Wednesday, October 07, 2015

WIP Wednesday - Dog Gone It!

I have been procrastinating. Again. But this week, I finally selected my fabrics for...
Sew Fresh Quilts
With all those goals I set for September, I didn't manage to make much progress on my pups during the Quilt Along. Now I need to put the pedal to the metal (or the carpet in my case) and get going in time for my stop on the Blog Hop at month's end! There's also a link-up in November, so pop on over to Sew Fresh Quilts and check it all out. I know I couldn't resist those Dog Gone Cute pups!
I decided to dive into that lovely pile of Cotton & Steel Basics that has been living within arm's reach of my desk for over a year. There will be one project with cream & light teal pups and another with cream & navy pups. The pink is for the insides of ears and the black is for noses and eyes. 
Then I remembered that I need a background fabric! Out came Cotton & Steel Sprinkles. My plan is to make two small quilts for DT to use in their carseats. They have many lovely blankets and quilts, but having little ones that can be tucked around them will make car travel cozier once the winter is upon us!

And in other work in progress.... I decided that if I was actually going to use my Cotton & Steel stack, I needed to just pull the trigger and wash it. On to ironing!
I'm linking up today with Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts as well as WIP Wednesday @ Freshly Pieced. Pop on over and see what's going on in the quilty blogosphere this week!


Tuesday, October 06, 2015

ALYOF - October Goal

October! Really? How did that happen? Just three more months left in the 2015 edition of A Lovely Year of Finishes. To date, I've met every goal I've set for myself. And I'm pretty pleased about that. Sometimes it meant taking a good hard look at what was achievable in a month. Other times it meant making time to sew when I might otherwise have "wasted" the time Netflix bingeing.
A Lovely Year of Finishes
With nine successful finishes this year, I want to keep the streak going. I've opted to set myself a moderately challenging goal for this month...
This is not an exciting picture. That much I will admit. But it's as much as I can show you of QPP Project #1. Really.
To date, I have 22 of 30 blocks finished for the top. My goal this month is to get all 30 crossed off that little purple post-it. If things go really well, I might even get to work on the sashing and put the top together. But those are secondary goals!

I'm linking up today with the October Goal Setting Party over at Fibre of All Sorts. And I'm not even doing it at the last minute. I still have almost two days before the linky closes. That means you do too if you'd like to jump on board!