Q2 FAL List

It is time to post my wish list for the 2nd quarter of the 2015 finish-a-long hosted by Adrianne at On the Windy Side. I can’t believe this but I don’t have any UFO’s and just two works in progress. Shocking!!! Getting my longarm allowed me to completely wipe out my pile of quilt tops.

My first WIP is a lap quilt that I am making out of a layer cake called “Tapestry” (this WIP is also on my April ALYoF goal list). I don’t normally buy pre-cuts but I went to quilt show and they were so reasonably priced that I couldn’t resist.


My second WIP is also a lap quilt that I am using charm squares from a fabric line called “Little Black Dress 2″ and a few additions from my stash.


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Happy Birthday Wally

My handsome, golden boy is 14 years young today. There is nothing he loves more than Timmy Bits so he got 14 Tim bit ends. Here is a cute video of him inhaling them to celebrate the big day.  Spirit offered to help eat them but no deal!

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April ALYoF Goal

It’s time to set my April goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes.  I started this lap quilt back in February using a Moda layer cake called Tapestry.  I’ve got a quite a few of the blocks pieced so I have to finish the rest of the piecing, add in the sashings, etc.  My goal is to have this one completely finished by the end of April.



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FAL #3 and March ALYoF

Well it took two FALS (first quarter FAL list) and one ALYoF (March) but Leftovers IV is finally finished.  I did a lot of ruler work on it and quite a bit of dense quilting.  I was able to cross two items off my bucket list with this one…..a string quilt and a HST quilt.


To see more pictures and read about the making of this quilt click here

Linking up to:

Made by You Monday @Skip to my Lou

Design Wall Monday @Patchwork Times

Monday Makers @ayliN-Nilya

Show and Tell Tuesday @I Have to Say

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Sew Cute Tuesday @Blossom Heart Quilts

Too Cute Tuesday @Funky Polkadot Giraffe

Handmade Tuesdays @Ladybug Blessings

Linky Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

WIP Wednesday @The Needle and Thread Network


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Puppy Heaven

Last weekend we went to Patty’s acreage to have some fun and give Spirit a chance to meet some new dogs and people and give her the first real opportunity for an off leash run.  She is a bit of a timid little girl so I wasn’t quite sure how she was going to react.  I was prepared just in case she was overwhelmed and decided to take off in the opposite  direction.  I have to give credit to the power of a group of wonderful dogs.  She was totally relaxed and immediately joined in with the group.  She made appropriate play signals and I never saw any fear or anxiousness in her body language.  It was truly a beautiful thing.  After our walk we all headed inside to enjoy a meal together.  It is wonderful to be able to have a house full of dogs and never having to worry about any dog aggression issues.


The gang….6 two legged and 6 four legged adventurers (David the missing camera man)



A tired and content puppy



Taking a wee nibble of Boomer’s jowly cheek



Hope and Wally relaxing after a beautiful afternoon outdoors



Did I mention that Spirit was exhausted….



Tilly looking rested and relaxed because everyone took turns carrying the princess….she sure knows how to work a crowd.



Spirit kept trying to lick Wally’s tongue


Beautiful, shiny black Hope

Beautiful, shiny black Hope

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March Goal for ALYoF

It is time to set my finish goal for March.  I have the perfect UFO.  Leftover’s IV has been on my FAL list two or three times already but has continued to be neglected.  I took it off my frame twice to work on other quilts.  I just have to finish the free motion quilting and bind it.



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Feb ALYoF and FAL#2

I can’t believe it but I actually still made my February goal (original post here) and have my second FAL (original post here) for this quarter.  Having a new puppy has really limited my quilting time but when the little, furry devil-child is sleeping I am able to steal a few moments of creative time.  I did a lot of ruler work on this quilt to enhance the shapes in the design.  If you want to read more about my Quilts of Valour charity quilt and see more pictures  click here.


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