One Block at a Time

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Last weeks plans

  • Quilt my BOM A Quilting Life 2022 – just a bit every day, mostly going to do stitch in the ditch and something in borders. I’ve made a start and doing a block or so a day. Nothing fancy, stitching in the ditch – and I want a fairly soft feel to it. 
  • Make sewcialites blocks when they are published. Done. Didn’t do the 3 inch for this one. This is number 12 I so we are about half way through.  Designed by. Barbara Groves of Me & My Sister Designs.  Sewcialites 12
  • Make BOM Mystery quilt from FQS block that arrived last, about six or seven I think. Done. FQS Mystery Block
  • Whatever takes my fancy.     And as well I sewed together the blocks of No. 2 BOM from A Quilting Life 2022. This was a very scrappy one, made mostly from half square triangles I had left from other projects. Will leave it now, want to put a border on it but I don’t have any fabric to work in with it at present.Scrappy AQL BOM 2022 I also made one more block in the scrappy Irish Chain, so now I have three. I can now make one more block and then I have to wait a few weeks for the accent fabric to arrive. Scrappy Irish Chain 3
  • I also stitched together and put on the inner border on the Chilhowie Bonnie Hunter QAL.Now there will only be the outer border.Border 1 Chilhowie

Finally my calendar arrived from Snapfish, I was about to email them when it dropped at my door today!  NZ Post is very very slow!  Calendar 2023

This Week’s Plans

  • I am going to work on the final border for the Chilhowie top and then I can call that part of it finished.
  • Sewcialites block of course when it publishes.
  • Continue to quilt to BOM from A Quilting Life 2022
  • Anything that takes my fancy.

And Another Sew Along Sighted!

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Last weeks plans

  • Continue to work on Chilhowie Bonnie Hunter mystery on the sashing.  I put the sashing in and sewed the main part of the top together. Now I have two rows of borders to do which involves doing some piecing. I have put it away for a little while to have a rest from it.
  • Next Sewcialites block   Done. In three of the fabrics I am working with for three different quilts.  Two 6 inch finished and one 3 inch blocks finished.
  • Finish backing for 12″ blocks A Quilting Life BOM 2022 Done and I got it sandwiched and ready to quilt. Backing
  • Whatever takes my eye!  Well you all know how our eyes can rove! I got hooked by Corey Yoders sew along for a double Irish Chain quilt. They are 18 inch blocks and it appealed to me because it uses scraps! I was just ready for her video on piecing the block A so it was great.

I also washed three quilts which felt good.

Week of 17th of January.

  • Quilt my BOM A Quilting Life 2022 – just a bit every day, mostly going to do stitch in the ditch and something in borders.
  • Make sewcialites blocks when they are published.
  • Make BOM Mystery quilt from FQS block that arrived last, about six or seven I think
  • Whatever takes my fancy.

Magnolia Quilt Finish

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To Do Tuesday #2 2023

 

For the Week 3rd January

  • continue to work on the Chilhowie Bonnie Hunter blocks. The final clue came out last Friday and it finishes off the quilt. It has quite a few steps in it so now I will go slow as I finish, at the moment I am doing the sashing between the blocks which involves some quarter square triangles so will take a little while.
  • The next Sewcialites block later in the week.  Done. I just did it in the main colours and the other blue/yellow and the 3 inch one I am leaving out this week. This is block 10 designed by Lori Holt.Sewcialites 10.
  • Complete doing the hand binding on my Magnolia quilt.  Finally done. I used Riley Blake Anne of Green Gables fabric and the pattern is by Chelsi Sttratton.  I made it smaller than the pattern.Magnolia finish!

And a few other things that found there way in. I know many of you call them squirrels but we have no squirrels in my country so no name for them!!

I decided to do A Quilting Life BOM for 2023 even though I had decided I wouldn’t. But only doing the 6″ version and in boys fabric that can be turned into a boys quilt and uses up scraps of fabric left overs!6 Bom 23

I also took on moving my A Quilting Life BOM 2022 further along during January, towards the finish line. My 12″ top is done so I put my 6″ blocks together into a top and its the perfect size our NICU like so eventually I’l’ quilt it up for that.6 AQL 2022
I also started making a backing for the 12″ block one and that is almost finished.

Week of 10th January

  • Continue to work on Chilhowie Bonnie Hunter mystery on the sashing.
  • Next Sewcialites block 
  • Finish backing for 12″ A Quilting Life BOM 2022
  • Whatever takes my eye!

To Do Tuesday New Year 2023 #1

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Thanks to Carol for hosting this year. And a Happy New Year to all with lots of fun quilting.

Plans Last Week included.

  • Finish Chilhowie blocks #5 and see what the next clue is on Saturday.  I completed clue #5 and now we have moved to #6 which calls for adding a round to clue 5. Clue #5 Chilhowie
  • Sew the Designer Mystery BOM block 6 together, pieces are cut out, ready.  Done BOm #6
  • The next Sewcialites block will post on Friday, so I’ll do that I hope.  Done. This was an easy block and so it didn’t take long to get the three blocks in the different fabrics done.Sewcialites 9

There are other things I could easily do, like tidying and sorting. Finishing off another top with borders.. I shall see.  I did a tiny little bit of fabric tidying and did get the borders sewn on my A Quilting Life BOM

For the Week 3rd January

  • continue to work on the Chilhowie Bonnie Hunter blocks.
  • The next Sewcialites block later in the week.
  • Complete doing the hand binding on my Magnolia quilt.

To Do Tuesday #49 Christmas in the Wings.

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Last weeks plans.

  • Finish quilting the Magnolia quilt and maybe machine sew on the binding to the front ready for hand sewing the back.  I finished the quilting but still need to machine sew on the binding. Magnolia Quilt folded 
  • Make pillowslip #3 and the final one I want to make.. I did make the final one but somehow it just didn’t turn out right. Will need to make another.
  • Continue making the Chilhowie – Bonnie Hunter blocks and make a start on the Sewcialites block #8 when it comes out.  I finished up clue #3 and this week it’s #4. As I am making the quilt 3/4 the size of the actual one I have to make 12 sets of 8 half square triangles and 4 quarter square triangles to go with each. 3 sets done. Clue #4 Chilhowie 
  • I also made the Sewcialites 2 # 8 block. Was quite challenging to make. I decided to simplify this week and didn’t do the 3 1/2″ version.  Designed by Shereece Nicole and named Interwoven. Block 7 Sew

I also went to beach with one of my sisters to try to photograph a couple of quilts for my yearly calendar I like to make but… it was extremely windy. So not very successful and we now have had so much wet weather can’t photograph outside yet. Will have to wait.

Edyta Sitar Pattern that I did, Mystery Quilt ’20 I think.

Edytar Sitar 21

And my Riley Blake Challenge ’22 quilt. Really need to improve on this photo! Although the beach is pleasant!Riley Blake Challenge '22

Week of 20th December.

  • make the third and final pillowslip. Has to be done!!
  • Continue with Chilhowie clue #4 of Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt.
  • Sew binding on Magnolia quilt.

And possibles if works out but could be a bit busier than usual!

  • Make next Sewcialites 2 block.

To Due Tuesday #48 Butterflies and Pillowslips

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Plans for the week were…

  • Keep on quilting the Magnolia quilt.  I got most of it done and just have a little more to go.
  • Make a second pillowslip. Done. Again followed SewVeryEasy You Tube tutorial to do it. I didn’t really have enough fabric as it was directional, so I hope after I wash it that it still fits the pillow.

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  • Continue to piece Clue 2 of Chilhowie, take a look at Clue 3 when it comes out.  In progress. I finished clue 2 and am working on clue three, half way throughClue 3 Chilhowe.
  • Possibly some  Sewcialites blocks.  I loved Pat Sloan’s block for the Sewcialites #7 block and completed all three blocks in the fabrics I am using. Two six inch blocks and one three inch block. Block #7 Sewcilaites 2 

The Week from the 13th of December

  • Finish quilting the Magnolia quilt and maybe machine sew on the binding to the front ready for hand sewing the back.
  • Make pillowslip #3 and the final one I want to make.
  • Continue making the Chilhowie – Bonnie Hunter blocks and make a start on the Sewcialites block #8 when it comes out.

To Do Tuesday #47. Keeping the Projects Going.

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Plan for Week of 29th Nov into December were…

  • Continue with the quilting of the Magnolia quilt. I continued, its going to take me almost to the end of the month I think as I chose a design that is taking time and not being executed that straight either! 
  • Make a Sewcialite 2 block 6 I think. Done. Block 6 designed by Camille Roskelley. Called Always Star. Here it is in the 6 inch in one of the fabrics I am making. Still have another 6 inch to do and a 3 inch.
  • Secialites 2 Block 6
  • Try to figure how to make a pillowslip  with Christmas fabric. I want to make it with a flap but am bamboozled by the variety of tutorials on You Tube but aim to try and combine two that just may help me.  Done. I eventually followed SewVeryEasy You Tube tutorial to do it. It fits a pillow so it will do!Pillowslip 1 
  • Make some Chilhowie blocks here and there! Clue 1 and 2 are out. I am doing 3/4 the size of the quilt so 3/4 of the number of blocks. Clue 1 is done and Clue 2 is in progress.1st 2 clues mystery BH
  • I also made up the Block 12 in A Quilting Life BOM.   12 inch size. Block 12 AQL

So Plans for week of December 6th.

  • Keep on quilting the Magnolia quilt.
  • Make a second pillowslip.
  • Continue to piece Clue 2 of Chilhowie, take a look at Clue 3 when it comes out.
  • Possibly some  Sewcialites blocks.

To Do #46 A Mystery Quilt Along and Mourning the Quilt and Tell Podcast loss.

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I was really upset to hear the Quilt and Tell podcast has been canned by the bosses. Tracy, Lori and Ginger really entertained me with their warm friendship  shared among them and great quilting discussions. I hope they do something under their own steam. They are @SewSupportive, @gstquiltandsews and @loribake on Instagram.

I love good quilting podcasts and the above one was one of my top. favourites.

I also went down under another mystery quilt along. This time with Bonnie K. Hunter’s Chilhowie Quilt  No I wasn’t going to do it, but even though I have projects, the call of something different was too much. I am only using what I have in my stash though, no buying. I am using purple, orange and green. Green instead of aqua as I don’t have much aqua but lots of green.  I don’t intend rushing to keep up, I’ll just stroll along as I feel like it.

Plans for week of November 22nd.

Complete hand sewing of binding on Riley Blake Challenge Quilt.  Done. Here is a back view of it as I want to get out when the weather fines up to take a front view.  I made a really scrappy backing for this quilt. Backview of RBC quilt

Do some quilting on the Magnolia quilt.  Yes I am moving along and planning what do do to it next.Quilting on Magnolia

Make the 3 inch Sewcialites 1 block instead of the one in Sewcialites 2. Block 29. 

Yes I want for this option and it was easier than the S2 option. However not my finest but just going to keep it and put it in. S2 Bl 5

Plan for Week of 29th Nov into December!

  • Continue with the quilting of the Magnolia quilt.
  • Make a Sewcialite 2 block 6 I think.
  • Try to figure how to make a pillowslip  with Christmas fabric. I want to make it with a flap but am bamboozled by the variety of tutorials on You Tube but aim to try and combine two that just may help me.
  • Make some Chilhowie blocks here and there!