Wednesday, October 30, 2013

October Goal

Remember this stack of quilts I blogged about in June?

At the beginning of June, I issued myself a challenge to quilt a stack of 20 flimsies (finished tops) before the end of the month. I met that goal, but it left me with a stack of bindings to do!

Earlier this month, I unofficially pledged to finish the remaining bindings by the end of October. I really didn't think I would meet that goal, but I'm happy to report that the final binding stitches were put into the last quilt tonight!

This quilt was the oldest of my flimsies -- I made it over four years ago when I was testing out blocks for our guild's block of the month program.

Here are a couple of other bindings I finished this week:

A Modern Meadow quilt (top was completed Summer 2012)

A coins quilt featuring Groovy Guitar fabrics

And a Central Park flying geese quilt (top was completed in Summer 2012)

It feels great to have somewhat of a "clean slate", and now I'm ready for some new projects!


Tuesday, October 29, 2013


It's amazing what you can get done with a little momentum! I was inspired to continue working on my Salt Air Stars quilt after reaching the halfway point on Sunday. On Monday, I made two more blocks...


Today, I finished the last four...

...which inspired me to assemble the top!

Obviously, I wasn't inspired to iron it -- please pardon the wrinkles!

I have a piece of minky I'm thinking of using for the backing -- maybe I'll get to the quilting later this week!

Linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation, and Work in Progress Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Chipping Away

I love to be able to devote an entire evening and immerse myself in a project, but sometimes I forget that little steps add up to big goals!

Back in July, I blogged about this work-in-progress -- a 12 block lap quilt in Salt Air fabrics. The project sat in a bin next to sewing machine all summer while I worked on other projects. I've had a steady stream of custom orders on Etsy for several months, which is wonderful, but I often feel guilty working on another project when I know I have quilts with deadlines in the works.

Tonight, I decided to pull out the project for a little while, and in a relatively short amount of time, two more blocks were finished.

I'm now at the halfway point, and happy to see this coming together again. Hopefully, I can bring this one to completion sooner rather than later by remembering that a lot can be accomplished in little bits of time!



Sunday, October 20, 2013


After a long unintended silence, it's time to do some sharing on my blog again! Here are some of the projects I've been working on:

Custom orders have been pretty steady lately -- pictured above are some of my recent finishes.

I'm still plugging away at bindings on the stack of quilts I finished in June. I just finished this vibrant Soul Blossoms Granny Squares quilt this morning. I love the way the Kona medium grey sets off all the beautiful colors!

I gave myself a little break from custom orders earlier this month and put together this patchwork quilt using 4 charm packs of Basic Grey's PB and J collection. I was surprised by how much I was drawn to this collection -- I really love the mixture of colors and prints. I used the alphabet print for the backing, and the red chevron print for the binding.

I love it so much that I'm currently working on a Scrappy Trip quilt using jelly rolls of the collection (I'll share some progress pics of that soon!)

Now that my custom orders are winding down, I look forward to putting my energy into finishing four new patterns -- hopefully, I will be ready to share those soon!