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!
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To Do #45

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Plans for Week of 15th November Were

Make binding and machine sew one side on to the Riley Blake quilt.  Done. I now need to do the hand sewing on it. I have started but still some way to go.

Make Sewcialites Block 5 in a couple of fabrics. I did the 6 inch blocks. The 3 inch will be too difficult for me with this pattern so will choose the one suggested from Sewcialites 1. This block is called Empower, designed by Carrie Nelson.

Pick out what I will quilt next and organise backing and batting and pin together. I chose Magnolia a pattern by Chelsi Stratton. The top was all sewn and in the same Anne of Green Gables fabric as I used for the Riley Blake. I did pin it together and its now sitting ready for quilting. I am mainly going to stitch in the ditch with a bit of fmq here and there.

Magnolia pinned

To Do #44

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Plans for the past week were:

Finish Quilting Riley Blake Block Challenge.

Done.Riley Blake Challenge no binding 

Make the Designer Mystery Block of the Month using Nantucket Summer.  Done.  Vanessa Goertzen was the designer for Block 5.DMB 5 

Work on the Sewcialites next block – 4. In at least one of the fabrics I’m doing it in.

Six and half inch block. Flirty designed by Chelsi Stratton, done in Nantucket Summer by Camille. And the three inch block in Seashore Drive fabric by Sherri and Chelsi.

Plans for Week of 15th November.

Make binding and machine sew one side on to the Riley Blake quilt.

Make Sewcialites Block 5 in a couple of fabrics.

Pick out what I will quilt next and organise backing and batting and pin together.

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Week of 25th October Plans

Pin my Riley Blake Challenge top was done.Pinned q

Make Sewcialites Block 2 in the three versions I am doing. Two 6″ blocks and one 3″ one when finished.  This one was called Tussy Mussy and was designed by Susan Ache.Sewcialites Bl 2
And my last goal was a free play.  I mucked around a bit with Pat Sloan’s design of All My Stars with a Cosy Up 5″ stackers by Corey Yoder and a bit of green I had left over from the Riley Blake Challenge. No rush on it, just when I feel like putting a few bits together.Pat Sloans. All My starsjpg

To Do Week of November 1st.

  • Quilt the Riley Blake Challenge quilt each day or most days
  • Make the Block 3 Sewcialites blocks.
  • Make A Quilting Life BOM for November.

To Do Tuesday #40

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  • Plan for October 11th Week was – Main Three

  • I am doing the Fat Quarter Shop Mystery BOM and it has a setting that I am doing as well. Although as I don’t want an 80″ square quilt I am adapting the setting and so am making a log cabin block and changing size. Involves Maths! So I want to get at least one or two of the log cabins made and attached to the first block. I made two log cabins and one star corner block. I still have another one of those to do and then I can sew the first row together. I did adapt the log cabin from 14″ to 12″ finished – the centre I made 3″ instead of 6″ and then downsized the strips a little. I love the Nantucket Summer fabric and really enjoyed the interview of Camille Roskelley by FQS on You Tube last week.Nantucket blocks 1 
  • Continue quilting the Edyta Sitar mystery quilt – might get it finished. I did finish it and readied it for binding. That was sewn on and now just the hand sewing part. Quilting on mystery Q 
  • Work on making a scrappy backing out of left over fabric for my Riley Blake Challenge quilt top.  I made the scrappy backing, it was a bit too improv so hope it sits flat when I pin it to the front which will be the Riley Blake QAL ’22 top. I used discarded blocks, plus left over Anne of Green Gables fabric.Backing 

Plan for Week of 18th of October.   Main Three

  • Finish hand sewing the binding to the back of the Edyta Sitar Mystery Quilt
  • Make the second star block and sew first row of Nantucket Summer QAL from FQS
  • Watch for first block of the FQS  Sewcialites QAL out at the end of the week. I am going to do the 6″ in Nantucket Summer fabric. This is the left overs from the QAL above as FQS is very generous with fabric for that QAL. If I don’t have enough I am going to watch for when Dwell comes out as it has similar fabric and should work in. I am also going to try doing the 3″ blocks in two different fabrics. That is x2 quilts. One is Sherri & Chelsi fabric and one is picked out fabric from my stash in blue and yellow. To start with I will cut out and hopefully sew the 6″ block by next Tuesday.

To Do Tuesday. #39

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Plans for October 4th.  Main three were 

  • start thinking about how I might quilt the Edyta Sitar Mystery quilt and then hopefully begin. I did begin, still a long way to go. I couldn’t decide what to do and just going for an all over edge to edge swirl design. Quilting underway
  • quilt a small table runner after tacking some batting pieces together for it. I do have it tacked but will wait till I have quilted the above.
  • I think the A Quilting Life BOM should be out later this week so I might get that cut out and started. I am doing a 12″ and 6″ size. I did do this, and as well in the 6″ size that I am doing and in the scrap one in the foregroundOctober block

    Plan for October 11th Week. – Main Three

  • I am doing the Fat Quarter Shop Mystery BOM and it has a setting that I am doing as well. Although as I don’t want an 80″ square quilt I am adapting the setting and so am making a log cabin block and changing size. Involves Maths! So I want to get at least one or two of the log cabins made and attached to the first block.
  • Continue quilting the Edyta Sitar mystery quilt – might get it finished.
  • Work on making a scrappy backing out of left over fabric for my Riley Blake Challenge quilt top.

To Do Tuesday #38. Moving into October.

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Plans for Week of 26th of September were

  • Make and add binding to NICU quilt top.  Done. So now I will wash it and add it to two others I have ready and then I will be posting it off to the hospital.NICU quilt 2022e
  • Pick out another top to quilt and look at backing and batting. Done. I chose a Mystery quilt I did with Edyta Sitar. 2020 think.I have it pinned but no idea how I am going to quilt it as yet.Next top to quilt
  • Finish hand sewing binding to quilt mentioned above. Done. And this one will be washed and then I will see what to do with it. It would be a good knee quilt.Binding on

Plans for October 4th.  Main three.I 

  • start thinking about how I might quilt the above Mystery quilt and then hopefully begin.
  • quilt a small table runner after tacking some batting pieces together for it.
  • I think the A Quilting Life BOM should be out later this week so I might get that cut out and started. I am doing a 12″ and 6″ size.

To Do #37 Closing in on September

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Plans for 20th September Week Were

  • Pin and quilt a small NICU top that is only about 29″ by 35″ which is their requested size.Done.  I had to add a border as it wasn’t long enough so had to revise my Marti Michel method, worked out reasonably.  
  • Trim and bind top I quilted in past week. Have done the machine binding part of this one and still hand sewing it down.

I started  doing the American Patchwork and Quilting Scrappy Quilt Along and have a couple of blocks done and they are having a day long sewing day later In the week via Facebook I think, that I might make the effort to sew a little more on that day. Otherwise this is more a leader and ender exercise.I did sew one block that day but its more a leader and ender and I feel like some patchwork sewing than I must rush to do it. I have picked out Autumny scraps of orange, yellow, brown, green, black.APQ along

  Plans for Week of 26th of September – Main three.ot

  • Make and add binding to NICU quilt top.
  • Pick out another top to quilt and look at backing and batting.
  • Finish hand sewing binding to quilt mentioned above.