Wednesday, March 5, 2014

March Goal–A Lovely Year of Finishes

I have been trying to stay focused so I can finish a few things before I start anything else.  So I have been working on a June graduation gift.  I had a few blocks done last year but this project really filled in nicely for some easy sewing and it came from the scrap bins.

I used all 2.5 inch strips of Badger fabric which I had, red, black, grey and white with black.  I used up almost off the strips that I had cut for it.  I have basted this one and ready to start quilting it this week.

I am linking this up at Sew Bittersweet Designs for Lovely Month of Finishes. I have done well so far this year with finishing both of my previous goals. 

I have also made this charity quilt with some fabric that was in a kit.  Not sure at this point it should have been kitted together.  The yellow in this one is bright it really didn't seem this loud when I started but now not so sure.   I used the new free pattern by Fat Quarter Shop, Charm Pack Cherry Quilt. I just cut my fabric in 5" squares.

I basted both of them last night while watching some "House of Cards"(loving this 2nd season). That made it go better since basting is really my least favorite part of the process.

Other things I would like to get done this month:

1.  Finish Set in Triangles for the Moda Friendship quilt
2.  Get another section cut for the City Sampler Quilt
3. Make some more X & + Blocks

I know I think that is a little much but we can dream right?  Linking up to WIP Wednesday, Let's Bee Social, NTT.  


  1. The graduation quilt is really impressive!!! Great work!
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  2. I like the graduation quilt. Very nice!

  3. I think the yellow looks good with the dark and bright prints. I think it is the dark ones that make it work.

  4. Both of your finished tops look great, Beth! Good for you getting them basted up and ready to quilt. It sure does help to get you motivated when you look forward to what you will be able to do next! I have some basting to do myself, today!

  5. I would love to come play in your scraps. That first quilt is awesome. And I like the bright yellow. It may not be what I would like for me, but it will brighten a child's day.

  6. the graduation quilt is really cool, and although the yellow is pretty bright, it's sure to put a smile on the recipient's face!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation