Tuesday, March 31, 2020

350 Block Report - March

We are in to March already.   This month's total is 31.  So what have I been up to during March.

I have been busy with binding projects again but I did manage the following in between binding jobs.

1 Psychedelia block

I pieced the second last charity quilt with some help from Jo. Only 2 for me

I pieced the Australian themed quilt 3 for this one.

Two large star blocks and 4 small star blocks for a total of 6.
1 test block plus 8 extra for a secret project. Shh don't tell anyone that you had a peek.

4 basket blocks

This month's total is 24. A few short of this month's total but who knows what April will bring. With events being cancelled, I know I will have some extra sewing time coming my way.
The year's total is 147.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Sunday, March 29, 2020

One Monthly Goal- March's Goal Completed.

I had a rough month in February and failed to complete my goal in February. So I had to add that to March's goal. See my original post here.

First to be completed is the binding on my Dragon quilt before I can move on to the next binding job.

Then I got in to the next charity quilt binding.

Since I was on a binding roll I got stuck in to the next binding job.

There is 1 more ready to bind. Plus one more to baste, quilt and bind

I have linked my post with Elm Street Quilt post, so pop over and check out how everyone went this month.

Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Some Ruler work Quilting Fun

We had a ruler work workshop on Sunday, which gave me the chance to do some work on one of my projects.
 This table runner is part of an upcoming workshop. So it's good to get to the quilting.

 The back of my table runner
How cool is that Spinfex flower looks! I am loving this one. So I can guarantee I will be using it again soon. I was using Glide thread Turf which is a shade darker than the fabric. Glide thread Pearl was used in the grey sections.
 Once the quilting was done I was ready for the binding which I had cut at the time of making the project.
 Oops I think I have a problem. Damn how can I be short. Double damn there is no more in the shop. Note to oneself make sure you cut one extra strip, to avoid this happening again.
 A hunt in my scrap stash revealed a 1 1/2" strip of the fabric only, so I found another green and cut a matching piece. Sewing them together length ways gave me the 2 1/2" strip to fill the gap.
Look what happens when you fold the binding back. It's likes magic. You won't know that I was short unless you have read my blog post.

Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Monday, March 2, 2020

Dust off a Quilt Book Blog Hop

It is day 2 of the Dust Off a Quilt Book Blog Hop. It's my day. Thanks to Bea for hosting us and encouraging us delving in to our quilt book libraries.  Make sure you pop over to her blog Beaquilter to enter the giveaways. Here is the full schedule.
March 2
March 3
March 4
March 5
March 6
Now to find out what I had in my quilt book library.
Looking through my collection, I was looking for the first book I purchased when I first started quilting. In theory it is the oldest book in my collection but it's not that old as I start in 2006. So I took a different tack what is the oldest by the publication date to see what I had in my collection.
This is the book I found.

    Better Home & Gardens 501 Quilt Blocks

Now I was given this book. My mum found this book at a market when she was browse the book stalls and brought it for me. It is dated 1994. To me 1994 doesn't seem that old, it is the year after my husband and I got married. When you count up the year, it is 26 years old.
There is lots of blocks to choose from, different techniques, in theory there is something for every quilter. Now I have never used the book, I have looked at it a number of time.  There is a bit of work to be done to work out how big to cut your fabric. No rotary cutting instructions for your fabric. So it is time to delve in to it and make something. I have  selected this block. X-Quisite

Once again my scrap stash is the focus of this blog hop. I am making a serious effect to use up anything I can, to reduce my scrap stash which is getting too large. I don't want to throw it out. I am willing to share it with a few of my special friends but not everyone.
What is on the page is all you get measurement wise, there is basic instructions in the book. I had to measure the block picture and work from that.
It is a fun block, it would be a great block to use as a Leader and Ender project. I have enjoy making what I have, that I am thinking I will keep going to make a quilt but do I want to keep going at this size?

Now I did have a go at resizing the block but I think I have made a miscalculation as it hasn't turn out quite right but does it matter? Maybe I will end up with two quilts and make a dent in my scrap stash.
I will play around with this block a bit more. I hope you are enjoying this blog hop.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

One Monthly Goal-March's Goal

After I bombed out with February's Goal. That binding project has transferred to March's Goal.

I am still working on the charity quilts, so I am adding one of them to the mix. It is ready for binding too.

I have linked my post with Elm Street Quilts post, so pop over and check out what everyone is working on this month. I am hoping I can complete these two projects.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Sunday, March 1, 2020

One Monthly Goal- February NOT Completed.

I set myself an easy goal for February. Things are getting busy already. They may be a number of month's where I am going to need a small or easy goals to keep progress going. We will see what happens. I am on the binding this month. Here is my post about the project.

Being a dragon quilt I had to use the scale fabric for the binding, being directional I had to take care to keep all the strips running the same way. Some times I get carried away.  Guess what ! The month is over and it's not finished. Well the hand sewing part is not done at least the binding is sewn on and the label is on the back. In my defense I have spent a good amount of time on our Project Uninterrupted groups charity quilts, we had plenty of blocks handed in that needed to be turned into quilts. That is what I have been doing.

One of the finished corners. A little taste of what it will look like. HopefullyI will finish it before the end of March.

Until Next Time
Keep Stitching