Wednesday, December 3, 2014

I Love December!

Only one post made here in November!
Time spent sewing was in short periods. It is easier for me to work on blocks when my time is limited, and the bonus is that they are pretty gratifying :-)
I finished up Sew Sweet Simplicity Block Two:
Of course, November did have a NewFO. I've been following the Cascadia Quiltalong Mystery over at Humble Quilts. The big reveal was last week and Lori shared a photograph of the little antique doll quilt that she based the QAL on.
Unfortunately, I selected a background fabric with too little contrast for the patchwork.
I thought there would be more background used in the setting, but not knowing is the challenge of a mystery QAL.  
At this point I sure wished I had used a different color!
For the save, I divided the center panel up and added a bit more negative space all around. Then I brought it in the dining room for brighter lighting:
 It looks very Easter-ish, eh? 
I used every last bit of that green. The backing will be pieced with some of this lovely rose print that I was gifted with last week. This finish will be my final goal finish for ALYOF, December 2014!

Another fly-by month whizzed by and my projects are uncharacteristically scattered about. I do tend to work on several things at a time, but this is out of hand! Even amidst unfinished projects, I have new piles evolving as I consider new projects I want to make.
Like the placemats for Mom.
Yes, on the floor.

As much as I love to make new blocks and small projects, a strict diet is in store for 2015. My plans are to finish a dozen or so of my projects, simultaneously foregoing all NewFO's (Is it true that Barbara is no longer condoning new projects every month ?).

To help me focus a bit, I'm thinking of participating in the 2015 Finish-Along.
Yes, I need all the help I can get ;-)

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

Adrianne will be hosting from On the Windy Side!
I have seen some progress lists from participants in the last couple years, and some of them are so long they'll make your head spin! I will need to come up with a simple way to set some goals.
For now, I will try to prepare for the holidays, and ENJOY them!
After all, 2014 ain't over yet!
Linking up this Wednesday with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.
Thank you for reading today!
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  1. I like how you put the squares on point. Adds alot. Great job.

  2. Re-work is a bummer, but picking stitches was worth it! Thank you for stopping by Micki - you are a no-reply blogger!

  3. 2014 isn't over yet! Although I must say the year sure does feel like one big blur. Glad you'll be finishing along in 2015, good luck

  4. visiting from WIP Wednesday. Amazing how the world works. I click on a blog done by an American. Find you and then see another blogger I follow in my own country - ON the Windy side.
    I too am going to join her to get things finished in 2015

  5. Love your Sew Sweet Block. I'm still working on mine

  6. Great what you did with the center block!!! I love it that wey!!! There is a whole new year with a lot of time soon!!!!

  7. Oh, I love your scrappy blocks. Very pretty stuff.

  8. Hey, WOW!!! What an amazing transformation! Who would have thought that just rearranging things and adding more negative space would change the look of that green from a "blah" background to a really spectacular color with your fabrics! I am in total love. :)

  9. That finishes along thing looks great. There is another one that goes every month that I participate in at The prizes aren't as great as the one hosted by On the Windy Side this coming year, but I still find it motivating each month. I think I may follow along with both, though. Ooohh.. How will I have time to finish my UFO's if I'm following blogs?


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