A View of My Quilt Life

Friday, February 28, 2014

Last Day of February Recap and NewFO Link Up

February was a little slow quilt-wise.   I'm happy with my progress so far this year. I am participating in Barbara at Cat Patches 2014 NewFO Challenge. Click here to see everyone's new projects on February NewFO Challenge Linky Party 

My February 2014 quilt stats:

1 Quilt finished - Woo Hoo!! Machine quilted Bonnie Hunter 2013 Mystery Quilt Celtic Solstice. There is a ton of quilting on this one - all done on my Singer domestic machine

My 'Caribbean Solstice' is Done!!! 76" x 76"

1 new quilt row done for LQS (Pieceful Gathering) Daring Downton Debacle Challenge - 2nd month of a 5 month project using Andover Fabrics's Downton Abbey collection - machine pieced second row completed. It's a NewFO. I made a variation of the Gentleman's Fancy block.

1 in progress hand quilting project - 9 ring Double Wedding Ring wall/table top quilt. Since I didn't piece this, it is a NewFO in Progress. This went into the hoop after the Irish Chain came out. So far, three and a half of the nine ring sections have been quilted.

1 new quilt top in progress. It's a NewFO. Silk dupioni in jewel tones wall hanging. I am planning on sending this out for custom long arm quilting. 
6 more rows to go and then borders
I thought the design was going to be a free form improv piece but since I have limited amounts of silk, a design had to be sketched out. I do have enough of the jewel tones but am waiting on more black to arrive before I can finish this top.  It always seems to amaze me on how quickly you use up yardage for sashing strips. You think I'd remember that, wouldn't you?

There are more project just waiting to be started & March HAS to be the month for them!

If you are keeping track, how did you do for February?


  1. Your Celtic Solstice turned out great! I really need to get moving on it...maybe I can finish it by the end of the year!

  2. Gorgeous quilts! I especially love the last one. Beautiful colors.

  3. Your Celtic Solstice is beautiful. You do some really fantastic work. I'm impressed with the hand quilting...you go girl!

  4. Love the colors in your Solstice quilt - it's gorgeous! And the silk dupioni is making my mouth water!!!

  5. Your Daring Downton Debacle is beautiful! Such pretty fabric. And the silk dupioni is is fabulous.

  6. What a fun range of projects and colors. :) Your Solstice is just stunning, and the hand quilting is beautiful.

  7. the Celtic Solstice is beautiful. great job of quilting on a singer home machine