Saturday, September 27, 2014

A Lovely Year Of Finishes: September Finishes

Ok I'm not sure what happened to September, I swear it just started  a couple of days ago and now it is gone.  I didn't get nearly as much done as I wanted to this month, but I did get lots done.  Hope that makes sense.  I had listed 5 goals and I completed 4 of them, so not bad.  Of course there weren't really hard goals, but still I will take 4 out of 5.

My first and main goal was to finish my Cupid Shuffle quilt, which I did last week.  I really do love this quilt and can't wait for colder weather.  I wish I had been on my game when this line first came out, because I would have purchased enough to make a bed size quilt with it.  But for now I will settle for the one I have and I have the fabric to do another that hopefully you see sometime soon.  My favorite part of this quilt is the backing, I simply love it.

My second goal was to finish the test quilt I did for Cora's Quilts.  I'm very happy to say it is quilted and bound.  But sad to say I still can't show it to you because the pattern hasn't been release yet. It was the pattern that used 388 - 1" squares, yes that is right 388.  I was really surprised at how fast I was able to sew them, I guess there are fewer stitches on little pieces.  But just so ya'll know the project is real, here is a tiny snippet.  It shows mainly the backing but if you look close you can see a couple of snowball corners.

My third goal was to finish and mail my bee blocks.  They went into the mail this week.  Yeah!!!  I had a lot of fun making the Cross Stitch blocks once I moved to a smaller ruler to trim them.  The colors she requested were orange, yellow and pink, which I think turned out awesome. I think my favorite block was the one that used the text print for the background.  I am developing a real attachment to text prints.

My fourth goal was my fail for the month.  The border fabric still sits, and nothing has been done on my Texas quilt.  I plan on finishing it soon, but borders aren't my favorite thing to do, and so it has languished this month.  On a happier note my sister did get hers finished and I'll show it to ya'll soon.

My last goal was to get another quilt cut either for me or for Sharla.  I did get Box Trot cut out for Sharla, but not from the Wishes fabric.  She decided she wanted to do a test one out of some fabric we had purchased for a different quilt that never got made.  It is definitely bright and cheerful, which is Sharla's favorite type of quilt.

Now I did get other things done not on the list.  I have started the memory quilts.  After a lot of debate with myself, I have decided to do simple 4 patches that are sashed. When I get them all finished I will show them to you and explain my process.  I will say for simple quilts these are some of the hardest things I've ever done.  I also got more work done on organizing my sewing area.  I almost have it the way I want it.  I'm still tweaking a few things.  But then I'm not sure I will ever be totally happy with it, I'm sure I will always find something else that I want/need/desire.

September was a slow month, but not a bad month.  I have lots planned for October...ok not a lot, but hopefully I will get a little more done than this month.  Today I am linking up with Shannon of Fiber of All Sorts and Melissa of Sew BitterSweet Designs.


  1. Congratulations on meeting so many of your goals. I think any progress is good.

  2. I think you had a great month! I do look forward to the reveal of the pattern you tested, and the new quilt colors are super vibrant and fun.

  3. I love your Cupid's Shuffle quilt. The PB&J print you used on the backing is one my all time favorite prints.

  4. That is a particularly nice text print you used in Nesta's block.
    The colours you have piled, ready to go, also look such fun!

  5. I agree. That backing fabric is beautiful. I have a Fq set of that line, but no yardage. Four out of five goals met is great. I only set goals that I know are achievable, otherwise I won't set any. Any goals met is then an achievement.


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