Quilting UFO Challenge | January

Hurray, I’ve completed my first challenge of the year for the American Patchwork and Quilting UFO Challenge! For the month of January, project 12 was called. My #12 was a Project Linus quilt kit that has been sitting in my sewing room for embarrassingly too long. Project Linus quilt kits are pre-cut and ready to go, so they should be a very quick project.

Before: No Start

I got started on this quilt as soon as the number was called and of course, I finished the top in one day. I love the cute bug prints and cheerful colors, so it was a very fun project to work on. I love when red and green are used together outside of Christmas crafts. All of the colors and prints worked wonderfully together!

The kit came with fleece backing and no batting, leaving the quilt soft and lightweight. I quilted all over with some free-motion loops and finished it off with the bright yellow binding.

All that’s left is to drop off my donation at my local Joanns. I’m excited to finally have this completed quilt out in the world to bring a little joy to someone’s day. Looking forward to seeing what gets called next!

SAL Update 1.9.22 | Beeutiful QAL Block 19

I hope 2022 is off to a great start for you and that you have lots of great crafty plans in the works! I really do hope to share with you more projects this year. This year I’m doing the APQ Resolution Challenge for quilty UFOs and I also have a new craft (or two) that I want to share my progress on. Anyhow, let’s get to the Beeutiful QAL embroidery project that feels like I’ve been stitching on for forever! I’m still working on this second to last block and boy is it time consuming – from those tires I’m sure. Here’s where I was before:

And here’s where I am now! The truck is now complete and all I have left are the flowers and the bees. Love the cute detail in the license plate. You can see in the original print the year was 2016 when designed! Has this project been sitting in my UFO pile for that long??

We post an update on our own project every three weeks and encourage each other to make more progress and stay motivated. I’m looking forward to seeing how the rest of the SAL group has progressed with their projects this time around. Read along with me by clicking the blog links below:

Avis, Claire, Gun, Constanze, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Megan, Deborah, Renee, Carmela, Sharon, Daisy, Anne, AJ, Cathie, Linda, and Helen

Happy Stitching!

SAL Update 12.19.21

Hello my crafty friends! No update from me this round. However, I would love to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year! I will see you all in the next update in 2022!

We post an update on our own project every three weeks and encourage each other to make more progress and stay motivated. I’m looking forward to seeing how the rest of the SAL group has progressed with their projects this time around. Read along with me by clicking the blog links below:

Avis, Claire, Gun, Constanze, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Megan, Deborah, Renee, Carmela, Sharon, Daisy, Anne, AJ, Cathie, Linda, and Helen

Happy Stitching!