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.
Stitch ALL The Things
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!
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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.
Stitch ALL The Things
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!

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!
Stitch ALL The Things
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!

October One Month Goal

 

October one month goal

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

I have had the “I Love Dirt” Kit set for awhile. I know who I want to make it for – Jaxon over there in Australia. However because I had to go and get some of the pattern enlarged to 200% I have been putting it off. However last week I did go and do that and now I am ready to begin.

My goal is to appliqué each of the individual  blocks. Two a week should get me there!

Quilt Kitset

Splendid Sampler Recent Blocks

This past week I managed to catch up on some of the assigned Splendid Sampler blocks which made me very happy!  These are 61/2″ blocks and will finish at 6 inches.

Jen Kingwell’s “Happy Happy” block

Block 4 of Splendid Sampler

Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s “Full Circle Star”

Splendid Sampler Block 72

Kim Christopherson’s “Cute as a Cupcake”

Splendid Sampler block

Amy Ellis’ “Simple Surprises”

Splendid Sampler Block 30

Pat Sloan’s “Wild Rose”

Splendid Sampler Block 68

Kerry Green’s “First Stitch”

Splendid Sampler Block 71

Space Quilt Completion

One month goal September

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts to share the completion of one main goal for the month of September.

I set out to complete my Space quilt.  I still had some rows to sew together, to pin it together, quilt it and sew on the binding.  And yes, I got there and I am delighted with the result. I followed Amy Smart’s Quick Cornerstone Quilt idea.

It is backed with a very soft cuddle fleece and will make someone a very cosy lap quilt. This quilt will be raffled at the school I used to teach at in early November. They have a fair day once a year, run by the children, where basically they bring old junk to sell and buy new junk. Plus we always have some good raffles arranged. All money goes to helping children in need around New Zealand and the world.

Quick Cornerstone Quilt

 

To-Do Tuesday

Well as things happen life sometimes puts sewing and the usual round of things on the back burner so it turned out I wasn’t here for a couple of weeks. But now I am back. This was my last list.  So where am I up to?

To-Do for the week of the 5th of September

  • Sandwich and baste my Space quilt, possibly a little bit of stitching in the ditch. I am actually on the home run now with this. It is my one monthly goal to finish and all going well I’ll make it.Stitching in the Ditch
  • Start working on September block #2 of the #ILoveHomequilt  18 and 1/2″  block. I love this quilt along, I had started it and done the applique earlier in the month and yesterday I sewed it all together. I am loving this quilt along by Jacquelynne StevesHouse quilt block
  • Complete this week’s Grandma’s Kitchen block. Completed the 10 and 1/2″ Peppermint SwirlsNo 11. Block. Grandma's KitchenAnd Kitchen Door in the Grandma’s Kitchen Quilt along. 12 and 1/2″ blockBlock 12 Grandma's Kitchen
  • Complete a Splendid Sampler block  – no.
  • Some gardening – weather permitting – I did get a little done but when the weather is good I need to get out there!

To-Do for week of 26th September

  • Complete two Grandma’s Kitchen blocks
  • One or two Splendid Sampler blocks
  • Start on I Love Dirt quilt top
  • Some gardening, weather permitting.
Stitch ALL The Things
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!

To-Do Tuesday

Stitch ALL The Things
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’s list

  • Sew sliced rows together on Space quilt to make a cornerstone quilt. √
  • Sew the Grandma’s Kitchen block out this week.Block #10 Grandma's Kitchen
  • Sew a Splendid Sampler block, or two.Block from the Splendid Sampler Splendid Sampler block
  • Walk 50000 steps.  No – 44 000
  • Time gardening, weather permitting.  √  Big yes, very happy with what I achieved. Dug in all the lupin and mustard so that in another few weeks I can start planting potatoes etc.  Digging in the vegie garden

To-Do for the week of the 5th of September

  • Sandwich and baste my Space quilt, possibly a little bit of stitching in the ditch.
  • Start working on September block #2 of the #ILoveHomequilt
  • Complete this week’s Grandma’s Kitchen block
  • Complete a Splendid Sampler block
  • Some gardening – weather permitting