Friday, May 31, 2013

More UFOs Complete!

I'm still working my way through my UFO pile and I have 3 more finishes to show you this week! First we have two twisters. I got the pattern for the wreath by searching at and I made up the other pattern. I was trying to make an Easter egg and I guess it kindof looks like one? This is my second oldest UFO. I made the squares in May 2007 in preparation for my DD's 1st birthday. I had everyone write something for her on each block. In the process of squaring up the blocks after the party, I messed something up & the rows wouldn't line up. So, I tucked it into a corner and left it there. Until now! It still isn't perfect, but at least it's done! Just in time for her to turn 7 in June! This is my current work in progress and my oldest UFO! I think I started making this in the spring of 2004 as an Easter gift for my Mom. I got as far as cutting the pieces out and then it got tucked away. It has lived in 3 different houses and I plan on having it move on to it's 4th house (my Mom's!) by next week. Linking up to Finish It Up Friday at . Head over there to see everyone's finishes for the week!

Friday, May 24, 2013

I am a blog neglector

I have not blogged in months and it is mostly because I was having technical difficulties with getting pictures to upload. I also didn't have a ton of time to quilt during the last couple of months of the school year. Our homeschool year ended last Friday, so I can get back to my love of quilting! Here are a few things I've finished recently. I'm participating in a UFO contest at my LQS, so I'm trying to get as many of my UFOs completed as I can by the end of the year. I'm making pretty good progress! First up is a Mod Circles baby quilt. I started this in the winter/spring of 2012 and I finished it at the end of April. I have no idea who it will belong to, but for now it will sit in my "finished" pile.

Next is a quilt that I didn't piece, but I quilted & bound. This quilt was hand pieced by my Grandma. We don't know for sure when she made it, but I finally finished it just last week. I love how it turned out! I can't imagine doing all of that hand stitching!

I made this penguin pillow for my oldest DS, age 9, who adores penguins. Each of my kids has one of these pillows now. I need to get pics of the other 2.

I made this lap quilt for my Mom for Mother's Day this year. She has admired the quilt on our bed for quite some time, but the fabric was out of print and I couldn't find any more. I came across these charm packs by the same designer (Moda's Holly Taylor) at my LQS and I knew they were just meant for my Mom! She loves it!

I made this table runner for my Mother-in-Law for Mother's Day. She loves kokopelli & her dining room is almost the same color as this fabric. I figured she could use it on her kitchen island. She loved it as well!

I have more to share, but I need to get pictures taken first. I will try not to be a blog neglector this summer! I am linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday, May 24, 2013. Head over there & check out everyone's Friday finishes!