Tuesday, February 28, 2017

February 17 in 2017 recap post.....

Well, progress was made and that is what this 17 in 2017 is all about!

I had pulled a kit from the bin (over 8 years old...) in January and got the 12 blocks created. This month I got the top finished and quilted and bound. It finished at 43x33. A completed quilt. Check!

I also pulled out my RSC 2015 sampler quilt. This one made progress as well although not as much as I would have liked. (darn flu bug this weekend!) But... the border parts were all created and one pesky block oops was fixed. I will be sewing these into 3 sections to machine quilt the parts in March in hopes that it will be a finished quilt by the end of March. I can dream =) This picture is part of the quilt - there are two more columns and the border on the right missing. The patterns can be found at Angela's blog under the RSC 2015 tab.



It was teal this month in the RSC Challenge so I pulled out 12 teal/blue cats I had made a few years ago. They were sewn into a quilt top but..... I have always envisioned mice running around the border of the cats. So... I found a kids printable mouse and started making some appliqué mice this month. I see 3 on the top and bottom and 3 or 4 along each side. I'll continue working on these guys in hopes of getting my mice finished in March. Soccer practice starts tonight - so 1.5 hours of hand work time a week. I have 2 mice completed with the detail stitching, another 2 ready for detail stitching and one more half turned. Time to draw up a few more for back basting and needle turn applique.

Completed mouse.

My 1857 Album blocks are still in process and I have made a little headway from being 5 months behind on the blocks. Last months blocks got their corner peels added. No picture of that, sorry. But these are the ones that were worked on and completed this month. These are hand appliqué and will be 10 inch finished blocks. The patterns are from sentimental stitches.com


For March.... I hope to have the cat quilt into a top, the RSC2015 quilt quilted and bound, more 1857 blocks made - shooting for 4 this month, and for something different maybe the crochet mystery will come out to play. I didn't like how it progressed so stopped but I think if I just make more of the granny square blocks I can connect them all in a fun design. I also got a Grace EZ3 frame in the mail last week - I hope to open the box later today and start putting it together. Something might slide....as I really want to put my hand pieced trip around the world quilt top on there and start hand quilting it!

Linking up with the 17 UFO's in 2017. Head on over and see how everyone did this month.






12 comments:

  1. You are making great progress--i need to do backing on my Monet--we had that tummy bug, too--not fun...lovely pieces you've got in the works...hugs, Julierose

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  2. You've made great progress. I can't wait to see how your frame set up works. Good luck.

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  3. Yay for a finished top and progress on the rest;. I've said it before, but I really love that RSC2015 sampler! Your mice will be the perfect addition to your cat quilt. Very cute!

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  4. A finish and progress - what more could one ask for???! It's always amazing to me how things that are in progress get abandoned. it always feels so good to pull them out and get them done. Hope you are feeling better and that you are just as productive in March. ~Jeanne

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  5. You have gotten so much done over the course of a month in between all of the other things that you manage to do it is amazing :)

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  6. Lovely quilts - finished and in progress. I do enjoy seeing the variety of projects you have underway.

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  7. You made great progress too! I love the cat and mouse quilt :)

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  8. Congratulations I love both of your quilts the colors are so pretty and the binding made the finished quilt!

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  9. Impressive progress! Hope everyone is feeling better.

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  10. Love the idea of the mice blocks with the cats - too cute!

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  11. You're doing so well, Deb. Great progress!

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