January Wrap Up


Cross Stitch

Here’s the Cross Stitch quilt! I have been working on this in the background. I cut it out and then worked on it here and there in between other projects until it was 5 days before the end of the month and I realized, I have to get this done by the 31st! I kicked it into high gear this past weekend and finished it. This quilt top will be going to my LQS where it will be quilted and displayed along with kits available for purchase in mid February.

I am linking up this blog post to Elm Street Quilts for her One Monthly Goal contest. I linked up the Cross Stitch quilt pattern at the beginning of the month saying I’d like to complete the top and I finished it! I’m so happy how it turned out and love the colors of this fabric. It’s just happy fabric. You have to link up at the beginning of the month with your goal on the blog and then again at the end of the month if you’ve finished your project. There are sponsors and prizes but I think it’s a fun way to keep yourself on track. And it worked for me so I plan to do it again next month.

I picked up the latest round of passage quilts from the long arm quilter and dropped off two. In addition to completing the latest Project Quilting challenge I worked on getting the bindings on this past week and they are ready to go to the local hospital. The first two are the Falling Charms pattern made by me and the other two were made by my mom. My mom pulled from her stash to make these two passage quilts.

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I dropped off the Falling Leaves quilt top and a Disappearing Pinwheel Churn Dash quilt top I wrote about last week.  I didn’t have the Disappearing Pinwheel Churn Dash done last week so here’s a picture of the finished top.

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I love the blues in this layer cake. There are some leftover pinwheels that I had made and I hope to pull from my stash and add to them to finish another passage quilt top.









I thought I’d wrap up each month with an overview of what I did. Kind of a way to remind myself that I accomplished items even if it didn’t seem like it. It’s always good to look back and put things in perspective.

I finished 5 projects this month all in various stages of the quilting process and this includes my two Project Quilting challenges. I finished the binding on the four quilts mentioned above, dropped off two quilt tops to the quilter, one quilt top to my local quilt shop for a new display, and made a needlebook for the quilt guild’s swap next month. I’d consider January a pretty productive month.

Happy Quilting!


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