Wednesday, December 30, 2015

ALYOF December Finish!

It was a cold and blustery day. -19 degrees Celsius with windchill to be exact. But the sun was shining and there was fresh snow on the ground. Time for a quilty photo shoot! And time to show off some progress on my December goal for ALYOF!
That goal was to get as much done on this quilt as possible.  I was #55 on the Goal Setting Party at the beginning of the month.
This Christmas-y flimsy finish makes me smile. I hoped to have the same kind of miracle as with my November ALYOF goal, alas, in this month of holiday chaos, it just didn't happen. I am pleased to say that I already have backing fabric and the MMQG January Sew In beckons! It'll definitely be done for Christmas 2016.
You can read a little more about the construction of this lovely here. The pattern is a Cluck Cluck Sew tutorial called  Squares and Strips.
So much Cotton + Steel goodness here. I love those 16 patch blocks. They're more work than the others, but they're just so danged scrap happy. I'm sure my junior high pal Joel didn't quite have this kind of Scrappy Happiness in mind when he made his album. But he should have.

I was sad to learn that 2015 will be the final year of ALYOF. It just goes to show that if you see a linky/challenge/QAL that speaks to you, you should jump on it with both feet. You just never know when it will end. Thank you so much to Fiber of All Sorts and Bittersweet Designs for organizing it for three years. I am, of course, linking up with the final Finishes Party over at Fiber of All Sorts. And since it's Wednesday, I'm also linking up with the Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts.

J

P.S. Blooper! Windy days are NOT optimal for photo shoots!

18 comments:

  1. Such vibrant colours! Love this quilt top and how gorgeous it will be when it's all done... Thanks for including the photo blooper - funny!

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  2. You are well on your way to a finish! And ready for Christmas 2016! Look at that snow!! Cold and blustery. Stay inside! A very pretty C+S combination Jenn!

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  3. I am hoarding Tinsel. Thanks for the inspiration!! Beautiful!

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  4. This is a grand flimsy...makes me smile out loud...I LOVE it! Haven't cut into my wee stack of Tinsel.... now with the stashpocolypse upon me there is no time to rush out for more....why oh why didn't I get the matching kona at the time?
    Why? Why? Why?

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  5. Congratulations on this Christmasy flimsy finish, Jenn. It is amazing! Great job on the quilt and on the photos. Happy Quilty New Year!!!

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  6. Brrr!!
    Great top - congrats!
    I have one more finish for the year too, & you may laugh to know I have been too wimpy to bear the cold for a photoshoot. Chilly 39f currently. Um, with no wind. Guess I better buck up haha

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  7. Love your style of scrappy happiness. Pretty!

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  8. Yeah for a finished quilt top. Any decisions on how to quilt it? It's a great pattern.

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  9. Oh, it's wonderful! I love all of the scrappiness and the Cotton+Steel fabric. I feel like I've seen somebody else do this pattern before, but your fabric choices really with it I feel like. Can't wait to see how you quilt it! :)

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  10. Congrats on the finish, Jenn! I love the fabrics you chose. I have a stack of Tinsel waiting for me. Like yours, it will be ready by next Christmas!

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  11. Congratulations on getting the flimsy finished. I think working on it during the sew in will keep your momentum going. :) Happy New Year!

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  12. I like it! Happy New Year!!!

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  13. Love this! I have enough of tinsel left from my stocking order that I Plan to make a Christmas quilt this year. From my stash!

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  14. Windy days are not optimal for photoshoots? What about days when you could DIE from COLD if you spend too long (2 minutes plus) outside? That doesn't seem to deter you!
    I love the cheery brightness of this quilt top. Lovely!

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