Week 3 of November Achievements

Achievments for Week 3 of November

  • Complete 3 more blocks in the Splendid Sampler I started on these first as I have the goal of making 14 this month.  I now have 9/14 done. The two piecing ones I did I found quite difficult and they are  not the best. One was foundation pieced and while I usually enjoy that, this one – not so much! It ended up a little smaller than 61/2″ so will just have to put a slightly bigger border on it. For the third one I chose an easy appliqué block!
    Block 89 of Splendid Sampler

    Titled From Colorado to the Midwest and designed by Ebony Love.


    Block 93 of Splendid Sampler

    Titled Tiny Miracles and designed by April Rosenthal.


    Bonus block of Splendid Sampler

    And the bonus block designed by Pat Sloan.


  • Complete one log cabin heart block√  I added one more to the growing pile of blocks.
  • Sew couple of sashings onto centre of I Love Home block #3
  • Complete this weeks Grandma’s Kitchen block√ I don’t remember my grandmother’s plates but I do know that my own mother loved china. When she was growing up in the 1930’s in a small back country place she used to visit a tip and pick out pieces of broken pretty china.  When she married over the years she gathered some beautiful China, she left behind her much to be shared out between her daughters and grand-daughters.Lovely Dishes blockI really like this block and would like a whole quilt of it… but I found my piecing was off on this one so would need to slow down and see if I can do better! Anyways!

Plan for Week 4 of November

  • Three more blocks for the Splendid Sampler
  • Complete the I Love Home block
  • Sew up Block #21 of Grandma’s Kitchen
  • One Log Cabin Heart block
  • Possibly sew on final sashing of the I Love Dirt quilt.

 

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The Week that Was.

I didn’t make big plans for the week because I knew I was going to be busy and I was – however I planned some sewing in and achieved what I set out to do and a little more. A pre-school teacher asked me to make a couple of small quilts with a top and a piece of fabric she gave me so I did one and am working on another. They are gathering such things for the children to snooze with!

Small quilt

This one is about 37 inches square and I wasn’t too fussy with it, long as the back and front went together!

And the one I am working on from the whole piece of fabric.Whole fabric quilt

Plan List for last week.

  • Do some blanket stitching around the I Love Dirt quilt blocks.
  • Sew together the I Love Home block #3 √ House blockThis was such fun to make and for the first time every I made half square rectangles. Actually first time I had heard of them. But… new skill mastered!  Looking forward to Block #4 in November.
  • If I have time – some more Country Fair blocks and maybe a Splendid Sampler block or two. √ and X   I didn’t get to the Splendid Sampler blocks.

Plan for Week of 24 October

  • Complete the blanket stitching around the I Love Dirt blocks.  Almost there.
  • Complete the second pre-school quilt.
  • Work on Grandma’s Kitchen block and Splendid sampler blocks hopefully.
  • Possibly some Country Fair blocks.
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To Do Tuesday

So last weeks plans.

To-Do for week of 3rd October

  • Do two applique blocks in the “I Love Dirt” quilt √Truck with dirt GraterI forgot about flipping them so they face the opposite way to the pattern but its okay as it will be consistent. I also didn’t see the window fabric so just cut out the windows so background shows through. I’ll save the fabric and stay consistent right the way through.
  • Start Block #3 of the “I Love Home” Quilt along – block for October √ Centre of block #3I’ve completed the centre of the block, now I just need to add the surround of the block which involves piecing.
  • Two Splendid Sampler blocks √ Two blocks assigned this week are finished. No photos yet.
  • One or two Grandma’s Kitchen blocks   This is the game show block – #15 I remember one of my Nanas listening on the radio to two soaps.  “Portia Faces Life” and “Doctor Paul”. Needless to say I used to enjoy listening too. TV wasn’t here in the 1950’s.Block 15 Grandma's Kitchen Block 14 Grandma's KitchenThe salt and pepper shaker block – #14.
  • Some gardening! √  Carrots and Beetroot and Corn planted. Potatoes are in. A few bean plants are showing. The thrushes are about tapping out snails from their shells – they make a mess but it is music to my ears and I’ll take the mess.  A little weeding done.

Week for 10th of October

  • Cut out and place the other four blocks of the I love Dirt quilt blocks so that I have them all ready to sew around.
  • The new Grandma’s Kitchen block
  • Two blocks from the Splendid Sampler
  • A few of these blocks – I spent one night looking for some ideas for using up scraps and I found  some I liked. At the moment I am using up some 21/2″ squares. I bought some really cheap whitish fabric for the background. I had to close my eyes to other fabric when I was in the shop. The rule is….’only scraps’! I am using the pattern of Country Fair on Craftsy  – but will make it smaller no doubt. These blocks are 101/2″ before placing in the quilt.First blockSo during the week the plan is to add to this first block.
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To-Do Tuesday

Last Week

  • Complete two Grandma’s Kitchen blocks  – got one completed Sunday Dinner.Block #13 Grandma's Kitchen
  • One or two Splendid Sampler blocks – I did really well on this one and got caught upQuilt blocks
  • Start on I Love Dirt quilt top – yes got the pattern size adjusted according to its instructions. Read through the pattern to get acquainted!
  • Some gardening, weather permitting.  Yes – lawns mowed and a little weeding. Beans and potatoes planted.

To-Do for week of 3rd October

  • Do two applique blocks in the “I Love Dirt” quilt
  • Start Block #3 of the “I Love Home” Quilt along – block for October
  • Two Splendid Sampler blocks
  • One or two Grandma’s Kitchen blocks
  • Some gardening!
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To – Do Tuesday 1st August

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Last Week

  • 2 books read 
  • Grandma’s Kitchen and Splendid Sampler blocks completed 
  • Bloom block completed. 3 patchwork blocks
  • Baste and start stitching my Anne of Green Gables quilt. Stitching in the ditch
  • Walked 50000 steps   
  • August OMG decided on and post prepared for publishing. 

This weeks focus

  • finish stitching in the ditch the quilt I am working on. Machine on the  binding so that only have the hand sewing part of it to complete.
  • Complete this week’s Grandma’s Kitchen and Splendid Sampler blocks
  • Complete 2 to 3 blocks in the Bloom quilt
  • Walk 50 000 steps
  • Read 2 books
  • Spend an hour weeding in the garden

To-Do Tuesday 25th July

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This week I am joining up with Stitch All the Things to look at what I need to do in the coming week, or lets re-word that… what I want to do!
Last week I accomplished all my goals. Even set in motion having bookshelves built by visiting a place to get a quote. All my sewing goals were achieved. Walking one… of 50 000 steps just managed , was surprised that I got up to 51000 So one  big tick for last week!  

July 24th Week To-Do

Sewing

  • Block 5 of the Bloom Sew Along
  • Block 5 of Grandma’s Kitchen
  • Splendid sampler block when it is assigned on Friday
  • Final press and sandwich Anne of Green gables quilt I am making, and some stitching in the ditch on it. Will see how far I can get…. without compromising getting those QAL blocks sewn.
  • Write post for July one month goal and link it up.

Other

  • Walk 50 000 thousand steps
  • Read two books

To-Do Tuesday 18th July

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This week I am joining up with Stitch All the Things to look at what I need to do in the coming week, or lets re-word that… what I want to do!
I achieved my sewing goals from last week and a few of the others. Well my reading goals were good! Walking – weather was so wet cut down on the days I could get out, but scraped in with just on 50 000 steps.
So this week in quilting…
  • Sew  the binding on my Garden Charm quilt. If there is a day that is fine and windy I’ll wash it too but that’s difficult in winter. Weather forecast shows rain for next 10 days!Binding for Garden Charm quilt
  • Sew the Homeward Bound block for the Splendid Sampler and whatever block is given on Friday. Would be nice if it were one I have already done!!Photo of book
  • Sew Block 3 of the Grandma’s Kitchen quilt – possibly block 4 all going well.
  • Finish off  block 4 of Bloom quilt, only have to put the borders on.

This week elsewhere

  1. Walk 50 000 steps
  2. Read 2 books
  3. Visit joinery factory to discuss bookshelves. Really – this week is it!!

To-Do Tuesday July 11th

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Last Week.

Sewing

  • Complete the top of the 182 Solstice pattern top and once the fabric arrives start the next quilt along Grandma’s Kitchen and decide whether to go for white or cream background. Hoping it will come in the next week.     Done.
  • Start the quilting of a Craftsy class quilt – 2016 Block of Month – at least pin baste it together, ready for stitch in the ditch.    Done
  • Do the embroidery on block of Splendid Sampler   Not Done
  • Once embroidery block is finished start the Sew South Splendid Sampler block which has hexagons, so will be hand sewing. Not Done but started.

Reading

  • Read The Dress in the Window by Sofia Grant and review.  Done

Walk

  • Complete 50 000 steps for the week.    Done   59 000

House

  • Clean some windows!    Some progress.
  • Visit joinery factory and discuss possibility of bookshelves/cupboards/TV combination thing. I am hesitant because of space but I so need shelves and don’t know where else to put them but in lounge/sitting room.    Sadly no.

July 11th Week

Sewing

  • Continue with stitching in the ditch on Craftsy Garden Charm quilt 2016, ideally would like to get this part finished by next Tuesday.  Start of stitch in the ditch
  • Sew block 2 and maybe 3 of Grandma’s Kitchen sew along. Block 1 is completedBlock 1 of Grandma's Kitchen
  • Sew some embroidery stitches on embroidery splendid sampler block and maybe do a few more hexagons for another block in it.

Reading

  • Read 2 books at least and listen to The Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve as I stitch in the ditch.  (Borrowed on CD from the Library).

Walk

  • 50000 steps in the week.

House

Well can see and do know really housework not a high priority and I am nervous about this book case I kind of want but just not sure that it will be too over powering in a smallish room but on the other hand I have little storage space and need some! So putting these two goals back in again for this week.

  • Clean some more windows
  • Visit joiners to discuss book case/cupboards/TV thing.