Wednesday, January 16, 2013

WIP Wednesday 1-16-13

Well hello there!  I've been busy sewing and not too busy blogging but I do have lots to share soon!

The big finish this week is all of my blocks for the 3x6 bee.  I used the Two Stars Squared pattern by Diane, which you can buy on Craftsy.  I highly recommend the pattern!  All of my blocks stitched up perfectly and there aren't tons of tiny pieces.

Now I just need to finish the Swoon quilt I started!  Fingers crossed that I can finish the top this weekend!

Just in case you'd like to add a bit more fabric to your stash here are two great swaps going on -
 What are you working on this week?

Linking up at Freshly Pieced!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

2013 - A Lovely Year of Finishes - January Goal

I have deemed 2013 the year of finishing things!  I need to finish up (loads!) languishing projects and do a better job of not procrastinating.  I do think that cutting back on my sewing obligations will help although I need to do 3-4 quilts and 12 bee blocks this month!  This being said, when I saw the Lovely Year of Finishes that Shanna of Fiber of All Sorts and Melissa of Sew BitterSweet Designs put together I knew I needed to join in.

A Lovely Year of Finishes

My January project is to take this pretty stack of fabrics and finish making them into a Swoon quilt!  It must be finished  (quilted, bound etc) by the beginning of February so this is the perfect kick in the butt to get it done a week early!

So far I have the whole top cut out, one block pieced, and the remaining eight are partially chain-pieced together.  I already have my backing fabric too so I just need to get it done!

Linking up at the Goal Setting Party!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Year in Review & Hustle Winners

First up - The 100 Day Hustle winners!


Congratulations to all of our winners and a huge thank you to everyone who participated and to all of the shops who kindly donated prizes!  I will definitely be organizing something similar next year!


I decided that I was going to try new quilty things in 2012 and I did!  I joined bees, swaps, learned to paper piece and got a longarm! 

I completed 10 quilts, one that just needs binding and one top for a total of 12 for the year!

Between the bees and my do.Good Stitches group I made boatloads of blocks in 2012!

One goal for 2013 is to up the number of quilts and reduce the number of bee blocks.  I enjoy participating in bees but it can leave you feeling a bit overwhelmed at times.  Once I finish out the groups I'm in I'm just going to focus on quilts and my do.Good stitches group for a while and see how that goes!

Here's to a happy, healthy and quilty 2013!!!