Thursday, February 28, 2013

Good Bye February

It is really hard to believe that we are entering the third month of 2013.  My, time flies.......just like my mother said.

Here is my board at the end of February:

All of the Block of the Months are finally up to date.  Quite an accomplishment for me.  The rigid heddle scarf, Blake's Civil War quilt, and the embroidered pillowcase have all been accounted for in previous posts.  I barely touched the Scroll Rug this month.  I did work on my Jayne Hester rug a bit at the Guild Hook In last Saturday.  The Scroll Rug is just too big and heavy to haul to an event.  I am knitting a cute little scarf that should be on the finish list for March in the next few days.  And Blake's CW quilt, which is at the longarmer's, should be finished by the end of March.

I ended up with six finishes for February.  Four of the six were UFOs.  I feel pretty good about that.
I really found that having my list posted has helped me stay focused, so I am going to keep at it.

Starting the redwork BOM spurred me to get excited about embroidery again, so digging deep into my stash, I came up with this pattern and the background fabric.  I probably bought this at Little Quilts about four or five years ago.  I think Kathy Schmitz is a great designer and this project has turned out to be fun to work on.  All of the blocks are prepped and I have finished 2 1/2 of them.  I will consider this an ongoing project.

Garden Baskets is a BOM pattern by Primitive Gatherings.  It is wool on cotton and the dozen little blocks (which I have obviously not squared up yet) will finish at 4", with the whole little quilt being 23" x 28".  It is a sweet little thing, but the blocks are awfully fiddly and I would just as soon spend my time on something a little larger.  I didn't pay attention to how small it was when I ordered it.  However, I am determined it will be a finish and I know I will enjoy it once it is done.

The Love Letters Square in a Square BOM is over and all of the blocks are finished (not trimmed yet).  I picked up the setting fabric today, so setting it will be my BOM task for March.  Then it will move off the BOM list and will come up on the top list when I am actually ready to progress from flimsy to quilt.

And finally, though it is not on my list, I finished the blocks for the Primitive Gatherings freebie, Favorite Things.  I have the finishing kit for the borders, but am not quite ready to start on it yet.
These are small blocks, too, but not like the others.  They are much simpler in design and finish at 5".

So, now I need to think about what I want to add to my list for March.  For sure, I want to add some things that will net finishes.  And I also want to get some more UFOs out of the way.  I will try to post my updated list in the next couple of days.

A venue like a blog in which to share my hobbies and thoughts with others.
Friends who understand and share in the love of our crafts.

Take care,


  1. The garden baskets are one of my favourites.

  2. Stunning! All of them! You are quite the inspiration! I'm going to adopt your "system" and start today since this is the first of March!

  3. Let me know how it works for you!!! It will nice to have someone else working along with me :-))