Thursday, July 14, 2016

2013/2016 BOM: The Flower Row


My 2013/2016 BOM was set aside with all the summer activity, but I was eager to pull it out and get the last row of blocks assembled!  The flower blocks are the final row of this mystery quilt, although they don't really seem very flowery to me.  Hubby walked in to see them on the design wall and said, "Oh, this is the X block row."  When I told him, "No, these are flower blocks." he looked really puzzled! Can't say I blame him, it takes a bit of imagination to see flowers.

This one seems most flower-like to me. 

Fun 9 patch in the center of this one. 

This one shall be known as Seam Ripper Blossom.
I cut every single rectangle wrong and didn't catch it until I was trying to get the block assembled.  



All the Sampler Blocks for the 2013 Fat Quarter Shop Designer Mystery Quilt


 So excited to finally have all these blocks assembled.  I loved putting them up on the wall and seeing the whole group together at last.  The finishing kit for this quilt is rather involved. The sashing is strip pieced, the inner border is made up of many, many flying geese and the cornerstones are 9 patches.  I'll be setting this aside for a bit while I catch up on a few other projects, although I am longing to see this top in one piece! 
Pattern for finishing the quilt top.

Happy Happy Stitching!
Staci

Previous Post about this project 

Monday, July 11, 2016

2016 Finish A Long: 3rd Quarter Goals

FAL 2016

For this 3rd Quarter of the year, I'm determined to keep my FAL list reasonable!   I'm dropping a few items off entirely during this quarter because I know my sewing time will be more limited in the next few weeks.  The items I've moved off will come back next quarter.

1. & 2. The Canasta Quilts.
Half of the blocks have been made.  Time to get the other half done!

3.  Flannel Strip Quilt
This is going to be so cuddly!


4.  Blue Underground
This is a kit I've had for a while.  The batiks are gorgeous!

5.  Made By Hand Mini
Here I am basting the linen background to lightweight cotton batting in preparation for embroidery and applique.

6.  Improv Trees
This project will be pure fun!

Here's the scary part!  
Right now I have a HUGE stack of quilts that need binding.  I doubt I'll get all of them bound, but will be leaving them on the FAL list until I can get to them. 

7.  Round and Round--ALMOST finished!  On the last side.

8.  Allie Owl
Allie is STILL at the quilter, but should come back during this quarter.

9.  Bluebelle Constellation
This has been waiting a while.  The quilter did beautiful work on it!

10.  Spidey
Spidey just came home from the quilter and it is so darn cute!!

11.  Sparky
Sparky has been waiting for binding for a long,  long time--June 2015.

12.  Spicy
Spicy has been waiting for binding since October 2015.

13.  Sparkle Punch
This project wasn't included in my previous FAL goals, but I'm adding it to the binding list.  It came back from the quilter a few weeks ago.

14.  Sunset Cabins
It's at the quilter right now, and should be home before the month is out!


And just for giggles, I decided to add up the inches for all that binding for the 8 quilts at the end of the list.  The binding on the first 6 projects hasn't been included.

Realistically, I KNOW I can't get through that many inches in 12 weeks.  Wonder how far I will get??
Guess we'll know the answer on September 1st!

Wish me Luck & Sewing Time!
 Staci

PS.  Weirdness with Blogger going on, I can't get this post formatted properly...... ; (

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

2016 Finish A Long: A Very Sad 2nd Quarter Report

FAL 2016

Well, my report for the 2nd Quarter is just sad.  I finished just three things, and made progress on four others.  The rest weren't even touched!  As I went through this list today and was feeling discouraged, I realized I did a lot of things that weren't FAL goals, including finishing a very involved quilt top and making a LOT of sampler blocks. 
Summer is busier since we moved to San Antonio and I need to remember that, and while I do love sewing, I love spending time with my FAMILY even more!  ; )


1.  Baby Roundhouse--UNTOUCHED!  
Been on the list ALL year and still hasn't come out of the project box.  

2. & 3.  Canasta Quilt 1 and 2. -- UFO's--UNTOUCHED
Complete the blocks, turn into finished quilts.  


4.  City Sampler-- A UFO:  BLOCKS WERE ARRANGED ON DESIGN WALL AND LABELED.  SASHING WAS CUT.  THAT WAS IT!

On the design wall several weeks ago, blocks were labeled and are waiting to be sashed. 



5.  Hands to Help Quilt:  FINISHED!!! 
Blogged HERE.



8.  Blue Underground Quilt - New Project: UNTOUCHED


9.  Christmas Presents Quilt - New Project: UNTOUCHED
This kit has been waiting a long time & it's going to wait longer!

10.  Made By Hand Mini Quilt for Swap- New Project:  NOT FINISHED & VERY LATE


11. Solid Log Cabin Quilt: QUILT TOP FINISHED & CURRENTLY AT THE QUILTER'S HOUSE
The blocks were made and stitched into a top.  

12.  Improv Christmas Trees--New Project: UNTOUCHED
Looking forward to turning these fun Sweetwater prints into a Christmas quilt!



13.  Round & Round:  ALMOST FINISHED! One more side to bind!
Left from Q1 list.

14.  Allie Owl: YEP, STILL AT THE QUILTER.  She's waaaaay behind.


15.  Blue Belle Constellation:  BACK FROM THE QUILTER, WAITING FOR BINDING


16.  K F Scrap Quilt-- FINISHED!!!!!!
Blogged HERE.


17. Spidey: CAME HOME FROM THE QUILTER LAST WEEK, WAITING FOR BINDING


18. Spicy: STILL WAITING FOR BINDING


19.  Sparky
Been waiting longer than Spicy.  AND STILL WAITING

20.  3 x 6 Sampler Quilt  FINISHED!!  
This one turned out pretty nice!
Blogged HERE.



Wonder what the next quarter will bring??

Happy Stitching!
Staci