Showing posts from January, 2023

Weekly Finish...Or Not: Chilhowie Mystery and Rams NFL Team

My first two finishes of 2023 even if they are only tops.  And so the fun begins! This top is Chilhowie, Bonnie Hunter's 2022 mystery quilt.   The colors orange, purple, and aqua are Bonnie's and out of my comfort zone.  But this was a mystery and I couldn't envision another color scheme so I stayed with these colors. I was unsure that I would like this colorway but now that the top is finished I love it! And I must say that with so many small pieces the pattern begins to get tiresome as I get closer to the finish.  So I am super happy this is finished for now.  I still need to get backing fabric and I plan to finish it before the next mystery. The second finished top is one I'm making for my daughter.  After I made the Raiders Quilt for my SIL, I offered to make a quilt of her favorite team for her birthday this month. I used the same pattern for both quilts.  It is the "1st and 10" web bonus free pattern from McCalls Quilting . This is a fast and easy patt

Monday Making: 2023 Quilting Goals

Happy New Year!  A new year is a new opportunity for setting goals and resolutions. “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars”. For the past two years, I have made quilting goals and I'm happy to say this has worked out great.  So great, in fact, that I completed 40 quilty projects in 2022.  Let's see how I did with my 2022 Goals ... Unity Mystery Quilt - started in 2021 - DONE Silver Wolf Wall Hanging - started in 2021 - DONE Rhododendron Trail Mystery - started in 2021 - DONE International Sister Quilt - started in 2021 - Top Completed Foresta Fusion Hearts Quilt  - DONE St. Patty's Picture Frame Quilt  - DONE Moment of Zen with Cider  - DONE Spring Pinwheel Sampler  - DONE You Are My Sunshine Quilt - postponed from 2021 - DONE Weed Whacker Blue Scraps - old UFO - DONE Weed Whacker Green Scraps - old UFO - Top Completed Midnight WH Whatnots Club  - DONE What Cancer Cannot Do - DONE Halloween Crescento Runner  - DONE Stash Buster Chall