Monday, March 31, 2014

I count March a success

  Mid-Winter Dreams...completed just in time for Spring and waiting for someone to enjoy it.  Care to join me on the porch?

  March needed to be a big quilting and finishing month.  I had the Whopper quilt to bind and three others to quilt and hopefully finish.  I can now say that I count March a successful month.

 Finished!   Never at a loss for Words  is inspired by Jumbled Library by Wanda at Exuberant Color.  All those narrow strips of batik and left over bits that I could not bear to discard were put into this one.   It does remind me of the book shelves in the bedroom and I love all the jumble of color.   So I expressed my love of words through fabric.

   Gum Blossom was the Let's Book It project.  It is already up on the wall and I love it.


  • The Buzz Saw is bound.
  • Frosty Morn is quilted and bound.
  • Mid-Winter Dreams is quilted and bound.
  • Never at a Loss for Words is finished.
  • Let's Book It is done.
  • McTavishing Lessons done.  
Probably the McTavishiving was my least favorite and thus the least successful for the month.  I tried, I can, but I probably will not do much with it.  I enjoy the swirls and feathers too much when doing free motion quilting.    
  Wow, it will be difficult to top March any time soon!  And that is fine with me because I have a clean slate.  The only thing hanging around are the blocks from the French Roses demo at guild last month.  I may make a few more and turn them into something eventually.

April is a time to start something new!  

  The blended scrap quilt:   I pulled a few fabrics out of the scrap pile to see how I like them together......remember the scrap project I want to start?   I plan on using these fabrics as my first test group.  Then I can begin the hunt thru the scrap bins.  


  And a Let's  Book It  project jumped off the pages of an older McCalls' Quilting magazine and bit me yesterday.   I have had this one earmarked for ages and ages.  

   I think it is the simplicity of it that I love. As well as the floral fabrics.   Unfortunately, I won't be following the directions...she did this by appliqueing each square!  My plan is to adapt this to create a new table topper.  A small project that I am sure to be able to finish.  

A successful month.......I think I need a nap on the porch before I begin April. See you next month....... Happy stitching.


Janet O. said...

I would love to join you on the porch. Is there room for two to nap? : )
You have been extremely successful with your March goals. Good for you!

Impera Magna said...

You will definitely have a hard time beating all those finishes in March! Congrats on sticking to your guns and getting so much accomplished. Love that scrappy strips a la Wanda quilt! It's great!!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh My - a big gold star for you!! Lovely finishes for March and I like your new project and the book it for April.

Nicki said...

Your energy & accomplishments just astound me & everything you do is just beautiful. You are such an inspiration &encouragement to me.

Sheila said...

Congratulations on all your BEAUTIFUL finishes. You deserve a nap.

Dana Gaffney said...

I'm on my way, get those mint juleps ready, LOL. All of the quilts are gorgeous but my love of string quilts has me adoring Mid-Winter dream, the colors and texture are stunning.

Lynne said...

I'd love to join you on the porch -- someday!

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