Friday, January 3, 2014

Quilty January Goals

I'm happy to be joining A Lovely Year of Finishes this year over at Fiber of All Sorts. I missed last year since I began blogging mid-year. There is no excuse for 2014.

And I've started another quilt! Why not? I decided to plunge right into the quilt along over at Red Pepper QuiltsThis one is an economy block quilt, but my block size is 12.5-inches.

When I first started hoarding collecting fabric, I was first drawn to princess/girly prints. I also was drawn to larger prints. I have yet to find the right quilt pattern for the large and girly prints.

Well, the economy block seems to show off the large prints. I drew the block in EQ7 for a 12.5" unfinished block.

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So, this is goal #1 for January, finish piecing the top for the economy block quilt. I think 5 blocks square will be a good size. This is a quick quilt to get me in the quilting mode.

Goal #2: My weekender bag needs to have a market tote friend. Really. After all, I have two shoulders, right? The market tote shall, of course, match the weekender. I love Fort Firefly.

Goal #3: I would like to triple the size of the isosceles quilt. I'd love to say that I will be done piecing this beast by the end of January, but that's unlikely. Those triangles are devilish, but I do want to keep working on this.

Goal #4: I will make a Valentine's Day pillow, maybe 2, but at least 1. I'm wishy-washy, and Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Yippee! -Not for being wishy-washy. This will include foundation paper piecing.

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  1. Good luck, Katie! That is an impressive list (did I say impressive? I meant overwhelming :-) ). The economy block seems to be doing a good job showing off those girl prints so far :-) and a matching tote will surely help even up the weight distribution. It's really a health choice to make another bag - and I can't wait to see it! That weekender is gorgeous.

    1. Thank you so much. Yes, I already regret making a hefty list. Now, I'm procrastinating by working on a completely different quilt that is not on this list. :)

  2. Ooo! Ooo! I love your blog! I looked back through some of your posts and I love the projects you've done. Good luck with January. Either you must have more time than I, or you're insanely overconfident! I'll look forward to following you and seeing what you do this year.

  3. I love the first block. I have a LOT of novelty prints and that would be a fun way to highlight them.

  4. Hi Katie, Your economy block is darling using the girlie/large prints! I wonder if you could enlarge the dimensions because I can't quite see the numbers and would love to make this block!
    PS There is a sort of erotic add playing -- advertising League of Angels-- you may know already but thought I'd mention it in case you didn't.

    1. Here are the dimensions: A - 7 1/8; B - 7 1/2; C - 6 3/4. My blocks have been finishing a little larger than 12 1/2, but that's ok for me since they are finishing at the same size. I'll be checking the adsense settings. It's a target ad, but I can set more limits if I need to. Thanks for visiting!


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