January 9, 2017

New Year Week 2

I cannot believe we are already through the first full week of the new year!  Did you make progress on your goals?  I sure did.  I got so so much done this week.  Let me show you.

First, I got all of my blocks done for the 365 Block Challenge.


I also found a new quilt along (as if I needed another one).  This is a new paper pieced block of the week called the Adventurously Epic Sampler.  Here's the first block:


During all of this sewing, I managed to finish these blocks for the Stargyle Quilt, designed and hosted by Brenda at Just a Bit Frayed.  It's been relegated to my leader/ender project.


I also got my Sew Sweet Bee block done.  I decided to make two of each one and keep one for myself to make a Bee Yearbook quilt.  This is the Rolling Stone block from Fat Quarter Shop.


Pat Sloan is running a new mystery for 2017, the Children's Library Mystery.  This is the first block.  I've decided to use a fat quarter pack of the Mini Fun Fair by Melly and Me for Ella Blue Fabrics.


Next up is this week's block for the 52 Week's with the Quilter's Planner 2017 hosted by Gnome Angel.  This block is Doves in the Daylight by Michelle Bartholomew.  The block on the right is a block from the Project 48 with the borders added to fit this new quilt.


I ALSO (told you I got a lot done) finished up ALL of the blocks for the Ugly Christmas Sweaters quilt that was designed and hosted by Sew Fresh Quilts.  I got the sashing put on all of the blocks that I finished this week.  I am seriously gonna love this quilt!


And last, but certainly not least, I made the test blocks for my new pattern, Over the Rainbow.  I love this so very much!  I used the new fabric Nordic Stitches by Northern Quilts for Moda.


This week, I hope to keep up on my quilt alongs, get the top done for the Ugly Christmas Sweaters, and to get the first step done for the rest of the blocks for the Over the Rainbow quilt.  What about you?

Today I'll be linking up with Show & Tell Monday at Bambi's, Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times, Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts, Oh Scrap!Moving It Forward at Em's Scrapbag, and Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt. With Freemotion by the River for Linky Tuesday and Quilting Room w/Mel for Fiber Tuesday.  With Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social, and with Quilt Fabrication for Midweek Makers.  With NTT at My Quilt Infatuation.  And with Fabric Frenzy at Ft. Worth Fabric Studio, Can I Get a Whoop Whoop  at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, and with Finished or Not Friday with Busy Hands Quilts.

17 comments:

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

You have some wonderful projects going. I love the ugly sweater blocks!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

So many great blocks in this post. I especially Iike those happy pink stars. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

There's so much quilty goodness here, I don't even know where to start! That PP block is gorgeous - especially the fabrics you used in it. The orange block from FQS is so fun. I can see a scrappy version or a rainbow version. How fun!

dq said...

You are a powerhouse, Cathy! Great work! I have been browsing some of those projects - thinking about joining some and then rationalizing that I really shouldn't ha ha .

Rhonda said...

Holy moley! You've done a lot of sewing this week. All lovely projects, but I especially like the Quilter's Planner sew along block. Very pretty!

TheEclecticAbuela said...

Wow! You are busy! (And I'm sitting here drinking coffee :) )

Missy Shay said...

I love the blue sashing you used on the ugly sweaters quilt, I think that is a quilt to be left out all year!

Eirin H said...

WOW, a lot going on! :)
Impressed over your sewing the last week.
Love your new quilt along, the Adventurously Epic Sampler.

Susan said...

You're busy! Thanks for sharing the links to the QAL's, as I've listed them on my QAL page. And your blocks for your new pattern look awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Bonnie said...

Thanks for all the eye candy. You are amazing if you can get that done in just a week! Keep it up!

em's scrapbag said...

You have been busy! Love the scappiness of your leaders and enders. And the ugly sweater quilt is fabulous!

SarahZ said...

You just go girl!! January is always a great sewing month for me, but don't know as I have ever had a single week quite like the one you have just posted about!! Carry on, and have a ball!!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Hi Cathy, saw on another Blog post that you are in San Antonio. I live in the La Vernia area. Don't you love our lovely weather? I wish we had more of a winter! Nice quilt projects.

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Lorna McMahon said...

Oh My GOODNESS! You sure have been a very busy stitcher! Love all your blocks... But of course I am so pumped to see you sashing your sweaters. This is going to be the biggest and most beautiful Ugly Christmas Sweaters quilt ever!

TheItinerantChemist said...

Woah, no kidding about being busy! All your projects look fascinating - I'm surely going to be checking out that paper-pieced quilt-along. I love a bit of foundation piecing. :)

Kate said...

Wow, you had quite a grand second week of January! Fun and pretty blocks!

Jen said...

Wow! Impressive 2017 start. Thanks for sharing.