Sunday, March 31, 2013

Monday, March 25, 2013

March: A Lovely Year of Finishes ~ Finishes Party

Hello A Lovely Year of Finishes peeps! 
It's that time again to see how we all did on our monthly goal!

I choose a project that's been hanging around way way way too long. 

Here's my goal...
here was my mid-month check-in

And just like that the quilt top is done
March ALYoF finish

I'm glad to have the top done. . now for another goal to finish the back of this beauty.
One goal at a time to get a finish!

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Now it's your turn!
Please link up your finished it project below. 

Oh and grab a button for your blog post
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No worries if you aren't a blogger, you can link up your finished project from a photo you've added to our  flickr group.

Melissa and I are excited to host this monthly link with tons of prizes!

To be eligible for March prizes:
1. you must have entered into the goal setting party.
2. you must enter below {we don't roll over any finishes from mid-month check-in}

**Please note, this is the same linky on both Melissa's blog and here, so no need to enter twice ***


And let's not forget the prizes from our amazing sponsors:

March Prizes Include:

1. A Fat Quarter Bundle from Moda United Notions
*US winner only*

This is the bundle I'll send to one winner.
March ALYoF Moda Bundle
It's called Lario by 3 Sisters

2. Choice of $15 or 2 charm packs from Stitch n’ Giggles


3. All Dolled Up from Paper Pieces

4. $20.00 Gift Certificate from the Quilting Lodge

5. $15.00 Gift Certificate from Contemporary Cloth

6, 7, & 8 Will get one thread pack of Auriful Thread donated from Aurifil
Here's a photo of the 3 random thread packages
March ALYoF Aurifil winnings


8 winners will be chosen by Mr. Random for those that post here and the wrap-up linky at the end of the month with a completed finish.

Winners will be chosen early April, emailed, then posted here and with the lovely Melissa here.




Friday, March 15, 2013

March ALYoF ~ mid-month check-in linky party

Oh March how lovely! At least her in Oregon the sun is shining!

So we're doing a mid-month check-in for A Lovely Year of Finishes.
#ALYoF on twitter and instagram
This is a reminder to keep working towards your goal :)

Ra-ra!  You can do it!  

Even with my busy schedule I'm way closer to my goal than I thought I would be!
Here's a photo of my progress
#ALYoF  now this is progress! Thanks @craftymamad for the help!
{yes I'm lazy and just grabbed my instagram photo}

My partner in crime,  Melissa,  is doing way better on her March #ALYoF goal, go check out her awesomeness here!

This mid-month linky will be open for 7 days.

Melissa and I would love to see how you're all doing.
And this is not mandatory linky just a fun encouragement along the way! And if you go check out this post and Melissa's we share the same linky - we're just sneaky that way.
Oh and remember to go check out the flickr group there are super fun things and TON of photos there too.  


And remember to visit some of these lovely people and grab a button for your blog posts.

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You can do it!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

February Winners ~ A Lovely Year of Finishes



You all are so fantastic!  

128 of you finished your February projects!  I know there are a few more than were close to finishing - completely awesome.  I hope this group is inspiring you in someway.  There are now 400 people in the flickr group. This is for sure keeping me honest! 

So on to last month's winners!  

YIPPEE

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1. $20.00 Gift Certificate from the Quilting Lodge


The winner is Mary from by Mary

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2. $15.00 Gift Certificate from Contemporary Cloth


The winner is Beth from Plum and June

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3. Choice of $15 or 2 charm packs from Stitch n' Giggles


The winner is Mara from Greco Mara

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4. $15.00 Gift Certificate to Fat Quarter Shop




The winner is Vicki from Quilting Lodge

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6. Riley Blake Designs - fat quarter bundle {one of their latest lines}

The winner is Lisaleh from Modern Balabusta

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Love the sponsors of A Lovely Year of Finishes  we appreciate the love you're helping Melissa and I spread!

Make sure you are visiting them and watching for their wonderful sales and events!

This month's goal setting party is open til the 7th.  So please make sure to add your link here with me or here with Melissa. You only have to link-in once as we share the linky party.  It's crazy how these things work. 






Saturday, March 2, 2013

At the finish line there are triangles

Finishing up this beauty was part of an inspiration for
'A Lovely Year of Finishes' for 2013

Triangle love ~ Front

Oh triangles make me smile! 

Triangle projects that I've seen around the web just look so easy - but yeah it's not. 
This was my first projects like this. . and let me just say that I'm way better at these near the end than the beginning! I LOVE learning :)

This is for my bff's beautiful toddler.

Triangle love ~ Detail

I used many pieces from the line Cameo by Amy Butler
I also used voile for the back that I purchased from Julie at Interpid Thread. 

I'm not happy that the voile didn't "stick" to my 505 Spray. I tried a few different things but overall just powered through. A few puckers on the back but I'm super PROUD it's done!  I'm not too concerned as it's busy enough and a toddler won't be inspecting my stitches. 

Triangle love ~ back


I can't wait to get through a few more finishes in my pile of WIP's so I can get to another project like this.

Yeah for finishes!

For those that are participating in our 'A Lovely Year of Finishes' post your photo loves on twitter and instagram with the #ALYoF

The March linky is open till the 7th found here.



Friday, March 1, 2013

March: A Lovely Year of Finishes ~ Goal Setting Party

Hello March!

It's time to think about another month of 'A Lovely Year of Finishes'
One month, one project, one finish for 12-months. 2013 a year of lovely finishes.



Do you need a primer of what 'A Lovely Year of Finishes' actually is?
and my awesome partner on this project
Melissa of Sew Bittersweet Designs has a reference page found here.
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So I have to actually choose a project too? Pshaw!

I actually visited most of the finish link-up's from last month and my brain is on overload it could also be the fact that I've been able to watch some of the QuiltCon lectures over at Craftsy.

I have such a pile of WIP's that choosing a project shouldn't be that hard.

So here's what I want to get done.  This lovely pile of clothing came from a high school girlfriends.  It's taken a million hours to deconstruct these pieces, and then testing stabilizing requirements. Oh the challenge of doing something like this.
March #ALYoF goal - just the quilt top

I'm going to finish the quilt top (just the quilt top) by the end of this month.  It's going to be a stretch as I have two weeks of work travel - but I know that I can get it done! 

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What do you have planned for your March Finish?
Remember you get to choose what you consider a project and a finish.

Add your blog post or flickr photo (with appropriate descriptions) to the linky party below.  Make sure you also link back here so other people can join in the fun!

**Please note, the linky party is the same here and over at Melissa, so there is no need to enter twice **




For those unsure of how to link up go check out our Q&A Page for A Lovely Year of Finishes - there are instructions on how to link up from a blog and from Flickr.

Grab a button!  Spread the LOVE

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And let's not forget the awesome prizes from our fantastic sponsors:

March Prizes Include:

1. A Fat Quarter Bundle from Moda United Notions


2. Choice of $15 or 2 charm packs from Stitch n’ Giggles


3. All Dolled Up from Paper Pieces

4. $20.00 Gift Certificate from the Quilting Lodge

5. $15.00 Gift Certificate from Contemporary Cloth

6, 7, & 8 Will get one thread pack of Auriful Thread donated from Aurifil

8 winners will be chosen by Mr. Random for those that post here and the wrap-up linky at the end of the month with a completed finish.

Happy March!