Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April ALYOF - goal complete!

It appears that I haven't touched my little ol' blog in about a month!  I don't have much sewing to show for the month of April, but we did get our floors installed!  Man, what an under taking that was.  We're pretty happy with the outcome, but I'm honestly not sure if I'd be up for doing it again.

Here's a shot of the foyer after - before was covered in icky linoleum.
I knew that April was going to get eaten up by the floor project, so I didn't set a very lofty goal for April.  (An as an added bonus, this finish is also on my Quarter 2 Finish Along list.)  One of my co-workers just purchased her first home, so I made her some of my favorite cloth napkins.  I had wanted to do them in that cool lime green that's so popular now, but I didn't find exactly what I was looking for.  So instead I went with a green and blue combo that (I think) is fun and summery.  Hopefully she'll like them too - and put them to use!

Linking up with the other April finishers and with the Quarter 2 finishers

Saturday, April 5, 2014

More goal setting - Quarter 2 and April

It's time again for goal setting - both for the 2014 Finish Along and for April in ALYOF.

1.  House-warming napkins
No photo yet, as I haven't bought the fabric (going to do that tomorrow), but one of my co-workers has just bought and moved into her first house.  Her kitchen is that funky (nice funky, not icky funky) Granny Smith Apple Green color, and I hopefully I'll find some fun fabric to make some of my favorite cloth napkins for her.  In my head I'm picturing zig-zags and polka dots, but we'll have to see what's available, I guess.  Finishing these napkins is also going to be my ALYOF goal for the month.

2.  Chinese print napkins
No real plan for giving these to anyone, but they've been sitting in their little piles waiting to be finished.

3.  Quilt of Valor
This is actually #1 on the list, as it's really the closest to being finished.  It's all quilted (beautifully by Jordan at the Quilt Corner) and is in need of binding, a label and a "presentation case" before it can be sent off for it's new owner.

A close up of Jordan's beautiful quilting from the back.
4.  Quiet Volume Quilt
I have more 5" squares left over from the Pooh Bear quilt and had been wanting to make another one, minus the Pooh fabric because that's all used up except for one square.  Sarah, over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, is hosting a quilt drive for three different charities, so I thought now would be a good time to make up the next Quiet Quilt.

5.  Baby Shower Gift
Another coworker is pregnant with her first baby, due on August.  In the name of trying to get stuff done in a timely manner, I pulled some fabric to make a taggie blanket and/or some squishy blocks to have ready for a shower.  They've decided not to find out the gender, hence the somewhat neutral nature of these prints.

So that's it!  Five goals for Quarter 2, and a small goal for April.  There's probably not going to be a whole lot of sewing going on around here for the next two weeks, as the hubs and I are going to try and install our new floor.  Wish us luck!