Thursday, January 29, 2015

Two Flimsy's 

I finished two flimsy's!  I know that's not a real finish, but I'm excited to be this far along.

The first is a block of the month that I did with one of the local quilt shop's here.  I didn't like how they finished it so I made up my own and I really love how it turned out!  


The second is Mowg's Primary Bee quilt. 
 I had a little adjusting to do in places, but I'm pleased with how it turned out too.

Mowg's Primary Bee Quilt

Now off to make more dents in that list!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

What I've been up to lately

Watching plants grow

In honor of my Mother-in-law (the first person I knew to have grown an amaryllis into it's full bloom)
I purchased an amaryllis in the after Christmas sales.

  I think it looks like a heart.



We did a small planting of window pots as well and they're growing.
I'll post pictures of their progress soon.  It's very satisfying to have green in winter.

I spend a great deal of time with this busy bee...butterfly

Speaking of bee's I made a second bee block for the Stash Bee
I really love how it turned out.

As you can see in my previous two posts I have big plans for the next little while.

Until Then

Thursday, January 22, 2015

"I, Chiska, owner of too many UFOs and more fabric than I can hope to use up in my lifetime am joining Quilting Hottie Haven's third annual DaGMT event, and pledge to quilt for (at least 20 minutes, instead of doing the laundry, every day of the month of February, 2015. In doing so I hope to finish at least one of the 15 quilts I have underway.  I think Beth Helfter is brilliant for coming up with this concept and inspiring me to join."

I did this one year and was amazed at what I accomplished, so here's to committing to a month of 20 minutes and getting some things done, instead of just looking at them and buying more fabric.  There's only a small trail into my studio at the moment and I have sorted my projects into boxes.  I hope to make some room to move or at least free myself of some craft debt.

Since I'm not sure how to link the button go HERE to check it out.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Chiska's Crazy Long List 

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side
To encourage myself to finish some things this year I'm joining the 2015 Finish Along with Adrienne at On the Windy Side.  I decided that even though I don't have photographs of most of these projects, if I write them ALL down, some of them will get done.

Quilt my Starburst Quilt

Star Trek Quiet Book (half way there!)

Applique Turtle Quilt (need to piece and quilt)

 Tardis baby Quilt (top is almost finished, needs to be quilted as well)

Quilt purple squares baby quilt

Multi-colored squares pillow

Mowg's Primary Bee quilt

Tiny's Primary Bee quilt

Sash and Quilt Elephant Quilt

 Fairy Quilt for Babywan

Fairy Quilt for Tiny

Star Wars Quilt for Mowg

Midnight Sun Quilt for me

Quilt Mini Patch Wall Quilt

Seahawks Quilt (finish applique and quilt)

Dad's Line Quilt

Mom's X&O's Quilt

Honeycomb I-Spy Pink

Honeycomb I-Spy Cats

Tied Whole Cloth Quilt Dinosaurs

Hello Tokyo Dolls (2)

Christmas Tree Quilt

Bear Paw Moccasins

Forget-me-Not Moccasins

Petticoat skirt (orange and yellow)

Play Garden

Skylander Symbols Quilt

Minecraft Pillows

100 Days Quilt 1

100 Days Quilt 2

Log Cabin Cabin Quilt

Quilt Knight Quilt

That's a big list, but I also wanted to give myself some flexibility.  It's kind of incredible that all of these are started and none of them are finished.   I probably shouldn't start anything else until I've finished these.  Here's to some finishes this year! 

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year!

I'll be back soon with a list of plans for this year.
Here's to a year of finishing!