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February finishes – March madness

I accomplished my main goal for February which was the Riley Blake Challenge quilt, so that is the first time (maybe the second) I actually made my “A lovely year of finishes” goal. Now, that is a big deal for me.

Here are how my other month goals feared. I think I had a really great month.


  • Finish Riley Blake Challenge Quilt!!
  • Gypsy Wife QAL blocks
  • Scrap-bee-licious Bee Blocks
    NO BLOCKS FOR THIS MONTH, the request was just to make something you enjoy…UNDERWAY
  • Stash Bee Blocks
  • Book Review Tuesday Project
  • Publish Tapa Cloth Stars Paper Piecing Pattern
    PATTERN NEEDS MORE WORK, my initial testing will be completed this weekend.
  • X & + Quilt (at least 20 blocks)
    No progress
  • Pillow Pop QAL (threadbias)
    Did not do this month

For my March goals, my focus will be on the X & + Quilt top. The great news if I complete the majority of my list I will have clean design boards….I can start new projects!!

  • Four Seasons in One Day
    Baby Quilt (one without buttons)
    (Fabric TBD)
    (Fabric Purchased – Grey Kona Solids)
  • Scrap-bee-licious Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Stash Bee Tutorial
    (Use Stash)
  • Pillow Pop QAL (threadbias)
    (Use Stash)
  • X & + Quilt (complete top)
    (Fabric Purchased,
    including backing)
  • Finish Pantone Challenge Quilt
    (Project needs quilting + Binding)
  • Gypsy Wife QAL blocks
    (Fabric Purchased)
  • Scrap-bee-licious Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Stash Bee Blocks
    (Post Tutorial for this months blocks)
  • Pillow Pop QAL (threadbias)
    (Use Stash)
  • Book Review Tuesday Projects
    (Use Stash)
  • Finish Tapa Cloth Stars Paper Piecing Pattern testing
    (Use Stash)

Linking up with “A Lovely Year of Finishes” (see button on right) and Amanda Jean’s Finish it up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts.

I am also joining in the 30/30 Challenge, and hope I can make X & + block per day to meet my March goal. This way I might be able to cut some of the TV, I have been watching and stop “laying like broccoli” (vegg’ing).

Berry Barn Designs

Gypsy Wife QAL – February Schedule + January Winner

Woo-hoo, it is time to start sewing. Here is a reminder on the February goal for the Gypsy Wife QAL.

Month Main Block Filler Blocks Total Blocks
February: Color Wheel (1) Pinwheel Blocks (6×4″) 7

There are already a couple of blocks posted on flickr. Come over take a look – it’s not too late to join in. Kristel @ Work in Progress Girl will hold a link-up party at the end of the month for the completed blocks where a giveaway will be available….details to follow.

Feel free to grab a button:


<img alt="GypsyWifeQAL" src="https://factotumofarts.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/gypsywifeqal.jpg" width="199" height="199" />

Now to the give-away for the fabric selection process. I decided to draw two winners:

  1. One for those that linked-up (who wins the 1/2 yard bundle)
  2. For those that did post their photo on flickr – the winner will get a scrap bundle in a color of their choice.

Link-up Winner which was randomly chosen by random.org is #2: Joanna @ Riddle and Whimsy, who has pulled her collection of Christmas fabrics for the Gypsy Wife Quilt along.
Screen Shot 2014-02-01 at 1.58.18 PM

Photo on Flickr winner, which was chosen via the hubby chose a name out of the hat method, is Amy (Quilting Amy).

I will send you both an email to get address details. Hope everyone has a great weekend 🙂

February goal wrap-up and March goals

This was the first month, I linked up with A lovely year of finishes  and The Girl who Quilts. I made the realization that with normal life getting in the way that I need to reassess what I am committing to in March :-).

Here are my March goals (which includes a lot of the unfinished goals for February).

  1. Bottom, Baste and Quilt, the “Four Seasons in one day” (named after a crowded house song).
  2. Finish 2 sets of chair bags.
  3. Finish 1 set of pot holders (custom order)
  4. Finish a E-reader case
  5. Sew + Finish the Triple zip pouch
  6. Kiwi Paper Piecing Cushion Cover
  7. Make 1-2 Blocks for our Madrona Road Challenge

Continue with my more general goals

  1. Continue with Life Style Challenge with a focus on:
    – No Sugar or Processed Food
    – Exercise 3 times a week
  2. Post 3 times a week min.
  3. Post a new recipe each week

A Lovely Year of Finishes The Girl Who Quilts

Anyway, this is how far I got in February….

  1. As mentioned on Friday 1st, complete top and back of my “Four Seasons in one day” (named after a crowded house song)
    I have now completed the top and started the back. You can see my first quilt top finish here.FourSeasonsInOneDay_1
  2. Finish 4 sets of chair bags.
    I have cut out 2 sets of chair bags but have not started sewing yet. I did not get any further.
  3. Finish 4 sets of pot holders.
    I have 3 sets of pot holders completed.IMG_0865 IMG_6892
  4. Cut out fabric for my son’s quilt.
    Not started yet – I have landed up ordering two new fabrics.
  5. Triple zip pouch.
    Fabric and other materials selected but did not get any further.
  6. Try out a paper piecing block.
    I tried out the techniques but I want to make this kiwi pattern from Tartankiwi and make it into a cushion. 

More general goals

  1. Continue with Life Style Challenge.
    I am continuing on even though February saw some up and downs.
  2. Post 3 times a week min.
    Check – doing well.
  3. Post a new recipe each week.
    Check – doing well