Wednesday, January 27, 2016

UFO #4, Bloom sew-along continued...

My UFO finish #4 is a nice size table cover or it could be a wallhanging too.  My friend Sarah did a Harvest Sew-along on her blog Sew Joy Creations.

And I'm keeping up with the Bloom sew-along. Of course it's only week 2! Here is this weeks block:

OK, on to the next UFO. Not sure which one it's going to be yet! So many to chose from. LOL!

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Bloom sew along block one and UFO 3.

Since there were once again multiple football games on this weekend I was able to spend a little more time in the sewing room. 
I worked on a UFO From about a year ago that needed borders. This was made with left over strips from other projects and is called Quilt to Give from Nancy Zeimans website. 

It came out pretty large! Double size at least. I will probably hold on to this one until you need a donation quilt next. 

Monday was the first installment of Bee in My Bonnets Bloom sew along. I am doing mine in Kim Deihl fabrics. 

I really like Lori Holts appliqué technique using sew-in interfacing. You can find links that this pattern as well as all of her tutorials and techniques on her Monday post here:

There will be a new block every Monday so we will see how long I can keep up!

Have a great rest of the week!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

UFO #2 and a little sidetrack...

I finished UFO #2 -a fabric bin that was all cut out and ready to go. This is an Atkinson Designs pattern that I made a whole bunch of a couple years ago. I use them for scrap and thread catchers, and made a bunch for gift baskets too.

But of course along the way this week I got a little distracted with a new project. I wanted to try out Lori Holts method for applique using interfacing before her Sew-Along starts on Monday.  I saw this project in Quiltmaker Magazine using the same Sew Simple Shapes so I made this little wall hanging. I love it!
I also love her method. You can find that on her blog Bee in my Bonnet.

Here is the magazine project, Cabin Posies, from the Jan/Feb Quiltmaker issue.

Her Bloom sew-along starts on Monday.

And if that's not enough check out this sew-along starting in February hosted by Pat Sloan and Quilt Jane. The Splendid Sampler is a year long project on 100 blocks by 100 different designers! 2 per week! How cool is that? I can't wait to see what they come up with.

OK, off to hang my new wall hanging in my hallway and dig out the next UFO.

Happy Stitching!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

UFO's and Sew- alongs

I recently started compiling a list of UFO projects that I want to finish at my local quilt shop's annual retreat that is coming up in a few weeks. I realized that I have way too many UFO's! I am determined to reduce the list and hopefully documenting them will help. I am not saying "no" new projects. I just can't do that! And I do have some sew-alongs I am planning on.

So here is my first UFO finish. I was searching for a pattern,which I still didn't find, and came across the 2013 issue of Quilt Almanac magazine and completely cut out pieces for a tote bag. So I stopped my search and spent the afternoon making this nice little bag.

I also found all the pieces for a fabric bucket that I will tackle tomorrow.

The sew-alongs I am planning to do this year are Pat Sloan's My Secret Garden. That's on
Pat's blog HERE. She has been doing a free sew-along on for a few years and this is the 3rd one I have done. They are nice simple blocks.
This is my first block.
Its called DC Botanical Garden.

I am also planning to do Lori Holt's Bloom sew along that will be starting January 18th. You can read about that one at Bee in My Bonnet.

So I am looking forward to a fun year of new projects and finishes! Wish me luck.