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January Goal for “A Lovely Year of Finishes” Challenge

Posted on: January 1, 2013

I’m joining in on the challenge set forth by Melissa at Sew Bittersweet Designs and Shanna at Fiber of All Sorts.

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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!

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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:

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I wish y’all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013. Happy stitching!!

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3 Responses to "January Goal for “A Lovely Year of Finishes” Challenge"

Can’t wait to see this beauty all done! good luck and thank you for joining us!

Wow, your quilting is amazing. It’s going to be gorgeous when its completed.

Your boyfriend has good taste. And he knows what he’s in for if he becomes more – very important. =) Good luck finishing it. It IS beautiful!

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