Monday, September 30, 2019

350 Block Report- September's Report

This month's total is 32 blocks.

Here we are at the end of September. I was away for the weekend on retreat with 16 ladies. The plan was to sew up a storm. The ladies did but I wasn't as successful.The perils of being in charge.
 I did manage 12 Fractured Paintbox blocks

I sewed these blocks together and add two borders to complete this top for a total of 8.

1 block from my American Honey Quilt but as I look at the block in this post I have just noticed I have stuffed it up. I better fix it.
I did sew the binding on three quilts which two are now completed.

This month's total was 21.

Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

September's One Monthly Goal

My goal for September was to finish my Fractured Paintbox blocks. You can read my original post here.
With the help of our annual retreat I just managed to complete them. They took longer than I expected.
I really enjoyed making these blocks and look forward to putting them together. The only problem with that is I have misplaced my pattern. I know they go together like this.

So I think I will have to choose some other project for October's goal unless I find the pattern in the next day or two.
I have linked my post with Elm Street Quilts post, so pop over and check out how everyone went with their goal.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Once upon a Story Row Along- My Day

Here we are in the third week of this fantastic Row Along. A big thank you to Marian for organizing this annual event.This is the fifth year it havs been running. this year I love we have different size block we can work with. The quilts when made up could all be very different depending how one lays them out.
 We must thank all our sponsors  too as it wouldn't be the same without them, especially Northcott Fabrics for sending us all some fabric to use in our blocks.

My choice for this one is Rapunzel. I started with an applique idea which then took a turn to the left when I thought it would be a fun idea to do the block in a stitchery form. I took the most recognisable scene from Rapunzel, Rapunzel looking out the tower with her long hair draped down the tower.

I only used a couple of stitches a back stitch for the tower, dress and face and stem stitch for her hair.
Get my pattern Here
Stitchery design Here
Don't forget to visit the other bloggers to see what they have come up with for their posts. I know they will be fantastic.
Tuesday, 9/3/2019
Just Let Me Quilt
Pamela Quilts


Thursday, 9/5/2019
Made By Marney

Pretty Piney Quilts

Renee's Quilting Addiction

Tuesday, 9/10/2019
Linda B Creative

Patchwork Breeze

KISSed Quilts

Thursday, 9/12/2019
Bobbin In Quilts Blog

Clever Chameleon

Mountain Meadow Designs

Tuesday, 9/17/2019
Barbara Dieges
Miss P Designs USA

Seams To Be Sew

Thursday, 9/19/2019 This is our day.
Duck Creek Mountain Quilting

Cynthia's Creating Ark  You are here.

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

Tuesday, 9/24/2019
Pumpkin Patch BC

Stitchin at Home

Seams To Be Sew

Thursday, 9/26/2019
From My Carolina Home    

Words & Stitches
Tuning My Heart Quilts

Tuesday, October 01, 2019
Carol Andrews

Charlie's Daughter

Mountain Meadow Designs

Thursday, October 03, 2019
Clever Chameleon

Sew Incredibly Crazy

Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse

Of course we need a giveaway or two. Both I would love to have myself.
EQ 8- Electric Quilt Company

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Our second giveaway  is the Inspired LED Lighting System- Inspired LED
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Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Thursday, September 12, 2019

My Favourite Quilt Block Blog Hop

My day on the My Favourite Quilt Blog Hop. I thought this would be an easy one to choose until I put some thought into it. There are so many I love a couple of times I thought I would feature my current project because often at the sewing stage it is my favourite. Then I thought what about the blocks I return to time after time for what ever reason I need a block, Four patch, half square triangles. How many have we made of them over the years?
In the end I decide the Log Cabin block is a my favourite. It has a number of different layouts and depending on how you use it some times it doesn't even look like a log cabin block.
This is my first log cabin quilt and my all time favourite.

 The blocks are 6 inch and I hand pieced them as my take anyway project over a couple of years. It is full of my batik scraps and believe or not I still have some bags of precut strips left over.

Recently I was string piecing a bag of blue strips for another blog hop project and thought that is the end of the blue strips. Well I was wrong I found another bag of blue strips when I was looking for one of the other leftover colour strips for a bag project I wanted to try. Would you believe it? Do you think I use a lot of blue? lol

Make sure you visit everyone on the schedule as you never know what block might take your fancy to try or fall in love with.

Monday, September 9th

Tuesday, September 10th

Wednesday, September 11th

Thursday, September 12th

Friday, September 13th
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Monday, September 2, 2019

September's One Monthly Goal

I am away on retreat for 3 days during September, so I am wondering about set myself a big goal for September. Do I risk it? I have to keep in mind I am in charge when on retreat, so am I really going to get as much sewing done as I think.
I did take a look at my unfinished projects list I posted back in January and was wondering about picking one of them to see if I can cross one of them off the list. I have been working on my Folk flower blocks that I started in an Anna Maria Horner workshop last year. Progress is happening on that front with a good amount of blocks made but that has been my hand piecing project lately. With the chance of good machine time should I choose something else.
In the end I have selected my Fractured Paintbox quilt. It is a Quiltworx pattern and I am halfway through the blocks. Only 24 blocks to go.

This is how the blocks go together. My goal is to complete all the blocks for this project.
I have linked my post with Elm Street Quilt post, so pop over and check out what everyone is working on.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching