Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Winter Stitching Accountability

Back on October 21 I made a list of projects I wanted to make over the winter sewing season. Here is my re-cap of what I finished and a few things I dropped the ball on...

1. Finish binding my Across the Seas QAL and mail it to my sister-in-law.
Finished and sent.

Across the Seas QAL

2. Make a mini quilt for my secret partner in the Post Sewing Summit Swap.
Mission accomplished.

post sewing summit swap

3. Make a block with the beebolt fabrics we were given at Sewing Summit. The blocks will be made into a charity quilt and displayed at the Summit next year.

my Beebolt block

4. Refashion our Sewing Summit canvas bag into another bag for a contest on Flickr.
I Won!

refashioned swag bag-after

5. Make a practice block and choose fabrics for my month (January) as queen in the NewBee on the Block bee. I want to make a "X and +" quilt.
I had a successful month in the bee and so far have received many beautiful blocks for this quilt. I also joined a + and x swap so have made and received lots of blocks to eventually make a great quilt.
Japanese + and x blocks

6. Finish my Swoon quilt. I have 3 blocks finished, 6 more to go.
The top is finished and at the long arm quilter's.

this one is at long arm Susie's right now.
7. Finish Baby Carrot's quilt. She's due in a month.
Here she is, Harper, born 11-11-11 at 11:11 am!
is there anything sweeter than a baby lying on a quilt?

8. Make Drunkard's Path quilt following along with Kate's QAL.
I don't even remember this QAL, but I have joined the Retro Flowers QAL, so I am making a drunkard path variation.
9. Keep up with the New Bee on the Block bee.
Winter blocks finished.

10. Make 3x6 bee blocks for the new quarter.
Fun blocks, but tiny points to match.

hive 8 3x6 bee 4th Q
11. And let's not forget all the sewing projects I will be adding at the last minute for Christmas gifts. Lots of pouches, purses and little clutches. There's a few pillows and fabric baskets in there too. I made something for everyone on our Christmas list.

These things were not on my list but were added afterwards and are now in various forms of production. I have been teasing some of my bloggy friends about "showing off" because they have finished so many projects this winter. Well, now that I see my list and photos, I guess I can qualify as a "show-off" too!
pattern testing for Michelle
patchwork chevron quilt, ready for binding

HST pillow

granny square QAL ready to be quilted

stitch tease strip mailed to Susan

Sew Out Loud paper pieced block

Mr. Random Number generator chose this one to win in the Modern Mini Challenge

string mini quilt made with A Stitch in Color fabrics

A quilt made for dear friend, Mim

a quilt made for another dear friend, Renata

Star Flower EPP block #1

Star Flower block #2

Mouthy Stitches swap

sewing machine cover For the love of solids swap

reversible side of For the love of solids swap
Pouch for the love of solids swap

made with scraps

utter failure, trying to work with laminated fabrics

For son #1 for Christmas

Christmas gift for grandsons

drawstring bag for granddaughter

skirt for granddaughter

Rockin Robin quilt, backed, quilted and bound

gift for fireman son
framed clutch bags made for sample sale for Brigitte

retro flowers QAL #1

retro Flowers QAL #2

Thanks for stopping by,



dutchcomfort said...

There’s not one project I don’t love. They are all so colourfull and gorgeous!

barbara woods said...


Geri said...

That's pretty darn amazing when you see them all together like that. You are one quilt-a-holic! Of course, I'm partial to the picture with Harper =)

Annabella said...

Ditto Nicolette`s comment Di - you`ve had a wonderful 6 months, and in answer to your question, no there is nothing sweeter. Carrot is perfect.

Rebeckah Austin said...

Pretty impressive! Question. Where do you get your clasps for the clutches?

Canadian Abroad said...

I am speechless! absolutely amazing makes and amazing output!

Mrs Flying Blind... said...

As we say round here - flipping heck!!
All stunning! You beat me!

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

Diane, seriously, this is an amazing list! You have so much stuff there and it is all SO gorgeous! Well done you! Thanks for linking up :-)

Katy Cameron said...

Uh, yeah, you definitely count as the show off now, there were whole quilts in there!!!

Susan Snooks said...

I am exhausted just looking at this 'roll call'!!! Do you sleep? All beautiful examples of your creativity!

**nicke... said...

holy crap di! do you use drugs? no, you just don't have small children. ;) kidding kidding! xoxo love all the projects you completed! amazing work! i can't believe she was born on 11/11/11 at 11:11~! amazing!

LuLu said...

Wow! I mean, wow Diane! That is totally amazing productivity! You do such gorgeous work :-)

monika@mysweetprairie.ca said...

are you kidding me!? OMG that is a LOT of sewing! Wow. WOW. It's all jsut so gorgeous. (why do photos of quilts and men make me giggle!? lol)

Looking for other words, but WOW will have to do! : ) Nice job!
~Monika in Canada

Mareenchen said...

Wow. This is mightily impressive and they're such beautiful projects, too. Congrats!