Monday, January 18, 2016

First Finish

My first finish and one 2016 goal met.

This is Lifetime Quilt Number 171
The pattern is Snapshots by the Fat Quarter Shop
The fabric is Daysail by Bonnie and Camille for Moda
It finished at 66" x 88"
It has approximately 653 pieces.

It even has a cute back!

I enjoyed piecing every block, the fact that is was a fundraiser for St Jude Children's Hospital was an added bonus.  Over $40,000 was raised.  Kits, backing sets, and patterns are still available.

Fat Quarter Shop is starting a new quilt along for 2016 to benefit the March of Dimes, it's called Crossroads, details here.

I love a good BOM,  the blocks usually take an afternoon and are a nice diversion from whatever I'm currently working on in m y sewing room.  Who doesn't have a spare afternoon one day a month? The problem I'm having this year is the number of monthly BOM's to choose from.  Quilt shops, pattern/fabric designers, bloggers, and instagramers are offering a myriad of blocks and styles.  So far I can't seem to make up my mind, maybe I'll just make up my own.

Thanks so much for leaving your goal comments on my last blog post.  Julie was the winner of the gift certificate with this comment, 

" I am determined to make Home for the Holidays, by Primitive Gatherings. To help keep me motivated, I'm sewing along with a group on Instagram. All of the wool blocks are prepped and it's time to stitch! Happy New Year!"

Good Luck Julie, you sound determined and sewing with friends always helps me stay on track! 

Let's revisit how we're all doing with our projects, UFO's, and plans in a couple of months!


  1. Your quilt is beautiful!!

  2. Love your fabric selections for this one! Just beautiful! :)

  3. A gorgeous finish, and a great way to start off 2016!

  4. Love your finished top it's beautiful!

  5. Congratulations - that is a huge accomplishment... what a terrific quilt!

  6. A great quilt for a great cause! Thanks bunches for drawing my name (please the random number generator too!).


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