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Thursday, January 31, 2013

January Wrap-Up

January has been such a busy and fun sewing month.  To recap, I will start with the most recent.. 

In my last post, I wrote about participating in a pattern test/group quilt called "Taking Names"..  I decided to go with all scrappy for mine, as the scrappy look is one of my all time favorites.  Today I made seven more blocks, for a total of ten so far..



We only need to make 12 of our own to join with the ones we get back in order to have enough for a twin size quilt, but I might keep going and go bigger.. queen maybe.. What do you think?  



I also whipped up a couple of pin wheels today using this tutorial, for this appeal for blocks to make a quilt for a sweet little girl.. click here for the story, if you might have time to make a pin wheel block or two by Valentine's Day.



I used a couple of charm squares of chevrons, and a couple out of my rainbow charm pack from Mad About Patchwork.

Also this month I finished cutting out this project.. and hope to work a lot on it during February's Drop and Give Me Twenty.. we'll see how that goes..



I joined my first ever Block of the Month, make that two.. Riley Blake Mystery BOM, and the Sugar Block Club..




Finished my Rainy Days and Mondays quilt top..



..and last but not least.. I finished Jumbo Jack.  Which is probably my biggest accomplishment to date.. Although, I only sewed up one side of the binding in January.. most of it was done in 2012, but it is still a January finish.





Linking up with Lynne (the mastermind behind the Jack Attack QAL) over at Lily's Quilts for Fresh Sewing Day.  Have a great weekend!

xoxo

p.s. also linked up at confessions of a fabric addict, see vanessa craft, ladybird lane, six sisters' stuff, the weekly creative,tater tots and jello, osie moats

24 comments...:

Visiting from Fresh Sewing Day -- I love your Jumbo Jack and the scrappy quilt at the top!

Di said...

Popped over from Fresh Sewing Day.... You have made some lovely things in a month.

Annabella said...

Ooh so much loveliness! I adore your Jumbo Jack and the Rainy Days quilt top is going to make a gorgeous quilt. You have had an amazing January. Popping over from Lynne's! :-)

Janine said...

I love your rainy days and jumbo jack and the taking names is going to be fab!

Nadine said...

That scrappy quilt is gorgeous. Saying hello from Lily's Quilts.

Betty said...

My goodness, there's a lot going on here!

Debbie said...

BOM's are so fun! And I just love your Jack Attack! I've been wanting to make one for a long time - one of these days I actually will!

quiltmania said...

I love your Rainy Days and Mondays quilt, but then I am a little partial to diamonds!

Wow what a January! You did so much and they are all so beautiful! I love the first quilt and if you enjoy making the blocks, then make a queen. I joined the Drop & Give me Twenty too.

I hadn't realised how much you'd done in January! Wow!

Charlotte said...

jumbo jack is looking brilliant! What a great month!

Sherry said...

I wasn't sure whether I was going to do the DaGMT; but I decided that I needed to do something to get "back in the saddle" after having pneumonia and being so unproductive.

I look forward to seeing what you accomplish this month!

Cath said...

Great work Kelli. You are my inspiration. Whenever I visit your blog, I just want to go and sew.
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

Yup, that was a busy wee month!

Carla said...

Those scrap blocks are fabulous!!

Lisa Lisa said...

You've gotten so much done this month! Can't wait to see what you get done in February!

Lorna said...

Wow! Kelli you are so inspirational with all your projects... I love scrap quilts & six sisters stuff. I look forward to watching your progress on the 'Impromptu' quilt. I love Rachel Griffith designs.

Laney said...

I love your Jumbo Jack!! Looks like you have accomplished quite alot so far in the new year.

Wow Kelli, you have had an amazing month, it all looks fantastic. I love your new scrappy blocks, hugs Wendy

Looks like a pretty good January wrap up!! I'm just crazy over that mint green in those triangles!!!

Gorgeous quilts. I love the "taking names" blocks :) Thanks for linking up to the weekly creative.

Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

Bridgett said...

I am obsessed with quilts and my goal for 2013 is to make one for each of my boys! Would love for you to share these beauties at the party tonight! xo bridgett

http://www.osiemoats.com/2012/07/thursday-linky-party-1.html

That's a pretty bunch of starts and finishes there! Whoop whoop!!

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