Thursday, February 28, 2013

A February Finish...

My February goal for A lovely Year of Finishes done at the last minute.  Phew!!

I had several things come up in the last couple of weeks that took away time to work on this quilt.  My internet went bad and I had to wait for the phone company to send me a new DSL box, soccer practice started and Mr. went on a hunting trip. Other sewing needed to get done also like Bee blocks and some pattern testing. (more on that next time)
I found this print for the backing at Joann's.  I love it!  It was just what I was looking for -- black and white with a small pop of yellow.  I used for the binding as well.
I decided to stick with the same loopdy-doo that I've been doing on everything and added some straight lines in the sashing all in black thread. I feel Im getting better at FMQ and need to move on to another design.  Maybe start practicing some stippling. 
I'm so glad it's done and I love how it turned out.  Just in time too :)  Spring soccer just started.
Quilt stats:
The Soccer Quilt
48" x 58"
block tutorial here
As I was finshing up on sewing the binding down last night, Smoke had to come test it out.  Couldn't wait I guess :)

A Lovely Year of Finishes
I also made 10 more stars for the Dancing Stars QAL.  I love these!  Now that I'm kind of caught up, I'm going to work on more of these this week.
Linking up to the Dancing Stars giveaway!

Monday, February 4, 2013

The soccer quilt

Well, it was going to be.  One of those quilts in team colors to cover me when its freezing cold out.  That was back in, I think August?  I thought I would get it done in time for the fall games.  That didn't happen.  I did get the top done though!!

When I made some of these blocks last May for the Stash Bee, I liked them so much I had to make  some for myself. I liked her idea of black and white but thought team colors would be perfect.  And that's why all the stars are yellow.  In my town, all the sports teams for ages 5 and up follow the same colors as the High school.  Black and yellow.  Now this quilt can carry me through all the way till graduation :)  Well, maybe not.  That would be the year 2020 and 2023 (I think).  Geez! So we'll see :)

Spring soccer will be starting soon so I chose this quilt for my February goal for the Lovely Year of Finishes.  I have the backing so I hope to have it basted, quilted and bound by the end of the month!  Not quite sure if I want to go straight lines or something free motion.  Any suggestions?

A Lovely Year of Finishes
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