20th September Check In

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My Main Three goals  for the week of September 13th week were:

  • Hand sew down the Scrappy Round the World.Done Good for a baby quilt. I went for Crazy 8’s quilting on it but as it turned out it looks more like Fat 8’s quilting and actually makes it rather cosy, so I can go with that.Scrappy RTW quilt finish
  • Pin another top ready for quilting.Done. As this was actually quite a small quilt about 42″ by 48″ I think, I actually quilted it as well. Now very well I might add, but I did feel like I progressed and finally solved by skipped stitches by lowering the foot. That in itself is a huge relief, I thought it was my speed or something. Pinned Q
  • Sew a border onto a top  of mystery quilt from Edyta Sitar pattern Done and folded away until it has its turn being quilted.Border on M Quilt

Plans for 20th September Week

  • Pin and quilt a small NICU top that is only about 29″ by 35″ which is their requested size.
  • Trim and bind top I quilted in past week.
  • I started  doing the American Patchwork and Quilting Scrappy Quilt Along and have a couple of blocks done and they are having a day long sewing day later In the week via Facebook I think, that I might make the effort to sew a little more on that day. Otherwise this is more a leader and ender exercise.

To Do for September the 13th week

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Well this week was a slow week in terms of quilting. Firstly I pulled a muscle in my lower back that put me out of sewing contention for a few days (its improving quite well thought). Then the Queen’s death has kept me viewing more than normal.

Main Three for September 6th

  • Border onto the Magnolia top, which is a 3 inch plain one.  Done. Sashing MagnoliaThis photo doesn’t have the border on but it is done! Just don’t have a photo of it.
  • Hand sew down the Scrappy Round the World.  Not done
  • Pin another top ready for quilting.Not done

Main Three for September 13th week

  • Hand sew down the Scrappy Round the World.
  • Pin another top ready for quilting.
  • Sew a border onto a top  of mystery quilt from Edyta Sitar patternMystery Q 2020 part

September To Do

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Plans for Week of 30th of August were

  • Machine sew on binding for Scrappy Round the World quilt. Done.Scrappy RTW binding 
  • Hand stitch the binding on the Log Cabin. Done.Log Cabin doneJPG 
  • Sew some blocks together of a project I am working on – Magnolia, a pattern by Chelsi Stratton.  Done. Sashing Magnolia

Main Three for September 6th

  • Border onto the Magnolia top, which is a 3 inch plain one.
  • Hand sew down the Scrappy Round the World
  • Pin another top ready for quilting.

August 30th. What’s Planned?

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I took a break from blogging last week, but not a break from some quilting. I have managed not to start anything new and have tried to focus on things I have started.

Looking back at week of August 16th to 30th.  My big three!

  • Machine sew binding on Log Cabin quilt. Done
  • Hand sew binding on Crazy 8’s quilt to back.  Done Crazy 8

It’s not as refined as Stitched by Susan, but it does give a great feel to the quilt so am happy. Will make a good baby quilt I think.

  • Layer and start quilting another pre 2022 quilt top. DoneScrappy Round the World

Yes I used Crazy 8’s on this one too, and like it as well. Binding is next.

Plans for Week of 30th of August. 

  • Machine sew on binding for Scrappy Round the World quilt.
  • Hand stitch the binding on the Log Cabin
  • Sew some blocks together of a project I am working on – Magnolia, a pattern by Chelsi Startton.

And that’s my three for now.

Ombre Carnival Finish and Weekly Plan

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Another week of a favourite hobby. In the To Do Tuesday I like to put my big three. The ones that I want to focus on. I may dabble about with others, but so long as I put the main time into moving my big three along.  My main focus at the moment is getting my pre 2022 tops quilted. And… my 2022 tops meantime are piling up.

Week of 9th of August

  • Sew binding on my Carnival Ombre Quilt. ( the hand sewing part). Done and that’s a finish. It was a kit, I didn’t make the full quilt as I wanted it smaller.Ombre Carnival Finish.
  • Machine sew binding onto  Crazy 8’s Quilt. Done 
  • I have layered another scrappy log cabin quilt and this week I’d like to get that quilted in a simple fashion. I am trying to get tops from pre 2021 quilted and then… well 2022 ones are piling up!! Done, I did as little quilting as possible but still will work I thinkLog Cabin Q

    Week of August 16th.  My big three!

  • Machine sew binding on Log Cabin quilt
  • Hand sew binding on Crazy 8’s quilt to back.
  • Layer and start quilting another pre 2022 quilt top. This is an around the world scrappy quilt I got tired of, so I’ve put a border on and called it a day.  I will most likely quilt it in the lazy 8’s so that it gives me some practice with that design, and besides I like the texture it gives the quilt. Plus the around the word is squares so that gives me a guide to size.

To do #31

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Week of 2nd of August.

  • Machine sew binding on Carnival Ombre Quilt. Done
  • Quilt the Crazy 8’s design onto above pinned quilt.  Done  I developed sore thumbs at the joints and one night I remembered I had a ring I’d bought at a Quilt Fair one time. I don’t love using it but it helps take the pressure off my hands. I can’t use it with ruler work but for fmq it’s okay. I like the texture the crazy 8’s have given the quilt. They are rather wobbly, but practice no doubt will improve. It made me fall in love with the quilt and as it was a top that iis scrappy that is great. Crazy 8's and ring
  • Finish hand sewing binding on my Rustic Charm Quilt. Done. Very happy with it, but wish I had made it slightly longer. I caved too early!Rustic Charm completed

Close up of quilting.

Close up of Quilting RC

Week of 9th of August

  • Sew binding on my Carnival Ombre Quilt. ( the hand sewing part).
  • Sew binding onto  Crazy 8’s Quilt
  • I have layered another scrappy log cabin quilt and this week I’d like to get that quilted in a simple fashion. I am trying to get tops from pre 2021 quilted and then… well 2022 ones are piling up!!

To Do #30

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Week of 26th July.

These are the main three, I’ll probably do other things as well but these are the priority!

  • Finish quilting the Ombre Carnival quilt and maybe get the binding sewn together. DoneOmbre Cranival Quilted.
  • Sew the blocks together of the Riley Blake challenge from earlier. Hopefully it will nearer to a top by the end of this week. Done.Riley Blake Challenge top 
    • Sew together a jigsaw of batting for my next quilt to quilt. The quilt is scrappy and I will maybe try out an all over design I have seen Stitched by Susan do on her long arm. Harder on the sit-down so won’t be as good but as its not an important quilt it will hopefully be okay.  She calls it Crazy Eights.Batting sewn together, and all pinned ready to be quilted.Ready for Quilting

Week of 2nd of August.

  • Machine sew binding on Carnival Ombre Quilt
  • Quilt the Crazy 8’s design onto above pinned quilt.
  • Finish hand sewing binding on my Rustic Charm Quilt

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Week for 19th of July

  • Continue putting together Edyta Sitar’s Mystery quilt 2020 ( sewed blocks in 2021) I should be able to finish sewing the top together this week. Done. I think I will put on a small border and then it will be another top to quilt!Mystery Top 2020 
  • Start quilting the Ombre Carnival quilt Yes, well on the way. Went mostly for simple crosshatch although with all the colours on the top I’ve changed thread here and there. I think the back might be a bit of a mess but hopefully nobody much will look at that!
  • Start hand sewing the binding on my Rustic Charm quilt, its sat there waiting for over a week but I need to start it to complete it! NoIt’s still sitting there! One day I’ll feel like getting started on it!

Week of 26th July.

These are the main three, I’ll probably do other things as well but these are the priority!

  • Finish quilting the Ombre Carnival quilt and maybe get the binding sewn together.
  • Sew the blocks together of the Riley Blake challenge from earlier. Hopefully it will nearer to a top by the end of this week.
  • Sew together a jigsaw of batting for my next quilt to quilt. The quilt is scrappy and I will maybe try out an all over design I have seen Stitched by Susan do on her long arm. Harder on the sit-down so won’t be as good but as its not an important quilt it will hopefully be okay.  She calls it Crazy Eights.