Friday, May 29, 2015

Catching Up With Miss Bertie ....

It's been quite a while since we checked in to see what Miss Bertie's has been up to .....

This is May's little wall quilt which I finished up last year.  It has greeted me each morning this month as I blindly stumble toward the coffee pot - so bright and happy!  As you know, one of my favorite things about Miss Bertie is her creative hat choices.  Don't you just love the little spring blossom hat on this one?

At the end of the year last year, I had completed six of these fun little BOM quilts - January through June.  December is still in the bag, untouched.  But July through November were in various stages of completion.  Four of them were pieced, appliqued and embroidered, just in need of sandwiching and quilting to be done.  The August quilt still needed to have the half-square-triangle border attached and the embroidery stitched around the center section....

Finishing these five quilts was one of my items on my Q2 Finish-Along list, as well as my guild's UFO list for this year, so I grabbed up my box and took it along to retreat a couple of weeks ago at the Red Rooster.

And Lo and Behold!
I got all five DONE!!!
(They may look a little wonky because they are not laying flat on the table, 
but they are perfectly straight, I promise :*)

July Bertie's Year
One of my absolute FAVORITES!!!

August Bertie's Year

September Bertie's Year

October Bertie's Year

November Bertie's Year

I'd really rather not think about how much more quickly the months fly by with each passing year.  Is that true for you too?  Well, I find that looking forward to displaying a new little quilt with each flip of the calendar page makes it a little easier :*)

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

I'm delighted to mark this item off my Q2 Finish Along list - you can see my list HERE if you are interested.  Adrianne at On the Windy Side blog is the hostess of this fun quarterly event, and I have to say, it has really helped to motivate me to get some projects completed that would very likely still be languishing on a shelf in my UFO closet!

Hugs & Blessings!


  1. Congrats on your wonderful finishes!! I bet you were jazzed when you finished them, and they all turned out so well.
    Happy stitching!

  2. Super job in finishing up all your just too cute Berties! I think the July watermelon is my favorite though.

  3. Watermelon Bertie is my favorite, too. Great job checking this finish off your list!!

  4. Those are so cute. Maybe I need to work on Berties so I have some handwork while I am watching the kids.

  5. Wow! They all look just wonderful! Congratulations on getting these all finished! I love marking things off my list. The trouble is, it is a never ending list! lol

  6. Wow, so impressive.. and soooo cute. I love this series. I am so impressed you were able to get all 5 done.. how long was your retreat?? 5 weeks??? LOL Great job, thanks for sharing.

  7. I think the July Bertie is my favorite, too! Congratulations on finishing up your Bertie's.

  8. So happy to see your Bertie finishes! It's a wonderful series and I enjoyed them vicariously through you! I know they will make you smile throughout the year!

  9. Miss Bertie sure knows how to live life. So cute! I had an Aunt Bertie...:)

  10. I'd forgotten how stinkin' cute these little Bertie quilts are! July is really fun, with the seed spitting. : )
    I feel like about every other day is a new week at my house. That is how time flies around here. I'm pretty certain that there were 24 months between Christmases when I was small--now there are only 6. That's a fact!!

  11. Teresa, they are the total definition of awesomeness!

  12. I always love seeing these cute blocks. Your hand stitching on them is so pretty. Yes, the months pass much too quickly these days.

  13. Mega congrats to you Teresa! And, as usual, they ALL look AMAZEBALLS! I know how good you must feel marking those items off your list! Talkin' Turkey???

  14. What a cute collection of Miss Bernies. They will look wonderful displayed each month of the year in your home. I know that's a good feeling getting them all done. Impressive!!

  15. Yes, Miss Bertie is quite the fashionista! Glad to see her again!

  16. A beautiful collection, wish my fingers would co-operate so I could appliqué - your stitches are perfect.

  17. Those are just so CUTE! I love the one in the little paper hat. :-)

  18. Teresa, I must say that I think the October one is my favorite! But they are all too cute.

  19. These are all so beautiful and your stitching is so lovely - I really love the one with the squirrel!
    *Visiting as a member of the official 2015 Finish-Along cheerleading squad.*


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