Greetings from Spring like weather in South Texas, although in 24 hours it will be winter again. Ah the ups and down of winter time in Texas!
I had 4 goals for the month of January! I wanted to make 2 baby quilts for my Cousin Kay’s new great great grand babies, catch up on the SAL with Bella making 3 Capital T blocks, make one 1 block for RSC 2019, and work on the re-working of Enduring Love quilt. I have completed all, but will be short on Enduring Love as I had to order some more fabric and it may not be here before the end of the month. (Darn – should have never given that fabric away! I was lucky to find some still available as it is a 2014 Judie Rothermel fabric line called Enduring Legacy)
I have chosen the block Four Crowns for my RSC 2019 Quilt. The block was on my calendar for January 11 and I love it! So easy and quick to make and yet so pretty!
My Capital “T” Blocks for November, December, and January ! Yea I am now current!
Now for Enduring Love Re-do. Here is where I was in Enduring Love Status May 2015. I ended up becoming very frustrated with this quilt and gave the fabric away and added a large border. Today I took the large border off and here is where I am almost 3 1/2 years later.
I had purchased a new book from Carol Hopkins and the very first quilt in the book was Enduring Love. This made me want to go back and finish this quilt! It was one of the first Reproduction Quilts I had made. When finished, it should look like the pattern. I have figured out what caused me to do what I did in 2015! I added an extra 2 inch border before adding the Square in a Square border. This really threw me off. Now that I have removed the large 6 inch border fabric, the 6 inch finished Stars will make a very nice border and will fit very well!
This is Carol’s new book – lots of cute quilts in it.
I will be quilting the baby quilts tomorrow and Tuesday. Then I will start prioritizing the 5 or 6 quilts that I will quilt on the Handi Quilter. I will load a quilt and in addition I will also work on a piecing project. It is difficult for me to stand 5 hours at a time to quilt with my back, so I decided to always have one ready to go and when I need to take a break I can then work on Stars for Enduring Love and other projects for February.
Have a great week! Stay warm for those of you in Snow Country!
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15 Replies to “RSC 2019 and January Finishes”
Your Enduring Love is going to be so pretty.
Thank you. I am glad that I decided to return to it!
The baby quilts are very pretty, they should quilt fairly easy. The quilt on the cover of Vintage Legacies looks very pretty, it looks like a Nanette quilt! Your ideas for finishing Enduring Love sound good. Hope it all comes together. Happy stitching! 5* right now in northern Indiana.
Thx Gretchen. Brrrrr cold winter. I really like Carol Hopkins books.
Sounds like you are ‘back in the saddle’ again! Lookin’ good! 🙂
Thanks Laura! Yup if I had looked for a few pieces of fabric last week I would be able to do a complete finish of my little monthly goals!
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What sweet baby quilts those are going to be! Nice RED blocks for the RSC, too. Happy quilting!
Thank you, I am not sure which is my favorite the one with the yellow or the one with the blue center – both look a little brighter in person! Have a great day and thank you for commenting.
Nanette, I love the baby quilts. They are perfect, See you soon. Kay
On Sun, Jan 27, 2019 at 5:25 PM Chopin – A Passionate Quilter wrote:
> Texas Quilter posted: “Greetings from Spring like weather in South Texas, > although in 24 hours it will be winter again. Ah the ups and down of > winter time in Texas! I had 4 goals for the month of January! I wanted to > make 2 baby quilts for my Cousin Kay’” >
Hi again Nanette! These are the two baby quilts that you will be quilting. Both of them just make me smile. I love your fabric choices, and who can’t easily imagine a sweet baby wrapped up in all your love?!! ~smile~ Roseanne
Thank you so much Rosanne, be sure you read my latest post from about 10 minutes ago! Life is wonderful if one listens to the Angels on our shoulders! Hugs and thank you so much for the kind words.
DARLING baby quilts, love the dotted fabrics! And I LOVE 1800’s reprints! That medallion quilt will truly be a treasure! I’ve found that if I do hand work, I need to keep it down to 1-2 hours a day at most. Aging hands! You are doing beautifully!
Thank you on the baby quilts! I will be doing more Reproductions this year. I did 2 major quilts with my batiks and it is time to use up some of the Repro fabrics. I too applique or do hand work at night! Getting older is just not for sissy’s is it! LOL Thank you for commenting!
Very pretty baby quilts! I’m a sucker for soft pastels!
I do not work very much with the pinks – but I really like the baby quilts. I have had this fabric for years and about time I had a reason to use it! Hugs