2018 Finishes

If I’m going to have a list of everything I haven’t finished, it only seems fair to list what I’ve finished. So here we go:

  1. Lepidoptera is done!!!!!!
    • I bought this pattern years ago and sat on it until Angie Wilson started the Elizabeth Hartman All The Animals SAL. That sew-a-long gave me the motivation and structure to start. I also started tracking my time on project when I started quilting. I spent 31 hours quilting this project and about 3 more trimming and binding. I am so proud of this project!
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  2. Flutterby quilt from Fat Quarter Shop
    • I have a thing for butterflies.
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  3. Dwight Deer
    • I’m a big fan of Elizabeth Hartman Patterns and this deer is super adorable.
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  4. T-shirt Quilt for Husband
    • I was able to get started as a quilter because my husband wanted a t-shirt quilt. Turns out he had so many shirts he needed two quilts. Here is quilt number 2. If I had to do it all over again, I’d have picked different background fabric, but he likes it. And that’s all that matters.
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  5. Star Twist I and II
    • I received the fabric and pattern for this mini quilt in my weekly sew sampler box. I confess that the fabric that came with the pattern is not my jam. The colors simply don’t speak to me. I didn’t want to keep it around if I wasn’t going to use, so I decided to make using it an exercise is practicing my piecing. The end result is that my small piecing needs works. While I was at it, I figured I’d made another version of the pattern with more fabric I happened to have on hand.
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      This is the pattern with the fabric that came in my sew sampler box.
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      This would be the second version that I made using some Blueberry Park Fabric I had.
  6. Dogs In Sweaters from Elizabeth Hartmann
    • This is a sort of half finish. I made a quilt top and binding for the Heart Builders program for Cotton Cuts. They provide quilters with fabric. The quilters make a top, someone else quilts/binds and the finished quilt is donated to a child. Super great, right? img_16791
  7.  #100Days100Blocks2017
    • I will confess that I am super proud of this finish. I wasn’t super sure how to quilt this one since there were so many different colors. I ended up loading up a certain color of thread into the machine and quilting all the sections in that color before changing colors again. I wish I’d counted how many times I broke thread or changed colors because it was a lot.
  8. Release the Kraken BOM designed by a Quarter Inch of Quirk
    • I’d never made a block of the month before and this quilt was my first real experience with foundation paper piecing. I can see the improvement in my piecing skills from the first month to the last.
  9. A Winter’s Quilt
    • The pattern came from Camille Roskelley’s book Simply Retro. This quilt is definitely required me to chant “done is better than perfect.” I experimented with doubling up on the batting AND my machine was in the shop so I used the machine I usually piece to quilt. The quilt was super shifty. However, that doesn’t change that it is also super sparkly and will be very warm in the winter. img_1124
  10. Chuckles
    • Yay! I finished ONE of the quilts I started for the #ElizabethHartmanAllTheAnimalsSAL I subscribe to the Fat Quarter Shop’s Sew Sampler block and this pattern along with the Reef fabric. I used mostly scraps from another quilt for the background. img_1241
  11. Monarch Butterfly
    • I first saw this quilt made by Mister Domestic for a blog hop highlighting Juliet van der Heiden’s book Animal Quilts. The books had amazing tips that really upped by foundation paper piecing skills.img_1238
  12. Grow! Baby Quilt Take 1
    • Babies are my favorite excuse to make a quilt. One of my go-to ways to make a baby quilt is to use a Jolly Bar pre-cut (5×10 cut) along with a solid charm (5×5). You get the perfect size quilt super quickly. img_0936
  13. Grow! Baby Quilt Take 2
    • In this case I had a Layer Cake (10×10) so I cut them in half and had enough for two quilts. I donated this bonus quilt to my friend and co-worker, Lita, who runs the perinatal mood disorder program at work. She used it to raise money for her program. img_0937
  14. Dr. Seuss’s ABC’s
    • My sweet friend was having a baby and the gender was a surprise. Dr. Seuss makes the best gender neutral quilt.