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Progress

Friday I made more progress than expected on the wonky dishes binding.  I think I have less than 40″ to stitch.  I know there are many who enjoy this last step, but I’m not sold on it yet.  I will say, I am getting faster at hand binding.

I set aside the binding to circle back to the Sampler blocks.  The big 12″ block goes into the sampler.  I simply made lemonade from the mistake that I made and now have 2 new orphan blocks to add to the box.  Once the block was made, I pulled out the Alphabet BOM blocks to see what my next step was going to be.  I had 4 or 5 which I needed to adjust the seams on to get them to 9 1/2″.  Once I did that I started framing the blocks. I’m a bit over halfway done. During the Zoom Sew Day I hope to finish the framing and get the sashing and cornerstones attached.. I’ll also have to finish kitting up the rest of the Easy Breezy blocks.  I think I only have 2 more ready to go.

  • 350 Challenge February = 49
  • 350 Challenge Cumulative = 105
  • Easy Breezy = 115

 

Finished (or not) Friday – 2/19/21

As the deadline for my 1st Personal Challenge of 2021 looms, progress is being made.  This is the 3rd of the 4 blocks in this set of blocks for my sister in law.  I was on track to have the last block made, but apparently wasn’t paying attention when I was cutting the fabric and got my turquoise and pink swapped.  Since it will make a difference to the design, I need to cut more fabric.

Binding on the wonky dishes quilt is proceeding. During the evening the cats took turns briefly sitting on lap. It wasn’t until the 3rd cat got on me that things slowed down.  Although she wasn’t on the quilt, she was sitting in such a way that it was making it difficult to see what I was doing.  I suppose it’s fair my goal was 40″ and I was at about 48″.

Tonight I plan on pulling out the Alphabet BOM and making my final plan.  Tomorrow is the Guild’s Zoom Sew Day and I hope to make progress on the top.

I’m linking up with Alycia Quilts for Finished (or Not) Friday.

  • 350 Challenge February = 42
  • 350 Challenge Cumulative = 98
  • Easy Breezy = 111

 

A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That

I spent the better part of Saturday in my sewing room.  First up were 3 more of the Addicted to Scrap Blocks.   That’s Hot Cross Buns from Nov/Dec ’10, Scrap Basket from Mar/Apr ’11, and 4 Patch X from Sep/Oct ’10. I pulled out my bonus HSTs for the last two blocks.  My entire cutting board was covered in bits and pieces of leftover blocks and parts.  I was not working on ripping out the quilting on the Wonky Dishes quilt. Given I have a deadline, even if it is self-imposed, I shoved everything back in to the box and put away my Addicted to Scrap Blocks.  My current plan is when I receive each issue of Quiltmaker over the next 2 years, I’ll make the current block plus 6 of the ‘backlog’ blocks.

Eventually, I did get the quilting ripped out.  I finished up the feathered squares and found a feathered circle to put in the smaller blocks. In fact, I finished all of the quilting in the neutral squares.  Now I have to go back and quilt the broken dish units.

While the computer was running the machine, I made one of the sampler blocks for my SILs sampler quilt. I started another block but ran into issues with my instructions. Since this was about 10:30 and the quilting was done I decided to call it a night.

I have just 9 days left on my Personal Challenge and I oscillate between I’m not going to get my main list done and I might just make it happen.  Here’s the latest status:

  • Alphabet BOM – Complete the top, I have a plan.
  • MQA BOM – Assuming the rest of the tops is released I’d like to get at a minimum the rest of the blocks made. – Done 2/7
  • Red, White & Blue Wonky Broken Dishes – Quilt and Bind.  This is what I want to show at the meeting. – in progress
  • Moda U – finish the binding. – Done 1/25
  • Ruby’s BOM – I’d like to get at least the next 4 blocks made and instructions written. – in progress
  • Runaround Bag – Everyone needs a new start on occasion. This is mine. – Done 1/16
  • Wedding Quilt – Finish the top. – Done 2/6

I’ll go on the record and say none of the stretch goals are going to happen.

  • 350 Challenge February = 40
  • 350 Challenge Cumulative = 96
  • Easy Breezy = 111

Saturday’s Stitching

My quilt guild has stared a BOM. The quilt will be the right size for our Cancer Center Project.  It will be a mix of different size blocks.  The first one was released on Friday and is the largest one we’ll do. It’s 24″ square.

A few more Easy Breezy blocks were made and I made a bonus pinwheel from the BOM.

  • 350 Challenge = 82 for the year 26 for February
  • Easy Breezy = 107

 

 

 

2021 Personal Quilting Challenge #1

This past year I found that if I had a hard date I could challenge myself and make significant progress on my projects. The Guild program for February is Member Show and Tell.  Although the Guild is meeting via ZOOM, we really haven’t had Show and Tell.  I would like to have something to show that I haven’t posted in our FB Group Chat.  The title of this post is Challenge #1, so it’s possible I’ll do more personal challenges this year.

Challenge Dates:  January 1st – February 23rd. (Six weeks)

Challenges:

  • Alphabet BOM – Complete the top, I have a plan.
  • MQA BOM – Assuming the rest of the tops is released I’d like to get at a minimum the rest of the blocks made.
  • Red, White & Blue Wonky Broken Dishes – Quilt and Bind.  This is what I want to show at the meeting.
  • Moda U – finish the binding.
  • Ruby’s BOM – I’d like to get at least the next 4 blocks made and instructions written.
  • Runaround Bag – Everyone needs a new start on occasion. This is mine.
  • Wedding Quilt – Finish the top.

Stretch Challenges:

  • Wedding Quilt – Quilt, bind, label, and make pillowcases.
  • Ruby’s BOM – Finish the top and complete the instructions (12 blocks total)
  • MQA BOM – Finish the top

Double Stretch Challenges:

  • Ruby’s BOM – Quilt, Bind, and Label
  • MQA BOM – Quilt, Bind, and Label
  • Alphabet BOM – Quilt, Bind, and Label

I’ll continue to do daily-ish posts, leaving the challenge post to once a week, or whenever I cross something off the list.

  • 350 Challenge = 16
  • Easy Breezy = 93

 

 

 

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.

tumblers

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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ABOMIdea2

 

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.