Monday, May 24, 2021

Finally, a 2020 Wrap Up.

 Last year was a kind of blur. It started out normal but quickly changed into the year from hell. I hated being away from my family and my sewing/quilting peeps. Both of my guilds, Eastern Long Island Quilt Guild and Long Island Modern Quilt Guild, stopped in person meetings as of March. In June, our Tuesday night North Fork Quilters group decided to meet out in the parking lot of the rec center we normally met in. We were all so happy to actually see each other. Eventually both guilds transitioned to Zoom meetings but it wasn't the same. 

I kept sewing and managed to get a lot of work done on the longarm. Practice, practice ,practice! I even took some of my stimulus dollars and purchased rear handles for my Simply Sixteen. Now I'm working with pantographs and I love it.

Anyway, in person classes are starting in local quilt shops and this makes me happy. Are we possibly ready to be normal again? I know I am. Here's things I've completed during 2020. 

Meadowland quilt for my son-in-law's 30th birthday. 

Paper pieced Barnum aka Elephant Abstractions by Violet Craft

Quilt for baby Olivia

Quilt for baby Crew

Quilt for Liz Magorrian's Zoom bridal shower. (really?)

First time thread painting. Gift for my SIL Kate.

First paper pieced quilt-Elementz BOM

Comfort quilt for Shiela

Mt Hood by Violet Craft- another paper pieced project

Christmas gift for my sister in Florida. Like she really needs a quilt
in Florida. All fabrics were purchased in February 2020 at a LQS in 
Boca Raton.

Christmas gift for our neighbors that moved to Baltimore.

First Snow- pattern by Woodberry Way. I'm keeping this one.

This quilt was pieced in 2019 but I didn't quilt until 2020. I had plenty of time
for UFOs. Pattern is Sweet Marion by Woodberry Way.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Ribbon Star Wedding Quilt

Last weekend I was able to give my niece her wedding quilt. Her shower was supposed to be in April but it was cancelled due to the COVID situation. Their wedding is scheduled for July 25th but they’re unsure if it will even happen. It’s so sad that so many gatherings and accomplishments can’t be celebrated properly.

Congratulations to Joelle & Bradley.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

One Monthly Goal March-Complete

This has been one heck of a month for reasons I don’t have to mention. Everyone’s finding comfort in things that make them happy. Quilting and knitting are keeping my hands busy and my mind occupied.

I was really happy to get this quilt top finished and I’m hoping to get it quilted within the next week. I’m just waiting for delivery of some batting since my LQS is closed for now. I really think they should have been considered an essential business.

This photo was taken before adding the last white border. The pattern called for a patterned border  but I felt the star batiks were busy enough without another busy fabric.

Pattern is Ribbon Stars by Missouri Star Quilt Co
Fabrics are various batiks
Finished size is 64x71

I’m linking up with OMG @ Elm Street Quilts

Stay safe and healthy fellow quilters!

Monday, March 2, 2020

One Monthly Goal - March

Weddings, babies, anniversaries. They’ll be keeping me busy for the next few months. My goal for this month is to turn this pile into a ribbon star quilt. It will be gifted in mid April so I really do need to finish it this month.

I’m linking up with Elm Street Quits and her One Monthly Goal challenge.
PS: I missed the link up for the February OMG complete project. So please go check out that post too! I did finish my OMG last month.

One Monthly Goal for February Complete

I finished the sweet baby quilt right on schedule. The last stitch was in the binding even before its new owner arrived on February 25th. I threw it in the wash this morning and I only have the label to sew on tonight. I may even get it into the mail tomorrow.

Thanks to Elm Street Quilts for hosting One Monthly Goal. It will keep me focused, at least on one project a month.

Finished size 50x50
Pattern: Meadowland by Then Came June
Fabrics: Kona Cotton, Moda Bella Solids and Tula Pink Slow and Steady for the backing

I'm linking up with:
OMG at Elm Street Quilts
Wednesday Wait Loss @ The Inquiring Quilter
Mid-Week Makers @ Quilt Fabrication
Needle & Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation
Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Monday, February 3, 2020

One Monthly Goal- February

I stumbled across a great monthly challenge hosted by Elm Street Quilts. It's called One Monthly Goal or OMG for short. It's a great opportunity to make myself accountable for one thing, each month, with no great pressure. The OMG could be as simple as getting a binding sewn onto a quilt that's been waiting for one for 6 months. (not that I actually have one of those, but you get the idea)

My OMG for February is to quilt and bind this Meadowland baby quilt. The little one this is going to won't be arriving until the end of the month so I'm hoping I'll have it ready to be mailed as soon as she's born.

The backing fabric from Tula Pink was the focus fabric I used to pull fat quarters from my stash. I'm in love with the print.

I'll be back to post at the end of the month with photos of the finished quilt.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

A Finish for the Week- Baby Quilts Are the Best

Just this morning I washed and photographed this sweet baby quilt. It is made with a free pattern from Moda Bake Shop and Big Sky by Annie Brady for Moda. It's perfect for a little boy. About a year ago I made the same quilt for another little boy using another color way. You can see that quilt HERE .

I love the backing fabric! I'm sorry I didn't stash a few more yards before it disappeared.  I'm linking up with:
Midweek Makers at Quilt Fabrication's Blog
Needle & Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation's Blog
Wednesday Wait Loss at The Inquiring Quilter
One Monthly Goal at Elm Street Quilts