3 Finishes

Sometimes it seems like nothing is being accomplished and all the sudden there are several finishes to share.

First up, my Charm Square quilt … just squares and borders but happy and bright and ready for donation.

  • 2 Charm Square packs
  • Borders are cut 2.75 inches
  • I started with 2 yards of the border/binding fabric and have a chunk left

I also finished crocheting 2 blankets. If I get the quilts washed before mid March, I’ll have another stack of blankets and quilts to take to Chris to donate to SafePath. With both of these, I think I’ve found a good yarn/pattern combination so while I do like finding new patterns, I also like to make blankets I’ve enjoyed crocheting in different colorways so I’ll need to remember these combinations.

  • Pattern – Blanket Stitch – found free on Ravelry
  • Yarn – Lion Brand Ice Cream Big Scoop in the Lemon Meringue colorway – about one and a half skeins. It was kind of hard to tell for sure how much was used because the 2nd skein was a mess with chunks of yarn stuffed in the skein. Usually I have good luck with Big Scoop skeins so I hope this was just a one time thing.
  • Hook size – H
  • Chained 150
  • Finished size – 36 x 48
  • Pattern – Marble Baby Throw – found free on Ravelry
  • Yarn – Premier DK Colors – this is a new yarn I’m trying that I bought a while back on sale at LoveCrafts.com, it’s very soft.
  • Hook size – G
  • Finished size – 33 inches square

My unpacking is done, the laundry is in progress and if I work a bit on the tax stuff I should have some time today to make more chisel stars and/or start a new blanket!

Finished

This little Whale Strippie was my January UFO finish but I’m already behind because 3 quilts have been started and only 1 finished. Quilted with freehand swirls and a watery meander.

Bound

I finished the binding on the Kite quilt in the middle of the night … I’m completely on a “stay up all night, sleep half the day” schedule but as long as I’m making progress I’m trying not to let it bother me too much.

These blocks were cut using the Accuquilt GO Kite die so I didn’t post instructions for making the blocks but if you have the die, I do have some quilt notes on my website at this link – Kite Quilt

Finished

My Bow Tie quilt is bound!

Yes, I have a flurry of finishes today. It feels SO good and I know now that I’m going to be able to accomplish my goals for the end of the year.

Block size is 6 inches finished and I used my GO dies for this one. It went together very easily and I can’t wait to make an adult size scrappy version with the dies.

I’ve already got the binding on the 3rd quilt ready to hand stitch tonight and I’ve got one more to quilt and bind which is exciting because I promised myself if I worked my way through my list I would allow myself to play in my strings for the rest of the year. I’m planning another mini stay at home retreat for a few days leading to and including New Year’s Day and I want to be making string blocks!