Sunday, February 3, 2013

Back to Blogging!

Hello Blogging friends!  I can't believe how long it has been since I last posted.  I have to say, I have been a LAZY blogger.   Blogging has brought many wonderful people into my life that I would have never met.   It also helps me keep track of all my projects.   I honestly couldn't tell you what I have finished since the last post I made so I am just going to start fresh.   I am a weekend warrior when it comes to quilting.  I have a full time job that keeps me out of the house twelve hours a day so on the weekend I need therapy.   My therapy of choice is sewing.

I have made a list of all my WIP's that I want to work on during the month of February.  I will post pictures as I work on them to show you how far  I am into the projects:
Feb WIP's:
Trick or Treat Baskets
2012 Fat Quarter Shop Mystery
Five Star Generals
It's Raining Cats & Dogs
Cheddar Bow Ties
Charming Addition
Afternoon Delight
Sweet & Simple
Country Threads BOM
Homespun Charity Strings
Ode to 30's
Pine Tree Ridge
Comfort & Joy
Simply Charming Mini
In The Meadow We Can Build A Snowman
2009 Fat Quarter Mystery
Old Glory

I told you I was a weekend Warrior.  LOL!!!   

Joy and I started working on "Ode to the 30's" on New Years Day.  We are going to get together once a month and make at least two blocks from this until we are finished.   She came over on Saturday and we finished two more blocks.   Here are the blocks I have finished so far.

Last month I decided that I want to do one of Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilts.   I chose one that she did several years ago.  This is called "Double Delight".  It is a seven month mystery that I am turning into at least twelve months.  These quilts are INTENSE but well worth the work.  Last month I started by cutting all the parts for part 1.  I started sewing these yesterday and finished them today.  There are 120 4 1/2" Square in a Square blocks here.  

 That's about all I can show you from this weekend.   I did do some applique prep and a few Bow Ties that I will show when they are finished.

Now I will show my first finish of 2013.   This is Merry Merry Snowmen from Bunny Hill Designs.  I just love their patterns!    My quilter did an all over swirl that I just love.

 This next quilt is my last finish of 2012.   It is called "Welcome Home".
 This also has an all over design that is just perfect for the quilt

As you can see, my photography skills are still terrible.  LOL!  Some things just don't change.

Well, I hope to be able to show and tell something else next weekend.  I have two quilts in the binding stage.   Hopefully I can share at least one of them.

I wish you all a wonderful week!


ANudge said...

Yvette, I don't see anything wrong with your photography. What beautiful finishes - all I'd love to do. Welcome back to blog land.

Fiesta said...

Yvette welcome back. Your to do list is quite long but I know you will get them done. Your finished projects are wonderful. I live the houses one. I hope to have a small finished quilt soon. I have been dabbling in other things. I have missed your blog and I am happy you are back.

Karen said...

Welcome Home is my style of quilt. I think that is a Cheryl Wall pattern. I did a similar one of her house patterns. Love it, love it!

marina said...

welcome back Yvette! so wonderful to see your beautiful projects again.
That list is a little scary!
Look forward to seeing the results of your weekend battles.

Annelies said...

Glad to hear from you again !

JustCindy said...

I'm so glad to see you blogging. Your Feb list is long but I know you will get these things done. I love the Merry Merry Snowmen. The Welcome Home quilt is fantastic. I think you did fine with the photos, I can even see the quilting. Enjoy your quilts!

Darlene said...

Welcome, welcome back. I have missed you and your inspiration so much. Everything that you accomplish amazes me.

So much eye candy in this post - wow, wow, wow!!!!

Lesley said...

Nice to have you back sharing your wonderful projects with us! Love them all...sounds like your weekends are full! Thanks for sharing!

betweens said...

Yvette you and I blog the same way when we have time and, to show. I too work FT but also PT so I get almost every other weekend free and I become the Weekend Warrior as well.
like you I can tell when you have had time off because you become productive.
I love the Welcome home quilt! it is stunning and your snowman are a great joy. Wonderful start on your freindship quilt.
So you on the next quilting battlefield when you have some time off.

LynCC said...

Merry Merry Snowmen and Welcome Home are both terrific! And I'm really digging those 30s blocks. :D

julieQ said...

Very pretty projects, and I am so glad to welcome you back!! A wonderful list to work on too!!

Lynn said...

Good to see you back! Your quilts are lovely and you have been busy!

Cindy said...

"Welcome Home" is a PERFECT quilt (I LOVE saltbox houses so I LOVE this pattern)...

But "welcome home" is also a perfect "welcoming back" message "by me to YOU" - welcome back to Blogland - and as you know I was gone for awhile as well.

So - Welcome Home.

Robin said...

Welcome back, Yvette! It is great to read about what you're up to again. :) And, of course, GORGEOUS finishes! The "Welcome Home" quilt is especially awesome-- love it!

Terry said...

Welcome back! Everything looks wonderful! :0)

Carol said...

Oh I'm so glad your back...what a wonderful, wonderful post! I am crazy. over the top in love with that house quilt. It is just awesome! Did I say I was soooooooooo happy you're back!

Kathleen said...

Love the snowman quilt.I could view your picture just fine. Would not worry about your photography skills. XX Kathleen

Grethe said...

Love your list of ufos! brings warmth to my heart seeing that other bloggers have some great plans too. So good luck with it all!!!
Ode to the 30s will be great, so is the Merry,Merry Snowmen, and it all really.
Happy sewing time ahead, glad to see you`re back Yvette:-)

NancyNoBlogBlogs said...

Wow look at all the beautiful pictures of those beautiful quilts!! I need to sew faster:)

Linda said...

Loving your list of projects! Plenty to keep you busy, Girl!!! I will live vicariously thru your postings! :-) So happy you are back. Missed you!!!!

Carrie P. said...

what fabulous finishes. glad to have you back to blogging. I love seeing what your are working.