Monday, October 5, 2015

October quilts

I have a lot of work queued up for this month - so what is new you ask? Well for one I am not able to prioritize. I am dithering about which project I should take up and letting the days slip away. Having to chose a project for a ALYOF is going to help me this time around. So I am choosing this month's goal as the bookshelf quilt I have undertaken to do for a cousin. Hoping to get the quilt top finished by end of the month.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Classic beauty

One of those impulsive things that I do and sometimes kick myself for it is joining up SALs. The ideas is to do a block a month and have a quilt at the end of the year but if you already have a lot on your plate, it becomes one more task that often does not get done. Last year I had a lot on my plate but still could not resist doing the classic blocks with Caroline Fairbanks of SewCanShe. The blocks were pretty with a timeless charm that makes them classic and I did manage to make about 6 blockᚣ And finally I put some of them together and made a pretty child's quilt.
. Now I wish I had done the other blocks too.

Doubly lucky

Quilting and binding this double nine patch quilt was my target for AYOLF for September. I finished it by the middle of the month.Sometime things come together quickly and this quilt was that for me. I am particularly pleased at the way the back has come out. It was a pieced back because I ran short of the blue fabric! The result was a double sided quilt! There is a doubly lucky kid out there.

Linking with ALYOF

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Come September

I am hoping to get a lot  done this month - a baby quilt using up some blocks, fmq of my quilt blocks done qayg but this one is the target for the ALYOF. A double nine patch block quilt. The top is done but I want to fmq it and bind and finish it. Here is a picture of the top.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Chasing the blues

I managed to meet the August target well in time. Feeling happy. I finished four sets of dresses that are cool and comfortable to wear in this hot weather and I finished the borders on my quilt. I ran out of fabric right at the end with two small pieces of border to be attached and had a near heart-attack when I went to the shop and was told they were out of that colour. Thankfully it turned out it had been just misplaced and I did not have to resort to using another shade of blue. Oh did I tell you that  my quilt is blue and so are all the dresses I made this month. Weird coincidence right?
Here is a photo of my quilt panel with borders. ( Don't have enough floor space to spread all four panels out)
And here is a photo of my dresses.

Linking this with A lovely year of finishes

Thursday, August 6, 2015

August borders

I just managed to remember in time that I should decide on my project for August. Hmm I plan on seeing four cotton tops. The heat is unrelenting. But I want to get some quilting done too. So will do the borders for my quilt. The one I finished piecing last month. Getting the sandwiches ready would be a bonus!!. Sharing this with ALYOF.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

An extraordinary quilt

This has to rate as the toughest and of course the loveliest of the quilts I have tried to make. Right now I have done only the blocks and have to make it into a quilt top and then of course quilt it. But happy right now to have got to this stage. Especially as I know no one else has done as much. Many have lagged behind or given up or never tried. So I do have reason to feel on top of the world.  And of course not to forget that at last I would have a quilt for myself.
I set this as my target for ALYOF and managed to finish it all but for the last block. I am out of the background material and will be getting it in the next couple of days. Will finish it definitely before the month ends.
 Tagging it for ALYOF at Sewbittersweet designs