Tuesday, March 28, 2017

March Goals Update

March is coming to a close. Will it go out like a lamb? 
After mild weather for most of winter, which spoiled us, Mr. Winter came back just  a week before the official end. We got quite a bit of snow!
March was a short sewing month for me as we headed to visit our kids for 10 days in warmer weather!
However, I did work to accomplish my goals! 
My first goal was to complete my leader/ender baby quilt for donation to 
Project Linus. 
This quilt used squares that I over cut for my niece's 1st baby quilt and sat around my sewing room for way too long. She is 2 1/2 years old. 
The pink is very light so I emphasized the greens.
The quilting is concentric squares around the mini pieced squares and loops in the border. 
It is labeled and ready for donation! Finishes at 34" x 39 1/2"
My second goal was to finish piecing the Elephant Parade quilt and get it to the flimsy stage. 
I love how this quilt is turning out. I just had to add a unexpected pop of color. It is Kona cotton Wasabi. Lorna over at Sew Fresh Quilts does a great job with her tutorials. These blocks are fun to make!
I ordered this fabric for the backing. It just arrived! I have some work to do!
My third goal for March was to decide on the pattern for the modern wedding quilt I will be making. I'm going to use a pattern from this book. 
The couple lives in the city so....
I will be making the quilt using the City Bank pattern. 


  1. Dawn, I love the Project Linus quilt. How sweet it is and generous of you to donate your skills and time and love. I love this elephant quilt every time I see one of them. Can't wait to see the fabrics you choose for the City Bank quilt.

  2. What a fun finish the linus quilt is. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congratulations on your finish.

  3. Good job on your finishes Dawn !! Your little families of elephants are adorable. We did not get that last dump of snow... It was a very mild winter here. Sometimes I'm happy about that , sometimes I'm sad. As I have always lived in the midwest I love a good snowstorm! On to April showers bring May flowers : ) Tulips here are already 5-6' high. Janita

  4. Love your finish, and those elephants.....wow. Visiting kids is the fun part of life and then there is quilting.

  5. Pretty quilts. Looking forward to seeing your City Bank quilt also :)


Sweet sentiments