Thursday, February 7, 2019

Revisiting En Provence

My goal this month to revisit the Quiltville mystery quilt En Provence that I started and didn't finish.  I am attending a retreat this month and I want to get all of the pieces and parts cut out so that I can sew while retreating.  Here is the block I have completed.
My one big change to this pattern is to use use Eiffel Tower fabric in the corner squares instead of little 4-patches. I am calling this En Provence by way of Paris.

Looking at my Eiffel Tower fabric inspired me to bake croissants.  When I went to Paris the last time I took a class on croissant baking from La Cuisine which was great fun.  I have been baking croissants ever since and sometimes they turn out really well and sometimes not so much. 

Today is the last day to link up with everyone at Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal.



Thursday, January 31, 2019

These Boots Are Made for Walking

My one monthly goal was to make a few more boots and I met that goal.  I ended up making all of the boots and added the sashing.  Now I just have to add the border and it will be ready to send off for quilting.  My niece is having surgery mid-February and I hope I can get it back, bound and shipped before the end of February. 

Here is one of my favorite blocks.

I think you can see why.  And the yellow fabric in this block was purchased in Paris several years ago and I am happy to be able to use it in this quilt.

Perhaps when it is finished I will be able to get outside to take a photo but today it is just too cold thanks to the polar vortex!

Too cold outside to play?  Why not hop on over to Elm Street Quilts and join in the fun of One Monthly Goal.



Monday, January 7, 2019

OMG January Texas Two Step

Family holiday obligations are finally over and I can get back to some sewing.  I really didn't want to start a new project, but I am. My goal for January is going to be to make more boots for a lap quilt for my niece and I am using a pattern from Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting, July/August 2015.
I made one block and had to really work on the heel that is paper pieced.  I am not a huge fan of paper piecing and for the life of me I kept piecing it wrong.  Two little pieces!  Finally got it right and if I don't wait too long I should be able to get it done.

My plans for today don't include any boots but they do include linking up with Patty at Elm Street Quilts.  Check back at the end of the month to see if I met my goal as well as all of the other folks linking up as well.



Monday, December 31, 2018

OMG December Stars

My goal for December was a small one and was to finish up some star ornaments.  One group of ornaments were for my niece who is dealing with a series illness. The second group was for our quilt guild as they collected ornaments for the County Home and I made a few stars for that project.  I met my goals!

Since it is New Year's Eve I plan on spending the day in my sewing room contemplating what to work on next--I have a ton of projects that need attention.  In the meantime, I am linking up with Patty at Elm Street Quilts December Finish-up

Happy New Year's Everyone!


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Seeing Stars

Tis the season for making Christmas ornaments and I have been making stars.  I made about 20 ornaments for craft shows for Snack, a cat spay/neuter and TNR group. My goal this month is to finish up three of the six ornaments I still need to make for other folks. Here are the three that I have completed.

Let's see what everyone else is working on this month at Elm Street Quilts.



Thursday, November 29, 2018

November OMG Finish

Goodness, I am really enjoying getting some things done!  I have a lot to do so if I can keep this momentum going it would be great.

My OMG for November was to get Celtic Solstice bound.  I made it!  And not only that, I got that silly little Christmas pillow done too; although I had meant to bind it and for some reason I just sewed the sides together.  Oh well. 

Here are my November finishes.

I am not sure what project I plan to work on next but I hope to find something smallish like maybe actually put a label on Celtic Solstice.  Nah, that would be too easy.

Thanks to Patty at Elm Street Quilts for hosting this event every month.  Why not see what everyone else is up to at Elm Street Quilts November Finishes.



Tuesday, November 6, 2018

November OMG!

Looks like I am going to get to binge watch something on Netflix this month since I will be binding Celtic Solstice.  I love to bind and enjoy Netflix so it is a win for me. 
Linking up with everyone at Elm Street Quilts for goal setting.