Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Finished Projects

I can't believe it's almost the middle of May. I have worked so many days since Spring Break here that I can't believe that I have finished anything at all. I will not be working on Wed for only the 4th day since April 21st. That may not sound like a lot but when you are a substitute teacher and it is 6 weeks or less until school gets out, it's a lot. Oh well, I will have some money to carry me into the summer!

So here are the quilts that I have completed in the last several weeks.

1. Triangle Quilt Along . . .  is finally finished. I did not get it finished by the original deadline but sometimes there are more important things than finishing with everyone else. I am so pleased with the way it turned out - I love the teal and red together! Here are a few pictures that I took today when I got home from school.

The front, blowing in the breeze

I used some leftover triangles to make
the back pop!
I just love the way quilts look
draped over this old rocker.

You can see the quilting and where I signed the quilt.

2. Baby Quilt for a cousin.
Okay, I must confess . . . this is the reason that I did not finish the triangle quilt when it was scheduled. There was a baby shower for my husband's second cousin and when I saw this fabric bundle at my local quilt shop, I just knew I needed to make her a quilt with it. It was a great match for the things that she registered for and I fell in love with the fabric. I did order the elephant fabric to go with the bundle and had to wait for before I could start the quilt. It was a very simple quilt and did not take me very long to do. I was more than happy with the way it finished and she loved it too. Here is Jill's gray and yellow baby quilt (with elephants!).

Finished quilt.

I did stippling block by block - my first
attempt at stippling the whole quilt.
See the cute little elephants?

 3. April's Block of the Month from Quilt Doodle Designs was finished on time by the end of April. I make it a priority to do my block each month so I don't fall behind. The blocks are not usually hard (well, two and a half inch squares do challenge me but I'm getting better) so it's not usually hard to get each one finished in it's month. 
Close up.

For April we did a row of stars.

All stretched out.

The four blocks in their position.
For May, we're making a smaller tree to go on the other side of the house. Look for it soon.

Have a great week! Not much sewing scheduled for me, although I'm sure I'll get some in. I do have May's block of the month to finish!


  1. Love how your triangle quilt came out. I did not meet the deadline either but it is finished now! You have got a lot done with all the working days. Not long before summer break.

    1. Thanks so much. I'd love to see yours if you have pics posted somewhere.

  2. Gorgeous!!! Love the colors too:) Glad you waited and didn't rush....totally worth it. Love that dotty binding too!