Plans for the Coming Week

End of November / beginning of December

I decided I didn’t feel like planning too much for the week so I  decided to go each day with my mood and what  I felt  like!

  • make some more log cabin heart blocks  √  I made three or four of these and then left them for awhile!
  • possibly do the next Grandma’s Kitchen block  No 
  • do what the mood dictates! √  The mood led me to making a bag. It’s from the book Patchwork Bags and Accessories by Yoko Saito that I got out of the library.  I admit I didn’t really know too much of what I was doing and had some snafu’s but on the whole pretty pleased with how far I have got. I need to sew on some buttons and magnets so will have a picture of it next week.  For now here is the cover of the book. I made the one on the cover but in grey fabrics mostly. I belong to a fat eighth’s monthly club from a NZ shop and so I used mostly some of those.Patchwork Bags Book CoverNow that I have had a go at something new, I am ready to get back to some of my ongoing projects!

Week of 5th December

  • Start on the sashing of the #ILoveHome blocks
  • A Grandma’s Kitchen block or two
  • Find out how my niece would like me to put together the I Love Dirt quilt for the Australian weather
  • A Splendid Sampler block or two.
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One Month Goal for December

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Linking up with Elm Street Quilts

I just want a light goal for December, at least I think it will be! And that is to complete the top of the #ILoveHome Quilt from the quilt along with Jacquelynne Steves. The pattern for the final part releases early this coming week. It is summer here and rather warm where I sew, so not so much sewing being achieved!

We have now completed the four main blocks and they are very cute and I think I will love this quilt. The photos aren’t that true to colour but it is most like the last block. Each of these is 18 1/2 inches at present.

What has been and what will be!

My Plan for Week 4 of November was

  • Three more blocks for the Splendid Sampler  √  Actually made 5 which made me happy.
  • Complete the I Love Home block  √ I think I might stitch an outline of windows yet, it looks a little blank!#Ilovehome block 4
  • Sew up Block #21 of Grandma’s Kitchen   √ I really enjoyed making this block and remembering as a young 2-3 year old phoning my nana and chatting to her. Don’t remember what I chatted about! But it is a long time memory.Phone on Grandma's Kitchen quilt
  • One Log Cabin Heart block   √ Yes 
  • Possibly sew on final sashing of the I Love Dirt quilt.  √ I Love Dirt top before quiltingBefore I baste and quilt this I need to talk to my niece in Australia and see what batting and backing I’ll use. Obviously they are a lot hotter there than us. I love wool batting and cuddle fleece but that may just be too warm!

The coming week – end of November / beginning of December

I don’t feel like planning too much this week so I have decided I am going to go each day with my mood and what  I feel like! However I will plan to

  • make some more log cabin heart blocks
  • possibly do the next Grandma’s Kitchen block
  • do what the mood dictates!

I am taking a rest from the Splendid Sampler this week as I achieved everything I wanted to do in it this month! So a little rest before I continue.

 

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November Goal Completed.

My November goal was to complete 14 six inch blocks for the Splendid Sampler. That would take my total up to 60/100, which would give it a boost along the way. And I am happy to say that I now have sixty. These are the ones I completed during November. They involved ordinary piecing, piecing curves, foundation piecing, appliqué  and embroidery.
14 Completed Splendid Sampler blocks

Completed blocks

One Month Goal

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

 

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