01 March 2017

Faster fourteen finish along Q1 goal complete and other sewing.

Wow, this month has been full of finishes for me. Helps that I have had a back log of quilt tops. ;) 

This quilt is called Faster Fourteen by Sam Hunter. I tested this way back in 2014 and blogged about it here.  This was one of my first quarter goals for this year so it is nice to check it off the list. 

I did overlapping random squares for the quilting. It measures 48" x 60".  This one is off to charity too. This makes three of my four goals finished for this quarter. 


This past weekend I was able to escape away on quilting retreat. I was the most relaxing time I have had in a long while. We stayed at Glenrose Patchwork in Warwick and I have to say it is hands down one of the best retreats I have been too.  

While packing projects to go away for the weekend. I whipped up a mini iron pad to go with my iron iron. The giraffes are so cute!  I used three layers of scrap batting and my last scrap of insul-bright.  

At retreat I used some scrap flannel to make snuggle hearts for the NIC units at the local hospital.  I might whip up a few more before I wash these up and post them. 


Most of my weekend was finishing up my quilt for my oldest son. Piecing diamonds is so time consuming.  I am really happy with how it turned out and can't wait to load it on the frame to quilt. 

In between piecing the word quilt I made these little minis from scraps from my friends projects.  These will be fun to quilt up on the side of my big quilts.  It is nice to make some easy pieces. 




I also managed to piece up the last eight blocks for the quilting pattern I was testing. Should have that pieced this week if all goes well. 





Thank you for stopping by, 

Abby