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En Provence is Finsihed

I finished quilting the En Provence quilt from the Bonnie Hunter 2016/2017 Mystery.
Didn't take any close ups.  I did bind in a very light purple; one of the lights I used in the top.  I did a lot of ditch stitching and some other little quilting in the lighter areas.  But not much.  It's so busy you wouldn't be able to see any fancy stitching.  But it's done.

I did go to the Road 2 California quilt show in Ontario last weekend.  What a great show and I took 2 very fun classes.  One was Anita Grossmon Solomon's 2 color pineapple class.  I'm making mine in orange and black.  The other was an EQ7 class - applique and foundation piecing.  I am amazed at all the things I can do in that program that I never knew about.  The smart thing would have been to go home and play more, but I haven't yet.

These are the ladies I roomed with.
From left to right:  me, Kathy M., Diane M. and Janice M.  The hotel screwed up our room again.  This is the 3rd time the hotel ha…

2017 Goals

My resolution list (or list of fabric packs or kits) listed below posts was not inspiring me to finish anything on the list.  Maybe because the list is too long and should be even longer since I didn't add a lot of packs/fabrics added in 2016.  So I've narrowed down my list to 15 quilts that I want and/or need to get done.  These are all UFO's or quilts I need to make for gifts.  This does not mean I won't work on other quilts but that I want to try and get all these done by the end of this year.  So here it goes.

1.    Bonnie Hunter En Provence Mystery -top done – need to pin and quilt.  Check out what everyone else's tops look like here at Bonnie Hunter's blog.

2.    Bonnie Hunter Orca Bay-started and scraps set aside so I won't use on anything else

3.    Circle of Illusion – circle done – need to work on how to set it.  Thinking applique in corners.

4.    Halloween embroidery-Embroidery done-need to make something with them

5.    Kurt/Liz Bravo Indigo quil…

2016 Year In Review (Quilts & Stuff)

But first, look at this.  This is the Bonnie Hunter 2016 annual mystery quilt top (not quilted yet)
 And the first block of the Quilt Show's Block of the Moth.
I went to a friends to sew for 4 days over the new year and I got a lot accomplished.  More that what is above.  But no pictures of those other things.  It was a great weekend.  My friend Janice is a wonderful hostess and Elaine and I both enjoyed all her wonderful recipes she made for us.

I did finally get my 2016 Quilts montage done.   Here are the quilts and other things I finished in 2016.

 This is most of the boutique items I made for the local quilt guild.

I finished 10 of the my resolution list quilts that I posted on the right.
 I'll talk about this list in another post.

Here is all the thread spools I emptied this year.  I decided last January 1 to keep track.

I did get to see my grandkids and have a little Christmas with them last week.  They are growing like a weed and are absolutely beautiful.  Here they…