Sunday, June 30, 2013

2nd Year of Projects: Year in Review

While I didn't get everything done on my list and I fell off the blogging bandwagon the last few months, I am pleased with how much I did get done!

Below is the original list (all UFO) with what's been accomplished:


1. Vodka Gimlet: COMPLETED

2. Allegoro: COMPLETED

3. Dark and Stormy: some progress, but not done yet. . .
A year ago:


4. Shawl That Jazz: COMPLETED

5. Perfect Sweater: COMPLETED (although it needs to be seamed):

6. Alexandria: I didn't like the i-cord edge so frogged it. I started remaking it with a seed stitch border:

7. Lanata: decided not to make this

8. not on the list but I did make a hat for the Ravellenic Games:


1 Bali bag; never touched this. . .

2. I Wish I May Quilt: I cut a few strips on this but that was it:

3. I did finish a baby quilt for a friend (except for hand sewing the binding to the back):

Having a list helped keep me focused and I managed to get a lot done. Now on to Year 3!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Loving Fabric

Since I recently finished a quilt top, I've been pondering what to work on next! 

I'd started collecting purple and green fabrics for a pattern called Climbing Roses (the background will be white, not beige):

My husband thought it needed an accent color, but we were unsure what it should be. 

I also love the TV series As Time Goes By and have been wanting to make a pinwheel quilt like the one shown in the show, but I hadn't decided on a color scheme for it yet. 

Yesterday was a beautiful spring day, so my husband and I took a day trip to the neighboring town of Fayetteville, NC so I could check out their quilt store Loving Stitches.

The restroom had an old sewing machine in it!

Inside the store:

Here are my purchases:

We decided on a few medium to light blues as the accent color for the Climbing Roses quilt and here are all of the fabrics for it:

We decided that the pinwheel quilt will be blue, yellow and green:

After shopping, we drove to the historic downtown area to walk around and have lunch.

 We ate a cafe and sat out under the blue umbrellas:

One interesting feature of the town is the Old Town Hall which is in the center of the roundabout. It was built on the site of the Old State House which burned in 1831. 

Now I will love stitching all of these fabrics together :)

Year of Projects: Catching Up

I have been busy working on my list of projects but I haven't been as good about blogging about them.... I have one FO and a near FO!

I finished my oldest UFO Shawl That Jazz which was cast on April 2009! I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

I also nearly finished my newest UFO Perfect Sweater. It just needs to be seamed.

And while not on my original project list, I finished a quilt top for a friend's baby girl. It's on it's way to my fabulous machine quilter Margaret at Three Bears Quilting. I should have it back by the end of June. I forgot to take a photo of the cool backing fabric which is green/yellow so stay turned.