Sunday, August 24, 2014

Another UFO Complete - Baby Cakes

This pattern is called Baby Cakes by Black Mountain Needleworks.
 The pattern and the fabric came together in a kit from Connecting Threads.
I started it in 2012.  I finished it last week.

The fabric is flannel and it makes this quilt super soft!  I love it!

And I am proud to say that with this finish I have completed my August goal for "A Lovely Year of Finishes" and I did it before the last hour of the last day of the month like I normally do. Yay!

It is also my fifth finish for my third quarter "Finish A-Long", and with a little more than a month to go for this quarter, I may beat my old record of 6 finishes.  I'll keep you posted.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Purge Progress 3rd Link Party

Before I left for beach week, I cut up some pink scraps from my bins. Enough to make three more brick quilts and some extra squares for some other scrappy quilts.

Then I raided my 3 inch bin and mixed some prints with the the pinks and the blues I cut a couple weeks ago and started a small half square triangle quilt.

I'll be linking up here with all the others who are participating in The Purge.
Go check them out.


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Newest Finish - Jewel Box

I finished the quilting and binding on my Jewel Box quilt last week.
Just in time to gift it during my last vacation week of summer.

The kids and I packed our bags and headed to the beach to end the summer in style.  I wanted to take the quilt down to the beach with me and deliver it to its new owner, but unfortunately I went and left it on the sewing table.

I'll be back down to the beach next weekend though, and will be able to deliver it then.
I think I will go put it in my car now to make sure it gets where it needs to go.

This makes my fourth finish for the Q3 of the 2014 Finish A-Long
and my 18th finished quilt for  the year.

On to the next UFO.


Sunday, August 3, 2014

More Purge Progress

I spent a week at the lake last week.  It was so much fun I wasn't ready to come home.  This is my favorite picture from our trip.  It captures the whole trip perfectly. We were on Lake Jocassee in SC and I definitely want to go back.  The lake is so clear and pretty and cool to swim in. 

The forecast had called for rain all week, but we never had any fall on us other than the first night while we were sleeping.We strategically avoided the rain at our campsite by visiting waterfalls in the area during the afternoons.
Brasstown Falls - Cascades section

Brasstown Falls - Veils Section

 Luckily the showers were scattered and we picked the right falls to visit and had sunshine almost everyday.
Another view of the veils Section

Riley Moore Falls

Station Cove Falls

When we got back I jumped right into my purge projects.

I finished up the second Brick top...

Then I cut out some white squares from my white scrap bin to go with my newly cut animal scraps...

And then I started a new charity quilt.  This one is simple squares with white sashing.  
I used up most of the left over 4.5 inch scraps for this one.
The white is Kona Cotton in Snow.  I like using snow since it isn't such a bright white and is a little more forgiving when it gets dirty.

Next on the purge list is to use up some of the 2 inch squares to make a checkerboard quilt. Then I want to go through my left over bins and get some pink fabrics out for some little girl quilts.  I really love the brick tops and think they would look lovely in some girly pink and purple flower fabrics.


Saturday, August 2, 2014

ALYOF: August Goal

This top is a pattern called Baby Cakes.  I made it from a kit I bought from Connecting Threads April of 2012. I am making it my August goal for A Lovey Year of Finishes.

My quilt top pile is getting smaller and smaller. I use to have too many to count, but now, thanks to these UFO finish a longs I can finally see the bottom of the pile. YaY!


Friday, August 1, 2014

FQSQA Finished!

Last night I put the last stitches in my Fat Quarter Stars Quilt Along Quilt.
This quilt was my July goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes.

I started this quilt in September of 2011 when I joined Moose on The Porch Quilts' quilt along.

Every couple weeks a new star pattern was released.
I got all my stars done each week and even got my top done on time.
But then it sat in the quilting pile until now.

I used an orange fabric for the background.  I bought a fat quarter of it for the blocks and when the bolt went on sale, I bought more for the backing and the binding.

I had to have some pictures ready to post on the link party before it closed last night, so I took it out on the porch in the dark last night hoping to get a good photo. The porch light gave it an interesting look.

Then I got the idea to turn the quilt hoping more light would shine on it, but It didn't work out like I thought.
I got a good shadow of my quilt holder though. 
This is also a finish I can knock off my third quarter list for the 2014 Finish A-long.
Yay! This is my third finish for this quarter.