Monday, February 29, 2016

Leaping February finishes

An extra day this year in February.....did you use it well?

 February finishes included two quilts for Habitat project at guild.....quilted and bound.  My Birds in the Air  quilt was quilted and bound also.  A small wall hanging for an early spring--we hope---for my Let's Book It project, along with one house block for guild.  I think I need another one of these.  And finally a diagram of  the free motion quilting I used on one of the habitat quilts.
  Ok, so maybe not a lot of finishes, but progress on other fronts filled in my leaping month.

 Circles.....I know you laugh at me because I am having fun and enjoying these.  Day 91 and more to come.

  I am adding to my Bow tie blocks on a semi-regular basis.  I have a stack of 12 to press and re-arrange on the design wall.  I am up to 37 or so with a couple of dozen to go.  Maybe by the end of March this one will begin to come together.


On the watercolor front.......  the wall hanging has gone from lost and forgotten to sewn, bordered and quilted---almost done.
   I used a 1 1/2'' strip of a tone on tone purple for the inner border.  The darkness made all the purple in this piece come forward.  I also tried about 6 or 7 fabrics for the final border.....nothing worked.  It was either too light, too dark,  or so distracting.

 I finally pulled out this piece that is slightly muted---a large print of butterfly wings.  I loved the effect and went with it for the outer border.  Quilting is done and now for some binding.  A sure finish for March.

March plans:
I have a jump start on my Let's Book It project for March....the re-cycled/ re-claimed/ too ugly as originally started  one.   Mainly quilting to be done.
More circles.
More bow tie blocks....and maybe get to the layout.
Finish the watercolor with binding and sleeve.
Stitch up the table runner pieces I found in the stack under the do these things get away from me?  Do they just run away and hide, like play hide and seek?   Probably, I just get side-tracked---but I am blaming the fabric  joker who drops in and messes with my mind.

That's my month....past and future.  Enjoy yours, and happy stitching.


Gene Black said...

Congrats on your finishes. I am thinking I may not have finished a single quilt in February.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

You had a good month! Purple is a neutral and works well as borders and binding. It pays to have a good selection of it in the stash.

Janet O. said...

You are so stinkin' productive! *LOL*
I marvel at your accomplishments!
I really like that butterfly fabric for the border, too. Very pretty.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

What a wonderful month you had! Love the butterfly fabric for that border.

Eileen said...

The watercolor quilt is beautiful. I like the dark inner border. And the outer, too!

Dana Gaffney said...

The watercolor is gorgeous, the purple is perfect and the butterfly wings is so pretty, at first I thought it was shells, butterflies are so much better :)

Mystic Quilter said...

What can I say - I love all your watercolour quilts!! Now I like the way you organise a month ahead, a far better thing than trying to work out what I should like to achieve during the year - so I need to follow your example I think and spread the load a bit!

Béa said...

I too love all your watercolor quilts and others ! XXX

MissPat said...

Love the watercolor (well I love all your watercolors :) ). I have a small piece of that butterfly fabric.

MissPat said...

Love the watercolor (well I love all your watercolors :) ). I have a small piece of that butterfly fabric.

Angie said...

Girl, you are such an inspiration. I want to be just like you (never happen for me :( I am the Queen of UFOs :( ) I love love love how you accomplish so much. :)

judith lockhart said...

Your circles are looking great! I like the variety and the watercolor is beautiful!

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