Friday, January 24, 2014

7 Down and 1 or 2 To Go

I had 8 projects on my January "To Do" List.

  1. Make 4 blocks for Ashley's quilt.  I not only got the 4 blocks done I put the quilt top together.  I even bought some flannel for the backing and a huge roll of cotton batting.  Hopefully I will get it quilted next week.
  2. Finish my Hip Chicks 2013 BOM quilt top.  Done.
  3. Finish my Country Threads 2013 BOM quilt top.  Done
  4. Make the 1st block for the Sugar Shack 2014 BOM.  Done
  5. Make the center block for Pat Sloan's Globetrotting 2014 BOM. Done
I've shown you all of these projects in earlier posts.

Number 6 on my list is the first 3 blocks for the Hip Chicks 2014 BOM.  They are 6 1/2" unfinished.  I can now mark this one as done.

The first 2 were pretty easy...however the third one gave me fits.  But I am very happy with the results.

The 7th project is the Country Threads 2014 BOM.  Like last year, each month has 2 blocks one smaller and the second is twice the size of the first.

This month's blocks are 10" and 20".  They said that the blocks will be different sizes each month.  I love how my blocks turned out.

My 8th project is the Quilt Doodles Sew a Long.  For January I need to make a row of Snowman heads.  I will be working on this today.

Now for the or 2....  Lori at  She is doing another sew a long based on an antique quilt.  Mid-Winter Blues.  Even though I said I wasn't going to start anymore new projects I couldn't resist.  Lori does such a fantastic job on the directions.  And what I love is that it isn't a big project.  It is something you can get done in a hurry.  Check it out. I'm sure you will fall in love with it too.

I managed to get one finish this year.  It was suppose to be a Christmas gift but since I was feeling so bad most of November and part of December it didn't get finished.  

So I guess I am ahead of the game for this  I love this pattern because it is made using 5" charm squares.

The weather here is still very frigid.  The weatherman said to expect it to be this way for a week or two.  I don't know about where you are but here in Michigan there is a flu epidemic.  It seems to be hitting the young adults more than anyone else.  I've been meaning to get a flu shot but every time I plan on it I get sick.  Yesterday was no exception.  I woke up sneezing.  Continued sneezing, watery eyes and my sinuses draining like someone turned on the tap.  Dayquil seemed to help and with NyQuil I got a good nights sleep.  Sinuses still draining but I'm not sneezing as much.

Needless to stay I am staying put, keeping warm and getting some sewing therapy done.  

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy

I was asked for the link to Joined at the Hip BOM  here it is.


Janet O. said...

Look at you, checking everything off your list! Way to go!!
I'm also joining Lori, but I don't have nearly as many things going on as you do. How do you keep up with it all?

libbyquilter said...

oh gosh, I've got a bad cold too. i hope that we both recover soon.

i am so tempted by Lori's QAL . . . it's small . . . it won't take long to put together . . . it's super cute . . . aaaahhhggghghg~!


Kindred Quilts said...

I'm impressed with your check off list... how wonderful to have accomplished so much! I agree... Lori's sew-alongs are hard to resist. I like that it's usually a few quick steps. The weather in central Iowa is a rollercoaster of deep freeze temps one day and mild temps the next. It's been a strange winter!

Prim Gal said...

Could you post the link to the Joined at the Hip BOM - for some reason it is not coming up for me. Thanks