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Category Archives: Wedding Quilt

Design Wall Monday / One Monthly Goal

On my design wall is another test quilt.  This one is only 4 blocks and measures 30″ square.  The objective is to figure out how to trim the feather block used in the center so there’s only 1/2 on the sides and top and 1/4 in the corners. The easy way would be to let it stitch off the edge, but given the size of the wedding quilt that’s not an option, so one more test is needed.  I can also use the practice on the broken dish units.

As for my One Monthly Goal, it is to finish the wedding quilt.

In order to do that I need to finish the backing.  I hope to have that done by mid-week. With any luck, the wedding quilt will be on the frame and I’ll be on my way to meeting this goal.

  • 350 Challenge February = 58
  • 350 Challenge Cumulative = 114
  • Easy Breezy = 123

Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts. One Monthly Goal at Elm Street Quilts, 350 Blocks at Prairie Moon Quilts.

 

 

2021 Personal Quilting Challenge #1 – The Results

On January 13th I challenged myself to get a few things done.  You can read the complete list HERE.

I’m happy to say I accomplished nearly all of the list.  I still need to write the instructions, but I have time to get them in the mail as my sister-in-law is out of town until Monday.  Quilting the Alphabet BOM top was on my double stretch list, but I thought I might just get to done in time for the Guild meeting. It was quilted, but I didn’t get it bound. For that matter it’s still not bound.  Tuesday was the Guild meeting and Wednesday after work I went grocery shopping for the first time since early February. I think for the next few weeks I’ll just putter in my space, but I think there will be another challenge in my future.

 

 

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.

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.

Finished (or Not) Friday – 1/29/21

Here is it another Finish (or Not) Friday and I’m still showing HST for the wedding quilt.  These are the last of the lavender ones. This evening I’ll see about getting them assembled into broken dish units and starting the seafoam ones.

This is the section I finished earlier this week. With any luck, I’ll have the top finished by next Friday!

Another Section is Complete

The 3rd section of the quilt is sewn together. And from the scraps I make another Easy Breezy block.  It was tempting to work on the MQA BOM as the last 2 blocks were released, but I remembered my One Monthly Goal and the only way I’m going to finish the rest of the top this month is if I don’t get distracted.  There will be plenty of time to accomplish my challenges from my personal challenge.

  • 350 Challenge = 56
  • Easy Breezy = 101