Friday, February 28, 2014

Kiwi Mail & February Recap

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...
Quilting:  Complete
Binding:  Complete
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


  1. Patchwork Balls looks like it's going to be interesting. I'll need to check that out. Your quilting looks really good...great job.

  2. Your finished quilt is lovely. The quilted hearts are perfect! Patchwork Balls looks to be time intensive! Can't wait to see more from you!

  3. Purple Kisses turned out beautifully! Congrats on the finish.

  4. That is one gorgeous purple quilt! Love the scrappiness!!!
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  5. That's a great finish. Those little houses on the back are cute. Thanks for linking up.

  6. Congratulations on your Purple Kisses finish! I love the quilt.

  7. Your quilt is gorgeous! And your new project looks interesting.

  8. Yay for Purple Kisses! It's so inviting. :) The patchwork ball intrigues me, but I wonder if my fingers could manipulate it - look forward to seeing more of yours!

  9. Purple Kisses is darling, love those purples.

  10. I love the colors in Purple Kisses.

  11. You are right, anything that helps you to get a finish is a good thing! That is a lovely quilt. Good job!

  12. Hey, you were the only one who linked up, so you won some batik strips, email me back with your mailing address :)


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