Wednesday, April 2, 2014

14 in 2014 - March Finish and April Goal

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Even though March was as crazy as it initially promised to be, I am proud to report that I have finished a quilt.  And not just any quilt, either, but the very first quilt I started when I came back to quilting after a many-year hiatus!  This one has been lying around in the WIP basket so long I honestly can't believe it's done.

In the spring of 2010, I bought two charm packs, visited Moda Bake Shop for the first time, and started sewing.

Some of the blocks actually got to this point...  (Sorry for the blurry photo - it's the only one there is!)  Others weren't much more than two rectangles sewn together.

And then I stuffed it in a zip lock bag, where it sat for - oh - more than 3 years.

So I'm more than a little bit happy to say, "IT"S FINISHED!!!"

Amanda had given me a bit of yardage to help it along.  And I added some Kona Red and the leftover squares.  There was no real plan to this back except to use what I had get 'er done.  (Yes, it DID require digging through boxes and bins, thank you for asking!)

I quilted it in a meandering square pattern, something I hadn't really tried before.  It was ok, but I kept finding myself in a corner with no way to get out.  Live and learn, I guess.

I'm not sure that you can see the quilting any better from the back.  Oh well.

So that's another one off the 14 in 2014 list, which, as you must know, makes me very happy.  I'm pretty sure that makes 4 this year so far; 10 more to go.

So, that means it's time to set my April goal.  This one hasn't been sitting around nearly as long, but I've had it sitting there already basted and waiting since last October, so April is going to be the month I finish this baby!  (Keep your fingers crossed for me, ok?)

Also in April, I hope to quilt my faux string quilt.  It's been sitting there ready to quilt since, um...  I honestly don't know.  But It needs to be finished.  Soon.

And, ever the optimist, I'm going to Stash Bash at the end of the month, so my fervent hope is that I will make SIGNIFICANT progress on this little baby, that's been sitting all wrapped up in a plastic bag since about May of 2011.  Oh, yes!  If I could make progress on this one, I would totally swoon!

So, there are my goals for April.  We'll see how far I get.

Wish me luck.


  1. awesome finish! you go girl!

  2. Congratulations for finishing your very first UFO! It's really nice!


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