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2015 Quilts in Review


Thanks to the FAL and ALYoF I managed to complete 10 quilts in 2015. Three for charities, five as gifts and two more in my Leftovers series.

A Lovely Year of Finishes:

DNAgirlfront  Goal Post   Finish Post

LogCabinFMQ-1  Goal Post  Finish Post

Leah1 Goal Post   Finish Post

JC  Goal Post  Finish Post

Leftovers4Finished  Goal Post  Finish Post

QofVFinish2  Goal Post  Finish Post

BoyCribFinish  Goal Post  Finish Post

2015ALYoF

 

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December ALYoF Goal

I’ve been working on Leftovers VI since the summer. I finally finished all the blocks in September so now I just have to come up with a design using my 25 blocks.  I need a boot in the fanny to get it finished by year end so it is my December goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes.

Leftovers6piecing

 

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Charity Quilts

Our guild is collecting baby quilts for Our Lady of Grace.  The quilts will go to pregnant or parenting teens.  I had some left over fabric from Leah’s Quilt so I decided to make a baby girl quilt.  I love the colours…they look so girly and feminine.  I went a little overboard with the quilting, what else is new, but hopefully whoever gets it will like it.  This quilt is also my second FAL finish for the 4th quarter and my November ALYoF goal.

DNAgirlfront
DNAgirlclose1

DNAgirlclose2

DNAgirlclose3
When it was finished I decided that I needed to make one for a baby boy too. I raided my stash and came up with this version:
DNAboyfront
DNAboy2
DNAboyclose1

DNAboyclose2

They look so cute together:
DNAfrontboth
DNAbothback
Linking up to:

Design Wall Monday @Patchwork Times

Made by you Monday @Skip to my Lou

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

WIP Wednesday @The Needle and Thread Network

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

Let’s Bee Social @Sew Fresh Quilts

Needle and Thread Thursday @My Quilt Infatuation

Whoomp There It Is @A Quilted Passion

Finish It Up Friday @Crazy Mom Quilts

Free Motion Mavericks @Lizzie Lenard Vintage Sewing

TGIFF @Anja Quilts

Link a Finish Friday @Richard and Tanya Quilts

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop @Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Show Off Saturday @Sew Can She

 

 

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Nov ALYoF Goal

At our October guild meeting I found out that we are making baby quilts for Our Lady of Grace.  I have started piecing HSTs together.  I would like to finish my donation quilt as my November goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes.

DNA-piecing

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Leah’s Quilt

Now that I have given this quilt as a gift I can post pictures of it.  It is my Oct ALYoF Goal and my first finish for the final quarter of the 2015 Finish-a-Long.

This summer Erin married her sweetheart Paul.  Paul’s sister Sue just had a baby girl.  She is the first grandchild in their family.  In honour of the birth of Leah and the joining of our families I made her this baby quilt.

Leah1
I used a stylized feather in the lighter triangles to push them into the background and have the brighter triangles pop forward.
Leah2
I used trapunto to make the hearts pop and then did a dense quilting in the background to enhance their 3d effect even more.
Leah3
I like the back of this quilt. I used some left over HST blocks and a few 5 inch squares. You can really see the free motion quilting on the back.
Leah5
Leah6

Linking up to

Design Wall Monday @Patchwork Times

Mad by You Monday @Skip To My Lou

Sew Cute Tuesday @Blossom Heart Quilts

Handmade Tuesday @Ladybug Blessings

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Linky Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

Too Cute Tuesday @Funky Polkadot Giraffe

Let’s Bee Social @Sew Fresh Quilts

Needle and Thread Thursday @My Quilt Infatuation

Link a Finish Friday @Richard and Tanya Quilts

Can I Get a Whoop Whoop @Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Whoomp There It Is @A Quilted Passions

TGIFF @Faith and Fabric

Sew off Saturday @Sew Can She

 

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October ALYoF Goal

My ButtonIt is that time again.  My October goal for the “A Lovely Year of Finishes” hosted by Sew Bitter Sweet Designs is a work-in-progress that I need to finish by the end of this month.  I’ve cut lots of 5 inch squares from yardage in my stash that I am making into half square triangles.  I can’t show too many pictures of it because it is a surprise.

Barkercuts

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FAL #3 and ALYoF Sept

Leftovers 5 is finally finished. It was on my 3rd quarter FAL list and my September ALYoF goal. I can now cross a log cabin quilt off of my bucket list. I really enjoyed quilting this one. Played with lots of my rulers and went a little wild.  It was a little windy when I was trying to take pictures so the quilt so it looks a little wonky.  To see more pictures and to read about the quilt click here.

LogCabinFMQ-1
LogCabinFMQ6

Linking up to:

Scraptastic Tuesday @She Can Quilt

Whoomp There It is @A Quilted Passion

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop @Confessions of a Fabric Addict

3rd Quarter Finish-a-Long @On the Windy Side

A Lovely Years of Finishes – Sept Party @Sew Bitter Sweet Designs

DesignWall Monday @Patchwork Times

Motivate Meet Monday @Keeping it Simple

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Too Cute Tuesday @Funky Polkadot Giraffe

Sew Cute Tuesday @Blossom Heart Quilts

Handmade Tuesday @Ladybug Blessings

Linky Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

WIP Wednesday @The Needle and Thread Network

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

Let’s Bee Social @Sew Fresh Quilts

Needle and Thread Thursday @My Quilt Infatuation

Finish it Up Friday @Crazy Mom Quilts

Link A Finish Friday @Richard and Tanya Quilts

Thank Goodness It Is Finished Friday @Quokka Quilts

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