05 January 2018

My heart Quilt

One of, if not the first quilt I finished was for my grandma.

 I think I have shared it here before, but here it is again.

It has the only thing I have ever finished cross stitch on.   (and I think when I did it I winged it).  But it was in 2000.

Well it's been a few years, and been washed a few times, and wasn't sewn the best, so it's started to fray quilt a bit in some spots.  So my grandma had asked me if I could patch it up.  I am not sure how I will, but I am going to try.

BUT she doesn't want to be without her quilt, she loves it so much.  Well I didn't want her to be without one either, so I made her a second one.

I used blue because I used blue in her first quilt, and purple because that's my favorite color.  So I told her she always has my heart with her.

It wasn't a difficult quilt to make, but definitely outside of my norm, because of all the white, even though it's all scrappy, there is a LOT of white.  But I really wanted the heart to pop.

This was finish 4 of 4 for the year.

02 January 2018

2018 goals!

Well 2017 has come and gone, I tried to post a little more in my blog, but I wasn't great about it, part of the issue ends up being that if I am making a gift I don't want them to see, I need to do better about scheduling posts for future dates.

In 2014, I posted goals for the year, and revisited them every month.  That helped keep me accountable in my posting and in my sewing.

So here are my goals for 2018.

1. Post in my blog 7 times a month.  Even if I am just updating about how my leader/ender progress is coming.  I need to write!

2. Finish Quilts for my nephew (it's started), B for graduation (no clue what to do!), A for Christmas (log cabin), J for Christmas (scrappy strings). Make tee-shirt quilts (3).

3. Organize and use my 2.5" squares.  I have been thinking about doing a color quilt with the different colored squares I have.