It’s time I got a little bit more active here so I have decided to mostly join up with Home Sewn’s Tuesday Linky.
This is what I planned for last week.
To Do Tuesday 14th January.
- Join up the blocks and rows on my Ombre Carnival Quilt.
- Make some more vintage blocks.
- Continue on with the Scrappy Crossroads leaders and enders blocks.
- Continue to work on the memory quilt block.
I am almost joined up for my Ombre Carnival Quilt goal for January. I then will make a decision about adding a few more blocks to the bottom section, which at present I am thinking yes. Just so its rectangular rather than a square. But that’s not part of this month’s goal.
I spent most of my time on the vintage blocks and have added quite a few to the couple I had from last week.
Lori Holt in the final layout (I am a long way off yet) has an American flag which of course isn’t appropriate for my quilt so I have been thinking about how to fill the space and I think I do have a partial solution, just have to work out exactly what. Maybe a vintage looking school house!
I did continue on as I pieced these blocks and my ombre quilt blocks with my leaders and enders. It slows the process down a little but… I have eventually another quilt at the end of it. My 4 patches and other blocks that go to make up the main block are all sitting here waiting to be put into a full block.
The memory quilt block
I did some work on one part of a block – paper piecing and a little appliqué.
I also delivered my previous Scrappy Crossroads Quilt to one of my sisters Pauline, when I don’t know what to do with a quilt I put it on our family Facebook group and say “Anybody want it?” Pauline said yes in a matter of minutes, so that was great. Although I do have a quilt for her too in the pipeline she doesn’t know about!
I received a request, while visiting, from her grand daughter – my great niece, for a quilt – she likes pink, (but not hot pink) yellow and blue and wants to have some dogs on it. Oh and monkeys! Well I am a little nervous about all that! Thinking the dogs will be appliqué and there could be monkeys on the back as Tula Pink has some monkey fabric but then again there is some cute pink fabric with dogs that could go on the back too. I’ll mull on it a little longer. I did tell her that it would be 2021 before I’d get to it, we all know we have so many projects on the go! However now it’s all I can think about!
I also received a couple of lovely packages of fabric in the post as well. Lori Holt fabric for a couple of the quilts of hers I want to make. A Farm Girl one because it would be perfect for one of my sisters who quilts too, but still! And she is starting a quilt along Vintage Housewife at the end of this month so I am joining in with that.
To Do week of 20th
Continue with my memory quilt block.
Piece together all the carnival ombre quilt rows and that will be my OMG finished for January.
Make another block or two in the Vintage block along.
Maybe piece a Scrappy Crossroads block together.
Whatever takes my fancy. I like room for picking up what I feel like when I like!