Saturday 27 February 2021

Finishes and plans.

I do like to have a finish each month but this month I've had three.  That really calls for a celebration and so this evening I may even open some red wine or better still get Lucy to make some cocktails.

My one monthly goal for February was to finish the ballerina quilt. At the start of the month this was some 9 patch blocks and ballerina blocks 

and by the end of the month it had turned into a completed quilt. I wish I'd had enough of the brighter pink to make the borders for the ballerinas but I could only do 5 and so the other four were finished with light pink. The border fabric was yardage I've had for a while and I also used it for the quilt back.

I didn't need to buy anything to complete the quilt. The 9 patches were made from scraps and  I was gifted the ballerinas several years ago but couldn't decide how to use them. This quilt is going to project Linus.

My second finish is the stars and stripes quilt I made for the Show your Stripes blog hop. When I showed this quilt on my day it wasn't fully complete. The binding had been added but I was still sewing the binding to the back by hand. I have now finished this and I took the quilt with me when we went to the cemetery yesterday for our walk. The sun was shining, the birds were singing and it was very much a spring day. I hope we don't go back to cold and snowy weather.

The border and the back for this quilt finished up the yardage I'd used on the ballerina quilt. The fabric to make both the stripes and the star blocks was all from my scrap boxes. The binding was also left over fabric from another project.

My third finish was early in the month and was the baby quilt I made. Again the front blocks were from scraps and slightly larger left over pieces from previous projects. The backing fabric was a piece of fabric I'd bought for another quilt back but didn't use in the end.

Today I will be sewing. I'm still working out how I'm going to use the Texas panel in a quilt. I'm letting the ideas percolate at present. Thank you for the suggestions I've received.

Today I'm going to be playing with my scrap box and there will be another quilt started by the end of the day.  I also need to spend time visiting the Show your Stripes posts as I haven't had time since Monday for reading blogs. It will make for a relaxing and inspiring evening.

I'm linking this post with Patty from Elm Street Quilts for the February OMG finish link up party.

I hope you are enjoying better weather where you are. We are enjoying another sunny day so I must go out for a walk soon.

Take care



  1. Well done & good to see you using the scraps. Mine continue to grow & although I use them in some things, I'm sure they breed as well. Take care & stay safe.

  2. Hi,
    Wow! 3 finishes this month. Great job and all the
    quilts are Awesome!! Have a great day!

  3. Very nice! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!