Tuesday, November 26, 2013

2013 - Second Quarter in Review


I finally finished this old UFO.  It was from a class I took in 1997.  I call it my Leafy Northern Wind.

I made a little pillow for my niece C with the left over blocks.  (She loves teal.)

I then found this old UFO from 1995.  (I had actually forgotten about it.)  I didn't want to make a vest, so I just made this little mini.  Each yo-yo is about one inch in diameter. 

I then pieced and quilted this Giant Christmas Star from Jeni's tutorial at In Color Order.  I loved the simplicity of the pattern.  It was so much fun to piece.  I will be donating it to a local charity. 

Then I made more pillows to put on my bed.  The big European Pillows in the back are covered in minky, and I made the small 36 patch pillow in front.  I had made the other pillows previously.

I also made three table toppers to protect our new bedroom furniture. 

These all match my favorite quilt which is on our bed.  (You can see the other two table toppers on our nightstands.)

I actually made this Americana quilt in four days.  It was donated to a new Veteran's Hospital in Utah. 


I made this quilt in less than 24 hours from the time I was given all the signed squares.  It is for a young woman with leukemia in my ward. 

I also made her a matching quilted tote bag to carry her quilt to and from the hospital for treatments.

I finished quilting and binding this Triple Irish Chain for my mother. 

Then I pieced this quilt top for my mom from the Turning Twenty pattern.  She wants to quilt it on her new longarm machine. 

I then made these two quilts for both grandpas for Father's Day.  The kit was purchased as the April Mystery Quilt from Stitches and Sew Forth.  I made the blocks more like a turning twenty than the blocks in their tutorial. 

I felt like doing some hand sewing, so I pulled out this UFO JoAnn had started.  I finished the hand piecing, and machine quilted it.  I call it Compass Rose. 

I also completed this black and white quilted bag.  I just made it up as I went along, but learned that I should have sewn the handles on better! 

I have to be careful about how much the stuff I put inside it weighs, but it can hold a twin size quilt perfectly. 


Sadly, no sewing was done in the month of June.  However, we took an awesome family vacation to San Diego.  Each of my boys got to see their favorite animal at the Zoo and Animal Park.  We all wore matching shirts from Old Navy.  The red made it easier to keep track of our precious animals. 

We watched the cheetah run off the leash at the San Diego Wild Animal Park.  We also saw a cheetah from the tram and at the zoo. 

We saw the Panda at the San Diego Zoo.  My Panda Man thought it was worth the long wait in line to see his favorite animal. 

Here is Monkey watching the monkeys through the glass at the San Diego Zoo.  When the monkey walked right in front of the glass, my Monkey got scared.  He liked them better at a distance. 

I sure had fun this quarter and finished up a lot of UFO's.  All of the finishing parties online really helped motivate me, even though I did not participate in them.  It was so much fun to see my UFO list shrinking each month. 


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