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40 Day Challenge – Day 22

Today I made 2 pillowcases.  I only have a picture of one and they are in the dryer along with the quilt.

Since my sister has arrived for the weekend, I’m in the process of setting up a sewing area in my living room. I need to track down a power strip and then I’ll be good to go.  On tap for this weekend is Frolic. I’d love to have all of my blocks completed before the weekend is over.

 

  • 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
    • 12 6-inch blocks made on 6/20/2020
    • 2 12-inch blocks made on 6/21/2020
    • 3 12-inch blocks made on 6/22/2020
  • The log cabin quilt needs to be quilted, bound and labeled. – 6/24/2020
  • 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) 6/25/2020
  • 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 – Day 12


Day 12 of the challenge was slow.  I recently mentioned that back in April when I had time off from work I couldn’t get anything done, but didn’t have the same issue when I had time off in May.  I thought the difference was because in April Kansas City was under stay at home orders. Well I think that happened last night as well.  I’ve been told to self-quarantine until the test results come back on a person I was in contact with Friday. I just couldn’t get motivated. Hopefully the results will be back and it’s just a nasty flu instead of Covid-19.

I did however assemble into rows the next 6 6-inch blocks from the BOM, so progress on my lengthy list was made.

I bought the butterfly backing to use on the back of my Good Fortune quilt, but didn’t use it and thought it was perfect to use on the log cabin quilt. As noted a couple of days ago I have less than 5″ of the backing left. I thought I’d see if I could find more of the fabric to purchase for pillowcases. I had 2 options– 45″ wide or wide backing. I opted for a yard of the backing as it’s was about $5 less and I got more fabric.  Ordered Saturday morning, it was in Monday’s mail.

The first thing I noticed was the texture. It’s didn’t feel quite the same, but nothing to be concerned about. It was only when I physically compared the two fabrics that I noticed something odd.

The first thing I notices was the color.  The new fabric the background is more yellow, then I noticed the direction of the butterflies.  In the picture above I have the pattern lined up in the same direction. It seems the new fabric the butterflies go across the width of the fabric and on the original fabric they go the length of the fabric. Neither of these issues will prevent me from using the fabric for the pillowcases, but it is a reminder to make sure I get enough fabric the first time.

No change on my list.

 

  • 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
  • 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
    • En Provence (2)
    • Carolina Chain
    • Good Fortune
  • Bonus #3: Quilt, bind, label and make pillowcase (2) for Frolic.

40 Day Challenge – Day 3

Yes, I skipped Day 2.  I was playing with the Sherwin-Williams app. My room needs updating  – starting with ripping out the old powder blue carpet. The curtains are from when we moved into the house 21 years ago. I’d like something dramatic, but whatever I go with paint wise it has to go with my quilts and the bedframe can’t blend into the wall. Merlot may be the ticket.

In addition to these two quilts (Egg Money an Eleanor Burns pattern  & En Provence a Quiltville Mystery quilt) I will also have my black, blue, gray & white Frolic (also a Quiltville Mystery quilt) and a Hancock Fabrics BOM which I’m enlarging.

So what did I get done on Day 3? I bound the Customer quilt (delivering it Sunday afternoon) and made a pillowcase to go with it.

I also bound Sister Swap # 3.

 

That leaves the following:

  • 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
  • Sister Swap # 3 – The binding is made just needs to be attached and stitched down 6/6/2020
  • Then & Now
  • Baby 4-Patch Stacked Posies
  • Tablerunner – Finally figured out what I am going to use
  • 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.
  • Bonus #1 – Pillowcases:
    • the customer quilt 6/6/2020
    • Allietaire
    • Narragansett Blues
    • 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.

My plan for tomorrow is to tackle the first pair of pants and bind the tablerunner.

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.

Pillowcase Marathon

Pillocasemarathon

 

On the Crazy Challenge II list there is an entry for 4 pillowcases and 1 pillowcase. It’s listed as 5 pillowcases on the 4th Quarter Finish Along List Well, I counted wrong and it should have been 7. I made these assembly line fashion and each has a label inside the cuff saying who it is for.

As I recently got 3 quilts far enough along to know what fabric I had for pillowcases, I made these 3 cases as well.

quiltcases

 

I would like to say I’m done with pillowcases, but I have either 4 or 5 more to make – just as soon as I get the quilts far enough along to know what I have to use for the cases.

Pillowcases – Group 1

4casesQuilting was interrupted when my printer ink arrived to make pillowcases. Huh?

For these cases we wanted printed labels.

caselabel

Appliqué

The labels were inserted into the cuff via reverse appliqué. I had the process down to a science by the time I got to the 4th case…which will come in handy when I do the next set of 4 + 1 later this year.

My stash surprised me again. With the exception of the ‘superhero’ fabric, it all came from my stash. The ‘superhero’ fabric was originally in my mom’s stash, then mine, then my sister’s before I reclaimed it last weekend. Now I’m off to trim thread from Out of the Blue so I can wash it and the cases. They all need to be mailed this weekend.

Small Problem

casesoops

The first pillowcase went together without a hitch (there is no accent band).  It goes with the “forgotten quilt” which I can show in early November. The second case? Well I’ll be ripping the seam out.  Since I integrate the accent fabric into the cuff so it doesn’t roll up after washing, I have to be careful when I sew the cuff to the body fabric.  Clearly I wasn’t paying attention. As soon as I finish the pillowcase, it and the Eeyore quilt go into the wash.