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
Here in Michigan we are really getting mid to late October weather. I am not turning on the furnace yet, it is too soon. I just need to keep moving to keep things warm.
Here are a few things I’ve been working on:
My September Queen’s block choice, Blossom Heart Quilts – Bee Hive Checker block. It really worked up quick, even when I had to tear it apart because I had the lower right HST the wrong way. But it is now done and in the mail.
I’m moving along rather nicely on my September OMG of making one block a day for #bluerkblocks. As of yesterday I have 24 completed. Not bad for the first week.
For those of you that have read much of my posts, I don’t normally have more than one project going at a time. But this month is not the norm. Here is a Christmas quilt I started and hope to have finished this month too. I am repeating my last Christmas quilt, Cookie Exchange pattern. This will be Quilt #41, since I started quilting two years ago.
But wait, let’s add another new quilt into the pile. Project Jelly Roll Day next Saturday, September 16. I have a few jelly rolls:
Now I just need to decide on a pattern and pick a roll.
Are you sewing on Jelly Roll day? What pattern are you using? Which jelly roll are you picking?
I am linking up with a few friends today:
Confessions of a Fabric Addict – Whoop Whoop
Devoted Quilter – TGIFF
Busy Hands Quilts – Finished or Not Friday
I decided my August OMG would be for a “big girl” quilt. I would use a pattern with “real blocks” something I haven’t normally done. Here is my goal setting post, August OMG.
Here are a few of the blocks in the beginning. Once I got moving along, I didn’t take any other pictures until it was finished. When I first chose the pattern and was putting together the blocks, I really saw the stars. It wasn’t until I was taking pictures of the finish that I say the circles. Talk about tunnel vision.
I used the remaining bright fabric for a strip down the backing. It turned out rather cute, breaking up the plain back.
On my last quilt, I ventured off the straight line walking foot quilting. Not very far off, but you can see my wavy line Brighten Up. So I went a bit (small bit) farther from there and did a cross hatch of wavy lines for this quilt.
It shows up much better on the backing piece ( along with a few thread scraps).
It really gave the quilt some easy to add texture. I just used a wavy stitch with the walking foot and used the edge of the foot for spacing of the lines. This may be my new favorite for quilting, at least for a bit.
I am linking up with a few friends today:
Small Quilts and Doll Quilts – Design Wall Monday
Love Laugh Quilt – Making Monday
Cooking Up Quilts – Main Crush Monday
Elm Street Quilts – One Monthly Goal
Em’s Scrapbag – Moving It Forward Monday
It is hard to believe that it is already August. Time sure flies as we get older. As I decide what will be my goal for August, it is kind of tough to pick just one project. I hope you are all sitting down, I don’t have any works in process. All my projects are done.
I went through the patterns I would like to do and thought I should use some of those beautiful FQs sitting in my drawers and came up with this little bundle.
I say this loosely that I came up with this bundle. I don’t know how to pull fabric to make a beautiful quilt. I buy bundles and collections. This is Kate Spain, Canyon, but I added the purply pink material.
Here are the projects I’ve done so far with the Kate Spain, Quilt #14 done and OMG November. You can tell by both of these quilts are basic HST. I am stepping out of the box with this pattern, Sailors Star by My Quilt Infatuation.
I will be doing the lap size. I bought it last year and have been holding it, so why not bring it out of hiding and get a move on.
Linking up with
Elm Street Quilts – OMG
Sew Fresh Quilts – Let’s Bee Social
Quilt Fabrication – Midweek Makers
It is late in the month and I hadn’t even started my OMG for July. So this morning I got started. Decided on a NoodeHead – Wide Open Zipper Bag
This appeared to be such an easy pattern and my sister had bought some cute fabric, wanting a few bags. Off I go to do my bags.
She had bought the material when we were down in Shipshewanna, IN last month. It is very cute and they vendor had added the vinyl to the fabric.
Here is my bag. It was a bit bulky in the lining, since I lined it with vinyl fabric too. Too much bulk for the inside seams, along with the interfacing. Maybe I should have tried without the interfacing.
I am modifying my July OMG from 3 bags to 1. I need to decide if I want to use the remaining vinyl fabric for bags or thread catchers or something else.
Linking up with Elm Street Quilts – OMG