"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Mid Month Check-In

Well, we’re half way through the first month of the new year.  I’ve been working hard on all my projects, so I’ll take this opportunity to share what I’ve done.

Today is the 15th, so it’s time to link up to Gifted Gorgeousness.  My chosen project was a BOM in 2013, and I barely got started.  Since I have all the patterns now, I’m not stitching them in the order in which they were released.  I’m very happy to have the first month finished!

Last month, I made a second Scrappy Stars quilt top.  I’d been hanging onto several strips of red and white fabrics for a few years, and finally decided that this pattern would be perfect for the fabric.

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I still have a couple of strips left, so I’ll be making a scrappy binding.  And I found a great backing fabric last week, so this will be going into the pile for quilting.  This quilt makes me happy!

In other quilting news, I finished this a week or so ago.  Again, this was fabric that had been gathering dust for awhile, and finally got put to use.

 

I continue to use up blue scraps, and my SIL shopped the scrap stash last week.  It feels good to use it up!

Speaking of my SIL, we had a sewing day last week, along with another friend.  We each chose a small project from “101 Fabulous Small Quilts”.  This started out to be rectangular, but I decided to make it bigger by squaring it up, and adding a border.  It will be a table topper in the bedroom.

Sure doesn’t look square in this picture does it?  Trust me on this.

Today I went to 4 quilt stores in the Lancaster, PA area, and I accidentally purchased fabric.  It all has a specific use, so it shouldn’t live in the stash forever.  Perhaps when I go on Retreat in a couple of months?

Keep on Stitching…….Sunny

32 comments:

  1. Hi Sunny - oh SNAP with the Santa's Village - I have all those patterns too & I'll be starting them after Easter this year - your stitching is beautiful, well done - how many of the 12 have you stitched so far? or is that the first one?

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  2. Hi Sunny wow you sure have been busy,boy i sure love your cross stitch,well done my friend,on your lovely projects xx

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  3. Beautiful Sunny! LOVE your cross stitch xx

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  4. Your scrappy stars quilt makes me happy, too. And I love your cross stitch project, too. How nice to be able to get together with quilty friends.

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  5. lots of gorgeous projects shown, I love your stars top! it looks amazing.
    well done on your finishes
    happy stitching

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  6. Lovely starts and congratulations on your finishes! I'm still pluggin' away on two quilt tops from last summer, maybe I'll finish them for this summer ")

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  7. I just love it when I accidentally purchase fabric. ha ha! Your projects are great. Lucky you to have a SIL who stitches, too!

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  8. You are off to a great start in 2015. I love your scrappy star top!

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  9. Lovely finishes and great work on your Santa Village

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  10. What delightful quilt tops you have made--
    and I like the cross stitch--and isn't it a nice feeling when we finish a project!!
    and to answer a ? you had for me about counted cross stitch--
    I am a hand holder too--
    and am nearly finished with the snowman one--
    then I start a larger project!!!
    smiles, diandmissgracie

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  11. Haha! Now Sunny, how do you convince your DH that you 'accidentally' purchased fabric?

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  12. Your red and white stars look fabulous! :0)

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  13. Wow! You have been so busy...I adore your red and white star quilt...scrumptious!

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  14. you have been busy.... lovely quilts.. the reds are just perfect for the stars...
    Hugz

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  15. The cross stitch is lovely and I do like the red scrappy stars. Well done.
    And I am impressed with several other quilts being made as well. Good work using up stash.
    And I have to admit to getting into trouble with fabric purchases in Lancaster as well!!

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  16. Wow Sunny love your cross stich project and your flimsys all look fabulous. The red and white stars do look great...

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  17. Lovely work - I especially like your elongated hexies. xx

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  18. It all looks great and Lancaster is a great place to shop but a dangerous place for the wallet.

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  19. love your cross stitch.......your projects are awesome

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  20. Oh love your cross stitch, you have been busy lots of lovely project to show !!

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  21. I love your cross-stitch! I have seen them all done on one fabric and its awesome - have fun with it!

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  22. Well done! Love that second quilt. My plan this year is to use fabric or gift it!

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  23. Thank you for taking part in GG this month.
    The CCN looks rather familiar to me! I started this one myself earlier in the month.
    Was it a gift to you or for someone else?

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  24. you have been busy.
    your cross stitch is so sweet.

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  26. Nice post, Peggy! Busy Girl!! Love your stitch-house, Happy Sewing:-)

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  27. Lol I've never been fabric shopping in Lancaster but it sounds fun! How many shops are there? You have made some real progress this month!!!

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  28. I am really impressed with all you have accomplished , wonderful work and I especially love the red charm star quilt !

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  29. Lots of loveliness being completed by your hands; well done! I love the cross stitch too. Your red scrappy star quilt is really wonderful; I have much red in my stash too... hmmmmmmm. :)

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  30. Gosh some lovely finishes there! Stunning cross-stitch block. Love your red stars, they look wonderful :) Great to use up the stash, but a bit of new stuff now and then keeps it all interesting too :)

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