Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Goals for Last Quarter of the Year!

Here's my goals for the Littlest Thistle Finish Along 2014.

This was a goal from the last quarter that I did not complete. It is a doll that has been in progress for several years. I have already been working on it and plan to finish it before the end of the year.

These 3 tops still need the appliques stitched down, borders, backing and quilting. I really need to complete the larger ones for a Christmas present.
These are exploding blocks from the Jenny Doan workshop in June. They were also on my 3rd quarter goals. I have finished all the blocks, put them together and put a border on. I may enlarge it and then need to quilt it.

These are my goals for the end of the year. This is a very busy time for me--basketball, holidays, grandkid activities--but I will do my best to get these done! Stay tuned for my results!


Sunday, October 5, 2014

July, August and September Blocks finished!

I have been very negligent in documenting my completed blocks so I am playing catch-up.

 These are exploding blocks I started in a Jennie Doan workshop in June. I completed 37 of the blocks.

This is my Row by Row quilt that I completed in 4 days and was the first one completed in Arkansas. I turned it into Sager Creek Quilts and won 25 fat quarters! There are about 26 blocks in this one.

These are arrowhead blocks started in my Scrappy Ladies group--a total of 9 so far!
 2 split 9-patches started in a workshop, my name tag block made for Calico Cut-ups, and a small 6 1/2 block made for an exchange.

Here are all the blocks turned into the exchange at the itty bitty retreat in August. I turned in 4 of those--2 kitties, a house and an exploding block. I also won part of them!
This is a flag quilt I started in Featherweight Club back in the spring. I completed the stars earlier and made 36 flag blocks to complete the flag. 

This is a total of 116 for the past 3 months. This brings my grand total to 354--4 over the goal of 350 for the year and I still have 3 months to go! Woohoo!!!! I am Quilter hear me Roar!


Crazy Completion

Finished the crazy quilt blocks started 20 years ago! I don't know if you can see, but there are beads and buttons and tassels. One of them will be for our guild's small quilt auction at our quilt show in April. The other one will be for the itty bitty quilt committee display at the quilt show. Save your pennies--one of these could be yours at the next quilt show!!!


Lori's Courage Quilt

Finishing this quilt was one of my goals for this quarter.  My friend Lori was preparing for the first of many surgeries this summer and I wanted to make her a quilt for comfort. This one seemed to fit the bill so I finished it, got it in the mail and it arrived the day before her surgery.  She has since had a second surgery which involved her brain. I hope she has been able to take comfort from it. 
You know we all have parts of the quilting process that we prefer over others. It seems to me that the most common agreement amongst quilters is that we all love to share our quilts with others. Quilters are some of the most generous people I know.

Keep on Quilting and Giving!!!