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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Into the Third Week in November!

What I Planned for Week 2 in November

  • Add inner border to the “I Love Dirt” quilt top√  Boy's Quilt top
  • Sew 3 more Splendid Sampler six inch blocks  Block 68 of Splendid SamplerThis required sewing curves, which I haven’t done very much of, I did do a lemon block in the Splendid Sampler last year which didn’t quite meet up so getting better! Doing is the key I guess.Block 92 of Splendid SamplerDouble Bees was  piecing and appliqueBlock 60 of Splendid SamplerHearts and Flowers as you can see is embroidery.  I think I am past the 50 blocks on my way to 100!
  • Make the Grandma’s Kitchen block released this week.Block 19 of Grandma's KitchenI actually don’t remember my grandmother sewing, but my mother certainly did and she made many if not most of our clothes in the early days. She let me use her sewing machine but I never took classes at school and was always a bit impatient. I did make a few things under her tuition. The only things I can sew really are quilts!
  • Start on block 4 of the “I Love Home” BOM. Will be released tomorrow. This is my favourite quilt along this year. √  Inner applique part done.
  • Make some Country Fair blocks – maybe the final three. √ Completed them all now and they are sewn into lines so far.  I have now started on using my 2 inch scraps to make a quilt top, I found a pattern I liked online.
  • Make a Log Cabin Heart block  

Plan for Week 3 of November

  • Complete 3 more blocks in the Splendid Sampler
  • Complete on log cabin heart block
  • Sew couple of sashings onto centre of I Love Home block #3
  • Complete this weeks Grandma’s Kitchen block

 

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First Week in November Achievements

Plan for the first week in November!

  • Make at least one log cabin heart block.   Yes – one made. I now have six blocks.Group of Log Cabin Heart blocks
  • Make a couple of Splendid sampler blocks.Block 83 of Splendid SamplerThis is titled Minnesota Maze and was designed by Roseann Kermes. It is Block 83 of Splendid Sampler.Block 81 of Splendid SamplerThis is titled With Love From and is number 81 of the Splendid Sampler. Designed by Cat DeMack.  The xoxo is foundation piecing.Block 97 of Splendid SamplerThis is titled A Girl’s First Purse and is Block 97 of the Splendid Sampler. Designed by Di Mill. I still have to buy the right buttons to put on it, something darker.
  • The Grandma’s Kitchen block for this week.Block 18 of Grandma's KitchenBlock 18 of Grandma’s Kitchen titled The Fridge. I do remember a big old fridge at one of my nana’s house. It rumbled away at night and as I had a bed off the kitchen when I stayed I found it a very comforting sound.
  • Couple of Country Fair blocksScrappy blockI completed three of these blocks. I have only three more blocks to make in this and I will have a quilt top. That’s good because my 2 1/2 ” scraps in these colours are almost used up, which is the point really.
  • Cut sashings, borders and binding strips for the I Love Dirt quilt.  – Yes done.

Plan for Week 2 in November

  • Add inner border to the “I Love Dirt” quilt top
  • Sew 3 more Splendid Sampler six inch blocks
  • Make the Grandma’s Kitchen block released this week.
  • Start on block 4 of the “I Love Home” BOM. Will be released tomorrow. This is my favourite quilt along this year.
  • Make some Country Fair blocks – maybe the final three.
  • Make a Log Cabin Heart block
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November One Month Goal

One Month Goal

I am again joining in with Elm Street Quilts for the November One Monthly Goal

I have thought a little about this and I’ve looked around at all the WIP. Some I will just naturally work on. I love just changing over to another project when I tire of one, until I come back fresh to it a few weeks later.

I’ve looked at my Splendid Sampler blocks and counting I have 46 completed. I’d really like to add to these 6 inch blocks so my goal for this month is to…

Complete 14 more of these blocks. That will bring me up to 60 completed blocks by the end of November – so that is my November goal. Six of the ones I have already completed and 14 completely new ones coming up!

Quilt blocks

Last Week of October

Plan for Week of 24 October was

  • Complete the blanket stitching around the I Love Dirt blocks.  Almost there.√ Yes Done.
  • Complete the second pre-school quilt. √ Yes Done. And passed on for use.
  • Work on Grandma’s Kitchen block and Splendid sampler blocks hopefully. I completed Block 17 of GK. It’s called Pantry Goods. I don’t remember my own Grandma’s pantry, but I do recall my two year old great niece Scarlett inspecting her Great Grandfather’s pantry to find the box of biscuits – from which she’d like to extract one or sometimes… more!Grandma's Kitchen Block 17Quilt block by Jane DavidsonThis was designed by Jane Davidson and is a Splendid Sampler block – foundation piecing.Block designed by Faith JonesAnother piece that involved foundation piecing – designed by Faith Jones. For the Splendid Sampler quilt.
  • Possibly some Country Fair blocks.√ Yes I did two more. I now have 14 blocks completed for this scrap quilt using 21/2″ squares.

Plan for the first week in November!

  • Make at least one log cabin heart block.
  • Make a couple of Splendid sampler blocks.
  • The Grandma’s Kitchen block for this week.
  • Couple of Country Fair blocks
  • Cut sashings, borders and binding strips for the I Love Dirt quilt.
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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 Love Dirt blocks have been Appliquéd on.

October one month goal

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts to focus on one main goal for October

My goal was  to appliqué each of the individual  blocks. I paced myself during the month and now have all the blocks cut out and appliquéd on, ready for the next stage. Quite possibly the next stage might be my November goal!

Collage of vehicles on quilt blocks

I have linked them all in a collage – they are still all individual blocks. But I am very happy to have finished the machine appliqué because as you know it is a little like watching paint dry!

Starting a Log Cabin Heart Quilt.

I fell in love with a Log Cabin Heart quilt as many quilters have in the past I am sure. However it was only a photo on the Dish Sisters website.

Heart quilt - log cabin style

Eventually I tracked down some good instructions from Designs by KtGreen which were very helpful.

My next decision was what size to make the blocks. I eventually arrived at 8 1/2″ – 8″ finished, which meant cutting 1 1/2″ strips. When my fabric arrived I was very keen to start. It has taken me a couple of hours to press fabric and cut the strips and put them together to make one block! I am hoping that the next one is more speedily achieved!

I had intended to begin this project in 2018 but once I had the fabric I couldn’t resist!

The Process.

Start of log cabin heart block

Second step of log cabin heart block

Third step of log cabin heart block

Almost completed log cabin block

Add bottom strip

Completed log cabin heart block

Now that I have begun with 1 1/2″ strips that’s what I will keep with. When doing it next time for a quilt I think I will use 2″ strips and make 12 1/2″ blocks that will be 12″ when sewn in.

In any case I am celebrating the achievement of this first block!!

Looking back and looking forward.

Last Weeks List.

  • 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.√   Yes all done except for a few wheels and a strip – I ran out of Vliesofix so need to buy some to finish off.  Pile of I Love Dirt blocks
  • The new Grandma’s Kitchen block  No. I didn’t like it so am not doing it.
  • Two blocks from the Splendid Sampler √  61/2 inch blocks  This one is called Centred and is Block #100 in the first quilt along.Block 100 Splendid SamplerThis one is Friends Around the Square and is # 8
    Block 8 of Splendid Sampler
    The two above are last weeks blocks that I didn’t post                                        Hand in Hand – is one of this weeksSplendid Sampler block

As is Happy ThoughtsSplendid Sampler block

  • A few Country Fair blocks –  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.So during the week the plan is to add to this first block.   I now have 10 of these blocks.They are relaxing and fun to make, I really enjoy it.First block

Plan List for 17th October week.

I have a busy week ahead of me this week so I am not putting much into the list.

  • Do some blanket stitching around the I Love Dirt quilt blocks.
  • Sew together the I Love Home block #3
  • If I have time – some more Country Fair blocks and maybe a Splendid Sampler block or two.
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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!