#ILoveDirt Quilt Complete for January Goal


Linking up with Elm St quilts

My goal was to complete the I Love Dirt quilt I have been making for my great nephew Jaxon. At the beginning of the month it was just a top. I have since basted and quilted it.

I mainly stitched in the ditch and round the applique pieces, however I had some fun fmq his name around the sides with some cars as well. I am happy with how it all turned out and while my heart was in my mouth when I put it in the washing machine, there were no runs and I put in a few colour catchers in case. So all is well that ends well.

FMQ on border.

fmq along the border
Top left block

One block - Grader
And drying on the line, which it did very quickly because of the heat.

Completed Quilt




Completion of December Goal

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Linking up with Elm Street Quilts

My goal for December was to complete the top for the I Love Home Quilt top which was a quilt along with Jacquelynne Steves since the middle of the year. I enjoyed doing it.

The photos aren’t that clear, I have waited a number of days to go outside and take photos but it continues to be very windy so I have decided to just go for it. The quilt has a top and bottom border but not the sides which is part of the pattern. I think I would have preferred to have side floral borders as well but decided the quilt was large enough without them anyway.

Finished quilt top

Quilt top



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.

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


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

I Love Dirt blocks have been Appliquéd on.

October one month goal

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

My goal was  to appliqué each of the individual  blocks. I paced myself during the month and now have all the blocks cut out and appliquéd on, ready for the next stage. Quite possibly the next stage might be my November goal!

Collage of vehicles on quilt blocks

I have linked them all in a collage – they are still all individual blocks. But I am very happy to have finished the machine appliqué because as you know it is a little like watching paint dry!

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

September One Month Goal

One month goal September

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

This month I want to finish up the lap quilt I started in August, it is a nine patcher that has been cut in four to make a cornerstone quilt. I want to have it well ready for a raffle for a local school fund raising event in early November. So I want to be well ahead.

At present this is what it looks like.

Cornerstone Quilt Top

I want to put on a small border around it once all the blocks are together and then to sandwich and pin baste it and then quilt and bind it. I have some wool batting and some cuddle fleece for the back to make it warm and cosy.

The fabric is mostly Galaxy by Henley Studio for Makower UK

Space pictured fabric