Wednesday, February 20, 2013

There's progress!

As part of the Lovely Year of Finishes, I'm posting pics of the progress I'm making toward getting this MysteryQuilts4Military quilt finished (it's about time - the next mystery will be starting next month!  So, I've finally finished step #5 - only 2 to go - yippee!  So, here's the proof: 

I'm hoping to finish step #6 before Friday night, so keep an eye on this space!

Friday, February 1, 2013

February "Lovely Year of Finishes" project

A few weeks ago, I signed up with Melissa over at - she and another quilting friend decided to challenge quilters to finish one quilting project per month in 2013.  The idea sounded like a great one, so I put my name down, and then promptly missed the first deadline!  I really didn't want to do that again, so I'm posting this right now.
I belong to a group of ladies that create quilts for injured military members; one of the members designs quilts, and then releases the steps for making the quilt one step at a time, usually every week.  The last quilt was just before Christmas, and I was SO crazy busy with all sorts of things, so I didn't get much more than the first 2 steps done.
I FINALLY had some time today to finish step# 4, and have decided to finish this quilt in February.  Now that I've told you all about it, I need you to keep after me to finish it this month!  My quilt will be going to Quilts of Valor, a Canadian organization that provides comfort quilts for wounded Canadian servicemen and women.  I chose to use red, white and green for my fabric colours (the Mystery Quilts 4 Military is an American organization, so their quilts tend to be designed for red, white and blue quilts).  The picture is of the Step #4 blocks - they're all done, and I've started block #5 (of 7), so I should be able to get the quilt done.....hope that isn't wishful thinking!   The next quilt mystery will be going up next month sometime.
Anyway, here is step #4 completed: