Finish them February: Part 1

by Judy Tucker

I think it's great that Lee, who blogs at Freshly Pieced Modern Quilts, hosts WIP (Work in Progress) Wednesday and Amandajean, who blogs at Crazy Mom Quilts, runs Finish it up Friday.  Both are Linky parties that encourage folks to keep working on their quilts and then link up to share their photos.

At the beginning of the month, I declared that this month is going to be my Finish them February!
I had a stack of quilt projects that I had bumped last fall so I could work on the Bonnie Hunter Celtic Solstice Mystery Quilt and to have time to finish some presents for the holidays.  Some of the quilts were partially pieced and others needed to be sandwiched and quilted.  The stack of UFO projects on top of the dog's crate was looking more and more like the leaning tower of Pisa!  Not good!

It has been very cold and snowy since the beginning of February which has really helped my progress!  The month is half over and the news is good.  All the piecing is done and only one more quilt needs to be sandwiched.  Here is my stack of quilts waiting to be quilted.

My First February Finish was my Bonnie Hunter 2013 Celtic Solstice Mystery Quilt.  My quilt has a slightly different color combination than the one suggested in the pattern.  Bonnie's color way was orange, green, blue and neutral shirting fabric.  I switched out the orange (not my favorite color) for hot pink.  I've named my quilt My Irish Rose.  It is very rosy!

Flat Stanley was here visiting me from my nephew's second grade class while I was working on the quilt.  We had a big snow storm so he helped me with the quilting!

There is a shamrock free motion quilted in each of the 4 square blocks.

Somewhere in the quilt there is a single 4 leaf clover.  I have no idea where it is!  I love the idea that there is  hidden treasure in the quilting!

Here is the finished quilt.  It didn't take long before Taffy found it on the bed!  This is a great project and I'm thrilled how it turned out!

I'll keep you posted as I continue make progress on Finish them February!  Post a comment if you get some of your own February Finishing done!