Saturday, March 30, 2013

End of March Update

This was a pretty productive month!  I always feel like I didn't accomplish much, but when I list it out, it's more than I thought.

For my March UFO goals, I made some progress:
1.  Finish Times Three Quilt - done.  This quilt is going to Hands2Help.

2.  Get Winter Wonderland put together - done.  This top is finished, and will be put away until fall and I will quilt it then.  I wish the words at the bottom showed up better in the picture - it says "warm winter wishes" and is fine in real life!

3.  Hand quilt the wall hanging from my cruise - This is started, and I will continue working on it in April.  Speaking of hand quilting, did you know that you can't buy 1" masking tape any more?  It's all .94", at least around here.  I guess it's not a huge problem, but I was surprised by the change.  I use masking tape a lot to avoid drawing lines when hand quilting.

4.  Finish appliques on my Favorite Things wall hanging - under way.  I'm still blanket stitching some of the appliques, but I think everything is on here now.  That big blank area on the right side says "quilting" so there really will be something there!  I added the Easter basket, a watermelon, a pincushion, a dog and cat, and my initials and date since last month.  I think I'm done adding things.

I also got all caught up on my Bee in My Bonnet row quilt.  This was a lot of fun to make.

I'm not loving the basket handles - they are brown and kind of jump out at me, so I'm thinking I'll make some yo-yo flowers and try to cover up part of them.  We'll see how that goes.  My tulips got cut off in the picture - they are one of my favorite parts!  One of the giveaway fabrics I won was perfect for the inner border.  I'm excited about the fact that I didn't buy anything for this quilt - everything came from my stash, which doesn't look depleted at all even after all this.

So, what to do for April?  Here are my goals:

1.  Quilt this dinosaur quilt for my second Hands2Help quilt.

2.  Quilt this Bricks and Cornerstones quilt.  This was made for my guild scrap quilting day, and I need to have it done for our show in May 2014, so no giant rush on this one.  I'm trying to avoid a giant rush next April, though.

3.  Finish hand quilting the cruise wall hanging.
4.  Finish the appliques on my Favorite Things wall hanging.

5.  Finish this cross stitch pinkeep.  The cross stitching is done, and it just needs to be assembled.  See the little wool thing in the upper left corner?  That's a pinch coin purse that was our guild project one month - that got done in March, also.  It's the perfect size for carrying a spool of thread, thimble and little scissors.  Mine is wool lined with homespun.

That's all -  LOL.  I need to get these done in April, because when May gets here and our snow is finally gone, I'm going outside and staying there until September! The snow has been melting, but not fast enough to suit me.  I'm very envious of the flowers showing up on some of the blogs.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Great job reaching your goals Kathy. I just love your row quilt. Maybe you could so some stitching on the basket handles to tone down the brown. Just an idea.
    That little pin keep is going to be so sweet when you get it done.
    Happy Easter!

  2. You did get a lot done! I'm always more productive when I have a list too, but my projects lately just seem to be such large ones that they're taking a very long time. Congratulations on getting so much done!

  3. Congrats on accomplishing so much this past month. I always love your choice of projects. particularly love that little cruise quilt...giggle! Looking forward to seeing how April goes!

  4. Your really accomplished a lot in March , congrats , love your work!Happy Easter.

  5. Love all of your projects. You got a lot accomplished. Hugs

  6. What a fantastic month! I'm loving your Row Along Quilt! Here's to April!

  7. Oh I so wish I had found Bee in my Bonnet earlier. I love that quilt!

    I wonder if I live near your Troublesome Creek in Missouri?

  8. I love your Bee in my Bonnet Row quilt. Perfect to be made all from STASH. Nice to see one almost finished. Are you also making the Quilt Barns? I'm tempted by those.

  9. Wonderful projects! I have the same stash never looks depleted either! I can't wait for warmer weather...we have had snow on the ground the last few mornings.

  10. just checking in to see how your UFOs are coming along. hope you are having a great weekend.

  11. What a gorgeous row along quilt! I love it! So fun to meet you!

  12. Your row quilt is fun to meet you!