Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Cuzco top finished!

I finished the Cuzco quilt top!  It is now basted and ready to be quilted.  I just have to decided on how I want to quilt it.

The picture isn't the greatest.  It was starting to get dark by the time my quilt holder, A.K.A. husband, made it home from work.  Winter weather does not make for the greatest pictures. 

This was my January goal for ALYoF, #92 on the linky list. 

Monday, January 5, 2015


Some days I really need some.  So I have decided to join in on a couple goal setting parties.  Hopefully this will be the motivation I need to stay on track and finish up some of the projects I have been wanting to get done.  I am going to join A Lovely Year of Finishes for monthly goals and 2015 Finish-Along with my quarterly goals.   
For my January goal I am going to finish a quilt top that I started planning last July.  I have some of the fabric cut out and one block put together, but that is as far as I made it. 
And now for quarterly goals:

quilt and bind Cuzco quilt top (pictured above)
quilt and bind my Vice Versa quilt top

quilt and bind Wonky Roads quilt top (maybe add borders to make it larger)

Super Tote

sewing machine cover using a PB&J mini charm pack
That's the plan for the first quarter.  Hopefully having set goals will keep me on track.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Wedding Quilt #2

The second wedding quilt is for another of our nieces.  It was a big year for weddings in our family.  There is also a third niece that got married this year.  I haven't finished that quilt yet, but I will soon. 

For this one I found a picture of a rug on pinterest that I used for inspiration.  Her wedding colors were navy and light peach.  I added the tan and cream based on the rug colors.  I followed this pattern here  for the size and putting the quilt top together.

For the back I used a print from Leah Duncan's Meadow line.  It is a beautiful print in person.  I also had a lot of half square triangles left over from the quilt top so I added those in. 

The quilting was pretty fun. I just did a meandering daisy pattern.  It quilted up pretty quick and left the quilt with a softer feel.  I added a corner label like on the other wedding quilt.  I really like how the corner labels look and I can just add them in when I sew on the binding.

I really love how this quilt turned out.  I told my husband I was tempted to keep for myself. =)
Only one more wedding quilt to go, for now.  Who knows what this next year will bring.