Soooooo…I didn’t get the Tula Love quilt finished by Valentine’s Day. In fact,
It’s still under the needle of my machine. I had about 1/4 of one of the 2 blue sections quilted, but didn’t like it…so I spent quite a few hours “unsewing”.
So, I’m linking up again for March with the “Love” quilt. My understanding boyfriend said, “That’s okay. We’ll have it for NEXT Valentine’s Day.” But, he didn’t disagree with me when I said, “Maybe I should start my new Christmas quilt now.”
Here is a bit of my quilting:
It’s time to set my goal for February!
It is my version of Tula Pink’s “LOVE” Quilt. I have to add the 4 big pieces to the “LOVE” section and then quilt and bind it. I’m hoping to get the top finished and the quilt sandwich made and pinned tomorrow…maybe even get the quilting started. This will be the biggest quilt I have ever done on my domestic machine. Wish me luck!
Head over to Sew BittterSweet Designs to check out what other people have as their February goal!
So, a few days ago, I sneak-peaked a look at my Stain’d Glass Iris. The first in my “Year of Lovely Finishes.” I’m very happy to actually have finished, not only on time, but early!
It’s not big – about 13.5 in x 20 in. I was glad to be able to do all my quilting with thread I already had. Yay! And, I’ve started on my February finish. No pictures, yet, though.
Linking up to the party over at Sew Bittersweet Designs!
Since I will be linking up to the “Year of Lovely Finishes” at the end of the month, I’m just going to give a peek of my quilt!
A label means it’s done! (And, yes, there is a sleeve on the bottom of the quilt. I’ve started doing both a top and bottom sleeve on my wall hangings, so they can be weighted on the bottom and hang nicer.)
And, a close-up of the quilting.
Now, I can start on my next project…which is going to be a Tula Pink pattern.
The project I plan to finish in January is one that has been packed away (and forgotten!) since 2009.
2009 was the “year of swapping” for me. I did a lot of quilting for other people. I joined in 2 or 3 swaps at Quilting Gallery. One was a Spring Blooms swap. I made a lovely stained glass forget-me-not wall hanging. Unfortunately, I can’t find any pictures of it. Boo.
But, I loved another pattern in the booklet, and that was some irises. I appliqued the top, sandwiched it, and put it aside for other things. In November, my boyfriend and I went through my sewing closet and organized things a bit, so I would know what UFOs I have. Then we put them back so that those projects closest to “done” would be on top. When we came across the irises, he said “This is beautiful”, so I knew it would need to be the wall-hanging that goes up once we take Mr. Chris Moose down. Hence, it needs to be finished in the next couple of weeks!
I did a modified satin stitch with invisible thread on the pink/blue granite look fabric that frames the “window”…it’s more of a small, close zig-zag than a satin stitch. Each of the pieces inside the frame will be individually quilted, here’s an example:
I wish y’all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013. Happy stitching!!
I stumbled across a blog today that is hosting a challenge for 2013…a finish a month.
Check it out by clicking on the button above! The idea is that you pick one project a month, link it up, finish it, and link up again at the end of the month. I have quite a few UFOs in the “sewing closet”, so I’m joining in.
I hope you will, too!
I tied the final knot in the quilt around 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Around 3 p.m., I ran out of red beads and had to run out to Joann’s during the last minute shopping rush. I had a hard time with the Misty-Fuse on the red fabric dots – they kept falling off – so the beads were my solution.
One of the chickadees on the moose’s head, so you can see the beads.
A side look – sorry about the shadows, but I took the pictures at 11 o’clock!
The blue “sky” is quilted with a blue/silver/gold/pink variegated thread that was kind of a metallic. We’d found a perfect metallic at Festival, but my machine did NOT like it, so we went off to Joann’s to find something else.
Merry Christmas! I hope to finish more projects in 2013 than I did in 2012!!