Friday, April 04, 2014

Finish it Up Friday

Welcome to Finish it Up Friday! Since we had a month off, I have gotten a ton done and feel very accomplished on my UFO list. The two biggest finishes were my Swoon which measures 95"x95".
It took me 2 trips to my dad's house to get it quilted and it turned out amazing.
I also finished quilting and binding my brother Ed's Crown Royal quilt. This one has been on the back burner for a while, so it was nice to finish it.
Since I had a few big finishes and haven't gotten out to quilt again, I started working on a few of my basically unstarted UFO's. They had all the fabric cut and gathered, but only one block sewn. I worked on Winding Ways blocks. I made 4 the first night and felt pretty confident in how I was putting them together.
I added the two I had originally made and it's turning out how I had anticipated. I have a lot of blocks left to go, but making a few each week will get me to a full quilt top. I also go the 4 in 1 essential tool and the stiletto part of it is awesome for making these blocks.

I sorted my batik scrap strips and started the Trip Around the World blocks. I'm loosely following Bonnie Hunters pattern. I used a center strip that was the same on all of them, but otherwise am using her directions. This is the first pattern I have made of hers and I am loving it. I truly struggle with scrappy and if you'd known me 15 years ago when I started quilting I was NEVER going to have scraps - as in NEVER EVER. I gave them all away.

My new project this week is a BQ4 quilt made from leftover Wanna Be a Cowgirl 1 & 2 fabrics. I added the brown Kona Solid. I have just a few scraps left now to make something very small. I have a piece of pink cowgirl minkee I want to use on the back. Hopefully I can get it put together tonight and quilt it on Sunday at my dads.

The other night Mikaela was sewing with me and she must have moved my needle position. I went to sew after she went to bed and my needle hit my quarter inch foot and bent like this. It's a Superior Titanium needle. I've been very impressed with their quality so far.

Last Sunday the kids and I went to Dinosaur Park to play. It was in the high 50s.
It was Mathew's first time and now he can walk, but up there it was a little too much for him. He's just not that steady yet. On Monday we had a blizzard and were all at home. It's SD, you never know when the weather will change!

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday.


Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

So much going on for you! We have had just 2 days in the 50's and they were almost a month ago. Cannot wait for spring...

Sara said...

Your kids will have so much fun together this summer now that they are getting so big. Looks like next week will be even warmer. Maybe spring has arrived finally.

Love your scrappy trip

Anonymous said...

Your work is so pretty, but I especially love your swoon quilt. That is the first I've seen one print used in each block but paired with all those different solids found in the print. Just beautiful and gorgeous!