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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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WIP, BOM and a new puppy

It doesn’t matter how many dogs we have had in our lives, I always forget how much work a new puppy is. I’m not sure I will be making my Feb ALYoF goal. By the time I get Spirit settled in my sewing room, it is time to take her out for a potty break. Don and I tag team who is watching her.

I did manage to finish the borders for my Quilts of Valour top. I hope to get them sewn on this week and maybe get the backing finished so that next week I can start on the FMQ before I head back to work on the 23rd.

Thank goodness the Feb BOM is a very quick and easy one so I managed to get it completed. That’s two months in a row….only 10 more to go.

Here’s a couple of pictures of my sewing room helpers.  I love that Wally is holding a pink stuffy between his paws and Spirit is snuggled up next to him.  The second pictures shows why I can’t get much sewing done.  Spirit is all wrapped up around the legs of my chair so I can’t move it to get up and shift between my sewing machine and iron.  I love that cute, fat belly (you can check out Spirit’s blog here).


Linking up to:

Design Wall Monday @Patchwork Times

Monday Makers @ayliN-Nilya

Made by you Monday @Skip to my Lou

Show and Tell Tuesday @I Have to Say

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Linky Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

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A Lovely Year of Finishes – FEB goal


It is time to set my February goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes.  I hope to finish piecing, quilt and bind my Quilts of Valour Quilt.  I started it in January and have 75% of it pieced.


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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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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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Lucky Me…..I won!!

I can’t believe it. I just got an email from Sew Sisters Quilt shop telling me that I won their day 6 give-a-way from Blogathon Canada. I’m so excited. I won a fat quarter bundle of Stonehenge Oh Canada fabric. In my comment I said that the bundle would make a lovely Quilts of Valour quilt. Well I am going to follow through on that and donate the finished quilt to QofV.  Thanks to Sew Sisters for hosting this wonderful event and for all the quilters around the globe that participated.  I found some wonderful new blogs to follow.
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