designed by Suzy Quilts. I just keep forgetting to take some updated photos. Still a ways to go,
but I’d say I’m about half-way through the needle turn applique. Another slow
WIP, but I like having those to turn to when I need a break from other
her back up over the holidays and look forward to exploring more of these blocks
|100-DAYS OF SFD MINIS|
MODERN SEWCIALITES SAL
Sewcialites SAL hosted by my sweet friend Stephanie from The Modern Sewciety Podcast. Each block has been a lot of fun to piece, so I really can’t
wait to find a few hours to sneak these in.
|FEBRUARY MODERN SEWCIALITES BLOCK|
SECRET SEWING #1 2019
fabric pull for this fun wall hanging. So far, these are the colours I’m going
with, I just need to make sure I have enough in my stash to complete the
project. Full reveal coming February 😊
done at the start of the New Year. I’d say it makes for a great kick off 😉
AGF GEOMETRICAL BUNDLE UP
be another Modern Aztec or a Flight Plan quilt. Time will tell!
|GEOMETRICAL BUNDLE UP|
NEUFCHATEL BABY MODERN AZTEC QUILT
Neufchâtel from my friends at Camelot Fabrics. I can see it making a super cute baby
Modern Aztec quilt!
projects you have to keep you busy! Here’s to making the first quarter of 2019
a productive one!
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