Sunday, January 31, 2016

Well, look at me posting again so soon! Maybe I have this semi-down-pat! Anyway, I'm super excited about a few things accomplished this first month of 2016!

A couple of weeks ago I went on quilt retreat with my usual friends. LindaLee always puts on a good retreat! Unfortunately I had poorly packed for getting much accomplished but I did get this finished and it is well before Easter!! 
Isn't she sweet??? It was a project in Primitive Quilts & Projects magazine. Then my BFF found the kit in her LQS and she gifted me one! I purchased the scalloped background wool from Calico Moon in Lebanon IL. She is one of my favorite shopping destinations! I gifted my BFF the plaid wool for her kit and I'm still waiting for her to start her project! Can't believe I got one done before her. She always outdoes me ...

I've been really trying to get organized and back on track with the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt. I made a list of all the pieced blocks I still need to piece and I printed off the foundation paper-pieced patterns that are still on the to-do list. I even cut out 2 blocks for paper-piecing. I plan on taking those to work on during Saturday quilt-togethers. How smart am I???? Ha! In the meantime, I sewed this Lily block that was FPP but not sewn together. Not too bad considering it took me (from start to finish) about 3 weeks. Incredibly lame!!! It finishes at 6" square.

My proudest moment has to be this next one. It is the first UFO that was designated to be completed this year on All People Quilt UFO Challenge . It was a Quilt-a-Long with Temecula Quilt Company called "The 12 Days of Christmas". The first block has 1 piece, the 2nd block has 2 pieces, ..., all the way down to the last block has 12 pieces! Cute idea, huh?

All I had left to do was sandwich it, "quilt as desired", and bind it! Ta! Da! Even labeled!!! BONUS for me!!!

All I have planned for the remainder of this month is to get my Pavo Slipper Socks finished today. It was a January Challenge from The Loopy Ewe. I forget the reason but they chose Pluto for this month so we were to knit something that had a P in it ... could be the pattern, the yarn type, the color, whatever. Just make sure there was a P involved. I've knitted these slippers before and they are the MOST COMFY!! And quick!!! Picture to follow ... I've got some knitting to get done today!

I hope your January went well. I'm looking forward to the extra day in February this year!