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40 Day Challenge – Day 17

I didn’t get a report out for Day 16, not having completed any of the 6 inch blocks I’ve been working on.  The only other thing of interest is the label for the log cabin quilt came in.  I guess its time to get it bound.

Day 17 had me finishing the last of the 6 inch blocks. I looked at the clock when I got up to press the seams and it was right at midnight. So, given that I picked up the kit for this month’s block, I now have 6 blocks to piece to get caught up.  2  with tricky piecing, 3 paper pieced and 1 English Paper Pieced block.

  • 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
  • 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 – Day 14

These 6 inch blocks I’m making just don’t come together quickly.  There are 13 pieces in that 3″ square.  The good news is that I got these right the first time. Let’s hope the rest of the block and the second set, which I also cut today go together as well.

So, nothing is crossed off the list today.

  • 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 – 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 11

Since my primary goal of the challenge has been met, I’m on to the next goal. Catching up on the BOM.  There are 24 6-inch blocks in this quilt, with each block containing 28 pieces — 13 of which make up the center 3-inch square.  I started off the day cutting the pieces for all 6 of the blocks in this colorway. The tiny 1″ square in a square went together nicely, then I put on the next ring.  Let’s just say one of these 6 units does not look like the others and unfortunately it was the one that was correct.

I mistakenly put the blue triangles on first. Given the block I was making I couldn’t just leave it, so there was a bit of ripping and cutting of new blue triangles.  Once the center units of my blocks were complete, I went on to small flying geese.

Having gotten tired of messing with tiny blocks, I pulled out the next two 12-inch blocks.  They felt huge.  

After looking at the remaining 12-inch blocks I have in my possession, I called it a day. Two of them are paper pieced (foundation) and I need to make copies of the blocks, but my printer is not cooperating, one has “hundreds” of English Paper Pieced diamonds in it – actually it’s only 53, but not a quick piece, and two of them have some tricky piecing that requires concentration.

I think my goal for tomorrow will be to finish the 2nd set of 6-inch blocks and one of the ‘tricky’ 12-inch blocks and perhaps a pillowcase.

  • 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 10

The PANTS ARE HEMMED!

Yes, the pants, which had me in a panic have been hemmed.  I can only hope that they are not too short.  But if they are, since they are cuffed, it will be possible to length them.

Saturday morning, before I started working on the pants, I loaded up the log cabin quilt. I knew the backing was going to be close, so I added a leader to both the top and the bottom of the backing. There’s about 1″ of backing at the top of the quilt and this is all that is left at the bottom of the quilt. I’ve ordered more of this fabric to make pillowcases.

Once the pants were finished, I pulled out my BOM.  Or more accurately Blocks of the Month. I’m working on Star Studded through the LQS. So far I have in my possession fabric for 9 of 12 12-inch blocks and all 24 6-inch blocks.  I think June is the 9th month, so I’m just a bit behind having only completed 2 of the 12-inch blocks and 1 of the 6-inch blocked before today. There is a quilt guild board meeting the same evening this week as the BOM class, so it will be Saturday before I pick up this month’s block(s). I’ve updated the count in my list to reflect the correct block count as of today.

I have no idea what, if anything I’ll work on tomorrow. But here’s the updated 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
  • 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

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.