Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April Quilting Accomplishments & A Year of Lovely Finishes

This month I easily met my goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes. I had my little helper rearranging the blocks on the floor at the beginning of the month. We were able to get them into a pattern we liked and I sewed them together one evening.
The first weekend of the month we spent a day at my dad's house and I was able to quilt it up. I used a pink cowgirl minkee on the back.

I put the binding on the second week of the month and she's been sleeping with it ever since. She went with me to Club Sew last week and showed the new quilt she helped mommy make for her.

I am still working on Winding Ways blocks. I finished about 6-8 more this month. I figure if I can do 4 a month, that is a good number to work toward. They are easy to do, once I get in the groove.
I have also been working on TATW blocks. I have 10-12 done so far and 4 more cut out.

I also quilted up the giant star burst quilt. It doesn't have a home now, so it still doesn't have binding yet.

I finished the top of my Mystahhhhry quilt. I did some quilting, but am not sure I like it, so may take it out and start over again.

I also quilted and bound my mom's Loralie quilt. I gave it to her sister for her birthday this month.
On another day I got out to dads and quilted up the scrappy Swoon. It needs something else before I bind it, so it isn't done yet either.
I made my friend Nicole a drag blanket for her new baby.
Drag Blanket
I finished up three bags for Mikaela's friends.
I finished a second drag blanket as well. This one will either be for Mathew or a gift.

I also finished Mikaela's giraffe. This is the picture before horns, but it is done now. Although my friend says it needs a tail.
Mikaela showed her drag blanket at Club Sew the other night. It was so fun listening to her talk about sewing her first blanket.

My girlfriends and I had a surprise baby shower for our friend Nicole B. who is having a baby in June. It was a sewing night. FR: Gaila, Nicole B. Jenn., BR: Me, Emilee, Tammy

We were pretty silly even though no alcohol was involved. It's amazing how fun my sewing girlfriends are when we get together.
This is my favorite of us. Just being goofy. It's so good to have close friends. We all have kids, several around the same age, so we share a lot in common, in addition to sewing/quilting.


Andee said... is so good to have close friends! :)

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Sounds like a fun, fun month! Great finishes :)

Sara said...

just love to see your daughter showing her quilt. what a special experience for both of you.

Wendy said...

wow, I can't believe how much you got done, you must have been quilting all night!

juliehallfeldhaus said...

Looks like you got a lot done and had some fun times too!!