Saturday, August 20, 2016

Saturday Snapshot

It has been very hot and humid here in New Hampshire so I thought a look back at winter might help my perspective on the current weather. This is my niece in the winter of 2006.
Linking up with Saturday Snapshot at West Metro Mommy.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Lisa's UFO Challenge: August 2016

The project selected for August in the #APQResolution UFO Challenge is #6. That number on my list is a quilt kit. Colored Happy is a pattern designed by Valori Wells and uses Kona 30th Anniversary solids. I'd been eyeing this kit for quite some time, so purchased it with money I received on my birthday a couple of years ago.

I just took the fabrics out of the bag now (to get a picture for this post), and wow, there are 40 different colors! I think the most challenging part will be determining which color is which (Curry, Wasabi, Avacado, Yarrow?). They do seem to be organized into fabric groupings, so that along with an online color swatch I found should help.

August is shaping up to be an extremely busy month with activities (and I am also hoping to finish a baby quilt) so I am not overly confident that I will get this quilt top completed. My goal will be to get all of the pieces cut & get the 25 quilt blocks assembled.    

Lisa's UFO Report: July 2016

My July goal for the #APQResolution UFO Challenge was to make progress on an American flag wall hanging that has been in an unfinished state for quite a while. 

The pattern for this quilt was designed by Mary & the completed top has been sitting, pin basted on the trunk in the spare room for about two years now. I think it has even made a trip or two with me to quilt retreat, but has never made it's way out of the bag to be worked on.

Now that July has ended, I have completed quilting - I tried a new-to-me method for quilting the star portion of the flag, using a single continuous curve to fill in the star, and another for the blue background of the star. I'm really happy with how that turned out. I also made the binding & have almost finished hand stitching - all of the sides are done & now I just need to do the corners.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Lisa's UFO Challenge: July 2016

And just like that, it's July! This month's project for the #APQResolution UFO Challenge is #4. So I will  be working on finishing up an American flag wall hanging. This is a pattern that was designed by Mary. I made one in a class she taught in 2013 - that one is complete and hanging on my wall. I then used her pattern to make this one. It has now been sitting for a couple of years looking just like this and gathering dust. It is pieced and pin basted, just waiting to be quilted.

My goal for this month will be to finish machine quilting and get the binding on. Hopefully this July project will be more successful than June!