Wednesday, June 24, 2015

June Goal -- Outta Here!

I set my goal for ALYoF with the utmost of confidence that my doctor would allow me to get rid of this sling and use my arm -- which means I was going to start sewing up a storm.  Ahem..... he didn't, and I couldn't.  What can I say?

























Actually, he did say I could remove my sling while being seated to watch TV or something, and that I no longer need to wear it while sleeping, but to only really use my arm from the elbow down until I see him again in 4 weeks' time.  So ..... I managed.  That's all I'm gonna say about it.  

It took much longer than it would normally, but I got the quilt made from start to finish.  I forgot to take any photos until I was ready to bind it.  That's okay, though.  Binding is my favorite part!













































It's finished, photographed .....

























..... and in the mail.

























I'm pretty happy, but really very tired.  Knowing it will be a well loved quilt makes it all worth while.

I am linking up with Fiber of All Sorts for their June Finishes Party.  My original goal was #69 and my finish is #3.


Saturday, June 6, 2015

June Goal for ALYoF

I am so disappointed that I didn't make my May goal, but happy that I at least made a great deal of progress with it.  I think I would have finished if I hadn't ended up spending almost two weeks in bed with a horrible sinus/ear infection.  No matter -- I'm setting another A Lovely Year of Finishes goal for June and will get back to the May goal soon.

I need to make a baby quilt before the end of the month.  I committed to it in March, but put it off until May knowing I would be making an easy pattern.   Who needs much more than a month for a simple baby quilt?   

The baby's room is in colors from this decor .....











































..... so I ordered these fabrics (yes, in March) from the Fat Quarter Shop.

















I'm going to use this tutorial by Lydia at Dream Patch for a chevron quilt with no triangles  ---  http://www.dreampatch.com.au/2013/11/chevron-pattern-with-no-triangles-free.html#.VXOPrmCI34G http://www.dreampatch.com.au/2013/11/chevron-pattern-with-no-triangles-free.html#.VXOPrmCI34G

Even if my broken arm needs a few more weeks to heal I still think this is doable.  Wish me luck!

I'm linking up with ALYoF June Goal Setting Party where my goal is #69.