Friday, January 31, 2014

2014 NewFO Challenge - January

I had decided that I wanted to make a Churn Dash Quilt, so I asked hubby for assistance.  Of the ones I showed him, this is the one that he said he liked the best.

I started working on the blocks using a variety of the different red fabrics that I had in my stash.  Hubby and I both like red, so I had quite a few.

I don't have a design wall, so I use the floor in the living room.  I originally had made only 16 blocks, but decided that I'd like a rectangular quilt rather than a square one.

Here I have all of the blocks turned into rows.  I'll be connecting the rows together with sashing between and picking out what I'll be using for the border.

Visit Barbara over at Cat Patches and see what others have started this month.  Happy quilting everyone!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Quilt Doodle BOM 2014 - January

I cut out all the pieces I needed for the January Quilt Doodle BOM and I've got the HST's created.

I got all of the Snowman heads sewn together.

Then one by one I connected each of the Snowman heads together to make the entire row.  I had to stop and think about what I wanted to use for the eyes.  It looked like the french knots made the eyes way too small and I didn't have any beads to try.  I thought about using heat and bond to make them, but remembered that I had some buttons that I had saved from old clothes.

And here is how they turned out!  I liked the way they looked all willy nilly and so that is how I put them on! It turned out they I had even more buttons than I needed.  I just might make a couple of Snowman pillows and use the rest of the buttons.

Every month photos of the Quilt Doodle BOM finishes are posted in the BOM flicker group and they can all be view there.  

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Celtic Solstice Mystery Quilt Part 6

I finished putting together the blocks for Celtic Solstice which is this year's Bonnie Hunter Mystery.  I decided to not do a full-sized quilt as I already have three that haven't been quilted yet. This one will end up as a baby quilt.

Check out everyone's progress on the Celtic Solstice Mystery here.