Thursday, March 31, 2016

2016 1st QTR Finish-Along Link Up

Here is a recap of what I have been working on this year.

2016 1st QTR Goals w/ progress in Purple

Projects that are ready to quilt & bind:
QOV/Mystery at the Library-Quilted and ready to bind
Bagged with finished pillow case waiting for binding.

MIL's Pink
MIL's Yellow
MIL's Bright
Christmas Tree Pants

These blocks are ready to join:
Lotta Baby Blocks-Joined and ready to quilt
No photo but this is my retreat sewing space and where I joined the blocks.
Here's what I am currently piecing:
Cotton & Steel Basics Dog Gone Cute-one additional block added
Here are the other fabrics that I will be using for additional blocks. You can find this pattern at Sew Fresh Quilts.

Melanie's Quilt-HSTs sewn and trimmed
I think I'm settled on the Crosses & Losses pattern that was shared by Fresh Lemon Quilts not long ago.

Misc. Projects:
Christmas Pizza Box Pillow

Projects on deck:
4 Quilted baskets-FINISHED
Three of the four baskets I finished. Love this free pattern by The Sewing Chick.

3 Dish Drying Mats-FINISHED
Forgot to take a photo of the mats but here is a sample of what they look like.
Link to my Tutorial

4 Outdoor Pillow Covers-FINISHED

Here are some photos of our porch all ready for the Master's Golf Tournament guests that will be staying here next week.

I am really happy with the pillows that I made this year. The red pops against the white and black and I didn't have to put much thought into plants. Red geraniums and ferns seem like the perfect choice.

Some other projects I have worked on this year that were not on my 2016 1st QTR Finish-Along list:

Hexie handwork. It's about half done now.

Augusta MQG challenge project baby quilt. Finished!

I made 6 pillow cases for the Ronald McDonald House with my traditional guild, Pieceful Hearts, on World Wide Quilting Day.

The top for my #maythe4thmqs is done. Love the pattern by Quiet Play.

My first finished hexie project for the #skinnyminnyswap on IG. I used Modern Handcrafts Modern Hexie tutorial.

Participated in a Round-Robin Sew-in with the Augusta MQG in January and February. Branum's Sewing and Vacuum let's us meet in the shop. Stop by if you are ever in Augusta, GA.

My January Nurture Circle Do.Good Stitches block. Pattern by Shape Moth on Craftsy.

'Lancastered' WIP. Another project from the Augusta MQG Challenge.

Pot Holder/Trivet I made for a gift.

And on to next week:

I'm all packed to do some Airstream sewing while we are camping in the North Carolina mountains. I'll have plenty of time while Hubs is conquering mountains on his bicycle.

I have all of my Cotton & Steel stash packed so I can work on my Splendid Sampler.
My Tula Pink is kitted up to finish a placemat with blocks I received in the IG #truecolorsswap.
My Hexie project is in there for hand sewing.
My March Nurture blocks are on the list too.

Here's a sample of what my sewing room will look like next week.
I hope to get some open air sewing in too.

Well, that will do it.

Thanks for visiting!


  1. Wow! That is quite a list of accomplishments! Thanks for sharing your inspiring finished and darling porch.

  2. Wow! That is quite a list of accomplishments! Thanks for sharing your inspiring finished and darling porch.