Sunday, January 22, 2017

SOOOO Close!

Do you know what this picture means?


I am getting ready to put binding on my first 2017 finish!!  YAHOO!!!   It's also the first quilt larger than a baby quilt that I pieced and quilted all by myself!  I am so excited to be finished with this quilt.  I've been working on it since last May (off and on) and it felt like it was never going to be done.     So this is is just a peek and I'll show the whole thing when the last stitch is officially done! I don't think you understand what a HUGE deal this is!  I'm not a finisher, I have a lot of UFO's but rarely do I finish.  My BQF (best quilty friend) Robin even commented and I quote "I haven't known you ever to finish anything!"  Ha!  Ha!  It is so true!  So I will be celebrating bigtime when that binding is done.  

As I've shared in past posts, I'm the queen bee for one of the three Stash Bee's I'm involved in and here are the blocks that I have either made or received so far.  So excited to see the rest of the blocks!


The queen of my second Stash Bee (I've in Hive #6) asked for THIS block.  My first attempt at paper piecing.  I enjoyed making this block while learning a new technique I hadn't tried before.  Sharon, I will get this in the mail to you on Monday,

For my third bee called 2017 Bee Hive Swarm the queen asked for tree blocks in any size and pattern (she wanted a variety) so I was eager to try out my paper piecing skill.  I shared in a previous post how frustrating this experience was but I'm happy with the results.  The second tree is just a bonus I threw in and, Emily, if you're reading this post, you don't have to use this one.  I was just goofing around when I made that one.  Yours is also going out on Monday.

And finally, see these stairs?



Behind this door is my happy place!  My sewing room!   I think the space above the door is screaming for some mini quilts, don't you?  Since Man Caves are a thing,  I would love to have one that says Quilt Cave.   Ya gotta admit this looks kinda cave-like.   I have been so impressed by the ideas and suggestions I have received from my bloggy quilty friends about all sorts of other things, anybody got some great ideas on how to make a cute Quilt Cave mini quilt?

Linking to:
Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt
Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times
Finish it Up Friday Busy Hands 
Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts





16 comments:

  1. First finish already? Great. Beautiful quilting.

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  2. My BQF has left me far behind in her quilting dust! I am very proud of you!!

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  3. Yeah so happy you are closing in on a first 2017 finish!! Now keep up the good work! I love the aqua/red star block. I think you need several mini's down the long left side stairway wall.

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  4. Oh the satisfaction of a quilt finish. And, especially since you've been making without finishing. Maybe this will spur on further finishes! Lots of fun eye candy today. Thanks.

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  5. Those star blocks look amazing - that's going to be a fun quilt! Congrats on your sewing cave...I agree with Vicki, you have room for tons of mini's on those walls!

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  6. I am so excited for you to finish your quilt! That is awesome!
    You could line that whole stairwell with mini quilts! I think the "Quilt Cave" sign at the top is a fantastic idea. There are tons of patterns for letters out there.

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  7. That finish looks great Janice! And I love all the Bee blocks - so much fun to be part of them.

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  8. Once you finish you will never go back LOL

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  9. Yeah, you're almost done!! I love seeing how excited you are about this finish :) You deserve a BIG celebration, and decorating the Quilt Cave is a great way to do that. Since images of caves aren't really all that appealing (dark hole in a wall?), how about some fun lettering that spells "Quilt Cave"? Maybe use your newfound paper piecing skills to make the letters. And speaking of paper piecing, your bee blocks are looking great!

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  10. Thank you for your inspiration and link Show and Tell Monday !! Hug Bambi

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  11. Feels nice to finally have finished a quilt, doesn´t it? I also have a lot of UFO:s and this year is gonna be The Great UFO Finishing Year :)

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  12. Oh yeah! It always feels great to get an early finish for the new year.

    It would be such a great tunnel of mini quilts. You could even do a lot of quilted blocks to hang and look at as you approach your dream room.

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  13. Congrats on your almost finish!!! Those feathers are ROCKIN! I agree with Needle Mom, you need to cover the walls going down to your cave with mini quilts.

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  14. Yeah for an almost finish!! The end is in sight. Looking forward to seeing photos.

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  15. Yay!!! First finish coming up!!! It is beautiful!!!!

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  16. Congrats on a first finish for the year!

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