2015 Block of the Month

After a two year hiatus I have decided to participate in QuiltEssential Co’s 2015 Block of the Month (BOM) program again.  Their theme this year is novels and I picked “Bridges of Madison County” which features this pretty combination of tangerine/mango and grey prints.  The blocks finishes at 10.5 inches so that will make a nice sized quilt once all 12 are done.


Here is January’s block all finished with 10 days to spare.



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It took me a while to settle on a final design for my baby boy quilt top. These ‘L’ blocks are so flexible and can be laid out in so many ways.  The top is all pieced and it is just waiting for FMQ.

My Quilts of Valour quilt is also coming along.  I have 90% of the HSTs done and now I am just experimenting with different designs.  I’m leaning towards the last layout.

Linking up to:

Design Wall Monday @Patchwork Times

Monday Makers @ayliN-Nilya

Show & Tell Tuesday @I Have to Say

Too Cute Tuesday @Funky Polkadot Giraffe

Link Tuesday @Freemotion By the River

Sew Cute Tuesday @Blossom Heart Quilts

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

WIP Wednesday @The Needle and Thread Network

Let’s Bee Social @Sew Fresh Quilts

Needle and Thread Thursday @My Quilt Infatuation



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Wordless Wednesday – Chillin’ out


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January 21, 2015 · 01:00

Wordless Wednesday

Squeaky Toy Love

Squeaky Toy Love

I just love those big, fat, jowly cheeks.

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2015 Finish-a-long

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

Once again this year I am going to participate in the Finish-a-Long (FAL). I have found it to be a very productive tool to help keep me on track. This year the FAL is being hosted by Adrianne at On the Windy Side.

Because I have been so successful with the FAL the last two years, I am shocked to say that I only have a few works in progress so my first quarter list is going to be very small.

First, I would like to finish the FMQ on Leftovers IV and bind it.


I have a baby/crib quilt in progress made with Barcelona from Zen Chic.  It is just a pile of blocks right now.


And my last FAL is for Quilts of Valour.  I was very lucky and won a fat quarter bundle from Sew Sister’s Blogathon Canada.  I am planning a HST quilt….not sure what the final design will look like but I am in the process of making lots of HSTs.




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A Lovely Year of Finishes

This year I’ve decided to participate in ‘A Lovely Year of Finishes’ (#ALYoF) hosted by Bitter Sweet Designs.  At the beginning of each month you have to blog about one WIP that you want to finish that month.  Hopefully by the end of the month you will have attained your goal.

My goal for January is to finish this baby quilt made with Zen Chic Barcelona.


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4th Quarter FAL Wrap Up

This is my final finish for 2014…and #4 out of 5 that I had hoped to finish in the last quarter (see list here).  It is a quilt that I made to test a pattern called High Tea designed by Adrianne at On the Windy Side.  The quilt is is going to be donated to Little Warriors Be Brave Ranch.   Each child is given a quilt when they arrive at camp and when they leave they get to take it home with them.



I came so close to completing all 5 quilts.  Leftovers IV just needs a tad more FMQ so I guess it will have to go on my 2015 first quarter list.


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