Monday, February 6, 2012

Getting Closer

My 1880 sampler quilt is set, sashed and the first border is on.
My goal this week is to finish the first sawtooth border.
Like all big projects, I am so ready for this one to be done.

Thanks to Mary at Quilt Hollow, I have some new novelties for the windows of my scrappy houses.  It was so kind of her to send them to me and I can hardly wait to make a few more houses!
However, they will be my reward for finishing all those HSTs!

Since I seem to be on a roll, I will set my Feb. goals:
(1) Finish up the 1880 quilt top...
praying I have enough fabric.
(2) Quilt my Easter Table Runner
(3) Finish up one X-stitch ornament
(4) Stitch one more PG stocking 
and then return to my Pinwheels for Caroline...
my next UFO to finish.

I received my copy of the latest APQ magazine and have fallen in love with the cover quilt by Kim Diehl...
so cheery for a spring project!
Oh, so much temptation!

22 comments:

Sue said...

Your 1880s quilt is just gorgeous. I'll bet you will be one happy quilter when you finish it up. I'm rooting for you :)

I also loved Kim's quilt on the front of the AQS magazine. Her quilts are so gorgeous.

Me and My Stitches said...

Your 1880s quilt is sooooo amazing! I'm trying not to look at Kim's new quilt - I don't need another project!

Karen said...

Oh how I love the setting you used for your 1880 blocks. Your use of the pink sashing and the dark cornerstones calms down the bright colors used in the blocks. I think the strong colors in my blocks is why I stopped on the project. They all seemed so busy.

Lori said...

You really kept focus and the top is amazing!! Congratulations!!
I really should make some Feb. goals.

Darlene said...

Wow, Cheryl, your quilt top is beautiful. Love the setting with the pink.

Kim Diehl's quilt in the AP&Q magazine is delightful.

Sharon said...

The 1880's quilt is beautiful...LOVE it! When I got my magazine, I too was excited to see the Kim Diehl quilt, and to hear that she has a new book coming out in May...more temptation!!!! I hope to get all my blocks set together and maybe even the borders on today for my "All in a Row" quilt. Have a great week!

Satu said...

Your 1880's Sampler is amazing! I only hope that I'll get some inspiration to continue mine... Kim's newest is also adorable and VERY tempting! Have a creative February, Cheryl!

Jo said...

Wow, your 1880s quilt top is coming along and is gorgeous! The sawtooth border is going to be amazing.
Scrolled through your houses and you are building quite the neighborhood! LOVE your fussy cut windows!

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

Wow! What a beauty, Cheryl. You've made such great progress on this project. Where will you display it once it's finished?

Sue said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS QUILT ! WOW ! Pat yourself on the back for getting this one so close to being done . Thia quilt will truely be a family heirloom

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

Cheryl! Your 1880 Sampler is gorgeous! The colors are beautiful, and the setting perfect.

And I, too, have been eyeing at Kim Diehl's quilt in the APQ mag.
Waaaaay too much temptation in this current issue!

Anne-Mette said...

Hi Cheryl.
Your 1880 Quilt looks fantastic. What a great job you have done.
Oh yes, the Kim Diehl quilt look very nice.
Have a wonderful week.
Hugs,
Anne-Mette

Quilt Hollow said...

Great finish! Job well done!
Did you receive the bits of fabric for your windows already?
DH mailed it...it was the be hand stamped because of thickness. He said the postal clerk simply put a stamp on it. Hmmmm.....I hope it gets there safely!!

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Wonderful finish! It was fun watching your progress through all the blocks.
Looks like you have a great list of projects for February.

Linda in Calif. said...

Oh that pink 1880 quilt is so awesome. It is really lovely. You should be so proud of it. Also - the quilt in the magazine is so pretty too - how can you resist? I'm tempted too. But luckily I don't get the magazine. hehehe.

Michele said...

There are so many beautiful patterns out there! I also love that cover quilt! Your quilt is amazing too :-)

Merilyn said...

Well done on getting your quilt to this point, it looks great and the black in it really makes the colours pop!!! You have set yourself some great goals for February!!!

Elyte said...

Your sampler looks fabulous and so close to a finish. This is a special one!
I know how you feel about new projects, every time I log on I see something to tempt me. I still have a lovely book by Renee Plains, that I got from a very generous and clever blogger, that is screaming for attention.

Maureen said...

Your sampler quilt is GORGEOUS!
That's a lot to do in one month. Good luck!
I look forward to seeing the results!

Sherry said...

I love your 1880 quilt. Can't believe you created all those patterns from the tiny picture in the book.

libbyquilter said...

loving your 1880's quilt top and can't wait to see your finishing of it~!

i too love that Kim Diehl quilt~!

it looks like your february is going to be as productive as your january was. good for you.

:-)
libbyQ

Cathy said...

Your 1880's quilt is beautiful. Can't wait to see the next border. Hugs