This week has flown by! Sadly, I really have not had much sewing time. I did, however, organize my sewing area in the dining room. It’s still a work in progress, but at least I can easily find things now. After tidying, one thing became very clear. My U.F.O basket is full! Completely full. Apparently I really need to work on that. My new mantra will be “No more new projects”, at least until I finish some UFOs!
I just received my package from Quilts for Kids. I’m very excited and can’t wait to get started. It’s a really great cause and they send you the materials for free.
I’m almost finished with my magnets. After making hexies last week, I thought they would make cute magnets, too. So I have 2 sets basted and ready to become magnets. I finished stitching up 2 of the log cabins, but only 1 is sticking to my fridge! So I have to redo one
I got the pattern and fabric cut out for the Orchard Path pouch. But, I need to go to the store for a matching zipper and some flusible fleece before I can finish it.
Orchard Path Pouch
Farmer’s Wife blocks
Americana BOM quilt
3 Tee Shirt Canvas prints
This week’s stats:
Completed projects -1
New projects -1
Currently in progress -4
This week I’ve managed to piece 6 blocks. I now have a total of 12 finished (4 weeks behind). I really love the fabrics I chose for these blocks. When picking them out I thought it would be fun to have each of the holidays represented in my quilt. My first holiday set is Valentine inspired with chocolate themed fabric.
#16 Calico Puzzle
My next set is Christmas inspired. I love the Rainbow Flower block so much that I want to make more! My husband said it looks very Target. I’ll take that as a compliment.
#73 Rainbow Flowers
# 21 Contrary Wife
Next up is 4th of July blocks. I used a bunch of different fabrics for these.
#68 Postage Stamp
Most of the blocks that I’ve done have been pretty easy. The Postage Stamp block was a bit of a challenge for me. I’ve never put so many tiny pieces together! I think it came out pretty good for my first time. Next week I’m going to do another challenging block.
My friend Ingrid was the one who told me about this quilt-a-long. I decided to join since I already had the book (thanks to Gigi) and I’ve never done a quilt-a-long. I’m not a fan of the dark, traditional fabrics used in the book, so I decided I’d use lighter fabrics. From what I’ve seen on Fussy Cut’s Blog, I’m not the only one going for a non-traditional quilt.
I’ m going at a slower pace than the rest of the group, but I’ll be sure and post progress reports.
So far I have 6 blocks done, so that makes me 5 weeks behind. Oh, well.
Who else wants to quilt along with me?