Sunday, November 3, 2019

October Finishes

I am not doing so well in my UFO Finishes this year....not that I am sitting around twiddling my thumbs...but I do have progress....

I managed 5 crochet blocks this month - not a lot but it all helps.

I made a taggie for a friend of my eldest daughter for her second baby due early 2020.

And for the same friend - 
I finished one of the Alphabet books that I have on the list for this year:

I really enjoy making these - finding the right fabric for the right letter, 
making little mini quilts for "Q".  
and I use a picture of the recipient's cat or dog for "C" and "D".

And I finished Welcome Home in Spring.  This was an extravagant purchase - it came as a precut kit - the fusible webbing attached and all I had to do (all???) was place the bits it ..and make the quilt.   I had the blocks all together by retreat time in for me - it's not too long ago!
Most people know I do not do things by the pattern and I have rarely bought a kit.  But, true to form I did change a couple of things - I replaced the horizontal sashing and I used the border fabric for the binding instead of the supplied check fabric....but really there wasn't a lot of scope for variation.
It has been beautifully quilted by Fiona.  I like that it is not overly quilted...but it is not a soft & cuddly quilt due to all the fusible to hang it for a while...where ????

Still a lot of "To Dos", but a few ticked off the list.


  1. You have done well this month and still got a lot finished.
    Great alphabet book and taggy.
    I love your house quilt too.

  2. Some very nice finishes Susan and I think your quilt is gorgeous x

  3. Your quilt is gorgeous! I love the alphabet book too. Great finishes. xx

  4. You've done well... I love your alphabet book... so much in it.... your quilt is gorgeous.... I love those colours. Thank you for letting me have a play with it...

  5. Wow you've done a LOT!! Really! Love all your finishes... I'd like to make an alphabet book one day, they look like so much fun! Thanks for sharing all your projects with us! xx

  6. I don't know what happened to my last comment, it seems to have vanished! Beautiful work, the taggie and alphabet book are wonderful , your quilt is beautiful.

  7. Some amazing finishes! I love the alphabet book - a lovely gift for your friend (and taggie, but I love the book a little more) x


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