Monday, January 14, 2019

Bells and Swirls

Yesterday I started free motion quilting the Cat Grout Quilt. 

I was pleasantly pleased that I was able to get half of it done.  

 I'm doing swirls, loops and bells.

I'm  always so critical of my free motion quilting, but I'm pretty pleased with most of it.  I have some more sewing time today so I'll see if I can get the other half done, and maybe some of the borders.  
Happy Sewing, have a blessed day!

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Quilt Show Boutique

Our big quilt guild - Colorado River Quilters, puts on a quilt show every other year. It takes a lot of planning and prep time to put a quilt show together and we usually prep for a year then have the show take a few months off and start prepping again.
We always have a boutique to earn money for the guild, so one of our project coordinators asked us to make pot holders this month to put in the boutique.    Here are the ones I came up with.  

The boot, hat, 2 hearts, and the one on the far right, were all made with scraps.  
The other two -

were made using a neat little technique that reminds me of the wine glass coasters. Cheryl and I are going to help Linda teach how to make them at our other guild in a February workshop.  Of course after Linda showed us how to make them  I had to come home and try it out and made a couple. So I'll give them to the boutique to sell also. 
On to the next item.
Have a great day - Blessings,  Lynn  

Monday, January 7, 2019

OMG and More

This year is starting off right and I want it to continue. I am done with my One Monthly Goal and ended up getting even more than I wanted to get done, completed. These are the name tags for our retreat we are putting on in March.

I thought I only had to cut them out 

and then fuse them and top stitch them. 
Well instead of handing them back to Cheryl to do the lettering - Well I ended up doing the lettering too.    
The last step was to cut them out with pinking shears... So here we go. 
 They are all ready to go for the March 3rd Retreat.  
I'll be linking this up at the end of the month to One Monthly Goal.  I got it done... All Done!
January OMG link-up is OPEN!

Have a Blessed Day!

Friday, January 4, 2019

First Finish

My first finished project of 2019, and it's gift too.
Meet Ann and Andy.

Our friend that lets us use her cottage to sew in on Friday's and other occasions is having her Birthday on Sunday. So when we went there to sew today I gave her a card and these little hot pads.  
Happy Birthday Annette. 
Now on another note, we need to be making hot pads to sell at our quilt show boutique, and I'm thinking these appliqued ones are super cute.  So there will be more of these in the future. I borrowed a book from my friend Cheryl that has a ton of cute applique pictures so I'm sure I'll find lots to make. 
Yesterday I got all the sewing machines cut out for the name badges, so now I just need to fuse them and top stitch. Yeah!
Today while at the cottage I finished one Frog block and almost another done.  So I need to trace out the last 3 for that,  I might get that UFO done this year after all.  
Have nice evening and blessed day!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

January 2019 OMG

Hello welcome to 2019.  Wow.  It always takes me a few days at the start of the new year to grasp that it's a whole new year.  Then it's like where do I start.  
Well I don't have any retreats this month but at the end of February, I have 3 back to back.  The one in the middle which is the first weekend in March is the one that I am part of putting on.  My homework for this retreat is to help with the name tags.  This year we are doing this.  
 So I need to cut out the little white sewing machines, then fuse and top stitch them onto the colored squares.  

I have 28 to 30 of them total to do.  
My One Monthly Goal for January is to get all of them cut out, and fused onto the colored squares. Then top stitch at least 12 of them.  
If I can get all of them stitched that will be a bonus. 
Wish me luck.  As always I have a years worth of want to's on top of this for January.  LOL
Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

2019 A New Beginning

Happy New Year 2019
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  Lets make it great!

I have big plans in my head of many many finishes.  Lots of UFO's done and quilt tops quilted. 
I have 12 months or 52 weeks or 365 days.  365 days sounds like more time to get it done.  
I saw a post on Facebook last night (New Years Eve) that said: "Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book.  Write a good one."  I really like that.   
Today is the first day of my new book. I plan to make it a good one. 
Don't really have resolutions for the year other than I want to get things done. For 2019, I am determined to stay focused and diligently finish stuff.  
Focus - Diligence and Determination - Those 3 words will hopefully keep me in line to get stuff done. 
I will make post later about my goals for the month.  Until then - enjoy your day.
Blessings,  Lynn 

Monday, December 31, 2018

2018 Finishes in Review

January Finishes:
Gift for friend
Guild Charity Project -
Guild Workshop -
February Finishes:
Project Quilting Challenge - Mellow Yellow
Pattern from a friend - Table Runner.
Guild Workshop
March Finishes:
Twas Night Before Christmas - UFO
Gift for Friends Grandson - Whale Quilt for Baby Ray
Guild Charity Project - Place mats
April Finishes:

May Finishes:  Lots of working - but no finishes.  
June Finishes:
Needle book.

 Wool Crazy Wall Hanging
July Finishes: 
Christmas Quilt
 Psalm 23 Quilt for Taya
and wall hanging
August Finishes: 
Wall hanging - Gift for Daughters friend.
Bowl - gift for my friend.
Another UFO Little house embroidery  
Sisters quilt - I quilted. (She did binding and is done)
October Finishes:
A wall hanging gift.  Cheryl started I finished and quilted and we gave to Patty.
More UFO's - a Table Topper
November Finishes: 
A Table topper
A Baby Quilt
Another Baby Quilt for Charity and a UFO

Santa Gifts for guild
I did the mug rugs
And these Ornaments -
Kindle bag for my Brother in law.
December Finishes:
More ornaments
Place mats:

Microwave bowl cozy's, potholders and a bag - 

Despite how much I wanted to do and maybe didn't finish - it looks like I got a lot done.   Here's to the coming year - may it be productive but most of all may be be happy and healthy.
Blessings to all - 

Bells and Swirls

Yesterday I started free motion quilting the Cat Grout Quilt.  I was pleasantly pleased that I was able to get half of it done.   ...