Thursday, February 16, 2017

2017 FAL Project Progress: The Last Goose....Maybe?

Maybe, maybe....I HOPE....I've sewn the last goose!  
Stacks with 10 blocks each
If I've counted right, and that's a big if, I believe there are 119 blocks containing 476 individual geese. While I've enjoyed making the geese, and it did go a lot faster than I expected, I am REALLY HAPPY to be finished.   

Sadly, this project is now on hold.  My beloved sewing machine started acting up yesterday and I had to take it in for servicing.  The shop is swamped right now and my estimated pick up date is 31 March!  Ouch!! 6 LONG LONG weeks!!  I do have a little back up machine, but it's definitely not up to putting together a King Sized quilt.   I'm pretty disappointed because I really wanted this quilt top finished by the end of the month.  

So, time to go have a look at my FAL list and see what I can work on next!

Bloggy friends, I sure hope your machines are in GOOD HEALTH on this fine February day!


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

2017 FAL Project Progress: Starting to See Geese in My Sleep.....

Yes, it has reached that point!  I swear I close my eyes at night and see geese behind my eyelids!  

I wake up in the middle of the night and think, "I could just go ahead and get up.  I could get a couple extra hours of sewing if I go ahead and get up. It's 3AM, it's not tooo early, yes, I could just get up..."

My design wall is completely covered with 55 blocks.  Remember, these blocks are 8 x 16 inches, so they take up a lot of space.

There's 20 more blocks spread out on the cutting table right now. 

75 completed blocks, 300 individual geese made.  And it isn't over yet......
It's time to go pin more pieces together

Wish me luck.....and geese-less sleep!

This project is part of my 2017 FAL 1st Quarter List. 

Friday, February 3, 2017

2016 FAL : Fabulous Finish--Sparkle Punch-- The Lime Version

This quilt......oh my........I really love this one!  It is impossible for me to look at it or touch it without smiling. 

Pattern: Sparkle Punch by Elizabeth Hartman
Fabrics: Various prints from Riley Blake, prints from my stash,  and Michael Miller Cotton Couture in Limeade
Backing fabric: 108 wide print from Connecting Threads
Dimensions: 709 x 84
Quilting: Long Arm Quilted by Pat Boeck

My quilter used pebble quilting for the solid areas and quilted stars in the stars.  The quilt has amazing texture.  Impossible to look at it and not touch it, too.

I love the backing print, but I did not love hand stitching through it.  The printing had a plastic-y feel to it and it wasn't easy to push the needle through it. The binding process took ages because my hands just couldn't take it working for long periods 

Here's a close up from the back.  

So happy to have this beauty completed!

Happy Stitching!

Previous Posts about this quilt are 

This quilt is part of my 2017 Finish-A-Long 1st Quarter List