Saturday, March 04, 2023

February Wrap-up and Giveaway Winner announced!

 Wow, wasn't the All Puffed Up Blog hop awesome?  One of my fellow Island Batik Ambassadors said that we pretty much covered 25 different ways to make a puff quilt!  It was sure fun to see all the different finishes - if you missed seeing them all, you can check out the Island Batik Blog post to see them all!

I've drawn the winner for my giveaway - congratulations to Beryl!  I've sent you an e-mail and will be happy to get your prize out to you right away!  

February was a super busy month, besides working on my Island Batik challenge, I made a bit of progress on two UFO's.  I've decided that this year I will be happy to make some progress on those projects since I think that there are at least 4 queen size quilts on my list, and several that will take a lot of concentrated effort to finish!  I'm following the APQ UFO challenge list.  January's challenge was a Queen size quilt that needed the final border added, so I did that and purchased a backing.  I even got it basted last weekend, so I can start quilting it a bit at a time.

My February UFO was my Farmer's Wife quilt.  I purchased fabric for the cornerstones and sashing.  I need to choose something for the setting triangles and I can start putting the blocks together so I am on the lookout for the right fabric.  Might take me a while since it's a Christmas quilt which is also a queen size!  But I did make progress!  The March challenge is my Chilhowie top (Bonnie Hunter's 2022 mystery quilt), so I should be able to finish that this month.  I do need backing fabric, but I might piece something together for this one.  

And speaking of Bonnie Hunter, I quilted up my Good Fortune Mystery quilt in February!  I had this basted in December, but hadn't gotten around to quilting it, so I'm happy to have it done now.  

I loved the River Walk fabric I used for my puff quilt so much that I used some of my extra fabric to make this new sample for my CityScape pattern!  I think it came out great!

This is Starburst - I made it just in time for Quilt Run 101, and it was a hit!  I think we have one kit left for this beauty, so I think I'm not the only one who loves it!

And of course, since I had so many finishes, I just had to start something new as well!  I'm working on a scrap quilt made with greens!  I had an overflow of green scraps on my Island Batik shelf, so I decided to make a quilt.  I actually started with these scraps last year, but only ended up with a table runner.  I decided to get serious and actually get a quilt made out of them.  I'm off to a good start!  Interested in following along? 

I'll be sending instructions, tips and requirements by email.  I think it will be fun, and I hope you will join in!

1 comment:

Quilting Gail said...

Congratulations to your winner! It's always fun to win fabric!
You have a LOT of projects happening ... all so pretty! Good luck reaching your UFO goals!
quilting gail