Saturday, March 7, 2015

March goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes...

...a short post to share my March goal for ALYoF.
I finished this quilt top in March 2012.
It has become a UFO and it's time to finish it.
I will quilt and bind the quilt for my March finish.
It was a BOM from 2011 designed by Corey at Little Miss Shabby.
I did change some of the embroidery designs...
just a bit from the original design.

I'm linking up to Shanna and Melissa's
March Goal Setting Party #138
Happy stitching

Saturday, February 28, 2015

ALYoF February Finish Party... happy to have another UFO finished.  
There is a quilt show at the museum in Belleville Michigan,
for the month of March.

Broken Star designed by Edyta Sitar 
is my February finish for ALYoF and is on display at the quilt show... I'm itching to sew another log cabin quilt.
I have some UFO logs that are cut at 1-1/2" wide...and 8 different lengths.
I cut them about 9 years ago...
do you think it's time to make them into a quilt???

Happy Paws is also hanging in the museum.
It was entered in the 
Embroidery Challenge at the Road to California Quilt Show.
This was the second year Robin Kingsley, Bird Brain Designs
organized the challenge.
In 2014 it was all Red Work...
in 2015 we could use any color floss or perle cotton 
to design a quilt using BBD patterns.
We could enlarge, reduce, and combine patterns.
I used 3 different patterns to design Happy Paws.
The visitors to the show picked their favorites and voted.
I was thrilled to have Happy Paws chosen as one of the top 3 quilts.

This is what Robin wrote on her Facebook page...

Pauline Francis created a Winner for the Embroidery Challenge at Road to California Quilt Show. She combined 3 BBD Kitty patterns to create a cuddly quilt honoring cats....critters loved at my house. Voters liked her fine embroidery, the yummy warm brown tones plus the pop of color in the top long block. See what you might like to "invent" for next year's Challenge! 

I am linking up to February finish party 
with Melissa and Shanna #113

Happy Stitching

Thursday, February 5, 2015

February goal is set for ALYoF

My February goal is a UFO that I started in June 2012
in a class I took by the talented Edyta Sitar.

The pattern is Broken Star by Laundry Basket Quilts.
I finished the flimsy in less than a week but it still is not quilted.
The logs in the quilt were cut 1-1/2 inches...finishing at 1 inch.
The finished quilt will measure 40" x 40".
I haven't picked my backing, that is the next step...
so I can have it quilt and bound by the end of February.

I'm linking up to the February goal setting linky party
with Shanna and Melissa.

Happy Stitching

Saturday, January 31, 2015

January finish for ALYoF....

...I am racing against the clock once again.
(a short post as I am heading to bed...)
I don't know why the days and months have to go by so quickly.

I'm excited to have another quilt off my WIP list.  
I started this quilt about 8 months I'm not calling it a UFO.
 There is not much snow in our backyard but that is to change tonight.
I hope the weather man is wrong...
we are expecting 6 - 10 inches of snow overnight through Monday.

I'm linking up to A Lovely Year of Finishes
 Thank you Melissa and Shanna for hosting again for 2015

Happy Stitching