Monday, February 4, 2013

January Finishes

Sometimes I feel like I have accomplished NOTHING. You know the feeling. So I decided to see what I DID do, and made a mosaic:

Turns out I made a lot. Starting at the top and working across:

1. Finished my Halloween bitty wall hanging
2. Finished MY Autumn Leaves quilt
3. Hexie Love Heart block for a friend - Made with Love and Hugs
4. Mask for a Sweet 16 Ball
5. Bitty Chicken block - 3 inch finished
6. Star Wars bunting
7. Doctor Who bunting
8. Clamshell pillow
9. Sewing Room bunting
10. Flamingo Magnet
11. do.Good Stitches blocks for January
12. Solid Hexie Improv block for Stash Bee
13. do.Good Stitches blocks for November
14. Solid Paper Pieced Star for Stash Bee
15. Self portrait with January goals

I feel pretty accomplished. I love making these mosaics. You should try it. Let me know if you do. I'd love to see what you got done in January. If you haven't got pictures for your January makes, take pictures of your February makes, then make a mosaic at the end of the month. You won't regret it. I promise.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Out of this world Coasters

Instead of the notecards assigned to us, I decided to make a couple of coasters. 

The subtle improv curves are easier than I thought. Made using nothing but scraps from the bunting I made for Melissa. Hopefully she'll start using coasters now. 

But I went old-school straight for the backs. Not sure that I am all too crazy about the improv curves. But I am so happy that I CAN do them. If I change my mind.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Down the drunkard's path...

Yes. It's true. I am going down the drunkard's path. And I'm loving it. I made another mug rug. This one for my beer mug. HA! Just kidding. I'll use it for my coffee mug too. It's a two sided little wonder. Side 1:

Oh, sure, I stumbled at first. I mean, not on these blocks, but in the past. But this class is wonderful. These are the first try at this block. Really, it is. Rachel's directions are that good. And side two:

I'm certainly not afraid of curves any more. As a matter of fact, I see more in my future. 

Friday, February 1, 2013

A Year of Lovely Finishes - February Edition

It's time to commit to a FINISH for February. This month I am going to finish this quilt:

These 9 patches are going to become a disappearing 9 patch. I'm still toying with the idea of sashing. 

Linking up with Melissa at bittersweet designs and Shannon at Fiber of All Sorts.