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.