Thursday, 1 March 2012

February Round Up

Another month gone. February seemed to last a long time this year (I know that's a stupid comment). I've worke on a lot of projects that aren't quite finished yet, I finished a few bits and pieces, pulled myself out of my comfort zone a couple of times and signed up for way more quilt-alongs than I'm going to have time for. And a Bee. So here are my finishes:
There are a few Farmer's Wife blocks (I think I've done more than just these); Fergie the froggy, a couple of Swoon blocks, my entry for the Tangerine Tango Challenge which I've called Nine Pins, my finished Melrose Quilt, whoch I gave to Linda for her birthday, a small embroidery for my Mum for her birthday, a few FMQ feathers, my mini Swoon top is finished, and a pinwheel block that I'm teaching to a few beginners.

I signed up to New York Beauty Quilt Along, the Granny Squares Quilt Along at Old Red Barn Co (if you have a few minutes check out the photos in the Flickr group - I'm loving all the modern bright fabrics), and the stained quilt along from Narcoleptic in a Cupboard. As well as a quilt for my manager who has just moved back to Germany, and a baby quilt for a friend.

And I've signed up to the Stash Bee (there are still spaces left in Hive 4 if you're interested).

And I plan to enter the Modern Mini Challenge....

Still in progress: Chasing Chevrons Quilt (I've quilted it this evening and found I don't have enough fabric for sashing); Oh My Stars quilt along - I've made loads of blocks and the end is in sight, plus I bought the fabric for the border. I'm not sure how I'll quilt this one yet, but I have a self-imposed deadline on Easter - I want it on the bed when my parents come to stay; Granny's cushion (untouched since the new year); Swoon (but I have to finish Swoon before I can start any of the other quilts that the group will be doing; stained glass effect wall hanging for my Mum - I have now made some of the binding. And many many other projects... far too many to count.

Isn't it annoying that I have to go to work....

If you have a few moments spare, check out this blog post from Pretty By Hand. Two and a half years ago we lost my Father-in-law to bowel cancer and this blog post is a humourous look at medical procedures connected to it - I haven't sold it well, but please - take five to read this (also check out her other blog posts for some really pretty sewing and a very tidy sewing room).

Mission for March: sign up to less and finish more!

1 comment:

Kelsey said...

Everything looks great! Love all your swoon blocks :)