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

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!

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

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

To-Do Tuesday 29th 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’s List

  • Sew a nine patch 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. Well as it turns out I got all those blocks done and sliced!Quilt block ready for cornerstone quilt
  • Sew last weeks and this weeks Grandma’s Kitchen blocks. I got onto those and once started they didn’t take too long! Both Grandma’s wore aprons and I am thinking no wonder, because with the labour of washing who’d want to wash too many clothes in those days.Block 8 of Grandma's Kitchen quiltBlock 9 of Grandma's Kitchen quiltAnd this one is Grandma’s Kitchen window.
  • Sew this weeks Splendid Sampler block and start one of the embroidery ones that I haven’t done. I did two from the Splendid Sampler, not the one set for this week because although I did it for the 30 block Splendid Sampler quilt I made, I am not doing it for the 100 block one. So I chose two others.Block 7 of the Splendid SamplerSnug as a Bug in a rug. Block 7. Block 6 of the Splendid SamplerFocal Point – Block 6
  • Walk 50000 steps Just 44000 steps accomplished, however quite a bit of gardening done as my outside time so feeling pretty happy with that. I made use of some dry weather to get out and weed.

This Week

  • Sew sliced rows together on Space quilt to make a cornerstone quilt.
  • Sew the Grandma’s Kitchen block out this week.
  • Sew a Splendid Sampler block, or two.
  • Walk 50000 steps.
  • Time gardening, weather permitting.

To-Do Tuesday 15th 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’s List
  •  Complete 4 blocks in the Bloom quilt. ( I have decided to to do the full 20 blocks and as I want to complete all blocks by the end of the month, I need to make this one a priority.  √  think I made 6 which has brought me a good ways along. 
  • Complete this weeks Grandma’s Kitchen QAL block, possibly the Splendid Sampler one if time.Will finish at a 12 inch block. I don’t remember any sayings of my grandmas. However Nana C was always very adamant we stay together as a family, and it is something of her legacy that we do! She also advocated a good breakfast and wearing a singlet. The only think I don’t do is wear a singlet any more. Just don’t seem to need one!!Block #7 if Grandma's KitchenThe Splendid Sampler block this week was block number 91 – Gran’s Button Jar. I’ll finish it this afternoon. Will finish at a six inch block.Block #91 of Splendid Sampler
  • Choose fabric from what I already have and cut fabric for I Love Home quilt along and view the videos of  Alyssa from Penguin & Fish on Facebook to see what she does for it. Well I got hooked in my this block. Yes I cut the fabric out for all the blocks. And I’ve watched Alyssa each day – she is still cutting. √ But once I had the fabric cut out I couldn’t stop. (I am using fabric left over from my previous quilt which is also a bonus). I just had to go ahead and work on the block for August until I had it completed and… I love it. It is an 18 inch block. Roll on September. But I am still watching Alyssa on Facebook each day as well because I want to see how her choices work out. Block 1 of I love home sew along
  • Walk 50 000 steps  ×  Bad week for walking – so much rain so only got out a couple of days. I am so over rain.  43000 steps
  • Spend another hour weeding this week. There are lots of weeds. But even seeing small patches weeded is rewarding. × The garden is sodden! No chance of getting out and the next week is looking that way too.

To Do for the Week of the 15th of August

  • Complete all the Bloom Blocks so that I have 20.
  • Complete this week’s Grandma’s Kitchen and Splendid Sampler blocks
  • 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.
  • Walk 50000 steps

Monday Post

I have been working with small step goals to complete blocks for quilts I want to make. This week I completed three blocks in the Bloom Sew Along which means I have eight of the sixteen I intend doing.

Flower quilt block Large flower quilt block Yellow flower quilt block

I also completed the 10″ block from the Grandma’s Kitchen QAL with Pat Sloan. This week it was a focus on wash day.  As a young child I remember Nana T’s wash day. (Early 1950’s)  It was in the wash house area just off the kitchen.  She had a copper out there, a fire was lit underneath and the water boiled. Then the clothes – sheets are what I remember – were swished around with a large wooden stick. They were then lifted via the large wooden stick and put through a hand wringer into a tub of cold water. Rinsed around and put through the hand wringer again and then hung out on the long line at the back of the house.

What a lot of work! I am so pleased to have been there and seen this. It is something that has always stuck in my mind, the smell of the copper and the work. So easy now to dump the washing in the machine and walk away. The only thing in common is that I still hang the clothes on the line.

Wash Day quilt block

The Splendid Sampler block – 61/2 ” – for the past week was called Lina’s Gift.  Block 18 and on Page 7 of the book.

Block 18 of the Splendid sampler

 

BOMS away at What a Hoot Quilts

Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt

Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts

Monday Musings

What am I crushing on this week?

Well I am loving the quilt I am working on at the moment. Even though I am not a pink person I could easily keep this quilt although it has someone else’s name on it.  It is the Anne of Green Gables – a Penny Rose fabric.

Stitching in the ditch

While I am stitching this quilt in the ditch I am listening to a novel by Emilie Richards – Sister’s Choice.  It is from her Shenandoah series.  This series inspired me to take up quilting, I just loved the characters and the quilting. At present I am rereading the series via audiobook and loving them all over again.

Audiobook cover

Blocks I completed this past week.

  1. Bloom #5 Two flowers bloom block
  2. Grandma’s Kitchen #5  A Pat Sloan QAL This one is called glasses and cups. Honestly I don’t remember my grandma’s glasses and cups. But I do remember the great pots of tea they made and the many times we sat down to a good cup of tea and some home baking with them. I still drink tea using leaves and a pot – thanks to both my nanas for this great tradition!Block #5 GK
  3. Splendid Sampler block 49 Summer’s GiftBlock #49 Splendid Sampler

BOMS away at What a Hoot Quilts

Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt

Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts