Monday, April 1, 2013

April Fools Day

And time to make my to do or want to do list for April.  But first I want to show you my last 2 finishes for March.

This is a little quilt I made for my daughter, Kim, for having us over for Easter.  I had bought her a standing quilt frame for Christmas.  This was from a new pattern I bought by Cheri Payne called  "A Basket Full".  The actual basket was smaller and I enlarged it on my copier.  I hand appliqued and hand quilted it.  Now I've got to make one for myself.

This is a little quilt I made after seeing an antique doll quilt on Pinterest.  Then I also found the quilt in a multitude of quilt books.  It is made up of 2.5" squares, 1.5" squares and 1.5" x 2.5" rectangles.  It worked up quickly and I hand quilted it.

Now for my April List:


1.  Joined at the Hip, March and April's blocks.
2.  Country Threads
3.  Seasonal Applique
4.  Almost Amish, March and April
6.  Patchwork Posse Winter Wonderland
7.  Pat Sloan Quilt a Long (I know I can't believe it either.  Another BOM)

On Going

1.  Log Cabin Bow Ties

2.  Scrappy Trip Around the world.  I need to make 12 more blocks.  So I hope to get this finished and quilted this month.

3.  Ashley's Plaid quilt.  I have 7 blocks made and 23 more to make.

4.  I need to make another cup cake quilt.

UFO Busting

1.  Plaid Jacobs Ladder.  This was a sew a long from 2011 with Freda.  I would love to get at least the top put together.  So I need to make a few more blocks.

2.  Floribunda.  This was a Bonnie Hunter SAL from 2011.  I never really liked 
what I did but one of my daughters did so I think I will finish it for her for Christmas.

3.  I think I should make this #1.  It is my Primitive Primer.  I still only need one block to make.  So I will try and make this a priority.

Now if that isn't enough.....

1.  I signed up for a Small Quilt Swap at Small Quilt Talk.  I have 2 months to finish it.

2.  My monthly Small Quilt Talk Challenge.  This month we need to make a quilt using the Contrary Wife block.

3.  I'm making a baby quilt for my Nephew and his Wife.  The are expecting Son #3.

This is what I started on Saturday.  It is a Trip Around the World using just 6 fabrics.  The prints are from Riley Blake.  I am using 2" strips so it is a smaller block that the Scrappy one I am making.

4.  I got a couple of Sally Post Blocks prepped and started working on one of them.

5.  And I started hand quilting my Henrietta Whiskers quilt.  I am quilting it using #12 perle cotton and doing a big stitch.  

How's that for a list?  18 projects on my list.  It looks daunting, however the first 6 are just one block.  The next 4 are work on when time permits.   I think I can make a good dent in my list.  Only time will tell.

Well I better get going so I can get some of this done.  Hope you are having a great start to spring.  Since it is April Fools Day...Mother Nature pulled a good one.  It SNOWED this morning.  No accumulation...Thank goodness.  But none the less it snowed.

Hugs, Cathy


Janet O. said...

Tell me it is an April Fool's Day joke that you are trying to do all of this in April?!? My goodness, woman, are you cousins with the Energizer Bunny or something?
Your little March finishes are very sweet. I would feel good if I got that much done in an entire month. You are amazing!

Carrie P. said...

Goodness! you have a lot on your plate.Good luck with them all. I really like both your trip around the world blocks. I think I am going to make one next year. I have been seeing alot on blogs and I just really like the look.

Impera Magna said...

My stars! What a list! I'm in awe of what you accomplished in March and what all you've lined up for April... wowzers!

Karen said...

Primitive Primer would be my choice of what you should work on first. Not that you asked for my opinion but it is what I like best.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I hope you achieve all of your April goals and both of us are done with snow!

em's scrapbag said...

Love your little doll quilt.

libbyquilter said...

both of your finishes are so sweet~!

it rained this morning and at one point looked like it was going to turn into snow but, i'm happy to say, it didn't.

your list is long and you will be busy but it will be fun to see all of your results~!


Mama Pea said...

Girl, you can do it. You get so much done. I'm loving the baby trip around the world, too.!

Anonymous said...

Love your little doll quilt! Ambitious goals as well! DOesn't it help to make a list? I need to do this more often!

MamaT said...

Wow! You have a lot to accomplish this month! I love the little doll quilt. I have one in progress, too. Good luck on getting some things done!

KatieQ said...

The month of April must have more days in it where you live. I could never imagine getting all of that done in one month. You have lots of lovely projects to work on. I'm sure you will have many finished items to share with us next month.
The mini quilt you made for your daughter is lovely.

Carrie P. said...

Hey Cathy,
just checking in to see how you are doing on your UFOs. Hope you are having a good weekend.