Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Big star

This is a project I started in November (I think).  I made a Sparkle Plenty quilt several years ago to hang on the wall behind my Christmas tree (the empty wall looked too desolate!).  Well, last year I washed that quilt with a yard of PFD fabric. Guess what happened?  All of the green fabric bled and permanently stained the muslin.  I tried for weeks to get it out but the quilt was ruined.

So this year I decided to make a new quilt.  I had seen a glimpse of a red, green and gold quilt that looked Christmas-y but not overtly so.  I think I saw it in an add for a Kim Diehl book.  It's all made of HSTs so I figured I could easily make one-plus I could mostly use fabric I already had.  So here you can see my HSTs laid out on my bed.  Last night I sewed the middle of the quilt together.  Looks good!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

a Long weekend. . .

 Made the last Thirties block for my 2018 Ramona baskets.  I'm nearly out of my favorite Kona Snow so I will have to wait to finish until I can order some.  I looked at the setting Ramona provided for the Civil War fabrics and will at least do the setting triangles and border.  Isn't this a sweet block?  I just love Thirties.

And here is the first block for Goose Chase.  I wanted to see how the red looked with the turquoise.  I hope Magpie likes this quilt when I am finished!  I like to include a little "joke" fabric when I make a quilt.  Can you see it?  One little flying goose made of turquoise 30's!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Finishing up blocks. . .

Loving my 30's blocks.  I have one more to do and then I'm finished the basket blocks.
And here's the Civil War repro one:
The blue and yellow 30's block above is the same pattern as this one!

Saturday, January 05, 2019

Things I made in 2018

I thought I'd make a list of things I did make in 2018 so I could feel good about myself!

  1. Eagle Quilt for my nephew.  It was very hard and my aunt says it's the best quilt I've ever made.
  2. I did a full tushe adjustment on a pattern and made two pairs of better fitting pjs for Tig.
  3. finished my Patriotic Pineapples quilt
  4. made DH's anniversary socks
  5. made my Bandolier shawl
  6. made a bunch of blocks-including finishing all of the blocks for my PA Dutch quilt that was started a very long time ago!
  7. made a pair of cabled fingerless gloves
  8. made a wavelength shawl
  9. knit the socks i'm wearing right now-I didn't list those on Ravelry and I  need to.
  10. I made my star wars halloween quilt-which is weird because I don't really celebrate halloween.
  11. found out i'm anemic!

Goals for 2019

I can't believe Christmas break is over and I'm headed to work again on Monday!  After reading about Jo's completed BOM, I decided to start my list anew. 

  1. PA Dutch-needs sashing and borders
  2. Chocolatier-needs blocks
  3. Cool Yule-needs sashing and borders
  4. Ramona's baskets (civil war): one block left then assemble and make the borders
  5. Ramona's baskets (30's): need to make three blocks, then assemble and add borders
  6. Shelby's graduation quilt/goose chase-this one is the one that has really slowed me down
One the plus side, in December I found out that I am anemic and that's why I'm exhausted all of the time.  I started taking iron so I am hopeful that will help with my energy level and I'll be able to sew when I get home in the evenings. Plus the new Saturday Ramona started today!

The fabrics are batiks which I normally don't care for.  In fact, I was going to use civil war repros but I really like how this one looks, so I bought the batik block.

I need to make of list of things I completed this year.  That will make me feel better!


 It's a top!  My goal for my two week vacation was to get this to a top and here it is!