Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

Category Archives: Sbs

SBS Block Due 8/15

K7 – Sickle

55 of 140

August Quilting Goals

This month I hope to spend more time in my sewing room. I don’t have to work any weekends, so that will help tremendously. My Double Wedding Ring and my Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler quilts have not been touched for months, so I really need to get back to these two quilts. Naturally there are other bits and pieces I’d like to accomplish as well.

  • Keep up with the SBS BOW and the monthly Offline Quilters’ challenges.  This month the goal is 5 blocks on row A.   Who knows what the BOW will bring.  The end result should be 10 more blocks toward the 140.
  • Three 12″ blocks – two are for a swap and one is the KVQG BOM.  I should get the BOM pattern sometime next week.
  • Quilt, Bind and Label the baby 1000 Pyramids – since I’m waiting for the baby to be born, the label might roll to September.
  • Resume quilting on the DWR.  I’ve taken the quilt from the floor frame and put it in the lap hoop.  Last night I worked on it for a while.  I’ll get back to you on how I like the hoop.
  • Finish piecing the Star Struck blocks.  This would be a good project for a sew-in with my quilting buddies.  We haven’t had one of those for a while.
  • Quilt my Texas Braid. Alright, I admit it.  This is my long shot.

Will I finish everything I’ve put out on my list?  Who knows.  Check back with me through the month to see.

SBS Block Due 6/20

K10 – Tumbling Blocks

I worked on this block over a couple of days.  When I had 3 or 4 of the blocks sewn together I held it up and my husband said “Tumbling Blocks”.    Immediately followed by “Sometimes I scare myself with what I know.”

54 of 140

SBS Block Due 6/13

K1 – Road to Oklahoma

On my printed quilting goals sheet, I listed 12 SBS blocks to do, over and beyond the weekly blocks, which at the time had not been announced. Realizing two blocks I listed I already had done, I picked out another 5 blocks to add to the list so I could complete the first block on each row. After making 4 blocks this weekend, I looked though my list and decide the next block would be K1 — but recognizing that it was an easy block, passed and worked on something else. Then this morning K1 was announced as this week’s block.

I’d like to get another 3 or 4 done this week, but we’ll see.

53 of 140 done.

Stash Report

Yesterday I made another SBS block. This one is N1 – Courthouse Steps. These 6″ blocks just don’t take a whole lot of fabric. I also made a 12″ swap block and added the light corners to most of the Star Struck blocks.

This week I found space for more of the fabric from Mom,

and bought a bit of gold Dimples to use as the accent corners on Star Struck.

Fabric Added this Week: 11.33 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 131.511 yards

Fabric Used this Week: 4.625 yards
Fabric Used to Date: 42.882 yards

Net Stash for 2010: 84.004 yards

My math was off last week and I corrected it. But I’m simply not sewing as fast as it’s coming in. See if others are meeting their goals by checking out the links at Patchwork Times.

SBS Blocks

C1 – Contrary Husband

A2 – Shoo-Fly

Yesterday I started off with Contrary Husband. I made a bunch of these for the Blue & Brown SBS swap last summer. Most of the blocks I tested using 30’s reproduction, but I guess I figured this block was easy enough and didn’t. Once I had an easy block under my belt last night, I moved on to this week’s block with that pesky applique. Once that was done, I decided I need another easy block and picked Shoo-Fly.

I sat down at my machine and started to sew and had a moment of hesitation. “Boy are those pieces big, did I cut them right?” I had 2 1/2″ and 3″ squares in my hand — Huge compared to the pieces from the previous two blocks and my stack of 2″ leader/ender squares.

51 of 140 blocks completed

SBS Block Due 6/6

B-1 Stamp Baskets

This has it all — that is all that I’m not fond of — weird measurements that can’t be cut large and trimmed down, triangles that have to be sewn as triangles and applique!

I persevered and got it made.

SBS D-4 Rambler

D4 – Rambler

This block was partially pieced, so tonight I decided to finish it so I could put the fabric back in my box.

Finished 48 blocks containing 1197 pieces.

SBS Block Due 3/28

F7 – Big T

I started this project three years ago and had I kept up, my last block would have been made a couple of weeks ago. Well, at the beginning of the year, I was way behind (around 100 blocks). As a result, one of my quilting goals is to keep up with the blocks this year. That’s not worked out too well for me either. So, moving forward I will try to keep up with the blocks. And if I get a missed block done, that’s one more block closer to 140.

Finished 47 blocks containing 1164 pieces.

SBS Block Due 2/21

I-7 Right Hand of Friendship

This is the first block I’ve made in about 3 weeks. I’ve been running back and forth to the hospital since January 26th and working on Mom’s quilt. I finished the quilt Wednesday and she was released from the hospital this afternoon.

She still a bit wobbly and we’ve got to work out the new meds, so I’ll spend a few days at her home (about an hour from me) until home health starts coming out and my brother figures the meds out. I’ve brought a red work snowman and my bag of yo-yo supplies. Now that I think about it, I probably should have brought the box of shirts my brother asked me to lengthen. Oh, well.