Sunday, January 9, 2011

3 New Starts & 2 Finishes

I started 3 new BOM's. The first one is called "Civil War Chronicles". I am a sucker for 1800's quilts and this one really caught my eye. The first month only has one 16" block so it was fairly easy. I thought I was trying to get the directional fabrics right but a few got turned around. My seam ripper was on over drive so I just left it. These blocks are for a BOM I was supposed to start last year. This is month one of "Civil War Tribute".
The next four blocks are for "Farmer's Wife". Joy and I are going to try to get 5 of these 6" blocks done every month. I plan on doing them and putting them together as I go.


This block wasn't supposed to have the red fabric around the sides. I did this block over and over again and this was the best of the lot. Dreaded Y seams. ACK! The block somehow came out too small so I added the borders and called it done.
I also finished the last "Berry Picking Party" stitchery last night. Now to the piecing.
Here is "A Gardener's Journal" all finished. Lighting is terrible as usual.
Another finish was my "Life is Beautiful" quilt. I quilted around all the circles and called it done. I hope to get it washed next weekend
My goal is to finish 10 things on my 2011 list before I start anything else.

I wish everyone a fantastic week! Happy Quilting!

32 comments:

Terry said...

Drat! You got your GJ quilt done before me! LOL I hope to get mine done this week. Yours looks great by the way! So does your Life is Beautiful quilt! Well done! :0)

JustCindy said...

I like your Life is Beautiful quilt! Finish 10 projects before you get to start something new, hmmm. Work fast new projects are so much fun

Anne said...

Your blocks looks great as always! Great goal you have set for yourself and certainly obtainable. Love seeing all the blocks come together.

Linda said...

Wow, Yvette you've been sewing and quilting like crazy!! You go girl! I love all your blocks. Civil War Chronicles looks like a beauty. I started CWT last year and stopped at month 3. I love the quilt. Haven't enjoyed making it because of the directions. Let me know what you think. Gardener's Journal and Life is Beautiful are gorgeous AND you've quilted them! You are off to a a fabulous start!!

Lynda said...

Fabulous Yvette - LIB is beautiful. Good lucki with your UFO list.

karenfae said...

love the quilt - beautiful!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Darlene said...

Wow, you've been very, very productive. Love the finishes and the new starts!

LuAnn said...

Those blocks are just beautiful, and I love the red around the outside of the block. Your Gardener's Journal is beautiful. Good luck on finishing so many before you start anything else. You are off to a good start.

May Britt said...

WOW you finished LIB :) I have just started on mine. Will start to collect red fabrics to go with it now.

marina said...

what great finishes! I am so envious that you have finished your lib, mine is still just a flimsy but I hope to quilt it this year.
I love your civil war blocks.

Joy said...

I still say you have cloned yourself and leave yourself at home all day to sew, while you go to work.

Not sure that made sense!

Your finishes are awesome; I love the LIB!!!! I'm raring to go on the Farmer's Wife - Ellen and I will tackle our five on Saturday! And pretty soon, you'll hear me wheezing as I catch up to you on the Sylvias!

I have no idea when I will fit CWT in.... or the other items in the UFO pile. But I'm having a ball!!

Have a great (and safe commutes) week!!

Annelies vdB said...

Your Life is Beatiful quilt is a beauty !!

Theresa said...

Wow you've certainly got a lot of beautiful blocks made and your quilt finishes are gorgeous. I am making Life is Beautiful too - did you do the quilt as you go method?

Fiesta said...

Beautiful finishes and starts Yvette. Congratulations.

Deb said...

Oh, all the beautiful things Yvette. Everything looks wonderful!!! I can't believe how much you have finished. I better get my butt in gear so I can catch up on CWT and CWC. And about that block with the Y seams - that's one that I did over twice and finally paper pieced it. What a mess it was. Love your addition of the borders to get it to the correct size!!

The Quilting Pirate said...

WOW, you have been busy!! I'm taken away by all your wonderful new blocks and a your 2 finished projects!!

Cindy said...

Life is Beautiful is beautiful, Yvette.

I have an answer for you.....

You said you wanted to get ten things done before something new....no problem.

Looks like ten blocks go fast for you - that's ten blocks "DONE"...

See there, time to start something new.

LOL

Barb said...

What a wonderful post today....love all the blocks and that Gardners Journal is just awesome...

Rose Marie said...

One of these days I will purchase the LIB pattern ..... great job on yours and done is such a good thing.

Your GJ is lovely. You are on a roll.

CJ said...

Your Life is Beautiful quilt is amazing.

Wow, 10 projects before starting something new. Well, if anyone can do it, it's certainly you.

Though....
Have you seen the new Civil war BOM starting up???

Chookyblue...... said...

wow your GJ and Life is Beautiful quilts look great.........did you post the GJ on the sal blog yet??

Crispy said...

Well I would say you are off to a fantastic start. I like how you solved the too small block, it looks like it's supposed to be like that :0)

Crispy

Shasta said...

That Life is Beautiful is absolutely gorgeous! It's such an expensive pattern though.

The Gardener's Journal is so soft and sweet.

Mitt lille rosa syrom said...

Oh so many beautiful things, and then - Scrolling down - there it is - the Life is Beautiful quilt - love it! And I can see that I have a lot of work ahead of me... thanks for sharing!

♥Giusy♥ said...

Wow Life is beautiful....is beautiful!!!

....and beautiful your blog!!!
^_^
Giusy

Robin said...

Ooo... fun new BOMs! I especially love that CWC block. It will be fun to see you work on these.

Yay for finishes!!! I might just have to come over and steal your Life is Beautiful quilt... heaven knows when I'll manage to get around to making one of my own. :P

Nicole said...

All your projects are amazing! I am especially drawn to your embroidery work, as I have made a goal to do more embroidery this year. What fun to see all you have accomplished.

Kim D. said...

Your blocks are lovely! I like the variety of blocks you've made. Your "life is beautiful" quilt is awesome and the "Gardener's Journal"quilt is lovely too. I can't wait to see your Berry Picking Party blocks together.

PEGGY said...

Yvette,
Thanks for stopping by my blog...I of course had to come visit yours too.
You are doing the Berry Pickin too?
I am too!!! I have about 1/4 of the last block done so I have quite a bit of work ahead of me. Since finishing that quilt is on my 2011 UFO list I have to get back to it.
I love all your blocks!!!
Peggy in NJ

Carrie P. said...

Whew! you have been very busy. Some really great finishes. Love the "life" quilt. Well done.

ranette said...

Yvette...you really need to write a book about quilter's time management!
You get more done in a week than I do in a month or more!

Love all of the CW reproduction blocks and you did a great job with your GJ and LIB quilts! Beautiful!!!

Rocknquilts said...

I am so glad to know that you also found the three directional fabrics in the center block of the Civil War quilt to be pretty much impossible to put together without getting the stitch ripper into major overdrive! Working on the same BOM, I've seen that this is going to be one of those "Only God is perfect" type quilts :-)
Do you know of any other blogger working on the Civil War BOM? I'd love to compare notes!
www.rocknquilts.blogspot.com