Friday, February 20, 2015

ALYoF for February and WIPs

I actually get to link up a bonafied ALYoF project for February. This is a rarity for me. It's not so much that I never have a finish but that I get distracted with other projects that I finish in place of my earmarked goal. 

I've shared this already but this is my official Link-Up post.

Here's the particulars:
Aspen Frost Mini-Charm Pack.
Basic Gray Grunge from my stash.
My own simple layout front and back.
Quilted on my Juki. 

The Three designs on the ends are supposed to emulate ribbon candy. Do you see it? I created little curved frames in each square and stitched simple connected snowflakes in the blue sashing. 

I can see quite a bit of improvement in my FMQ skills on this project. Still a very long way to go but it is encouraging.

From there I moved on to my second Christmas WIP. This is the Christmas Tree Pants project I started at my first retreat. I finished the scrappy side at the retreat and I finished the solid side early in the week. It is now stored in my little WIP box for quilting after I tackle my 90s WIP on the frame.

Currently I am making more of my Great Granny blocks. I was at a stand still due to a need for more fabrics but I won two charm squares of the RB Gingham in navy and I was able to use it for 4 more centers. I have ordered the final yardage that will allow me to complete this project front, back and binding so it will be clipping along again soon.

I will be attending my first (and maybe only) mystery quilt class on Saturday. I am excited but I can't share anything 'cuz it's a mystery.

Oh, and incase you are worried about the Hubs freezing on his major Cross Bike ride on Saturday. It's been delayed! Good thing we paid the upgrade that allowed us to cancel his hotel room. The Southern Cross is being postponed until sometime in March. I might be able to go with him after all.

Thanks for visiting!

Linking up with:
Sew BitterSweet Design's A Lovely Year of Finishes February 2015
Lorna's Let's Bee Social
The Carpenter's Daughter and TGIFF


  1. It looks like you've been very busy. Forgive my ignorance, but what is ALYoF? I'm thinking the YoF might be for year of finishes, but I'm not entirely sure. The granny squares look great I hope you're having fun with the process.

    1. Thanks. It is a Lovely Year of Finishes which is a monthly link up by Bittersweet Designs and A Fiber of All Sorts blogs. You earmark a finish goal and it is a great motivator. I wrote this post before the official end of the month link up opened so I haven't created the tie to their site yet but I do keep their badge in my right column.

  2. That's a lot of lovely projects. Thanks for sharing with us all over at TGIFF.