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Finish Those UFQs 2020 – WEEK 14

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Welcome to the WEEK 14 of the Finish Those UFQs challenge! Did you make a lot of progress last week?

It’s not too late to download your FREE Quilt project tracker here: Finish Those UFOs

Last week I had spent all of my time working on my quilt for my new nephew due to arrive March 1st. His family baby shower was on Saturday and I wanted to gift it then.

The baby’s room is star/galaxy/star wars theme. The parents said they liked the dark side. I had a designed drawn up awhile ago that seemed perfect for this little guy! The pattern will be called KaBam (release date late March)! So for them it would be a planet exploding from a Death Star. But I also think it looks like a huge star.

Fabrics:
Blue (Background) – Figo Fabrics – Shooting stars in Blue
Red – Gingiber –Blizzard in Berry
Red/Orange – Alison Glass – Cross stitch Tiger
Orange – Robert Kaufman Fabrics – Zest in Cedar
Dark Yellow – Dear Stella – Dash Flow in Amber
Bright Yellow –Dear Stella – Moonscape in Banana

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I wanted to pick an ombre of colors for the star/explosion.

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I used Warm and Plush cotton batting to make it a little more poofy. For the quilting I decided to outline the star/explosion. Then in the dead space I echoed the shape out every 1 3/4 inches. This gave the quilt great texture and a cool design in the dead space.

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For the backing fabric I found this super cute star fabric by P&B Textiles – Winter Lights Star Dot Blue/Navy Fabric

The binding is half of the Dark Yellow and half of the Bright yellow.

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I love how it turned out and can’t wait to meet my nephew and see him snuggling in it!

I hoping to finish writing up this pattern and have it release late March 2020.

Goals for this week!
Last week was the last week I had planned on focusing on finishing my UFQs. Next week I will have small bowel resection surgery to removed damaged portions of my intestines from my Crohn’s disease. So I will be out of commission for several weeks recovering. I’m hoping to finish my last 2 quilts on my Finish Those UFQs list once I have recovered from my surgery, in March.
So this week I need to work on things around the house and work on my tax return!

Feel free to keep posting your progress and your finished UFQs in my Facebook Quilt Along Group: Happy Cloud Creations Quilt Alongs!

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

Finish Those UFQs 2020!
Jan. 3rd – Week 10
Jan. 10th – Week 11
Jan. 17th – Week 12
Jan. 24th – Week 13
Jan. 31st – Week 14

Finish Those UFQs 2019!
Nov. 1st – Week 1 – Intro
Nov. 8th – Week 2
Nov. 15th – Week 3
Nov. 22nd – Week 4
Nov. 29th – Week 5
Dec. 6th – Week 6
Dec. 13th – Week 7
Dec. 20th – Week 8
Dec. 27 – Week 9


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Finish those UFQs 2020 – WEEK 13

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Welcome to WEEK 13 of the Finish those UFQs challenge! Did you make progress on your list last week?

It’s not too late to download your FREE Quilt Project tracker and get those UFQs written down! Click here: Finish Those UFOs

We started our week out with a fun family trip to Great Wolf Lodge. It’s a hotel with a indoor waterpark. It has a couple restaurants and an video game arcade. We all had such a fun little mini vacation.

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This week I focused on finishing up my Flower Party Quilt!!

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I decided to quilt this one in lines from the top to the bottom of the quilt. First I went through and marked my lines (using the seams as my guide), every 2 inches. Then I went through with my walking foot and stitched 1/2 inch from each guide line/seam.

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I picked a floral print from the Road Trip fabric line designed by Alison Glass, for the binding. I love how the floral binding looks on this quilt!

This new quilt pattern is now in my shop!!

Paper Pattern
Digital Pattern (USA)
Digital Pattern (International)

I also started working on my nephews quilt! I got all the pieces cut out and ready to sew.

Goals for This Week!

I plan on finishing my nephews quilt this week! Baby quilts are so fun because they go together so quickly. I am using a new design! The pattern probably won’t be released until at least late March. I will have to wait to share the results of this quilt after the baby shower on Feb. 1st! I’m so excited to have a new nephew soon!

I hope you are making lots of progress on your list!!

Join the Facebook Quilt Along Group to share your progress!

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

Finish Those UFQs 2020!
Jan. 3rd – Week 10
Jan. 10th – Week 11
Jan. 17th – Week 12
Jan. 24th – Week 13
Jan. 31st – Week 14

Finish Those UFQs 2019!
Nov. 1st – Week 1 – Intro
Nov. 8th – Week 2
Nov. 15th – Week 3
Nov. 22nd – Week 4
Nov. 29th – Week 5
Dec. 6th – Week 6
Dec. 13th – Week 7
Dec. 20th – Week 8
Dec. 27 – Week 9

 

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Finish those UFQs 2020 – WEEK 12

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Hello! I can’t believe this will be our 12th week of working on our UFQs. Have you made progress on your UFQs list?

It’s not too late to join! Download the FREE Project Tracker list and get started!
Download here: Finish Those UFOs

This week I’ve been focusing on finishing my Flower Party Quilt! Saturday I was able to finish sewing the borders on.

Then Sunday rolled around and my Crohn’s disease started acting up again. I was diagnosed in 2008 with Crohn’s disease. It’s an auto immune disease that causes inflammation, ulcers and scar tissue in your intestines. I’ve have a couple sections of intestines with a lot of scar tissue, so sometimes these areas close off and become blocked. That’s what happened Sunday. Thankfully the blockage didn’t last a long time, but recovering from a blockage takes awhile. It’s like a bruise so it’s very painful days after the blockage happens and it zaps all my energy because I can’t eat any food during the blockage and have to only drink liquids for a few days after.

Thankfully on Thursday I had enough energy to wake up early and baste my Flower Party Quilt!

Goals for This Week!

I plan on quilting and binding the Flower party quilt! Then I can take photographs for the cover photo of the quilt pattern and order some paper patterns! The release date of this pattern is set for January 28, 2020. I’m hoping I can still make this release date with being delayed in finishing my quilt.

I hope you are making lots of progress on your list!!

Join the Facebook Quilt Along Group to share your progress!

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

Finish Those UFQs 2020!
Jan. 3rd – Week 10
Jan. 10th – Week 11
Jan. 17th – Week 12
Jan. 24th – Week 13
Jan. 31st – Week 14

Finish Those UFQs 2019!
Nov. 1st – Week 1 – Intro
Nov. 8th – Week 2
Nov. 15th – Week 3
Nov. 22nd – Week 4
Nov. 29th – Week 5
Dec. 6th – Week 6
Dec. 13th – Week 7
Dec. 20th – Week 8
Dec. 27 – Week 9


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Finish Those UFQs 2020 – WEEK 11

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It’s WEEK 11 of the Finish Those UFQs! Did you make some progress on your project list?

Download a FREE Quilt project tracker PDF: Finish Those UFOs

This week I focused on working on my Flower Party Quilt! This is a 16 inch block quilt. The pattern will be released on January 28th. So I need to have the whole quilt completed and photographed by January 20th, so I can order the paper patterns.

I finished all the blocks and I added the sashing!

I was hoping to get more done this week, there just isn’t enough time in the day!

GOALS FOR THIS WEEK

This week my goal is to add the border, baste, quilt and bind my Flower Party Quilt!

I also need to start working on my nephews baby quilt! The baby shower is only 3 weeks away! I better get busy!!

Happy Quilting,
Andrea

 

Finish Those UFQs 2020!
Jan. 3rd – Week 10
Jan. 10th – Week 11
Jan. 17th – Week 12
Jan. 24th – Week 13
Jan. 31st – Week 14

Finish Those UFQs 2019!
Nov. 1st – Week 1 – Intro
Nov. 8th – Week 2
Nov. 15th – Week 3
Nov. 22nd – Week 4
Nov. 29th – Week 5
Dec. 6th – Week 6
Dec. 13th – Week 7
Dec. 20th – Week 8
Dec. 27 – Week 9

 

 

 

 

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Finish Those UFQs 2020 – WEEK 10

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Welcome to WEEK 10 of the Finish Those UFQs! The first full week of 2020!
Did you make some progress last week? Are you starting a new list for 2020?
You can download the FREE Project Tracker here:Finish Those UFOs

Last week I was so happy to finish my baby size Left The Nest Quilt for the end of 2019! I decided to bind it in a bright pink (Valentine by Kona Cotton).

I worked more on my NEW Quilt Pattern, the Flower Party Quilt. I completed 1 block and am now sewing all the components for all the blocks at once. I am really excited to finish this top! The quilt pattern will be available in my shop January 28, 2020!

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I can’t believe 2019 is already over! Last year went by so fast! I finished 10 quilts last year (6 Throw size and 4 baby size). I hosted 2 Quilt Alongs (The Frame It Quilt Along and the Happy Block Swap Quilt Along) and 1 Finish Those UFQs Challenge. I released 5 NEW Quilt Patterns: Frame It Quilt, Rainier Echoes Quilt, Left The Nest Quilt, Happy Block Swap Quilt and the Lovey Star Garden Quilt. 

Here are all my finished quilts:
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Top: Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler , Left The Nest Quilt and  Lovely Star Garden Quilt

Middle: Happy Block Swap Quilt, Rainier Echoes Quilt and Happy Block Swap Quilt

Bottom: Frame It Quilt, Left The Nest Quilt, Frame It Quilt and Happy Flower Garden Quilt

GOALS FOR THIS WEEK!

The kids will be back in school on Monday! So I’m hoping to finish my Flower Party Quilt top this week!
This week I need to start cutting out my nephews quilt! The baby show is in 4 weeks and I can’t procrastinate this one any longer! I’m really excited to share this one with you….but I may have to wait until after the shower.

Join the Facebook Quilt Along Group to share your progress!

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

Finish Those UFQs 2020!
Jan. 3rd – Week 10
Jan. 10th – Week 11
Jan. 17th – Week 12
Jan. 24th – Week 13
Jan. 31st – Week 14

Finish Those UFQs 2019!
Nov. 1st – Week 1 – Intro
Nov. 8th – Week 2
Nov. 15th – Week 3
Nov. 22nd – Week 4
Nov. 29th – Week 5
Dec. 6th – Week 6
Dec. 13th – Week 7
Dec. 20th – Week 8
Dec. 27 – Week 9

 

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Finish Those UFQs WEEK 8

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Welcome to WEEK 8 of the Finish Those UFQs! Did you make some progress last week? Did you get to check on any boxes?

Download the FREE Quilt Project Tracker: Finish Those UFOs

This week I was so happy to finish up my Happy Block Swap Quilt! It’s been pouring outside, so I haven’t been able to get a full shot of the quilt. Once the rain lets up I’ll take one.

You can find the FREE PDF block patterns here!

I love how the floral binding looks on this quilt! It makes me want to use floral binding more often!

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I started working on my NEW Quilt Pattern, the Flower Party Quilt. I’m using these gorgeous Road Trip fabrics designed by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics.

My goals for this week is to complete some of the Flower Party blocks. Also, I would like to baste and quilt my baby size Left The Nest Quilt! My kids start winter break tomorrow, so I’m going to need to manage my time wisely to get some sewing time in!

Join the Facebook Quilt Along Group to share your progress!

Happy Quilting!

Finish Those UFQs 2019!
Nov. 1st – Week 1 – Intro
Nov. 8th – Week 2
Nov. 15th – Week 3
Nov. 22nd – Week 4
Nov. 29th – Week 5
Dec. 6th – Week 6
Dec. 13th – Week 7
Dec. 20th – Week 8
Dec. 27 – Week 9

 

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Finish Those UFQs WEEK 7

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Welcome to WEEK 7 of the Finish Those UFQs challenge!! I hope you are making great progress on your lists!

You can download the FREE Quilt Project Tracker here: Finish Those UFOs

This week I finished my Happy Flower Garden Quilt!! I had made this quilt top during the Quilt Along in 2018. It feels good to check this one completely off my list!! It’s been super overcast and rainy here in Western Washington this past week, so I haven’t had a chance to take a full length photo yet.

Next up this week was finishing the quilting on my Happy Block Swap Quilt. I decided to go with a slight wave from top to bottom, then I echoed that way arrows the quilt in 1 inch lines. I didn’t have much quilting left to do, so I was also able to make the binding, attach it to the front and I started hand sewing it to the back.

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Next week my goal is to finish the binding on the Happy Block Swap Quilt.
I would also like to get my baby size Left the Nest quilt basted and quilted!

I received the background fabric in the mail for my next Quilt Pattern, I think I’m going to call it Flower Party Quilt! I’m really excited to share this one with you all. It might be a contender for the next quilt along that will start in January 2020!

I’m using Wasabi by Kona Cotton for the background and the main colors will be this gorgeous Road Trip fabric by Alison Glass.

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What did you finish this week? What are your goals for next week? Join my Quilt Along Group and post your progress photos!

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

Finish Those UFQs 2019!
Nov. 1st – Week 1 – Intro
Nov. 8th – Week 2
Nov. 15th – Week 3
Nov. 22nd – Week 4
Nov. 29th – Week 5
Dec. 6th – Week 6
Dec. 13th – Week 7
Dec. 20th – Week 8
Dec. 27 – Week 9

 

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Finish those UFQs WEEK 4

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It’s WEEK 4 of the Finish those UFQs challenge! Have you been making progress? Download the FREE  Finish Those UFOs Project tracker!

It feels so good checking those little boxes off the list! Last week I finished my Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler!

Also, I finished all the pot holders I was working on! And they are now listed in my shop! Yay!

You can find the FREE PDF Pot Holder pattern here!

And I finished quilting my Happy Flower Garden Quilt! I’m waiting for the binding fabric to arrive in the mail, because I accidently used it for a different quilt. While I wait I think I will baste start working on the next quilt on my list!

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What did you work on last week?? Let me know in the comments!

Join my Happy Cloud Creations Quilt Along Group and post your progress photos and see what everyone else is trying to finish up!

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

Finish Those UFQs 2019!
Nov. 1st – Week 1 – Intro
Nov. 8th – Week 2
Nov. 15th – Week 3
Nov. 22nd – Week 4
Nov. 29th – Week 5
Dec. 6th – Week 6
Dec. 13th – Week 7
Dec. 20th – Week 8
Dec. 27 – Week 9


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Finish Those UFQs WEEK 2

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How is the 2019 Finish Those UFQs going for you?

Have you filled out the Project Tracker yet? DOWNLOAD HERE: Finish Those UFOs

I set the goal of working on my UFQs for 1 hour a week! I started out the week working on some pot holders, because starting new projects is so much fun! A customer had requested some pot holders in the colors Eggplant, Pumpkin and Cream. I found this gorgeous Autumn Vibes fabric designed by Maureen Cracknell for Art Gallery Fabric.

You can find my FREE Pot holder pattern here!

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It was Wednesday and realized I still had not worked on my UFQs yet! So first thing Thursday, well after I had some coffee. I pulled out my Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler! I made the top when I hosted the free quilt along in my Happy Cloud Creations Quilt Along Group in end of 2018. I had finished almost half of the quilting and set the quilt aside to work on other projects.

So I decided it was time to finish this quilt!! I quilted it for about 1 hour before the kids woke up. Now I have less than 1/3 of the quilt left to quilt! I’m so excited to finish this quilt!

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Seeing others in the group finishing quilts really has motivated me to work on mine too! I hope it will motivate you too!

Join me today at 1pm PST in my Facebook Group for a LIVE Chat to talk about what you are working on and what your goals are for next week!

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

Finish Those UFQs 2019!
Nov. 1st – Week 1 – Intro
Nov. 8th – Week 2
Nov. 15th – Week 3
Nov. 22nd – Week 4
Nov. 29th – Week 5
Dec. 6th – Week 6
Dec. 13th – Week 7
Dec. 20th – Week 8
Dec. 27 – Week 9