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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Missed New Year's Eve

 I had the best of intentions to post on January 31st and end the year on a positive note!  However, as usual, got too busy doing other activities, mainly recovering from playing (and winning) in a 3 day mixed tennis tournament.  Had a great partner and we played well but it was exhausting!
So, pretend this is the last day of 2016 instead of the third day of 2017!

This is a finished UFO.  It is batik fabrics and was a kit from Connecting Threads.  It was pieced, beginning in December 2015 and ready for quilting in January 2016 but it never happened.  It is now quilted and bound and was actually used during the Christmas season. 

 A tennis bag for me to take my captain's binder and other supplies I need for Wednesday league games.  I made in October and finally posting a picture.

I quilted and bound two donation quilts for Sunland Stitchers as way of learning to use the Pfaff Grand Quilter.  I need to do more because I have three quilt tops waiting for me to get them quilted and bound. I posted the first one in my last post. This is a simple design.  Choose your center fabric and cut into 12½" squares and border with 2½" strips in alternating colours. 
I am continuing to work on my Women's 150 blocks for Canada's anniversary this year.  These are some of the latest and the best part is that I am up to date with them.

And am also participating in Pat Sloan's Solstice block challenge.  She releases one block a week starting with the Winter solstice and continuing until the summer solstice.

I have my Offset from Connecting Threads on the sewing machine at the moment, joining the blocks into a top.
And Ziggy zag, also from Connecting Threads is cut and half square triangles are being stitched as leaders and enders.
I won these great labels and plan on making them into mug rugs to keep the sentiments at hand throughout the year.
And the other project that is on the go is working with a stack of 5 x 10" strips and adding 2.5" strips to each side and making a super simple project with gray and red fabrics.

I have more happening but one post at a time and at least I have finally started the year off with a blog post!  Hopefully, I will be a little more attentive to my readers and keep you up to date.  I do try to post to Instagram regularly and you will find me there as rosyquilter. 

Happy New Year and I wish for all of my readers to be happy, healthy and have some great successes and of course, plentiful finishes! 

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