Sunday, May 31, 2015

Two Years Later...'s finally finished.  I started this in 2013. It is the first quilt that I did free motion quilting on.  I figured starting with small blocks would be a good way to get some practice in and end up with a quilt in the process.  It feels good to finish an old WIP.  Now to tackle the rest of the pile. 

I did decide to machine stitch the binding down on this one. Needed to get my finish in before the end of the month. =)  It did remind me why I prefer to hand stitch binding.  I just can't seem to get machine stitching to look good. But it is functional which is what counts, right?

This is my finished goal for May's ALYOF.  I was 74 in the goal setting linky.


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Gravity: Orbit

The next set of Gravity blocks are complete. These were a little more challenging with trying to line up the hexagons and triangles. 

I did sew the pink one together in the wrong order, not just once, but twice. I thought about just leaving it but knew it would drive me crazy every time I looked at it.  Haven't squashed the perfectionist that much yet. 


Wednesday, May 6, 2015


Where is the time going.  I can't believe it is May already.   Which means it is time for my May goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes

I am hoping to finish a quilt that I started a few years ago.  Seems crazy to think that it has been that long since I started quilting.  This is the Craftsy BOM class from 2012.  And also the Free Motion Quilting a Sampler with Leah Day.

This is the first quilt that I did FMQ on.  I got off to a good start and had all the blocks almost finished, then my machine started having troubles.  I did get a new machine and then this quilt just got pushed to the bottom of the list.  Well now it is back on the top of the list for finishing up.  I am ready to see it as a whole quilt instead of just blocks.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Gravity: Constellation

I am ahead of the game for block 2.  I was able to sew them together today.  They do come together pretty quickly once everything is cut out.  The cutting takes a little time, especially with the learning curve for the ruler. 

I am excited for the next blocks and to see the finished quilt.  I will be linking up with the Gravity QAL over at Busy Hands Quilts.