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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Let's start the year with a finish (and a link party)

Let's start the year with a finish!!!

The Ongoing Project List:
  1. Growing Up QAL - January block(s) released (see below)
  2. Splendid Sampler - no progress
  3. Charity quilts - no progress
  4. SK project - no progress
  5. Molli Sparkle's "The Honey Pot Bee" - one block done (see below)
  6. Pantone Color of the Year 2017 - DOOOONE (see below)
  7. En Provence QAL - designed my version in my planner (more on this maybe next week)
  8. Bullet Journaling into my Quilter's Planner - working every day on this
  9. 70273 Project - no progress
I am hosting a free QAL for 2017. I am hosting it on my other website (because this is just my personal blog)

This month blocks: two intricate designs that are actually super simple to make!!

If you are intrigued,

I hope many of you will join... it will be a fun growing experience, there will be prizes, linky and much more!!

Molli Sparkle's "The Honey Pot Bee" I am going to be a QUEEN (in March), but I decided to participate also in other months because this is such a fun community event and I don't want to miss out! So even if I have no specific plan for the quilt, no idea what color scheme to use, etc, I started with one of the blocks of this month

Scrappy/Disney strawberry! Pattern links at

I love it! So scrappy, so random, so colorful, so fun... totally me! :)

I may do the other block for January, but I am not a big fan of star blocks... we'll see!

And last, but not least...
In this first week of the year I always like to participate into different events... and since I only have very limited time, I like to make pieces that fulfill multiple purposes.

So... this is my entry for Project Quilting (season 8) (to fit in this week theme, I used 8 praire points on each side :) )
... this is my mini for my collection of mini Pantone Color of the Year 2017 (Greenery... which for me is not just a single color because it reminds me of all the greens in nature, thus the super scrappy look)
... this is the piece I tested for a friend (Yanicka) who developed this new technique to make these super cool and modern design: it is NOT paper piecing, it is much much simpler! For the pattern and more information, visit Yanicka's blog!

Heart of Jade - 18''x18''

And just for fun, this is the lineup of all the previous year Color of the Year mini!

Emerald, Radiant Orchid, Marsala, Rose Quartz+Serenity (2013-2016 Pantone "Color of the Year")

How about you? What are YOU up to?
Link it here and share it with me!!


  1. a baby quilt I finished the other day - my first top finished this year - I hope to get it basted and machine quilted over the next couple days and put it aside for a charity donation

  2. Love How you finished your heart. Thank you for the link back ;)

  3. I really like your heart entry for just sparkles!!

  4. Hi! Great start for the new year! I'm joining also Molli's bee and made the first blocks which I love! Should make last quilting lines for a quilt but puppy visitors take my time this week. Happy New Year! x Teje

  5. What a great entry for PQ! It looks stunning and I love all the greens too!

  6. It really looks like a faceted stone - awesome!

  7. You're strawberry is adorable! My rose is done - it'll be linked up tomorrow. Lots of pretty blocks on the Growing Up QAL!


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