Sunday, March 1, 2015

February Is a Wrap

I am so glad that the month of February is finished!  I don't feel like I have done a whole lot, but pictures do tell.  So here is my February wrap up.

I read 8 books in the month of February.  I would have had a couple of more, but I kind of stalled out the last two weeks of the month. 

1.  I need to square up my Farmer's Wife blocks which are finished.  I would at least like to get that finished this month, and possibly start to put the lattice around it.  I also need to decide on the setting squares. If I do just 5 a day I would be done by the end of the month having the quilt blocks squared up.***  Check all squared up, on the design wall in a pleasing layout and I am working on the sashing, cornerstones, and I finally chose a color for the setting blocks.  

2.  Setting blocks for the 2014 Aurifil block of the month.

I started to work on it, and figured out that I had not enlarged my pattern correctly.  So I have to start it over to get it right.  At least I have the fabric to finish it. 

3.  Yellow Brick Road quilt  I would love to get this one finished up.

I actually buried this one under a ton of fabric...well maybe not a ton, but as I was cleaning it up it seemed like it. 

4.  Finish up Step 2 of Grand Illusion and maybe work a bit on step 3. 

 I finished step 2 which seemed like it took forever but step 3 is not a whole lot better!

5.  My quilt group BOM.  I am about 12 blocks behind now!   There are some ladies that actually have finished their quilts.  Five blocks.

 Twenty setting blocks.
 I realized that I needed to make a lot more blocks and the alternates to get enough to make this a big quilt. 

 6.  Quilting for charity quilt.  I feel bad I haven't worked on this quilt since before Christmas.

 7.  Quilting for Basket Case Quilt which I almost have loaded on my frame.

Got the quilt loaded started to quilt, and all of a sudden had tension problems  Grrr!  I had a bit of unpicking to do to start on it again.

8.  Maybe work on some drunkard's path blocks.  After finally getting all the rearranging done in the house I haven't touched these since before Christmas either. 

9.    Some slow stitchingHaven't touched my Words of Wisdom redwork other than to move it from spot to spot. 
But I have worked a wee bit on my tractor Cross stitch.
Overall not a bad month, but I know I didn't always use my free time to the optimum and probably could have done a bit more if I had.

I did make a mini for a friend as a thank you which I feel turned out sweet.

I also did a dog pillow for one of the Quilt guild charities. 
I also redid an old Christmas stocking saving the Cross stitch and using it to make a sew sweet pillow.

I am looking forward to March, warmer temperatures and days filled with smiles.  How was your month?

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  1. a productive month for sure.
    love love love my little heart wallhanging. she is in my sewing room where I can look at her as I sew. <3

  2. My month was not very productive at all--I got stalled underneath all that snow (LOL). But I have great plans for March: finally finish binding Sleigh Bells Ring and Georgie Peorgie! That's as far ahead I can think as S N O W is clogging my brain!! Hugs, Julieose

  3. I hope for warmer days to but they are saying snow or ice later this week

  4. You did get a lot done ! Sunny days and warmer weather will be good for everyone I think ! Your quilt group BOM is the prettiest it !

  5. It never ceases to amaze me with all you achieve in a month. All that and working and family commitments too. You put me to shame.

  6. lovin' the color combo of those batik blocks.


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