Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

A Partial Decision

I’ve come to a partial decision.  I’m going to use  Feathered Square Block # 1 in the larger neutral areas.  If you look closely you might see the “tail” in the top right corner.  I’m going to rotate the block so that tail “leads”. It’s not exactly what I was visualizing, but I hope it will at least evoke in my mind what I was after.  As for the rest of the quilt — who  knows.  I have 4 more of these to do before that decision needs to be made.

 

Quilting Design Dilema

Sunday afternoon I pieced the back for the Red, White, & Blue Wonky Dishes quilt.  Yes, when it comes to plaids, they must match.  That goes way back to my garment sewing days.  That was the easy part.

The quilt is loaded. but now I have to figure out the quilting design.  I want to use this quilt to practice the quilting for the wedding quilt.

About the only thing I know is that I want the quilting to enhance the ‘rings’.  I’m just struggling with what the motif to use.  I guess I need to pull out a big white board and start doodling until I figure something out. This quilt is on my 2021 Personal Challenge #1 list and is the quilt I want to show at the Guild meeting later this month.

 

Design Wall Monday – February 8th

Yes, the Wedding Quilt top is complete. I finished it Saturday afternoon, then took this snowy picture. It measures 120″ square.  512 Lavender/Neutral HST, 512 Seafoam/Neutral HST and 320 Neutral squares.  The Broken Dish units and Squares measure 5″ finished.  This is my own design, so there is no pattern.

I also finished the last two blocks of the  MQA BOM. Of course a few Easy Breezy blocks were made along the way.

  • 350 Challenge February = 30
  • 350 Challenge Cumulative = 86
  • Easy Breezy = 109

Linking up with Small Quilts and Doll Quilts for Design Wall Monday.

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

 

 

 

Fabric Bingo

Friday night my quilt guild got together on Zoom to play Fabric Bingo.  We each made at least one Bingo card.  The colors were the letters — Red – Green – Pink/Purple – Yellow/Orange – Blue.  The colors could go in any order except the Pink/Purple had to go in the middle since the Black square was the “free”.

The numbers were the categories — batiks, dots, florals, geometrics, hearts, leaf prints, metallic, holiday, novelty, paisley, plaid, solids or tone on tones, stars, stripes, and 1930’s prints.

The call might be “Green Novelty” and I’d place my marker on the lemonade stand on the left block.  The way we played, fabrics could fall into multiple categories.  For instance the 2nd green square from the top of the second block could be Green Leaf, Green Floral, or Green Metallic  (there is a silver outline around the flowers).

The first two or three games we played straight lines and I won the first game — a $10 gift certificate to a LQS.  Then we played ‘corners’ and finally blackout.

There is talk of playing monthly, so I’ll need to make a couple more cards, this time digging into the stash instead of relying on my precut 2 1/2″ squares and strips.  Just today I found ‘Blue Hearts’ when I started digging out fabric for the guild BOM.  I need to pull out some 30’s fabric and locate some more paisleys.

At some point, we’ll gather all of the “cards” and put them together for a charity quilt.

The Late Edition of Finished (or Not) Friday

This is the Late Edition of Finished or Not Friday.  My plan was to finish the wedding top for today’s post, even if it meant posting at midnight. Had I not discovered the circled mistakes, I would have powered through.  The larger circle is after I ‘fixed’ it. I spotted the turned block in the smaller circle when I was double-checking to see if anything else was wrong.  Needless to say, I decided to call it quits for tonight.

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

 

  • 350 Challenge = 76 for the year 20 for February
  • Easy Breezy = 105

Bingo Blocks

Friday night my guild is playing Fabric Bingo, so I needed to make a couple of Bingo blocks.  I started this project when the instructions first came out, but didn’t get very far. It’s a good thing I didn’t make the blocks then because I needed t re-read the instructions. Hopefully I’ll have good cards.

If I don’t get in gear, I’m not going to have the wedding quilt top finished by/on Friday.  Show-Me-Quilting is having a virtual Skinny Bolt Sale at 7 PM Thursday night so that might be distracting for a while.  But if it’s done by 11:59 PM that counts, right?

  • 350 Challenge = 60 for the year 4 for February
  • Easy Breezy = 103

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.

Good Fortune Has It’s Portrait Taken

Some how I missed getting a ‘formal portrait’ of my Good Fortune quilt.  Until today, the picture above was the one I used on my “Finishes” page.

But today, was it’s day. A friend is coming over to get a picture of a quilt she’s recently made, so I pulled out my PVC pipe quilt stand and new lights.  Since I have them out I used this opportunity to get a full picture of the quilt.

Good Fortune was the Quiltville Mystery which started Thanksgiving weekend 2018. I finished my top, adding extra blocks and tweaking the borders in September 2019.  I got it quilted that November prior to the start of the next mystery.  The patter is available in the Quiltville Store HERE.

It is quilted edge to edge with ‘Espalier’. I Glide thread, probably Amethyst. My quilt measures approximate 68″ x 84″.  There is a pillowcase to go with the quilt.