Sunday, January 13, 2013

Q1 Finish Along 2013 goals

Hey Everyone,
I'm happy you're back! 
I haven't been blogging in a while because I keep on marching through Easy Street. It's a long street to be strolling on, but I'm starting to see the end of the tunnel. I was stuck for a few days because I only have 1 kind of black&white fabric left and would need to make some patches with at least 2 kinds. Luckily I had my birthday this week and I got to order some fabrics from the Fatquarter Shop and hopefully they'll be here next week. Until then I keep working and managed to finish all the pieced triangles, and last night finally  all 9 block "B"-s! I have to say some of them gave me a hard time because I had to pay very close attention to which way  the patches go and the first block was ripped and ripped again maybe 3x by the time I got it right. AND by block #6 I realized I had to re-trim all my 4 patches because they  were a hair too big and I had to do a lot of easing while I was putting the blocks together. Now the last 3 was a lot easier to finish. All those things I can remember in case I want to make another one which may or may not happen in the future.
I also started to look through my quilting books and got inspired by 101 Fabulous Rotary Cut Quilts by Judy Hopkins and Nancy J. Martin. It's an older book, but the patterns moved me in a way I haven't been moved in a while. It'll be time to scan my newer fabrics and play along in EQ soon. Which takes me to...

As I was reminded on Twitter today is the last day to link up your goals to the First Quarter Finish Along hosted by  She Can Quilt. She has some wonderful stuff to finish and I can't wait to see her end results! If it's not too late  you should join us.  She has some cool sponsors and prices to give away at the end.
My list  is gonna be very long, but I was thinking to put everything I have out so I have all my UFO-s/VIP-s in one place, so just bare with me!

Chocolate pink monkey quilt:

Plain squares (the kitties are fighting over this one already)

Double wedding ring top for kitties

'N Blu

Craftsy "D"

Easy Street corner triangles are all done:

Set-in triangles all done:

Block "B"-s all done:

Some block "A"-s:

And the rest lined up, ready to sew:

Tote bag with no handles

I think I'll need to do an inventory of how much batting I have on hand. I have a feeling it's not gonna be enough for all the tops I have lined up. I decided to use wool batting on the Easy Street quilt since it's for me and I'd like it to be puffy. Might throw in a cotton batt also for good measure :)
Oh, if  only I could have at least 48 hours a day that would be grand! :))) I  have so many ideas in my head and I haven't even sat down to play with the computer designs. That's life, right?

Finally 2 bonus pictures of our babies:

Sleepy in one of his favorite drawers enjoying "nature"


'Til we blog again! :)


  1. Good luck! Some great looking projects there. And a couple of cute kitties

  2. Your kitties are so precious! I love your chocolate and pink quilt!

  3. If you figure out how to get 48 hours out of a day,be sure to pass that info along! That would be awesome ;0) Love how your Easy Street is progressing along,you are going to be finished in no time! Also I really like the Chocolate Pink Monkey top! Your babies are adorable too.

  4. Quite some list you've got there but I'm sure your furry friends can help you. They're so beautiful by the way :)

  5. Love all your projects, but especially your Easy Street. It's going to be stunning. Happy Birthday to you!

  6. Wow! You reminded me why I'm nor joining this FAL. Nonway I can accomplish as much each quarter with only one day per week dedicated to sewing. :). Good luck! I look forward to your's and everyone's accomplishments!

  7. I LOVE the bag fabric! And all the quilts, but pink and brown is stunning!!!!! I love the color combination! xox

  8. Those are very pretty quilts. I like all the blues.

  9. Good use of black on white fabrics in your Easy Street piece. I also like that book, 101 Fabulous Rotary Cut Quilts by Judy Hopkins and Nancy J. Martin. It has some good projects in it. Perhaps we should start a trend and make quilts from it? ;-)


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