Finish Along Quarter 4 2016!

And once again, my list is going to be very similar to past lists… Ready for this?


OK. First up… The Chaos Quilt from Libs Elliot. The top and back are done! I just have to quilt the thing!


I’m STILL working on the Technicolor Galaxy Quilt!


My do.Good Stitches group quilt from months ago needs to get finished ASAP! This is another one that has both the top and the back done. It’s just waiting to be quilted!


I’m also inspired to finish this one using the quick curve ruler by Sew Kind of Wonderful! I have a great idea of who it is going to go to, so I’m inspired again!


And I’m so close on this one…. I’d like to get this one done, too… But there are others higher on the list!

I also need to make my Quilt Con entry for the QDAD show… I’ve got the fabric… And the design… Can I do it?

And there’s my October do.Good Stitches quilt. And since I’m so behind on the other do Good quilt, I’d like to make it up to my group and get this one done super fast!


There’s a requested Christmas mini quilt using my Inside Out Pineapple block…..


And I’d love to get caught up on my Seattle Modern Quilt Guild BOM quilt by the end of the year….

And the last one that I can’t find a picture for is an old one that has been sitting on the shelf for about 3 years. Sitting there with a front and back done! So it just needs a little quilting love…

Ok, this list is insane long… AGAIN…. But I want to get these DONE!!!!!!!! And some are almost done!

2016 Finish-A-Long

The Weight of Love Quilt

Man, friends! I don’t know what it is, but I’ve been making a lot, but not blogging a lot. I don’t know how I used to make and blog 3 times a week and still have a life!


Anyway, it’s finally time to show a new finish! I finished my Weight fo Love quilt! The pattern is a Libs Elliot pattern, but as far as I know, you have to take the class to purchase the pattern.


I was in a bit of a creative slump when I signed up for her class. Actually she came to Seattle and I took two of her classes. And since I was in the slump, I thought these looked like fun quilts to learn about. And they are. But I mostly learned, that I enjoy making my own designs than someone else’s.



For this one, it was kinda like a paint by number to get you started. Then it was all about the Hex n More ruler. I’ve wanted this ruler for a long time, but I finally ‘HAD’ to have it for class, so I bought it! Yea!


Don’t get me wrong… I love this quilt! But I feel like I didn’t have the connection to it that I do to some of my others since it isn’t my design. But I didn’t love it as much until I quilted it. Then I fell in love all over again!


The back even shows it better!


I’m was asked a few times how I laid out the quilting lines. I use one of these smooth tracing wheels and a straight edge. I mark a section, quilt, mark, quilt, etc… It was worth the extra work if you ask me!


For the back, I use a lot of left over fabric from the front. But I also couldn’t let go of a few fo thsoe extra hexagon, so I made them into the back.

The quilt is intended to be appliqued onto the quilt top. But, um, nope! Not this one. I add a row of grey on each side and sew-d them all the hexagons again! Applique is not my strong suit!


My son always asks why I take a picture of the tag… So now I have to just to tease him!


All in all, I’m pretty happy with it and I’m keeping it for myself. The class? I was a bit disappointed that I didn’t learn more. But I am happy I got get the pattern and make this quilt and spend time with by quilting buddies!


And this is also a finish on my Quarter 3 Finish Along!

2016 Finish-A-Long

Sew Ready to Play 2016 Recap!


Time to say goodbye to this year’s season of Sew Ready to Play! it’s been another great one! Which project are you going to make? We’d love to know! I want to give a HUGE shout out to all the amazing guests that agreed to join me and play along this year! THANK YOU!!!   Sept […]

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Dominos with Frances Suzanne


Well, there’s good new and there’s bad news today! The bad news… It’s the last day of this season of Sew Ready to Play! It’s been a good one, but it’s almost over… The good news… My lovely ‘Bama friends, the ladies at Frances Suzanne, are here today with an adorable outfit for their niece! These […]

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Mastermind with Factotum of Arts


  Welcome to the last week of Sew Ready to Play! Sad, but true… BUT, WAIT! We have a new guest today. An online friend that I will get to meet very soon in real life! Michelle from Factotum of Arts is here today for her first game on Sew Ready to Play! I originally […]

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Angry Birds with Shaffer Sisters


Welcome back to another fun day of Sew Ready to Play! Today’s guest is another one of my favorite online friends, Al, from the Shaffer Sisters! Al has been awesome to also be a returning Sew Ready to Play guest for a few years now! I always love seeing what she sends over! And this year it’s […]

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Zeus on the Loose with Me!

It’s my turn!! Yeah!! Have you ever played Zeus on the Loose?? We love it! It’s basically a counting strategy game. That description doesn’t do much for it, but take my word for it. It’s fun! Originally I wanted to make a notebook cover for my son, but my Improv Lightening Bolts kept being too […]

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Ultimate Frisbee with A Quilters Table


Let’s kick off another week of Sew Ready to Play with my quilty friend, Debbie, from A Quilter’s Table! Debbie and I have become great friends over the years participating in Seattle Modern Quilt Guild activities. And just recently we were roommates again at our retreat. I can’t wait to show you more about that weekend. Debbie came […]

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Snakes and Ladders with Threadistry


Yeah! Another Day of Sew Ready to Play! Today we have a long term Sew Ready to Play player! She’s played along every year! Yea! Today is my blogger friend Narelle. She was originally from Cook, Clean Craft, but now blogs over at Threadistry. She has a tutorial today for making a Snakes and Ladders […]

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Pokemon- The Card Game with Boy, oh Boy, oh Boy Crafts


Pokemon is having a full fledged comeback if I do say so myself! It was big when I was a kid, then I don’t remember hearing much about it… Until the last few years! Now it’s ALL over! Even here on the ‘ole blog! And today, we’re welcoming back an awesome lady,  Stacey from Boy, […]

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