It has been a busy month, but not too much sewing going on. After having foot surgery I have been sitting way too much. I need to set my monthly goal for October and get busy sewing.
I started my quilt #41 last month and want to get it finished before the holidays.
I have the top pieced, but need to get busy on the sandwich and quilting.
The quilt top is on the left, Warm and White batting in the middle and a light flannel for the backing. Need to get the iron going and finish this quilt.
Linking up with Elm Street Quilts – OMG October
I can not tell a lie. I finished my September goal, mid month.
My goal was to make one block a day for #BlueRKBlocks. A total of 30 to send off to Jessica @craftycop. She started in July 5th asking her quilting friends to make some blocks that she could them put into a quilt for fallen officers families.
As of yesterday she has received 3,390 blocks. Enough to make 80 quilts. Her quilting friends have come through, many are taking blocks and piecing the quilts, others are quilting, more are binding. Some are doing it all. She has received backing fabric, binding, thread and much support from individuals in the quilting community. As well, many companies are also providing her with support. No surprise, her day is an officer.
I finished my blocks early, since I was having foot surgery and knew I had to keep it up for many days.
Didn’t want to miss my monthly goal.
I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts – OMG September Finish
I chose to make On a “Jelly” Roll baby quilt for 2017 National Jelly Roll day.
I had a junior jelly roll of Simply Colorful II for Moda by V and Co.
I cut the pieces and put some together before Saturday’s National Jelly Roll Day.
With leftovers from the jelly roll and some solid Moda I had in my stash, I pieced a back together.
I think it turned out cute. Give this quilt a twofer, two quilts in one sandwich.
I used my new favorite stitch, wavy, in a crosshatch to quilt and went with my usual white thread.
I’m linking up with
Amy’s Creative Side – Bloggers Quilt Festival
Last fall I really enjoyed the Blogger Quilt Festival, so when I got the notice Amy’s Creative Side – Bloggers Quilt Festival for Fall 2017 was starting, I was thrilled. I love to look at the quilts that have been made by others throughout 2017. I have found several new bloggers to start to follow.
I thought about what to submit and decided on my Cookie Exchange. I started and finished this quilt in April of this year. This was one of those fabrics I must have really liked. I had bought a layer cake and a frivol tin of The Cookie Exchange by Sweetwater for Moda. I came up with the pattern to use the majority of the fabric and measures 64″ x 64″.
I had a bit of fabric left and used it to piece a back, along with buying some of the Concrete All Wrapped Up yardage at Fat Quarter Shop.
This was my first try at crosshatch quilting on my Janome. I even ventured into a red thread, not white!! I enjoyed it, other than the sore butt from sitting.
If you are stopping by from Amy’s Blogger’s Quilt Fall 2017 Festival, thanks for stopping. I look forward to seeing more of each of you posting at Amy’s site.
Linking up with Amy’s Creative Side – Bloggers Quilt Festival
I read about Moda’s National Jelly Roll day a few weeks back and decided it was a good reason to make another quilt. I have jelly rolls and I had patterns, pinterest had patterns, everyone had patterns. The hard part was deciding which roll and which pattern.
I decided on a junior jelly roll by Moda, Simply Colorful II. Here is the top together. Not sure that I really like this print for this pattern, but it is a top now. So we will quilt it up and put it to good use.
Ok, I cheated. I cut the fabric and did some piecing on Friday. I also put together a backing with some leftover strips.
So I was able to press and get my sandwich together Saturday and started some of the quilting. Hope to have the rest done today. So I am calling it Jelly Roll Weekend.
Hope everyone had fun sewing this weekend.