Wednesday, October 28, 2015

October Goal A Lovely Year of Finishes

This has been an awesome month for me! I've completed so many quilts it isn't even funny. First up is my big finish for A Lovely Year of Finishes. Mikaela's Frozen quilt top was quilted and bound and she loves it! She sleeps with it every night. The soft Frozen Minkee on the back makes it warm and cozy. This was my October goal for ALYoF.
Mikaela's Frozen quilt is bound and on her bed. She'll be excited when she wakes up tomorrow morning.
In addition to finishing my goal for ALYOF, I was able to finish several other quilts. I had a quilting marathon at my dad's house over the long weekend. I finished Mathew's Toy Story quilt, including the binding on it.
Mathew's Toy Story quilt is done and he's sleeping under it tonight.  Sidelines by Maple island quilts
I started making Bendy Bags and couldn't stop. I made one for me and one for a co-worker/friend who is leaving.
Because I can @cre8tivequilter ! These turned out as super cute Bendy bags!
One for Mikaela to put her My Little Pony's in.
A Bendy bag for Mikaela.
Mathew got one made from scraps of his Train fabric.
One Bendy bag done from scraps for Mathew.
I made Ann a new horse purse.
This might just be one of the best purses I've made in a while. My dad asked me to make it, so with a few scraps and 1 new piece, this was born.
A Toy Story Bendy Bag for Mathew.
The other side of the bendy bag.
Since Club Sew has been all about miniatures, I made this miniature rail fence with scraps from the larger rail fence I made last month. This was so quick and easy and I just love miniature quilts.
Miniature rail fence quilt made from left over 2.5" ×4.5" subcut pieces of larger rail fence. Bound with backing.
I also made a miniature granny square block. The binding was not fun on this, but it is done!
It's a miniature granny square!
I finished the second baseball star quilt. This is the scraps from the first one I made a few months ago.
The 2nd eight point star from leftover baseball fabrics is done. Love how it turned out! #goroyals
Another Bendy bag for a co-worker who is leaving.
One more Bendy bag down, a few more to go this week.
Mathew's Tonka truck quilt is almost done. Just the binding left to sew and I have to administer another test on Friday, so it should get done then.
Quilted track for Mathew, just need to finish the binding.
My biggest accomplishment was finishing my mom's first quilt, made with scraps from shirts she made my dad. I think she took this class in 1985, so the fabric was sheer and I did a wobbly back and forth line across, similar to what she might have done. The binding is on and I was able to sew it down a few weeks ago.
Oldest UFO ever! Mom's first quilt, 1985, quilted and bound.
While we were at the ranch the kids got to ride in the tractor with grandpa. They loved it! They did it the next weekend too and were in heaven. So fun to see them playing out in the country.
The kids got to ride with Grandpa Hugh in the tractor to move bales this weekend.
I'm linking up with the ALYoF Finishing party for October. There are still a few days left and I have 7 more Bendy bags cut out!

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Wednesday, October 07, 2015

October goal ALYOF

This weekend for the first time in 10 years, I have this 3 day weekend off. I haven’t had Native American Day off, so I'm looking forward to it. We plan to work on my dad's deck, but that also means I'll be at my dad's house,  where my quilt frame is, so I plan to have a quilting marathon. I have 4 quilts prepped and ready. My October goal is to quilt and bind Mikaela's Frozen quilt.