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2018 Goals

I follow a blog called Quilt By Faith and her mantra is 'goals are good'.   They are sometimes and I'm hoping this year it will be true for me. 

As I mentioned in my last post, my guilds challenge this year is to finish at least 10 quilts that we put on a list of quilts that have been started.  I thought I filled out all 10 but I didn't.  I only had 7 on the list and I've already finished 2.  But that doesn't mean I won't put more here. 

Here are the two I've finished from that list - the Christmas ornaments as seen here.  And I also had my friendship group challenge on the list and that was finished and shown... wait - I never posted our Christmas party with all the quilts we did.  That will have to be another post but take my word for it.  I finished the challenge quilt - the challenge was 'travel'. 

So the other's on the guild list are some of the same from last year - the Circle of Illusion,

 Orca Bay

and the

Twirly Balls quilt

  I also …

My Year of Finishes

These are all the projects that I finished this past year. Thank goodness for the blog - it's helped me keep track of what I do.

I didn't think I finished a lot this year but when you add in all the boutique items and gifts, I did pretty good.  Mostly at the beginning of the year.  I had a hiccup in my life after summer and that put a halt on too much quilting.  Then I changed my mind and tried to get busy creating.

I did finish 9 of the 15 projects I had on my 2017 Goal list.  I finished the En Provence Quilt, made the Halloween Embroidery quilt, finished the guild mystery quilt, the quilt for my great niece and for my nephew and his wife, finished my English Paper Pieced tumbling block quilt, finished the Pineapple quilt, the Fat Quarter Shop 2016/17 Designer mystery, and the Christmas ornaments.

Now that I got this done, I can work on the quilts I want to finish this year.  Our guild has a challenge to finish up started quilts.  We had to put a lists of at least 10 quilts w…

Bonnie Hunter -On Ringo Lakes

For New Years I went to a friends for 3 full days to sew--and sew I did.  I caught up with all the clues on the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt up to the final one the first day I got there.  And then after she announced the final clue, I spent the full day working on the top.

Here's my quilt in all it's glory.

We had fun trying to figure out the layout before the final clue.  Here's one of our ideas.  We were so sure when we did the math--we knew it had to be on point.  But like in all things, there is always more than one way to do something.  The first one we figured the sashing pieces would be used in the border.

This was another idea - but when we did the math we figured we didn't have enough of the sashing pieces. 

As it turns out, we really like Bonnie's layout so it is all good. 

I followed Bonnie's colors.  And I love it.  But I also love my friends color choices.  It's a totally different quilt.  Here's her finished top.

She made her quilt square …