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40 Day Challenge – Day 13

Day 13 – I finished up the 2nd set of 6-inch blocks, then decided I wanted to make some pillowcases so when I wash the quilts I can wash the cases. I’ll put the clean quilt in their respective case then in the closet since my quilt cabinet is full.

First is On Ringo Lake. There are a few extra seams in this case as I only had a 20-ish by 108″ piece of backing, a FQ of the brown and maybe a 36″ x 14″ piece of the cuff material. But I made it work.

Good Fortune is the quilt I bought the butterfly backing for but when I saw this fabric I knew it had to be the backing.  Apparently I bought enough of it for two pillowcases, but failed to get enough of the pink. I was out of town when I bought the fabric, I ordered additional pink fabric and either the name on my original receipt was wrong, I ordered the wrong pink or I was sent the wrong pink. I didn’t discover that until tonight, so there is just one pillowcase. It only has 1 extra seam as apparently I started using the accent fabric as a neutral in my Frolic.

The orange blue in the lower right corner is Sherbert. She decided she had to be right where I was taking pictures.

Here’s the current status:

  • A customer’s quilt – binding needs to be pressed, then can be attached and stitched down 6/6/2020
  • Allietaire – plan do do both scallops and a 2 color binding.
  • Narragansett Blues 6/11/2020
  • Sister Swap # 3 – The binding is made just needs to be attached and stitched down 6/6/2020
  • Then & Now 6/7/2020
  • Baby 4-Patch Stacked Posies
  • Tablerunner – Finally figured out what I am going to use – 6/7/2020
  • The quilt with the striped backing needs a label and delivered
  • I’m behind on my Star Studded BOM. I have fabric for 7 12-inch blocks and 23 6-inch blocks as of 6/12/2020
    • 5 6-inch blocks made 6/13/2020
    • 2 12-inch blocks made 6/14/2020
    • 6 6-inch blocks made on 6/16/2020
  • The log cabin quilt needs to be quilted, bound and labeled.
  • The blue, black and white quilt is my Frolic the goal is to finish the top.
  • Although not quilting, there are 8 pair of pants which need to be shortened.
    • 2 pair hemmed 6/8/2020
    • 2 pair hemmed 6/9/2020
    • 1 pair hemmed 6/12/2020
    • 3 pair hemmed 6/13/2020
  • Bonus #1 – Pillowcases:
    • the customer quilt 6/6/2020
    • Allietare
    • Narragansett Blues
    • Log cabin quilt (2)
  • Bonus #2: Pillowcases for quilts already completed
    • Christmas Crazy 8s
    • On Ringo Lake 6/16/2020
    • En Provence (2)
    • Carolina Chain
    • Good Fortune 6/16/2020
  • Bonus #3: Quilt, bind, label and make pillowcase (2) for Frolic.

 

40 Day Challenge

I’d like to get back to blogging about my quilting. It seems that I generally just post to Facebook anymore.  In one of my Facebook groups someone asked “What are you working on?” For me this morphed into this 40 Day challenge. My goal is to get everything on this list done.

This first picture is a stack of quilts that need to be bound.

  • A customer’s quilt – binding needs to be pressed, then can be attached and stitched down
  • Allietaire – plan do do both scallops and a 2 color binding.
  • Narragansett Blues
  • Sister Swap # 3 – The binding is made just needs to be attached and stitched down
  • Then & Now
  • Baby 4-Patch Stacked Posies
  • Tablerunner – Finally figured out what I am going to use

Believe it or not there’s more work in this pile than the binding pile.

The quilt with the striped backing needs a label and delivered

I’m behind on my Star Studded BOM. I have fabric for 11 or 12 large blocks and 23 6-inch blocks.

The log cabin quilt needs to be quilted bound and labeled.

The blue, black and white quilt is my Frolic the goal is to finish the top.

Although not quilting, there are 9 pair of pants which need to be shortened. This is driving the 40 days.

Bonus #1: Pillowcases for the customer quilt, Allietaire, Narragansett Blues, and the log cabin quilt (2)

Bonus #2: Pillowcases for quilts already completed – Christmas Crazy 8s, On Ringo Lake, En Provence (2), Carolina Chain, Good Fortune

Bonus #3: Quilt, bind, label and make pillowcase (2) for Frolic.

It should be an interesting 40 -45 days.

What’s On My Design Wall

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Off and on all week I’ve been working on the shirt backing. I’m cutting 10-1/2″ and 5-1/2″ squares, then from what’s left, I’m cutting 2″ and 1-1/2″ strips. The rest of the shirt goes into my shirt scrap box. Ideally, I need 90 large squares and 20 small squares as I need the backing to be 95″ x 100″. I think I’ve got 24 large squares cut so far.

But I felt the need to piece. So instead of pulling out any of my numerous UFOs that could be worked on, I pulled out Tuscan Sun, the JoAnn BOM from 2006 that my mom collected.

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I didn’t get far. The pieces are pre-cut, so no thought required there and just what I needed. Unfortunately, either the cutting was off or my piece was off. I suspect it’s a little bit of both.  Each quarter section is supposed to measure 8″ unfinished. They do not. So this is going to require a bit of thinking.  For now, I think the whole thing is going to get put back in its packaging and put back on the shelf.

But I did make progress on the Tumblers.

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A group of 8’s  sewn into a group of 16 (there is a dark tumbler just outside of the picture on the left.)

Now back to cutting shirts.

See what others are working on over at Patchwork Times.

Getting Ahead of Myself

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I still have to bind Scrappy Trips, then up next is quilting Jared Takes a Wife.  Which of course explains why I’ve been playing in EQ with the Alphabet BOM layout.  I think of all of the layouts I’ve played with I like these two the best. Now to find some brick red and deep navy fabric — but after I get Scrappy Trips and JTAW finished.

What’s On My Design Wall

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26 Blocks up on the wall. The last 3 were released together so I knocked them out quickly while I was on a roll.

X is for XQuisit

DY - XQuisite

Y is for Yankee Puzzle

DY - Yankee Puzzle

Z is for ZigZag

DY - ZigZag

Now the goal is to find something to tie all of these shirting and muslin blocks together. Just when I think I have it figured out I decide that perhaps it’s not the best option and go off in another direction. I suspect these blocks are going to have to age a bit before they become a top.

Hop over to Patchwork Times to see what other are working on.

Alphabet BOM Catch UP

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It was August when I made my last Alphabet BOM. Now I’m caught up — at least with the block patterns which have been released.

  • September – Underground Railroad
  • October – Variable Star
  • November – WCTU

I haven’t seen the December or January block, but plan on making them as soon as they are released.  Then I can work on the layout.  In the meantime, here’s a picture of all of them.

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T is for Tile Puzzle

DY - Tile Puzzle

 

The BOM for August is Tile Puzzle.  This block brings me up-to-date, at least until the next block is released.

All of my blocks can be seen HERE. These are part of Dorothy Young’s Alphabet BOM that is being run on the Yahoo! group apocketfullofmysteries. It’s not too late to join.

What’s On My Design Wall

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This week I’ve got a couple of thing going on.  First off, I corrected the Rail Fence and Spools block for the Alphabet BOM. It really didn’t take long once I focused.  There are still 7 more blocks, so I’ve been thinking about how I’m going to set 26 blocks.  Nearly every plan I do I either have 1 block left over or need a few more.  But playing in EQ I may have come up with an idea.

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Obviously the Letters are simply place holders and if I go with this plan there is no guarantee the blocks will end up in order.

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I’ve not forgotten Eeyore — I’ve got the cable marked on the center border.  Now I need to clear the space around the sewing machine so I can finish it up.

Check out the links over at Patchwork Times to see what others are up to this week.

 

R is for Rail Fence, S is for Spools

DY - Rail Fence

 

Rail Fence was the June BOM.

DY - Spools

 

Spools was the July BOM.

Bring on August’s block.  I’m caught up for the moment. Well, on this project.

All of my blocks can be seen HERE. These are part of Dorothy Young’s Alphabet BOM that is being run on the Yahoo! group apocketfullofmysteries. It’s not too late to join.

July Recap / August Goals

JulyAccomplishments

 

It’s good that I recap what I accomplish each month or I would think I get nothing done.  Much of July was spent working in the yard and or reading.  But then I realize I really did get a few things done.

As part of the yard work, I repainted our windmill. The center of Eeyore was quilted. A set of placemats and coasters was made. I finished quilting the Double Wedding Ring. I made the June BOM block and started on the July block, although I forgot to use muslin as my light. I did some of the embroidery on the next to last block of the Christmas BOM. Not pictured, on the 1st, I finished “the forgotten quilt”.

So, what do I have planned for August?

Goals-August

In no particular order:

  • Finish Eeyore
  • Make the June, July and August blocks (R, S, & T)
  • Attach the binding to the DWR
  • Clean up the sewing room — it’s gotten deep.

There are other things which need to be done as well – labels and pillowcases for at least 5 quilts; get Scrappy Trips done – I still need to make the backing; start the quilt I’m making for a friend’s church auction and possibly quilt, bind and label another quilt for a gift if I can arrange time on the long arm at the end of the month.  And of course this short list doesn’t put a dent in my 2014 Goals which is a just a small subset of my master UFO list.