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 #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 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!

September To Do


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Plans for Week of 30th of August were

  • Machine sew on binding for Scrappy Round the World quilt. Done.Scrappy RTW binding 
  • Hand stitch the binding on the Log Cabin. Done.Log Cabin doneJPG 
  • Sew some blocks together of a project I am working on – Magnolia, a pattern by Chelsi Stratton.  Done. Sashing Magnolia

Main Three for September 6th

  • Border onto the Magnolia top, which is a 3 inch plain one.
  • Hand sew down the Scrappy Round the World
  • Pin another top ready for quilting.

To Do Tuesday #8


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Week of 15th February.

  • Continue to quilt Crossroad Stars quilt. To do around the stars and sashing in between in the interior. Using a straight line ruler for most of it. Do some feathers around first border.DoneCrossroads star Quilting
  • Sweet Dreams #7 block DoneSweet Dreams #7
  • Riley Blake Challenge block #6 DoneChurn Dash RBC
  • Make another Magnolia block   One more completed.
  • Continue with leaders and enders Rustic Charm blocks. Rustic Charm 2 One finished but then got a little sidetracked sewing 1 and half inch squares together to make baby quilt eventually.

Week of 22nd February

  • Quilt border and make binding and sew on Crossroad Stars Quilt.
  • Sweet Dreams #8
  • Magnolia block
  • Continue with one of my leaders/enders projects.
  • Think about what top I am going to quilt next

To Do Tuesday 2022 #4


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My goals were

  • Quilt the nine log cabins on my Queen quilt.   Done
  • Complete Block 3 of Riley Blake Challenge.  DoneRBC 3
  • Complete Block 3 of Sweet Dreams QAL.  DonePS Block 3
  • Make a block or two for Magnolia Quilt I have started by one block! Chelsi Stratton design.  Made one to add to one I had made.Magnolia blocks 1
  • Start sashing the Nine Patch Square Dance blocks.  Have four rows sashed but not joined to each other.
  • Go through a couple of baskets of scraps and separate into what I will use and what I will pass on to somebody who might be able to use them for small handmade projects she does.  Done
  • I’ve also started a leaders and enders project – until of course I have all the sum of its parts and then it becomes its own project. This week I will be making wonky star blocks as I go. American and Patchwork Magazine No. 159. Started. Will be an ongoing leaders and enders.Leader and Ender

Week of 25th January

  • Quilt the border of my log cabin quilt – very plain straight line of something.
  • Sweet Dreams block 4.  QAL
  • Sash remainder of Nine Patch Square Dance and join all rows.
  • Make two more Magnolia blocks
  • Continue leaders and enders of Rustic Charm