Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Butterfly Quilt

It's the end of the month, 
did I make my month two goal for

Why YES!      Yes I did!      
Hurray for me! 

It was a lot to accomplish, so I wasn't sure if I could do it, 
but I pushed through, 
squeezed a few minutes here and there 

and finished!  

Month one was completing enough blocks for 
and constructing this butterfly quilt for my do. Good Stitches Cheer Group.

Beautiful Butterflies

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My month two was making a back, layering, basting, quilting
and binding the butterflies for a complete quilt.

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I love these little butterflies!

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Three blocks left over for the back, were a perfect fit. I've had this plaid in my stash for a long, long time. It was the right yardage and went really well with the little butterflies.  I really like how the backside turned out.

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I stitched in the ditch between each butterfly
and  in both directions through the center of each one.
Next time I will add more quilting.
I'm pretty happy with my first finish for the Cheer Bee.

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Quilt Info

SIZE : 48 by 60 before washing, 47 by 59 after wash
BLOCKS: butterflies from the members of the Cheer Group of do. Good Stitches
BACKING: unknown from stash
BATTING: Warm and White

A Year of Lovely Finishes month three goal will be coming soon. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Happy Mail

I received happy mail this week!

 Its reveal time for the DQS13 flickr group. 

As I retrieved my package from the mailbox, I noticed who the sender was. 
I knew exactly which little mini was inside. I had kept my eye on this one. 
I really liked it and it was the mini my partner was making. 

That's right we were each others partner.

This is what she made for me.   
This little beauty is MINE!

Isn't she a real beauty!?
I love the fabric choices and the colors are beautiful!

DQS13 - just a little corner

 Here's a corner close-up

The quilting is absolutely stunning!
And the quilting close-up
Aww, the quilting, just beautiful and so intricate!


This is the little mini I sent to  her

DQS13 - On it's way to my partner

One of the reasons I  swap is to stretch myself, 
maybe try something new and hopefully make something my partner loves and 
I'm not embarrassed to say I made. 

With this one the only stretching I did, was working with white, which I'm not fond of. 
Toward the end of this mini making time, I almost scrapped it and 
went in another direction. I was disappointed in my pattern choice. 
I decided to finish it up before starting with the next and 
I'm so glad I did.
I fell in love with it in the end!

DQS13 - done/sent
A little closer look. 

Thank you Norma, for a great swap!
I love my new little doll quilt! 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

February Goal

It's time for my February Goal setting, 
as I continue on with A Lovely Year of Finishes

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I'm going to keep going with the butterfly quilt from do. Good Stitches. 
Last month I completed my goal of making blocks and getting it into a top. 
For February I'm going to really stretch myself and get it
 layered, quilted and bound.  
That's a lot for me. 
 I should pick something more doable,
 but I need to get it finished and move on.

My month is filled with other quilty projects. 
I will be finishing up on my DQS13 mini and get it sent to off my partner.
I'm hoping to get it finished this weekend


Currently I am getting ready to quilt it and 
make some final border width decisions.

I joined the Scrappy Trip craze. 
I was already getting ready to start a Scrap Vomit/Drano Quilt, 
so I just jumped on the Scrappy Trip wagon.
 I currently have 10 blocks done and a whole lot to go, 
but I've put them aside for now. 
I'm hoping to squeak out a few more blocks real soon. 
My first 10 Scrappy Trip blocks 

I'm thinking large, maybe a picnic quilt or queen size for a bed. 
I'm not sure yet, but I love making these trippy blocks.

I'm linking up for February goals at A Lovely Year of Finishes