Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

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I made my first quilted item as a visual aid for a math project in 7th grade. Over the next 25 years quilting was hit or miss, but quilting took over all the other crafts I've done in 2003.

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.

Getting Stuff Done

This morning my Guild had a Zoom Sew Day.  Nearly 20 of us joined the Zoom call from our individual sewing spaces.  We talked, laughed and worked on our projects. I feared the sewing machines would be too loud, so I started by first cutting the fabric for this Runaround Bag by LazyGirlDesigns.  Once it was done I started cutting the HST for the next section of the wedding quilt. I made the bag after I got off the call.  As simple as the bag was to make, I didn’t feel I could concentrate on the instructions and participate in the call at the same time.  This is an item on my 2021 Personal Quilting Challenge #1.

By then we all realized the sewing machines were not too loud so I stitched, pressed and trimmed all of the seafoam HSTs I need for the next section.  Had I not been on the call, I doubt these would be finished.

My evening project was this wreath.  I think it needs more embellishments before I can call it done.

  • 350 Challenge = 35
  • Easy Breezy = 96

The Binding Continues

The binding continues on my Moda U sampler.  Friday night I stepped away from my sewing machine specifically to work on the binding and I think I over did it. Going forward I think I’ll just plan on going as far as one, maybe two lengths of thread will take me.

 

Finished (or Not) Friday – 1/15

It’s Finished (or Not) Friday and I’m not.  Or maybe I am.  I’ve finished 1/2 of the wedding quilt.  Even 1/2 of it is too large to get a decent picture of it.

It’s wider than my shelves.  I turned down the upright from my now defunct hanging system and added a yardstick to get enough length. In retrospect, I should have turned down both ends, not that it would have been any easier getting a photo of this much of the quilt top.

Yesterday’s block tally is 3 blocks for this quilt and 2 Easy Breezy blocks.

I need to cut more HST for the wedding quilt and kit up some more Easy Breezy blocks before I sit at the sewing machine again.  I think I’ll do that during the Guild Zoom Sew Day.  So, tonight I’ll do some more binding.

Linking to Finished (or not) Friday at Alycia Quilts.

  • 350 Challenge = 34
  • Easy Breezy = 95

13 of 16

Yes, I was able to knock 13 of the 16 blocks needed in the 2nd 1/4 of the wedding quilt yesterday after work.  The other 3 are laid out on the sewing table, but I called it a night around 10 PM.

  • 350 Challenge = 29
  • Easy Breezy = 93

2021 Personal Quilting Challenge #1

This past year I found that if I had a hard date I could challenge myself and make significant progress on my projects. The Guild program for February is Member Show and Tell.  Although the Guild is meeting via ZOOM, we really haven’t had Show and Tell.  I would like to have something to show that I haven’t posted in our FB Group Chat.  The title of this post is Challenge #1, so it’s possible I’ll do more personal challenges this year.

Challenge Dates:  January 1st – February 23rd. (Six weeks)

Challenges:

  • Alphabet BOM – Complete the top, I have a plan.
  • MQA BOM – Assuming the rest of the tops is released I’d like to get at a minimum the rest of the blocks made.
  • Red, White & Blue Wonky Broken Dishes – Quilt and Bind.  This is what I want to show at the meeting.
  • Moda U – finish the binding.
  • Ruby’s BOM – I’d like to get at least the next 4 blocks made and instructions written.
  • Runaround Bag – Everyone needs a new start on occasion. This is mine.
  • Wedding Quilt – Finish the top.

Stretch Challenges:

  • Wedding Quilt – Quilt, bind, label, and make pillowcases.
  • Ruby’s BOM – Finish the top and complete the instructions (12 blocks total)
  • MQA BOM – Finish the top

Double Stretch Challenges:

  • Ruby’s BOM – Quilt, Bind, and Label
  • MQA BOM – Quilt, Bind, and Label
  • Alphabet BOM – Quilt, Bind, and Label

I’ll continue to do daily-ish posts, leaving the challenge post to once a week, or whenever I cross something off the list.

  • 350 Challenge = 16
  • Easy Breezy = 93

 

 

 

Starlight Quilters Guild Opportunity Quilt

My quilt guild is now selling tickets for this beautiful red and white quilt. It measures 64″ x 84″. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. For more information about the quilt or to purchase tickets check out the Guild’s website. starlightquilters.com/2021_opportunity_quilt.

Design Wall Monday – January 11, 2021

After yesterday’s post, I did not go back to the sewing machine. Instead I watched a bit of TV and worked on the binding of my Moda U quilt.  I turned the 2nd corner, which means I’m halfway done.

Tonight I’ll start assembling these units into blocks for the wedding quilt.

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

  • 350 Challenge = 16
  • Easy Breezy = 93