Thursday, May 19, 2016

Second 2016 Finish!

FINISH!!  Celebrate with me!  You just really have no idea how big a deal this is for me.  I have been starting projects for years and probably say, the last 15 years, I've actually only finished 2 things.  I've never been a finisher but this year is going to be different!  This isn't a beautifully pieced make-you-go "oooo" quilt, but it's done!  And it's sold!

In case you haven't read previous posts, this fabric came in a layer cake from a Moda line called Storybook.  The layer cake had yellow, pink, and blue squares, enough to make three different baby quilts.  The first two were this size and the blue version is actually 16 squares.  I'll save that for the next baby boy one of my friends has.  This fabric is a beautiful brushed cotton so soft it feels like flannel.  On the back is a plush minky-like fabric in a beautiful peach and white design.  All quilted with a meandering stitch.

And THIS is what happens when you don't have a design wall, and leave your "in progress" stuff on the floor near an open window while the wind is blowing . . .

It took me about 20 minutes to put it all back together again and to try and remember which colors I had put with which!  Here is an update on my progress on Pretzel Twist.   It turns out you have to pay attention to more than just which colors go where, you have to watch which direction the block is supposed to face next.  I did not do that and had to rip apart at least 8 blocks and put them back in the proper order,  Ugh.   
Here is the view of everything corrected with a few new rows.  Can you see the difference?

I'm loving this quilt! 

This week I probably won't get a lot of sewing done as my daughter's state track meet is Friday and Saturday.  She qualified for state in three events!  Yahoo!  Here is a series of pictures showing  her running the 4 x 100 relay (she's the one passing the baton).  Gave me a chance to practice my photography!  Can you tell I'm a proud mama?  :)


Next week life will get back to normal!

Linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation and
Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts and
Carla at Silly Mama Quilts

WOW are there some gorgeous quilts going on out there!

Happy quilting!



  1. Yay for a finish! And sold also, awesome! Your pretzel quilt is coming right along. I really like your mix of fabrics. Great action photos at the meet.

  2. The finished quilt looks great! I love simple patchwork, and that fabric doesn't need anything fancy. Pretzel Twist will be so fun when it's done. I have every confidence that you'll finish it :)

  3. thanks so much for linking up!!

    hope to see you again...

    Happy Sewing!

  4. Congrats on the finish! It's a sweet little quilt. Enjoy the track meets, that time goes oh so fast.

  5. You are a born quilter my friend! And I'm so excited you are finishing!

  6. How fortunate to have a sunny weekend in Seattle for the meet, & exciting for your daughter to qualify for state! That picture of your design floor cracked me up! I have to use pins on my design wall or the A/C will blow them down. My wall is made from cardboard covered with flannel. Once you make one, you will winder how you lived without, although inevitably I have projects camp out there & end up using floorspace too lol! You have mad quilting skills & I look forward to seeing more!

  7. Congrats on your finish Janice. Pretzel Twist is coming along great, in spite of the hiccup. As for your daughter, wow, three out of three. Great news.

  8. Congratulations on your finish and to your daughter! That is quite an achievement! I don't have a design wall either. I have learned the hard way to take a photos after arranging the blocks :)


  9. I am very impressed with your first couple of baby quilts and the fact that you jumped right in with the free motion quilting!

  10. Love your finish! And the Pretzel Twist is off to a great start. I don't have a design wall, and I have 2 cats, I've been in your shoes.


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