Friday, May 30, 2014

May Goal Accomplished

So happy that I finished my May goal.  Let's forget the fact that it was April's goal as well for a Lovely Month Of Finishes.  I actually finished two quilts last night!  I was very happy with getting them done and they way they both turned out.

My goal was my X and Plus quilt and I started this one back in the beginning of 2013 and it has been on my Quarterly Goals and few monthly goals since then.  But no more she is done and I love it.

I started this quilt out as my first swap on Flickr.  That was fun to sew up blocks and then get that many back in the mail in someone else's fabric.  I think my scraps are not as fun, nice, or cool as someone else's so this was perfect.  It mixes it up and I love all the different fabrics in it.  I then made the rest of the blocks and from the looks of this quilt I definitely like orange!

I had pulled a 3 different bindings and I had orange in my head and the Lotta Jansdotter's trees was the perfect color to me for the binding and then 3 other "judges"agreed with me.  Poor Sam was the only one who liked the blue and we were all in agreement that the red one I picked didn't work.  So I went with orange much to his dismay.  This was also the first time I used 2 1/4" binding and it worked out really well.

As for the back I used up stash in my never ending quest to use more fabric.  (It doesn't seem to be working).I quilted this on the my new Juki.  I love it however, there was a problem with the walking foot and a new one is being sent.  It was making awful noises and would even jam up.  Very frustrating! My friend has this machine and I borrowed hers, that one worked perfect!  So I know it is not user error.  There are a few things to learn on a new machine!

I did three lines through diagonally on each of the blocks.  This quilt is so soft and can't wait to use it.

This is also the one that I had ripped some lines of stitching out and the back came out as one of the best ever!  I am so happy I did that.  (that is some really old vintage fabric on the back).

I am linking up today at Crazy Mom Quilts, Whoo Whoo it's Friday, Lovely Month of Finishes at Sew Bittersweet Designs and this one is also on Q-2 Goals so linking up at The Littlest Thistle when the time comes.

Thanks for reading and hope you have a wonderful weekend which includes some sewing!


  1. This is darling! I love it's scrappiness.

  2. Love this scrappy beauty. Looks ready for a snuggle!!! I agree - 2 1/4 in binding is my fave.

  3. Congrats on this beautiful finish. Glad you could discover it was not an operator error and you are getting a new foot. (That sounds really funny if you didnt know it was a sewing machine foot. Lol.)

  4. Congrats on your accomplishment! Looking good!