A Lovely Year of Finishes – April Goal Party

A Lovely Year of FinishesShanna from Fiber of All Sorts and I are so excited to see so many of you meeting small and large goals with A Lovely Year of Finishes.

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This month is going to be hectic for us. My bottom floor is being moved out this Friday (along with my sewing studio), and our floors are being re-done during spring break. After that’s done I get to unpack and re-organize our house. Because we will be in a hotel for a week I prepped two hand work projects and one is a must finish because it is my homecoming gift for my hubs. I need to sew the binding down on his welcome home quilt.

Fireflies Quilt - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.comIt is all quilted, done by the wonderful Vicki from Orchid Owl Quilts. I will do a full reveal with the quilt is done!

I can do it.

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Do share, what’s your April goal?

What one item will you choose?

You have two requirements to be entered into the prizes this month.


1. Link-up {on this post} the first 7-days of the month

Please choose ONE project
and
2. Link-up in the last 7-days of the month

Only with a completed, successful project. And yes the same one that you choose earlier in the month.


Add your blog post or flickr photo (with appropriate descriptions) to the linky party below.


Please grab a button or link back to Shanna and I so other people can join in the fun!

And if you are on twitter or Instagram tag #ALYoF

**Please note, the linky party is the same here and over at Shanna, so there is no need to enter twice **

Here is a list of our amazing sponsors for the month

1. Green Fairy Quilts – 3 pdf patterns

2. $15 gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop

3. One pdf Pattern from Clover and Violet

cloverandviolet

4. Thimblepie’s Quilt Supplies – Custom fabric package, 3 yards plus free shipping anywhere

5. One PDF pattern from Honey, Bunny, and Doll Designs

6. One Charm pack or $10.00 gift certificate to

Stitches n’ Giggles (winners choice)

7. PDF Pattern from Katy – The Littlest Thistle

The Littlest Thistle - http://www.the-littlest-thistle.com/

8. Sew BitterSweet Designs one pdf pattern

http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com/

9. One PDF pattern from Sew Sweetness

Sew Sweetness

10. PDF Pattern from Persimon Dreams

Project QUILTING

11. One PDF Pattern from Meadow Mist Designs

Meadow Mist Designs Button

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Go and encourage one another

Just keep Stitching



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Raising the Sun – A new mini quilt

Happy last day of March everyone! Did you survive? I barely did! Did you finish your goal for March? You have a few more hours to link up. You can do it! Burn the midnight oil, after all, we’ve got awesome prizes!

One of the things I worked on in the month of March was two mini quilts for a birthday club that I am part of. Both are original designs. One is destined to be a pattern and will appear at a later date. The other could become a pattern if enough people express an interest.

Raising The Sun:

Raising the Sun - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com

Here is the back. I used the backing as the binding this time, so I had to do my label a little differently than my usual binding label.

Backing - Rasing the Sun - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com
Here’s a close up of that label:

Raising the Sun Label - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.comI had a lot of fun designing this mini, though I have to admit that it is outside my color comfort zone.

What have you been up to? Come back tomorrow for the April goal party!

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A Lovely Year of Finishes – March Finishes Party

A Lovely Year of Finishes

Time to check in..how did it go?

I finished my goal, but I am still keeping the front a secret. So…I present to you the back!

Divergent Quilt Back - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com

This was my Zentangle quilting experiment. How did it go for you?

You have requirements to be entered into the prizes this month.

1. Link-up {this previous post} the first 7-days of this month

and

2. Link-up below during the last 7-days of this month

~ with a successful finish.

Add your blog post or flickr photo (with appropriate descriptions) to the linky party below.

Please grab a button or link back to Shanna and I so other people can join in the fun! {See stage left for the grab the button stuffs}

And if you remember to make it easy for us we’ll click through the winners faster..aka put number of goal link up. The easier for us to choose you the happier we are.

**Please note, the linky party is the same here and over at Shanna , so there is no need to enter twice **

 
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Let’s see who are amazing sponsors are this month and if you have ONE successful goal and ONE successful finish you are entered to win.

Here is a list of the lovely new and old sponsors and prizes for March

1. Sew BitterSweet Designs one pdf pattern

http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com/

2. One PDF pattern from Sew Sweetness

Sew Sweetness

3. Thimblepie’s Quilt Supplies – Custom fabric package, 3 yards plus free shipping anywhere

4. One PDF pattern from Honey, Bunny, and Doll Designs

 

 

5. One Charm pack or $10.00 gift certificate to
Stitches n’ Giggles (winners choice)

6. PDF Pattern from Katy – The Littlest Thistle

The Littlest Thistle - http://www.the-littlest-thistle.com/

 

7. PDF Pattern from Persimon Dreams

Project QUILTING

8. One PDF Pattern from Meadow Mist Designs

Meadow Mist Designs Button

9. Green Fairy Quilts – 3 pdf patterns

10. $15 gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop

11. One pdf Pattern from Clover and Violet

cloverandviolet

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 Remember to click on a few other’s links and give people some love.

 Just keep Stitching

 



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Black to White Challenge

As a member of a Pacific Northwest Modern Quilt Guild, I have the opportunity to compete in a fabric challenge for the Quilt! Knit! Stitch! show that is this summer in Portland, Oregon. You can read about the challenge requirements here.

I drew up what I think is a fairly cool design and started pulling fabrics. I am working with prints and solids.

Initial Fabric Pulls BTW - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.comI also pulled all of my black and gray solids.

Solids BTW Challenge - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.comI find new quilts so exciting to work on. I just hope I can get the top finished before we have to move out of the house because right now it covers two different design walls and I really don’t like the idea of having to take it all down and reassembling it. Wish me luck!

Tomorrow is the linky party for March Finishes! Remember you have until March 31st to link up. Good luck finishing!

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Happy National Quilting Day!

Happy Saturday! Happy Second Day of Spring! Happy National Quilting Day! Happy to be Alive! So many things to be happy about to. Happy for the rain that is watering my freshly seeded lawn!  Ok, I guess I am in a good mood this morning. Maybe that is because I just finished a photo shoot with my favorite quilting finish EVER! My Swoon is FINALLY finished! It only took me 3 years and 2.5 months to finish, but it is done!

Swoon - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.comOur bed is king sized and it doesn’t quite hang over the edges, but I’m ok with that, this allows me to see the entire quilt at once!

Swoon - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.comI would need to be about 3 feet taller to get a more over the bed and centered shot, but I think you get the idea!

Swoon Back - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.comThis is my backing. I decided to use some of my favorite fat quarters to make a gorgeous star and have a reversible quilt! I love it!

Anne Swoon - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.comOh, Anne loves the quilt too! She couldn’t help but jump into on of my pictures. Did you notice the super huge gap? She lost her two front teeth this month!

Quilt Stats:

Quilt Name – Swoon
Pattern By – Thimble Blossoms
Pieced By – Melissa Dunworth (me)
Backing Designed By – Melissa Dunworth (me)
Quilted by – Vicki Ruebel – Orchid Owl Quilts
Thread Used – Superior Threads So Fine – 50 wt
Batting – Quilters Dream Cotton Batting
Fabrics – Kona White and Half Moon Modern by Moda

So there you have it! My very happy National Quilting Day! The sun came out for about 5 minutes this morning (before the rain started) and I now have a gorgeous quilt on my bed to keep me warm! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

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