Friday, May 31, 2019

Making progress

I have made progress on the sweater. 
The back is finished and I am halfway up the front. 
Linking to One monthly goal

Tuesday, May 7, 2019


I am linking to Elm street for my goal for May.
I am hoping to turn this start into a sweater.
The pattern is Caroline cabled hoodie

Sunday, April 28, 2019


My aim was to quilt and bind one baby quilt and I finished 4.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

OMG April

I was pleased to make my goal last month for Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal. 
For This months link up i would like to finish this baby quilt. 

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Finishalong #4 scarves

This is the fourth finish from my 2019FALQ1list
I has aimed to finish one scarf and managed to finish four.

Finishalong #3 beanies

This is my 3 rd finish from my 2019FALQ1list
I need to make 20 baby beanies each quarter, this quarter I finished 21.

Finishalong #2 postcards quilt

Here is my second finish from my 2019FALQ1list
 It is my postcards from Alaska quilt.
The pattern and some of the fabric were purchased during a trip there.

Finishalong #1 Tulip quilt

This is my first finish from my 2019FALQ1 list
The quilt is in flannel with felted wool applique.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

March success

I have achieved my goal for March for the One Monthly Goal linkup.
These four baby quilts needed binding and labels.
It is lovely to add them to the finished tub.
I am looking forward to selecting next months goal.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Regrouping and retrying

Well, after the disaster of last month I am aiming a little lower for this months One monthly goal.
I have 4 baby quilts that need binding and labels.
I am hoping for success.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

A massive fail

Well, my Monthly goal to finish this quilt has been a failure and a success. A fail, in that the quilt is not finished,  a success in that pattern and fabric will leave the house next week and be gifted to someone else if i can find any takers.
The centre is more or less ok. It was the big pieced diamonds that were the issue.
I think that they distorted when i was focusing on making sure every point matched,  unstitching and restitching.
From that point the other units wouldn't all join properly and sit flat.
I cut extra strips with the thought of perhaps replacing the big diamonds,  but i couldn't picture how that would look and feared it would be awful.
In the end i felt the best thing would be to see if someone else could make a better job that me, or put the fabric to better use.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Next challenge

This is my next project for One monthly goal for February. 
The photo above is the pattern. 
The photo below is the muddled state i am in at the moment. 
It should be an interesting month. 

January finish

I finished the quilt that i had planned for the monthly goal challenge. 
It is flannel with felted wool applique.
My next challenge is to figure out deadline postings as i missed this one.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

2019 finishalong

I am participating in the 2019 finishalong

These are the projects I am nominating to finish in the first quarter. 

1. Tulip quilt. 
This needs to be quilted, bound and labeled. 

2. Summer Lily.
The cutting is done as well as the strip piecing. 
I have begun cutting the sub units.
I would like the quilt finished by March 7th.

3. Christmas ornaments.
I am doing the 12 days of Christmas set of ornaments by mmmcrafts.
Well, 5 sets actually. 
I am doing the preparation work for all the sets at the one time and plan to have the partridge, pear, turtle dove and French hen finished by the end of March.

4. Postcards from Alaska.
The top is basted and needs to be quilted, bound and labeled. 

5. Knitted Indigenous baby beanies.
These are part of a commitment to make 80 beanies a year for 5 years to support a particular program. 
I did 80 the first year.
I need another 20 this quarter. 
I have done 6 so far.

6. Knitted scarf. 
I knit and crochet what i can for Kogo, an amazing organisation. 
I hope to finish at least one scarf in the first quarter. 

7. Crochet blanket.
Another project for Kogo, this time a crochet blanket .
This is the Sweet pea blanket from Attic 24.
I plan to finish this by the end of March .

8. Blue and white quilt. 
This needs to be quilted,  bound and labeled. 

9. Autumn quilt.
This needs to be quilted,  bound and labeled. 

10. Joannes quilt.

This needs to be quilted,  bound and labeled. 

I look forward to reviewing my progress in 12 weeks time.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

One Monthly Goal

I have decided to participate in Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal
I would usually set my goal as something outrageous like " baste and quilt 8 quilts "

This month i am going to try something more sensible. 
To quilt and bind my Tulip quilt.
I may even surprise myself. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Planning for 2019

2019 Planning Party

Here is my list for 2019.
I need to plan a timeline.
I will see how many photos there are to upload of finished projects and how many blogposts that will be.
I also need to update my number of finished projects. 

For my quilting list, i have all the backings selected,  the battings cut and the bindings made.
One top is basted and i will start basting the others today.
I have a timeline of 3 weeks before i switch to the Jinny Beyer quilt. 
I want that one finished by March 10th.

I am participating in a link up hosted by Quiltingjetgirl