Sew Saturday ~ALYOF January

This week I've made some good progress on my Hugs & Kisses quilt.  Thanks to your comments last week I was able to find the fabric I needed and it was delivered to my doorstep this morning.  :)  Yesterday I went to my favorite fabric store, Ruby Street Quiltworks, and found even more fabric I needed for borders and sashing.  In my stash I found some lovely aqua fabric for a nice contrast. It's been a good fabric week!!!!

After I took this picture I trimmed all the blocks to the same size.   I'm considering adding another row of x's & o's to make it a generous sized lap quilt.    Right now it is closer to a crib size.

This will be my first finish for A Lovely Year of Finishes 2014.  My goal this year is to complete 8-12 finishes.  That would be an awesome year!  By the end of 2014 I won't be able to call myself a beginner anymore. I didn't discover ALYOF early enough in 2013 to complete 6, but in 2014 I hope to take part all year long!

If you are a quilter you should consider joining in too.  It's sew easy and fun to do.   Just hop on over to Melissa @ sewbittersweetdesigns or Shanna @ fiberofallsorts and link up to one of their blogs.

Time for me to get sewing.  Tomorrow I will be sharing my goals for 2014 here on the blog including sewing, cardmaking, scrapbooking and maybe even some of my personal goals too.

Creative Blessings,
Heather North


Melissa said...

Beautiful quilt! Hope I get to see it in person!

Quilting Nonnie said...

That's a cute quilt! I love the aqua with it, good choice. You are quite adventurous in trying to finish 8-12 quilts! I wish you good luck!

~amy~ said...

What a beautiful quilt!

Thanks for stopping by my Seasons Givings Blog Post. I wanted to let you know that the space needle die is by Savvy Stamps and the PNW sentiment is from Impress:) If you haven't been to Impress, you have got to make a trip there!

Heather North said...

Melissa, I am keeping this one so you will see it at our guild meeting when it gets finished.
Nonnie, I sure hope I meet my goal because it means that I will be sewing lots this year.
Amy, thank you so very much! I'll be planning a trip to Impress very soon!

Anonymous said...

It's looking good! I think it's a good idea to add another row - and then it will be a rectangle and borders will fill it out. A great one to finish just in time for February!

Heather North said...

That's what I was thinking too, Susan.

CraftySarcasm said...

Very nice! Keep up with those posts, and you might have me pulling out my machine and all my unfinished projects. :)

Nesta Sangermano said...

Really like your Hugs and Kisses quilt! I like it 3x3 because it reminds me of naughts and crosses...