Saturday, March 30, 2013

DQS13 & March Goal

I'm back with my March Goal for A Lovely Year Of Finishes and just under the wire too. 
Since tomorrow is Easter, I thought I would post tonight.   
My March goal was to get a little dolly quilt done for a swap. 
It needed to be done pretty quickly, so I stalked my partners favorites over on flickr. 
I found my inspiration in this Sew Cherry QAL quilt 
Go check it out.

Isn't it beautiful?

I don't know how big it is, but I needed to keep mine tiny.
I started out playing a little with some 1.5 inch square that I already had cut.


Before long it began to take shape.
My partner likes rainbow and the original quilt was in her favorites. 
It was beginning to be really fun to put together.


I ironed all the seams open, which made the back look cool. 


I had difficulty choosing a background. I will spare you all the photos, 
but you can check my flickr if you're interested. : ) 


In the end I went with this soft gray text print 
called Word Play, which I love.



 I so happy to say this little doll quilt arrived safely to my partner. 

Rainbow Star Doll Quilt
DQS 13

Finished Size - 20 X 20
Rainbow Squares - finished size 1 inch square

Inspired by Hadley's (Flying Blind On A Rocket Cycle
Sew Cheery QAL Star Light Star Bright Quilt

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Spring Break Projects

It's Spring Break for me and I'm hoping to get lots of sewing in. 

I picked back up the kaleidoscope quilt I started a few months ago. 
This is about 1/3 of it and I'm hoping to get another 1/3 done by Wednesday. 


Tapestry by Fig Tree

I'm using 3 layer cakes. This is the result of one. 
It would have been better to use fat quarters, 
but the yardage wasn't available when I ordered it.
I'm loving this already.

I started a new project.
I love to hand sew,  so I stitched a little hand pieced star.


Right now it's lonely, and I don't think I went about it the best,
but I will continue on. I'm not using the english paper piecing method.
 I'm marking my seam line and stitching away. If you have any tips or hints,
 I'd love to hear them. These little stars will be a great project to work on
while watching TV with my hubby.

I've also been knitting. I'm a fairly new knitter,  having learned
about three years ago. I wanted to try knitting socks.
I don't know if I'll really like wearing them,
but welcome the challenge of making them.
I started with yarn from around town. I'm not ready for fancy yarn.


I'm knitting from the toe up, got the foot and heel done,
 then realized I mis-read the pattern.    Ugh!
I ended up taking it all out. A fresh start is what I needed.
 I bought new yarn, went with two at a time, toe-up in a simple pattern and
everything seems to be working fine


I feel much better about these. The yarn is easier to see, I love the stripes and
I get two at once. I just hope they fit well. 

The mini quilt I pulled fabric for in my last post is done.,
but I will wait to share photos until the end of the month,
 since it was my March Goal and maybe then it 
will have reached my swap partner.

Until Next Time
Happy Stitching

- Wendi -

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

My Major March Goal

I'm busy getting started on my 

I know the whole idea is to finish up what I have going, 
but I need to get a little dolly quilt done for a swap. 

All fabrics need to come from my stash, 
because I don't have time to order anything.
I'm going to pull some reds and oranges


I'm not a rainbow kinda gal, but my partner is, 
so I think I'm gonna pull the whole rainbow, 
not just red and orange. 

  I almost forgot to stop pulling fabric and link up