A Lovely Year of Finishes – July Goal Post

alyof2015Welcome to July! The year is now half over and it might even be time for you to start busting out those Christmas presents. Some of us are not that great at last minute sewing, so we may as well start now!

This month I will be working on 4 major projects, all with a July deadline, two for July 15th and two for July 31st, but since we only set one goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes, I am picking the Modern Quilt Guild Riley Blake fabric challenge.  Submissions are due on July 31st and I am hoping to be done by then. I started yesterday…

Riley Black 2015 Challenge - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.comI made my own template for a 15 degree wedge and just kind of winged it. I have a plan for how I want to quilt it, I just hope with all my other looming deadlines I can get it done!

How about you?

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’s our amazing prizes this month…thank you sponsors!

1. One pdf Pattern from Clover and Violet

cloverandviolet

 

2. One PDF Pattern from Meadow Mist Designs

Meadow Mist Designs Button

3. One PDF pattern from Sew Sweetness

Sew Sweetness

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

Honey, Bunny, and Doll

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

6. Green Fairy Quilts – 3 pdf patterns

7. $15 gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop

8. PDF Pattern from Katy – The Littlest Thistle

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

9. Sew BitterSweet Designs one pdf pattern

http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com/

10. PDF Pattern from Persimon Dreams

Project QUILTING

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



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A Lovely Year of Finishes – June Finishes Party!

alyof2015So…did you finish? I did! And I’m very pleased with how my quilt turned out.

Melissa.Dunworth.Hypnotic Eye.FULLThis is my entry to a quilt show in the Pacific Northwest. I don’t know yet if it got in, but it doesn’t really matter because I completely love it!

How did  you do this month?

What one item did 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’s our amazing prizes this month…thank you sponsors!

1.A Prize from Carrie of Gotcha Covered Quilting

GCQ-Logo-Ad-Small

2. One pdf Pattern from Clover and Violet

cloverandviolet

3. One PDF pattern from Michele of Mishka’s Playground

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4. One PDF Pattern from Meadow Mist Designs

Meadow Mist Designs Button

5. One PDF pattern from Sew Sweetness

Sew Sweetness

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

Honey, Bunny, and Doll

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

8. Green Fairy Quilts – 3 pdf patterns

9. $15 gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop

10. PDF Pattern from Katy – The Littlest Thistle

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

11. Sew BitterSweet Designs one pdf pattern

http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com/

12. PDF Pattern from Persimon Dreams

Project QUILTING

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

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Just keep Stitching because you have until June 30 to link up!



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Pixelated Butterfly

She’s finished! And I will be shipping her off soon.

Pixelated Butterfly - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com

 

I’m super in love with how it turned out and you will eventually see a large version of her. I was torn on hand stitching antennae on her, but ultimately decided to leave them off.

She measures 18″ x 18″. And I hope she is well loved!

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A Lovely Year of Finishes – May Winners

A Lovely Year of Finishes

Happy we are over halfway through the year.

Really??

So much has changed in the last month for my family. Most importantly my husband came home after a very long deployment. Things are happening and changing for us, such is life.

Shanna and I want to take a moment and celebrate all of our winners from last month!

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Here is a list of our amazing sponsors & winners for May!

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

 Helby - Helby’s Hatch

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

Jodie - The Craft Room

3. One PDF Pattern from Meadow Mist Designs

Meadow Mist Designs Button

Karen - Moose Bay Muses

4. PDF Pattern from Persimon Dreams

Project QUILTING

 Heidi - Red Letter Quilts

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

Heather - Flickr

6. Sew BitterSweet Designs one pdf pattern

http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com/

Alida - Tweety Loves Quilting

7. One pdf Pattern from Clover and Violet

cloverandviolet

 Ella - Throw A Wench In The Works

8. $15 gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop

Cindi - Falling Into Quilts

9. PDF Pattern from Katy – The Littlest Thistle

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

Karen - Flickr

10. Green Fairy Quilts – 3 pdf patterns

Bee - Buzzing Around

11. One PDF pattern from Sew Sweetness

Sew Sweetness

Deb - New Creative State

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Go and encourage one another

Just keep Stitching

 

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Pixelated Butterfly

I’m in a birthday swap group and the June birthday girl loves jewel tones and when I asked her what she would like me to make her, she said she would love a pretty wall hanging to look at because she doesn’t have any. I decided I wanted to try to design a pixelated butterfly. So I started to sketch:

Pixelated Butterfly- http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com

 

After drawing it out, I may have decided I was crazy, after all, those are ONE INCH SQUARES. I don’t work with fabric pieces that small, like ever, but I decided to throw caution to the wind and go for it.

I did not cut 194 squares measuring 1.5″ x 1.5″, instead I strip pieced this quilt. I’m thinking I would like to make this again, in a larger scale (5″ charms maybe) and work on making the proportions perfect but I am very pleased with how this turned out.

Pixelated Butterfly - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com

 

Today I am going to baste and quilt this baby. I hope the birthday girl loves it!

Oh and since I didn’t say earlier, this top measures 18.5″ x 18.5″.

Happy Sewing!

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