I received this lovely package not ten minutes ago!
I have a finish to share today, but first,
the birdie and pulltoy fabrics are absolutely gorgeous, yes?
I participated this year in the Grow Your Blog linkup, and my name was selected for this wonderful giveaway by Wendy at Wendy's Quilts and More - I feel like I won the Lotto!
What great timing too, as I was just sitting down to post my February Finale Post:-)
Introducing: Purple Kisses!
A 2013 QAL by Christa at ChristaQuilts.
A perfect way to use scrap fabrics of all sorts, vintage and new...
Finishing Purple Kisses was my goal when I linked up with A Year of Lovely Finishes back in January! When I did not reach the goal, it became my February goal, however when I mentioned that in my Feb. post, I did not link up to the party. I am thinking it is another month without qualifying for a prize, but I will get better at this & enjoy the party for it's purpose!
Anything that brings finishes about is good for me:-)
We are having some rare rain and dark conditions her in Nevada, along with normal desert winds, and I had to fore-go my usual outdoor photo shoot. I posted a flimsy shot here. I managed to capture quilting shots that are not too dark and blurry though.
I used no marking, and just very little scoring and free-motion quilted this on Mr. Juki with no walking foot. After some debate, I ended up doodling hearts at the intersections of the purple connectors and a simple grid for the round centers.
The back is one of my first scrappy backs:-)
The quilting is fairly heavy, so I blocked it prior to adding the scrappy binding.
Once all the hand stitching was complete, I was able to get back to my January NewFO, inspired by the BookIt Linkup that I never joined (How do ya'll do it all anyway?!). The book I selected is Jinny Beyer's Patchwork Balls. Here is my progress so far,
A bit slow, but it has moved anyway:-)
March is time for my annual Stashsweep. Honestly, I don't remember what month I did it in last year, but it seems right. I began re-arranging and deep corner cleaning yesterday, and fabric will be pulled and piled in utter chaos while I sort through the weekend. Hopefully I can finish by Monday and begin to reap the reward.
Thank you for reading today!
Linking up with
AYOLF at Sew BitterSweet Designs
January New FOs at Cat Patches
TGIFF held at Mila + Cuatro this week
Can I get a Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict