Sunday, February 10, 2013

Weekend Accomplishments

This weekend I was able to sew Saturday night and most of Sunday.  The weekend sure goes fast when your having fun!

First up on the agenda was "S'mores"  This is in last months American Patchwork & Quilting magazine.  A few friends and I decided to tackle this one together.  I am going to making mine BIG.  I need a few bed quilts and this will be one of them.   I will need 365 square in a square blocks, 12 side triangles and 4 corner triangles.  I decided to make one block for each day in the month and 1 side triangle a month.  Here are January and February's blocks.  I am hoping to have this put together by next January.  I have 59 of 365 Square in a Square blocks done, 3 of 12 side blocks and 4 of 4 corner blocks done.




Another project I am working on with a few friends is the scrappy Bow Tie quilt from Bonnie Hunters website.  I need to make 80 of these 9 patches and have 50 done so far.  Beth finished hers and you can see it here.   She just hammered away at it and finished in record speed.   I hope I can have mine done by the summer.   I think this will look great on the back of the couch.

I was also able to do this months "Afternoon Delight" blocks.  Here are all that I have done so far.  So far I have done four applique and two pieced blocks a month.   I bought the patterns for these and am using stash.  LOVE using up the stash.

I was also able to finish the binding on two quilts.  This one is called "Comfort & Joy".  I left off the border applique.  I could say that I thought the quilt was busy enough but the truth is that I just got lazy.  I have to say that I do think I like it without.   My quilter did another beautiful job.  She is the best and I am so thankful to have her close by.




The last finish is called "Pine Tree Ridge"  This is one of the quickest quilts I have ever made.  I tried to get closeups of the quilting so you can see what a great job she did.  







That's it for this weekend.   I am going to kick back and applique a little before I go to bed.   Hopefully I will be done by next weekend to show you what I am working on.

I wish you all a wonderful, safe, healthy week.
Yvette


21 comments:

JustCindy said...

The S'Mores is going to be beautiful! I love your Bow Ties with the yellow background. Love the two finishes and yes, your quilter is great. Have a good week.

Fiesta said...

Beautiful projects Yvette.

Darlene said...

You accomplish so much, Yvette. You leave me in awe! So many beautiful projects. :-)

Lesley said...

You have such wonderful projects here! Love the S'mores blocks, and those bow ties look scrumptious! Your quilts are stunning!

kathysnest32 said...

S'mores. What a terrific name. Your fabrics are delicious. Kathleen
http://kathysnest32.wordpress.com/

marina said...

gorgeous works in progress. love the s'mores and the bow ties!
Your finishes are just so beautiful. Well done on your finishes.

Janet O. said...

That S'Mores pattern tempted me, but I actually resisted (miracle). Your blocks look great. You are very patient in your approach to this quilt.
Those Afternoon Delight blocks are so pretty. Don't think I've seen this pattern.
Comfort and Joy looks very nice, but Pine Tree Ridge really caught my eye. That is new to me, too.
Wonderful projects Yvette!

Debbie said...

Great projects to see. I especially like your two finished quilts!

marguerittechiffons@free.fr said...

Très très joli !!:)

Terry said...

Your S'Mores blocks look great! I love that quilt and thought about making it, but I have so many other things I need to work on. Your quilts look wonderful too! :0)

Cindy said...

OH my word, Yvette, did you sleep? Or did you sew with your eyes shut? With this many beautiful accomplishments, you definitely spent serious time at your machine.

Beautiful, beautiful works of art!!

LynCC said...

Hi! What a fun post with finishes as well as super projects. I really - really - love your S'mores project!

Karen said...

Yvette, so much eye candy today. Wonderful, wonderful. I have been so tempted to purchase the "Pine Tree Ridge" pattern set. Your finish puts me in that mood again.

The Smores blocks look very good. I don't always ahve the best luck making square in a square style blocks.

I am not familiar with the "Afternoon Delight" blocks. That's a tempting project too. I am going to do a Google Search and see if I can see the whole quilt.

Karen said...

Me again. I did the search and found that it is Sue Garman's pattern. I remember seeing it on her blog but didn't recognize it by the Afternoon Delights name. What a intricate project.

Carol said...

What a fantastic post! Love your S'mores...I think that's the perfect way to tackle that project. Fantastic bowties...Comfort and Joy is out of this world and I'm loving Pine Ridge...your such an inspiration.

Nancy said...

OMG don't you sleep? I know everyone wants to know the answer to that question but are afraid to ask. Your quilts are beyond beautiful!!

Cathy said...

Yvette...I'm so glad you are back! What an inspiration you are and your work is just beautiful!! Looking forward to seeing more of your projects!!

Grethe said...

What a great post! You have really been busy, all so very beautiful:))

LuAnn said...

You always have the greatest projects. I saw that first quilt in the magazine and it was all I could do to keep from starting to cut (and start yet another project). Love everything in your post.

Anne said...

Whoa, how did I miss this post? Your Comfort and Joy looks fabulous! Don't you just love it. I'm so glad to see that you're back in the blogging world. I've missed you!

Lynda said...

Wow Yvette. You're going great guns! Everything is so lovely. What's a s'more? I read that word in lots of American stories.