Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Picture Of The Last UFO For 2013

Finally, a picture of my last UFO for Connie's Game.  :-)

The day is sunny and not too cold, so perfect time to take a picture outside.  This is my husband with his Christmas gift from me, an Iowa quilt.  The pattern is BQ from Maple Island Quilts.  I love this pattern as it's fast and easy to do.  The top is cotton and it has batting with a backing of fleece.  A nice warm quilt for the weather ahead.  Snow tomorrow and colder temps by the weekend.  Good thing I got out today to get this picture.

Monday, December 30, 2013

A New Year Is About To Begin

A new year is about to begin!  With that comes my list of projects I want to do for 2014.  As you know last year I was a part of the UFO challenge called Connie's Game with Country Threads.  ( I did complete 11 of my 12 projects for 2013.)  Plus a couple of others that were not on the list.  SO... Here is this year's list...

Six of the projects are UFOs, the rest are projects I want to finish in 2014.  Plus, who knows what other projects will come along.  I know for sure that I will be helping my friend Patti again with Wings Of Hope, Women Helping Women Dinner.  Not on the list is Celtic Solstice, I just want to complete the top.

So how about you?  Are you going with any UFO challenges this year?  Or have you made a list of projects you want to complete?

Friday, December 20, 2013

How Do I Keep Up?

I just can't seem to figure out how to keep up.  LOL  I'm still on step one of Bonnie's mystery.  I had to get together with Jeanine who heads the Quilts From The Bluffs quilt ministry to collect some blue fabric to use.

This past Saturday was our Christmas Party/Quilt Day.  We had lots of good food and fellowship.  (Isn't that what quilting is all about? )  I worked on string blocks.

We make these blocks for twin size quilts for a local agency, Children's Square.  We had such a nice note from this agency letting us know how much the children love the quilts.

My friend Rachel inspired me to work on these again as she just finished a top of string blocks.  She also gave me a wonderful tip.  She said she went through the bin of strings she had and pulled all the ones that were long, to be used in the center.  Saved her lots of time when starting the blocks. She said this is a great job for doing while you're watching TV.  So I put her tip to good use.

Little bin in front, that is overflowing, are the long strips.  Bin in back are all of the shorter strips.  Today, Friday, is the last day of work.  I have a 2 week break.  Hoping I'll be able to spend some time sewing during the break.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Mystery Begins!

The first instructions for Celtic Solstice were posted last Friday.  So I have been busy cutting my fabrics!

I'm using the TriRecs ruler for these blocks.  I've never used this ruler before, but so far it's working great.  Haven't gotten to the point of sewing them.  I'm hoping to have all the cutting done before the next set of instructions come out on Friday.  Wish me luck!