Friday, February 28, 2014

My January & February ALYoF finish

I finished my A Lovely Year of Finishes goal.  

It only waited for 2 months.  :)

But it's DONE

I have completed and started a few items in between.
That's the funny thing about my goals.  Sometimes it motivates me to do other projects.

So I've been mustering up the courage to do more FMQ.  I adore straight-line quilting but how am I to grow without practice?

So here's my wall hanging.  Love it.

#ALYoF  no name ....yet

Name: Blue Star Bursting 
Size: approx. 19.5" x 19.5"
Fabrics:  Stash fabrics and batiks from my mom
Pattern:  March Starburst from Canoe Ridge Creations
Quilting: Machine quilted by me on my Pfaff Performance 2058
Started : December 2013
Completed: February 2014

And the cream needed something so why not try out a ton of edge embellishments?

#ALYoF Feb finish. Quilting detail

Wanna see the back too... ohh okay.

#ALYoF back with label and hand stitched binding

Tag and all.  Whoop

I can't wait to give this to my fella's brother and sister-in-law.


And I had this on my FAL Quarter 1 goals

Finish Along 2014



I kinda hate when I avoid something just cuz it sounds too good to be true. When I finally cave and say...get these #machingers and they are awesome.  I should get them sooner.  #ALYoFI also figured I would try the raved about Machingers Quilting Gloves
I love them as much as people have raved about them.
Darn it.

These are super soft, breathable, and well just awesome.

I'm kicking myself for not jumping on this bandwagon sooner.

My gardening gloves I've been using are going to the garden this spring.



Well, I've finished.  Hope you are getting there too!

Remember you still have time to finish your project.  You have until February 28, 11:59 PST
Link up HERE

Oh and go check out what Melissa finished. LOVE!

If not remember there is always next month!!


  1. Nice finish. I love those gloves too. They feel like you have nothing on your hands.

  2. The quilting detail is wonderful. Congrats on the finish even if it took more than one month it's now done! My purple grip-a-roo gloves are pretty worn out and I love them so it's hard to think of trying another brand.

  3. Your quilting is just outstanding! Congratulations!

  4. Lovely finish, Shanna. You've done beautiful quilting on this sea blue quilt.

  5. Yay, it looks great, congrats :o)

  6. This looks awesome -- go you for trying all that new stuff :D (I'm always scared of FMQ - I've only managed to do loop-de-loops so far.. they're pretty easy!)


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