My OMG completion for August

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My major goal for the OMG over at Elm Street Quilts was to complete 16 blocks of the Bloom Quilt. This quilt was designed by Lori Holt at Bee in my Bonnet.

At the time of making the goal I had 5 blocks completed. As I went along I decided I was going to make the full twenty. Which I did! It makes the quilt a little longer than I wanted but I decided that I won’t put an outside border on it, so that keeps it within the lap size quilt that I want.  I used Lori’s method of using pellon and sewing it to the shape and then turning it out to the right side. I then machine appliquéd each one down.

 

Blocks from Bloom quiltAs well since taking the photo I have sewn the blocks together, added the one round of strips for the border and some time soon I will quilt it.

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To-Do Tuesday 22nd August

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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’s List
  • Complete all the Bloom Blocks so that I have 20.  √  Done.
  • Complete this week’s Grandma’s Kitchen and Splendid Sampler blocks  Partial Block #3 of Splendid SamplerI have completed the Splendid Sampler block – Lots of Love, on the plus side this block measures the correct 61/2 inches and most points and joins are correct. A better effort than my first effort last year with this block,  I didn’t do the Grandma’s Kitchen block so that will hold over for this weeks list.
  • Amy from Diary of a Quilter has this Quick Cornerstone Quilt that I am thinking of making using some Space fabric so will check it out against my fabric and fully decide and then … maybe start cutting. √ Have begun to cut this out – will be quite challenging actually for me trying to get it all accurately pieced. Can but try!
  • Walk 50000 steps Not completed. Just 39800 this week.

This Week’s List

  • Sew a nine block a day and then slice it in four, for the not so quick cornerstone quilt! I aim to have it fully pieced by the end of September.
  • Sew last weeks and this weeks Grandma’s Kitchen blocks.
  • Sew this weeks Splendid Sampler block and start one of the embroidery ones that I haven’t done.
  • Walk 50000 steps

My One Month Goal for August

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My major goal for the OMG over at Elm Street Quilts is to complete 16 blocks of the Bloom Quilt. I have 5 blocks completed. That means I have 11 do to this month. I find I am not really enjoying this method of applique so I need some incentive to get on to them and finish.  I have decided to put in 16 blocks only, not the 20 in the pattern as that makes it longer than I want for a lap quilt.

That will mean I have September to quilt it,

What I have completed so far. I have 5 done. Showing 3.

Three Bloom blocks

Motivation!

I’d like to do that as I aim to have it for a raffle. It will help my local school (where I taught for many years) fundraise money for children who are less fortunate in New Zealand and overseas.

I’ll need to do 3 blocks most weeks in August.

To – Do Tuesday 1st August

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

  • 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

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 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

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!
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

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.

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.

 

To Do It 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!

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.
  • Start the quilting of a Craftsy class quilt – 2016 Block of Month – at least pin baste it together, ready for stitch in the ditch.
  • Do the embroidery on block of Splendid Sampler
  • Once embroidery block is finished start the Sew South Splendid Sampler block which has hexagons, so will be hand sewing.

Reading

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

Walk

  • Complete 50000 steps for the week.

House

  • Clean some windows!
  • 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.