Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

Category Archives: Easy Breezy

A New Door Wreath

It’s February, so time for a new door wreath.  This has been hanging in my sewing room for a few weeks.

Two thirds of the seafoam HST are made and trimmed.  I’ll knock the rest out after work and start assembling the broken dish units.  I really would like to have the top done by the time my backing fabric arrives.

I bought a Big Dream Dahlia and a Big Dream Dance panel in the Hummingbird color way to see if they would work color wise with the wedding quilt .  The answer is a resounding Yes.  I’ve ordered another 8 of the Big Dream Dance panels and will make a big 9-patch to use for the backing.  I expect the panels to arrive on Friday, but it will be at least a week before I start to quilt this quilt, as I’ll do the practice quilt first — just as soon as I figure out how I’m going to quilt it.

  • 350 Challenge = 57
  • Easy Breezy = 102

Design Wall Monday – 2/1/21

It’s Monday and the 1st of the month, so there’s lots to link up.

If you’ve been following my posts in January, you may be thinking to yourself “Haven’t I seen this before?”.  But I promise, this is a new picture for Design Wall Monday.

I spent the weekend working on my Guild’s website and only got in a bit of quilting.  This is all of the pieces for the rest of the wedding quilt.  The lavender broken dishes are made, and have the seafoam HST ready to stitch.

Ideally, yesterday’s post should have been my accomplishment post to One Monthly Goal over at Elm Street Quilts. I really had hoped I’d have this top finished. It’s still in many pieces. But this is where I am now:

The pieces above

Half the quilt from earlier in the month.

And 1/4 of the top from early last week.  Perhaps by this Friday.

So, what is my One Monthly Goal for February?  I could say finish the wedding top, since I’m confident it will get finished, but instead I’m going with Quilt the Red, White & Blue Wonky Dishes.

I want to work out my quilting ideas on this quilt before I quilt the wedding quilt.

Which brings me to my 2021 Personal Quilting Challenge #1. These are my objectives which I hope to have done by February 23rd.

Fortunately I have another 23 days. I best get a move on it.

This brings me to the 350 Blocks report over at Prairie Moon Quilts.

  • 350 Challenge = 56
  • Easy Breezy = 101

I think that’s everything.  Let’s see what February has to offer.

Another Section is Complete

The 3rd section of the quilt is sewn together. And from the scraps I make another Easy Breezy block.  It was tempting to work on the MQA BOM as the last 2 blocks were released, but I remembered my One Monthly Goal and the only way I’m going to finish the rest of the top this month is if I don’t get distracted.  There will be plenty of time to accomplish my challenges from my personal challenge.

  • 350 Challenge = 56
  • Easy Breezy = 101

 

Design Wall Monday – 1/24/21

The blocks are finished for the 3rd quarter of the wedding quilt. Now to get them stitched together.  I also finished 2 Easy Breezy blocks as my leader/ender.  Can you see them?

  • 350 Challenge = 55
  • Easy Breezy = 100

I’m linking up with Small Quilts and Doll Quilts for Design Wall Monday.

 

Five Blocks

After a day of computer and paperwork gathering stuff for my taxes, I assembled 4 more blocks for the wedding quilt and finished a matching leader/ender block.

  • 350 Challenge = 45
  • Easy Breezy = 98

Finished (or Not) Friday – 1/22/21

No new pictures, as Thursday evening was a long night at work. So here’s a recap of what I’ve accomplished in the last 7 days.

Runabout Bag by Lazy Girl Designs. I was able to cross this off my 2021 Personal Quilting Challenge # 1.

Not thread and needle, but I made a Mardi Gra mesh wreath.

I’m well on the way to finishing the 3rd quarter of the wedding quilt.

I just have one short end of binding to stitch down on Moda U.

  • 350 Challenge = 35
  • Easy Breezy = 96

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

Wedding Quilt Progress

It seems the only thing I’m posting lately is progress on the wedding quilt.  Maybe that means I’m getting better at staying focused.  I have my units stacked and ready to stitch together by my sewing machine. I even stitched a few together.

I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I can get this section finished before my sister arrives to use the long arm.

 

  • 350 Challenge = 40
  • Easy Breezy = 97

3rd Quarter Units Are Complete

Everything is ready for the 3rd Quarter of the wedding quilt.  The pile of broken dishes on the left are sorted into stack of 4 – 2 seafoam and 2 lavender.  The stack on the right still needs to be stirred.  Each mini stack is the same fabric.  Tonight I’ll finish matching the neutrals to the broken dishes and begin assembling the blocks.  With any luck  I might have the next section ready for Finished (or Not) Friday.

  • 350 Challenge = 35
  • Easy Breezy = 96

Turning the Corner

Monday I was off from work, so I spent much of the day in the sewing room.  Strips of fabric were turned into HST. HSTs sewn into pairs and pairs sewn into broken dish units. Once I finish these broken dish units I’ll be ready to stitch up the next 16 blocks for the wedding quilt.

Hand stitching the binding on my Moda U quilt was also done. I turned the 3rd corner and just have another short size plus a few inches past the 4th corner to go.

  • 350 Challenge = 35
  • Easy Breezy = 96

Design Wall Monday – January 18, 2021

Too many YouTube videos and cheap deco mesh from the Dollar Tree. I would have preferred a smaller wreath base, but when I started this wreath I only had an 18″ form.  I think my SILs wreath is cuter.

Fun fact. With the exception of the mask, which she bought a number of years ago to wear to a parade, the rest of the trinkets were gathered attending Mardi Gras parades a couple of years ago.

I think I’ll leave mine up until the 1st, when I’ll switch it out for the Valentine wreath.  I’ll swap back, then on Ash Wednesday put up my Easter wreath which I haven’t made yet.

Now that I got that out of my system, you didn’t come here for Deco Mesh wreaths, but rather quilting.

It doesn’t look like much, but I took those HST I made Saturday and turned them into 32 broken dish units. Up next, making the lavendar HSTs for the next section of the wedding quilt.

  • 350 Challenge = 35
  • Easy Breezy = 96

I’m linking up with Small Quilts and Doll Quilts for Design Wall Monday.