Tag Archives: X & + Blocks

Tale of two quilts

I would like to try to keep on target for my goals for 2014 finishes. To do that I am leveraging two link-ups

  1.  A lovely year of finishes which is a monthly link-up which allows you to put a goal for that month. It could be finish blocks or finish a quilt top or a complete project. Link-up post is here.
  2. Finish Along 2014 which is a quarterly link-up in which you have a list of projects you would like to completely finish. For example, a quilt that has been bound and quilted (not just a top), the same goes with any other project.

    Finish Along 2014

My main goals are to finish two quilts (one being a lap quilt and the second a twin) this quarter:

Riley Blake Challenge Quilt
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X & + Quilt
X+Blocks

Additional smaller projects include:
Border + Lines Quilt I: Hothouse of OrchidsHothouse_of_Orchids

Pillow Projects
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Pillow_DSChicopee

Pot holders
PotHolders

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Christmas’y WiP Wednesday {18.12.2013}

Almost the end of the year!! Why is it always so chaotic??

I had planned my week of posts and unfortunately have not been able to stay to plan. Mostly, this is due to the fact, I am getting home after dark (~6pm), and I just can’t take great photos.  Winter and its short days are not my friend :-(.

So excuse the photo quality, but I really wanted to post about my current WiPs I have going this week.

  1. Zakka Circle Pot holders – these are for a friend for Christmas. Tops are sewn, just need to quilt + shape + bind the pot holders.PotHolders
  2. Made some progress on the X & + quilt, with another two blocks done only 3 1/2 rows to go to make my December goal.X+Blocks

  3. Christmas Stocking – pulled out pattern and fabrics, I have an idea about the design. I am thinking a 23/24 Dec finish.ChristmasStockingFabric

  4. I am hoping to finish off these place mats I started a month or so back. ChristmasPlacemats_Red
  5. Lastly, Framed Quilt Blocks – these two need to be completed by Friday as they are gifts for people at work.
    QuiltBlocks_incomplete_Rhythm

I am slowly starting to panic as I really need items 1, 3, 4, 5 finished in the next 6 days. I just need more time in the day :-).

I hope your Christmas prep is going well. I am linking up with Lee over at Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

November Scrap-bee-licious blocks

Alyce over @ Wonderland by Alyce was the Scrap-bee-licious Queen bee this month. She requested 12 inch X & + blocks with a specific color palette. This was my first time making X & + blocks….I know shocking!!

Here are my two finished blocks:

Scrapbeelicious_Nov_Blocks_X+

I loved making them, and I have decided to make a whole quilt using greens, blues, reds, oranges and yellows.  I can’t get enough of them :-).

Here is a shout out to the others in the Scrap-bee-licious….

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