Friday, January 31, 2014

January 2014 - farewell long dark snowy month

Triangle quilt top - Riley Blake MQG Challenge

I know that the month end report is supposed to be for finishes, but I have been making quilt tops mostly this month - you know, in anticipation of the long arm arriving and needing quilts to learn on and all.

That top up there is my Riley Blake Modern Quilt Guild Fabric Challenge quilt so far. I might have to quilt it on my regular machine as the challenge is over mid February, we shall see. It is about 48" square right now and is made from the set of fat eights sent to me and Kona White. It was great fun to play with improv triangles again.

Blended Scraps top

I don't think I have shown you the finished Blended Scraps top yet, isn't she fun. I can't wait to quilt this one.

Stonehenge top - block by Amy Ellis in the 99 Modern Blocks book

This top is made of blocks I received in the Modern Blocks Bee. The block is called Stonehenge, designed by Amy Ellis for the 99 Modern Blocks Book. It is 36" x 48" right now and I am trying to decide if that is a nice slightly oversized baby quilt or if I should add another row of blocks.

Modern Stitching Bee top

You have already seen this top, made with blocks from my bee mates in the Modern Stitching Bee. I have not yet decided if I will change the border but all the looking has paid off as I have noticed a piecing error I made when putting it together, so I will fix that at the minimum.

Another great thing is that the last three of these four tops are on my FAL list. Lets hope for some finishes in February.

Radiant Orchid Colour Study

I just showed you Radiant Orchid Colour Study, my one finish for January. There will be one more quilt finished tonight before midnight and I will post  about it tomorrow for my Four in Art Challenge group.

Lily's Quilts
As well, tomorrow I will link this post over at Lynne's blog Lily's Quilts for Fresh Sewing Day. I am sure most everyone else will have a lot more lovely projects to show off there.

Oh, and the long arm machine is expected to ship today, and if it does, it is supposed to arrive next Friday, which would be perfect and give me the weekend to get her up and running. Crossed fingers here.

Best,

Leanne


35 comments:

  1. You have been quite productive. Fingers crossed for you.

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  2. Blended Scraps is captivating. The colour placement and setting of blocks really makes the quilt shine. I can't wait to see how you quilt this one.

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  3. Oh lots going on Leanne!! Each quilt is stunning!!

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  4. Can't wait to see these finished, especially Blended Scraps! <3

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  5. You sure have been productive! Love the Blended Scraps and the Radiant Orchid Colour Study.

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  6. All of your projects are gorgeous but Blended Scraps is a WOW!! in my book! Happy quilting (soon!)...

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  7. Ooh you have some fab quilt tops to practice on. I was really taken with the Blended Scraps quilt. I think that we are all pleased to say goodbye to January. Keep warm.
    Di x

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  8. Lots of lovely quilt tops and progress! The bee quilt is beautiful!

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  9. wow, I wish I had managed to finish so many project! They are fabulous!

    poppyinstitches@yahoo.co.uk

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  10. Wow, a very productive month. They are all beautiful but Blended Scraps is absolutely stunning. Fingers crossed for a speedy delivery.

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  11. oye! I didn't really have time to look for that piecing error! LOL How exciting for your new machine. I often wonder if I missed it by getting Nina instead of a Sweet Sixteen!!!

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  12. So much beauty. Loving blended scraps. Well love everything but that one particularly appeals to me.

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  13. Hi!!! They are all wonderful!!!! Thank You

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  14. Beautiful, beautiful quilts...always love to stop by and see what you've been up to! How fun to have a long-arm on the way...oh we will all be in for a treat then!

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  15. I can see I'm going to have to move to a colder climate if I'm to get anything done at all. Your output is impressive, but always fun to look at. I love the orchid quilt. Almost thou dost persuade me. . .

    Can't wait to read about your adventures long-arming. You are always up to something fun.

    Elizabeth

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  16. I can see lots of beautiful tops will be completed quilts pretty soon! I love them all!

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  17. You have been so busy! All gorgeous.
    Have fun with your new toy!

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  18. Oh and before I forget, that blended scraps quilt is beyond comment, like I MUST MAKE ONE just like it. So beautiful.

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    1. I actually commented before this comment and it isn't showing up...what is up with that? Anyways I said, "EEK why is everything you make freaking awesome!" And I said something about you getting your long arm and making amazing things, but I can't remember exactly how it was worded! LOL

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  19. I am totally in love with Blended Scraps! A really productive month! Jxo

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  20. Needing practice tops, best excuse ever! Took me ages to find that piecing error too, I was going quite corss-eyed!

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  21. I especially love the Riley Blake Quilt....you've been sooooo productive this month!!!!

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  22. I'm so excited that you will have a new toy and can't wait to see what you do.

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  23. Wow! You have been busy! Love all your tops, blended scraps is just gorgeous!
    Have you picked one to go first on the long arm?

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  24. ALL of your tops are spectacular! How exciting to be anticipating a long arm.

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  25. Your quilts are so bright and cheerful Leanne, perfect for January. I LOVE your blended scraps

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  26. All of your quilts are truly lovely! Well done!

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  27. Wow! You've got some great tops to play with. Can't wait to see them once they're quilted... Love your challenge quilt.. I still need to get mine quilted too. Nothing like waiting til the very end, right?

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  28. So much going on it's just amazing. Love the Radiant Orchid study.

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  29. Such wonderful makes Leanne! I can't wait to see what you achieve once you get your longarm

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  30. So many lovely and cheerful projects to work on! Love the blended scraps top!

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  31. Wow! so many quilt tops! Love the Stonehenge one :-)

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  32. Beautiful quilts & tops....fingers crossed for you!

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