Thursday, September 3, 2015

ALYOF: September Goal

A Lovely Year of Finishes
A Lovely Year of Finishes!

It's time.  It is finally time to finish this thing!  Yep, it's my Farmer's Wife Quilt!
Final Layout!

My sweet friend Leslie and I started our Farmer's Wife journey together in January 2012.  I finished the last block in December 2013. Thanksgiving weekend 2014 I pulled it out to work on, figured out the layout, and decided how to finish it.  I've decided to skip the borders suggested in the book and just go with oversized setting triangles.  
Auditioning border options

I began to sew rows together, adding setting triangles to the ends, and encountered some problems.  
The first corner assembled!
I couldn't decide how to proceed and eventually just put it all back in the storage box in frustration. 
With the new Farmer's Wife 1930's Quilt Along about to begin I've been busy building a fabric stack and drooling over the book, but I can't start the new quilting adventure without finishing the first one.  

That's my goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes for September-- 
Finish my Farmer's Wife Quilt top and get it sent off for long arm quilting.   

Wish me luck and full bobbins!

Monday, August 31, 2015

September Bee Blocks

The Coast to Coast Quilters are making blocks for my lovely Daughter in September!
We've had a nice time getting her things gathered up and her sample blocks made up.  She has a great big box full of beautiful Kona scraps so she chose string blocks.  

I've made up 4 blocks so far, and here they are!

And the group shot!

Looking forward to making a bunch more!

Happy Quilting!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Fabulous Friday Finish--Skating Backwards

Yipee!!!  I am a happy quilter today!
My August goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes is FINISHED!!

The Details
Name: Skating Backwards
Pattern: Roller Rink by Elizabeth Hartman found in her book Modern Patchwork
Size: 52 X 80
Fabrics: Black Kona, White Kona, various batiks

Wishing there was some pretty sunshine, because photos on a cloudy day don't really show the beauty of the quilt!  

So happy to have this one off the to do list and ready to wrap up for someone's birthday!

Hope you are having a happy sewing day, too!

Previous Post about this quilt can be found HERE.