Friday, March 21, 2014

Sweet Baby Pinks

Yep.  I've started another quilt.  Before finishing the last one.  I am hoping to turn this pile of beautiful girly fabrics into this




Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Economy Block

I am pretty good at procrastinating but I only have 2 more of these babies to go before I have enough to mail out for my Progressive Swap group on Threadbias.  The deadline for mail out is March 30th.  Of course, I wanted to get them done before March 1st!  So...you can decide whether that qualifies as procrastinating or not. lol. Personally, I'm counting it as early!  


I used all scraps for these and they are paper pieced.  They are being mailed with the paper still on.  I may even make more.  Not that I have a lot but they really didn't make a dent in my scraps.  However, trying to find scraps that go together and are the right size(s) is a little addicting.  Plus, it's fun to look through and be reminded of all the fabrics I've used and the projects that I used them for.










Thursday, March 13, 2014

Works In Progress & Fabriholic Anonymous Confession

Progress is happening! It's happening very sloooowly but it is happening.  lol.  

I have completed the Butter Churn quilt top. Next steps: baste, quilt, bind!



This needs to get done before March Break is over or it will not be done in time for baby!

Also started but not on my WIP list is a hybrid hand and machine piecing project:
So far, it's just been hand pieced, but it is a longer term project. I am not sure how big it will be.  But I am using the Inklingo method and freebie collection to create the pieces.  There were a few hiccups with the printing but overall it seems to be going well.

I must confess that I have broken my fabric fast. Not once but twice {insert embarrassed me here}.  Once was for the Butter Churn quilt because I was short 11 background squares but then I ordered the wrong colour of fabric (I have the Kona Colour chart now...).  The second time was when I purchased the backing fabric - which doesn't count as part of the fabric fast, but the 6 FQ's I bought with it do...  

Now, I am determined that I will do even more in the next 3 months to use up my stash.  I am participating in the March Economy Block swap on Threadbias.  I also have another baby quilt that is due in a few months and a bunch of QAL's that I want to finish or start.  

Wish me luck ladies and gents!


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Color Intensive Workshop

I've gone and signed up for Rachel at Stitched In Color's Color Intensive workshop.  She has had quite a few online courses that I have been wishing that I could join in on, didn't and ended up regretting it later.  So, with my One Little Word 'do' buzzing in my brain I went and signed up.  I can't wait!  I love colour but I definitely don't understand it.  It is the one thing that can stall me - whether it is with quilting or scrapbooking.  I'm hoping 7 weeks from now I will have a better understanding of colour.
I've added the button to my sidebar!



Friday, January 17, 2014

Finish Along 2014 Q1 goals

Let's try this again, shall we?  I didn't finish a single thing the last time I attempted to participate in the Finish Along.  I'm hoping that with my Fabriholic challenge and my One Little Word for the year (do!) that I will get something completed before the end of this quarter!  Here is my list of goals:


Butter Churn baby quilt
This must get done this quarter! Baby is due April 4th. As you can see, it's in the beginning stages. The picture doesn't do the purple justice, it looks blue!  But I ran out of sunlight! Maybe I'll re-do the picture since I didn't make the Finish Along deadline today. 

Cross  baby quilt
The feature square is done, the others are in various stages.

Coral baby quilt
Simple squares, all cut. Needs to be pieced.

Flying Geese baby quilt
Piecing is done, needs to be quilted.

 Two infinity scarves


 Rachel's quilt 
Was due for her birthday in June last year.  It's a bit late.


Haven't decided if this is going to be a Penny Patch quilt or a Tone It Down QAL quilt...maybe I have enough for both?

Wish me luck!



Monday, December 16, 2013

My name is Naomi and I am...


FabAnon


...a Fabriholic.  As part of my "recovery" I do solemnly pledge to follow the Fabriholics Anonymous Fabric Fast Rules from January 1 - June 30, 2014.  Works In Progress list to be updated shortly updated.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Third Quarter Finish-A-Long


2012 Finish-A-Long


"What is a Finish-A-Long?" you ask.  Well, it is a fabulous linky party with prizes hosted by Rhonda from Quilter in The Gap.  The reason for this linky party?  Why, to help us finish our UFO's in a timely manner of course.  I've been wanting to join this Finish-A-Long since I read about it but I always ended up missing the pre-quarter linky party.  *insert sad face here* I am determined not to for this quarter. *insert happy face here* So here is my list of UFO's that I would like to finish:


1.  Double Hourglass Quilt started in April

2.  Baprons - need to complete 20 of these for various baby showers.  It seems like everyone I know is having babies this year!




















3. Summer Sampler QAL started after the Quilt-A-Long ended, so I think I started it in September of last year?  Need to finish the remaining blocks, quilt and bind.




















4. Rail Fence baby quilt - all cut out and ready to be pieced, started this in April too but got distracted by the Houndstooth quilt.



















5. Mom's quilt this needs to be quilted and bound.  I started this in March of last year I believe.  It's a pattern from a magazine.  The top has been finished but languishing in my "to be quilted" pile for much too long.




















6. Pinwheel Doll Quilt-turned lap quilt.  I started this as a small project to try making pinwheels, which I had never done before and while I was waiting for more yardage for my son's quilt.  I loved the block so much I had to make it bigger.  But alas, it also is languishing in the "to be quilted pile" due to my horrible piecing skills.  None of my rows (horizontal, vertical, diagnal - you pick!) line up and I was going to do straight line quilting!  So now what should I do?  I'm stuck.







































So, I don't have a lot of plans for the summer since my kiddos are away I should have lots of time to do this stuff. Right?...

How many WIP's do you have? I'd love to know (maybe I won't feel as bad about having so many if you do too)!

**edited to add**:  Oh dear, looks like I missed the linky party! Well, I'll still try to get as many of these done as possible and link up whatever I  don't finish to the 4th quarter party!