August 30th. What’s Planned?

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ToDo #31

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.

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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