Friday, January 17, 2014

Friday Finish- (and a new start)

I managed one more finish this week.  I am about 1/3 done with my yearly goal of quilt finishes.  I would love for this to be the year I get my UFOs down to a manageable level.  In the first 3 weeks of this month, I have not made any fabric purchases or started any new projects.

I quilted a simple loopy design in the busy pear fabric, and I echoed the chevron in the accent strips.  I used this pattern to make the tree skirt.  I made a few modifications to the pattern.














I took a detour from the "finish" road when I saw this quilt.  At the end of December I could not close my scrap drawer for my blue fabrics.  When I sorted them, I noticed that almost all of the fabrics in the bin were of the light and medium variety.  I began searching for a pattern to use them with.  I even asked several friends to be on the lookout for something I could use light blues on.  I don't know what it was about this quilt, but it inspired me to start ironing "the pile".

I don't know what size her blocks were, but my scraps were pretty small so I drafted my pattern for a 6" finished block.  I know I have seen this pattern in a book, but I drafted my own pattern.  If you are interested in making this block, it can be made with a 2 1/2" X 7 1/2" strip of the color fabric.  5 - 6" finished crosses can be made with each jelly roll strip.

I was hooked the moment I finished my first 2 blocks.


I have a good variety of blues cut for the weekend retreat, and I used my Accucut to cut my background fabric (Kona Snow) efficiently.  I haven't decided if I should add a little light green to the palette yet.


 Stop back on Monday to see everything I accomplished at the retreat.  Thanks for stopping by.

I'm celebrating my finish by linking up with crazy mom quiltsConfessions of a Fabric Addict, and Link a Finish Friday.


7 comments:

katyquilts said...

Oooh! This is looking great! I will be checking back to see your progress. I think I would like the smaller blocks.

Take care!

Simon Says Sew said...

I love the pretty blues

genie said...

This is going to be ooh-la-la pretty when you finish. Love you colors. Everyone like blue. Good luck and keep us posted on your progress.genie

genie said...

This is going to be ooh-la-la pretty when you finish. Love you colors. Everyone like blue. Good luck and keep us posted on your progress.genie

Sara said...

I have a pretty full bin of blues and greens always rearing their head lol

So many quilts so little time to create them!

Your blue plus blocks are beauties!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Go Teri Go!! I love your new blocks too, I might have to try some of those.

Richard Healey said...

Thank you for linking up at Richard and Tanya Quilts.

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