Tuesday, January 31, 2017

January was full!

   And I have a couple of finishes!  A small one first.....the watercolor banner or table runner.  I had intended to add some applique and then changed my mind.  Adrift is plain and simple.
  I began both of these last year.  November...here is the post  as they were completed as tops.



    Pineapple Profusion got bound.  I actually began the blocks in September and October.....here is that post.  So after a white it was just time to get it done.
   The finish size is 48'' by 62''....nice throw size.    I used 2'' floral strips for the construction and the pattern is from Quiltville.com.  It's  the Pineapple Blossom  pattern.





    The center section is quilted with swirls all over, and the plain outer border is done in endless feathers.








The Therapy Quilt was a finish early this month......here is that post.   I feel like this is cheating to call it a 2017 finish.....it was 90% done and just needed border quilting and binding.









   The second half of the Quilty 365 circles were joined into a top and now just need borders and quilting.  I have to admit, just looking at these 2--- quilt and top---just make me smile.  Each circle represents a day in my life.  Some are precious memories, and some represent loved ones.   The Therapy Quilt is loaded with pain and struggle, determination and stubbornness.   Each day here is a miracle, and that is why I smile.






  The rest of the month was filled with lots of bits and pieces of things I started.....the coffee cup wall hanging for the kitchen, string blocks, soul searching block in purple (for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge),  a bargello top,  batik squares in a block,  mug rugs, table runner, and more 9 patch blocks.


   Some days I made only one block, other days I went on over load and made dozens.  It all depended on my energy level.    Reviewing all of this makes me feel I really did accomplish things!   And I got to scratch a lot off my list.....which means I need to get a February plan in place.    Here's to keeping the list full......happy stitching.

19 comments:

  1. The pineapple blossom will always be a favorite of mine, watching the progress on that one was inspiring. I'm glad you didn't add anything to the table runner, it's beautiful and there is something very soothing about it, love it.

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  2. I love your Pineapple Blossom, it is so fresh looking- like a garden in the morning. You did an incredible amount of work- lots of pieces, threads and variety of projects.

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  3. I adore your Pineapple Blossom quilt because it celebrates how far you've come, and the two Quilty 365 quilts, well they certainly tell the story of last year and its struggles and ultimate victory. Beautiful finishes all!

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  4. I like the pineapple Blossom so much that I had to find the "how to" for it. I may never make it, but at least I see how it was done. I like it far better without the sashing.

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  5. Wow, what a month! The Pineapple Blossom quilt is wonderful. I'm so glad you stuck with it. And you have some of the most creative circles I've seen.
    Pat

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  6. Totally not cheating to count the Therapy Quilt in 2017! You didn't count it in 2016, so enjoy the "credit" here :)

    I'm so glad you had a month full of quilting, because that's a happy thing!

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  7. Love all your work - they represent you so in color, pattern, style and sing life and happiness into a new year.

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  8. You had a fabulously productive month, and they are all beautiful.

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  9. Love what you've done with your 365. The larger blocks really add a lot and break up the monotony of the circles (not that they're monotonous, but don't know how else to describe it). Anyway...beautiful. Glad I watched you do yours before starting on mine.

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  10. Акварельные ананасы мне очень нравятся. Ну а дорожка, нет слов. Очень красиво. Про кружочки вообще помолчу, такая дисциплина сшить по блоку в день нужна. :)

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  11. Look at all you have accomplished!! Great work, Debbie. You have persevered and created beauty through your trials. Kudos to you for fighting back!
    The table runner is beautiful just as it is. No need to gild the lily.
    I love the way you have alternated the strong "blossoms" with lighter ones in Pineapple Blossoms. A very nice effect!
    And your Quilty circle quilts are a testament to your inner strength. And don't think I didn't notice how you slipped in the watercolor method on the second top of going dark in the corners and fading to the lighter middle. That makes it so "YOU"! : )

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  12. Most of my finishes are pieces started in a different month (or year). You really accomplished a lot. I like the tablerunner without applique. It will probably have something sitting on it so that would have covered some applique.

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  13. You are to be admired girl despite all, you achieve so much!
    Love the therapy circle quilts, they seem to have a story all of their very own : )

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  14. I really like the pineapple quilt! You've been busy this past month. I write down what I do each day, on a calendar, so that I don't think I was a slacker at the end of each month.

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  15. I think you've achieved a heck of a lot given what you've been through! In fact I think more thank I have!!

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  16. For some reason my few words saying how much I love your Pineapple Profusion went missing from the comment!

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  17. Wow! Tons of gorgeousness! You go girl.

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  18. It is SUPER that you accomplished so much this month. I love the Therapy Quilt with the extra large circles. They add so much interest.

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  19. You finished out January with tons of beauties. The Pineapple Profusion has got to be my all time favorite. I love what you do with colorwash!

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