Showing posts from August, 2021

WIP Wednesday: How Many is Too Many?

  Last week I posted about a couple new projects I was working on.  I put those aside to start working on my Uncle Sam's Patriotic quilt which is one of my 2021 quilting goals.  Well, it was my goal to have it finished by July 4th so I'm a bit late ... or maybe I'm just very early for next year LOL. I've always completed a project before I started another one.  I was impatient to see the finished product and couldn't wait to finish.  But this year has been different because I've been working on a few ongoing monthly projects.  I find that I rather like working on several projects at a time as it helps break up the monotony of working on a single project.   And this is the final block for the Very Coriander Christmas BOM quilt.  Gosh, I can't believe it's been 10 months since I made my first block. This final monthly kit also included all the fabric to finish the top.  Once the top is assembled, all I need to add is the fabric for the binding and backing

WIP Wednesday: Stash Buster Challenge and Quilt of Valor

I'm still working on my Stash Buster quilt and have now completed 36 blocks.  I'm going to take the time to cut up the rest of the blocks so I can just grab a couple to sew when I have a few minutes here and there.   I started this Quilt of Valor (QOV) last week after a dear friend asked me to make it for her husband, a Vietnam War veteran.  I have gifted her a few quilts over the years and I know she values and appreciates the quilts I give her so I was very happy to oblige.  I'm still trying to decide on borders but I should have it completed soon.  Well, this one was not on my 2021 quilting goals list but that's okay. And this Raven Moon project is definitely not on my quilting goals list.  It is more of a squirrel!  I bought this bundle a couple years ago and recently stumbled upon it. Since Halloween is just around the corner (isn't it?), I thought I may just go ahead and make it this year. The bundle includes 2 panels and 6 fat quarters. It's hard to belie

Weekly Finish #7: Heavenly Bodies Charity Quilt and Flimsies

My first charity quilt finish of 2021.  I posted about this quilt back in February and I finally got around to finishing it. I love the main fabric with the planets and heavenly bodies. I found the perfect backing with the constellations. I did an overall quilting design called Picket, which I think looks like spacemen or aliens.  I guess it's a stretch of my imagination LOL.  What do you think? The pattern is Warm Wishes and I used polyester batting.  I also attached the binding by machine which I do for kids' quilts, especially donated quilts, because they get a lot of use and are washed frequently. The quilt measures 50 x 62 which is larger than the baby quilts I usually donate.  I think this size is much better for an older child. I also finished my St. Patrick's Double Irish Chain top that I posted about here .  I think the fabric requirements in the pattern are wrong as I had many leftover strips. But that's okay because I used them for the pieced border.  I wasn

WIP Work In Progress: St. Patrick's Double Irish Chain

One of my 2021 quilting goals  is to make a St. Patrick's Double Irish Chain quilt.  It was supposed to be my March project but it was put on the back burner when we started working on our landscaping.  I thought I'd postpone it to 2022 but since I've had the fabric "kit" for a couple of years, I'm just going to complete the top this year then add it to my UFO pile.  I'll complete the quilt for next year's St. Patty's holiday. I was originally going to use a pattern from Fons & Porter but decided to go with this one from the August 2000 American Patchwork & Quilting magazine.   It's all strip cutting and sewing, and I used my Accuquilt GO cutter to cut all the strips over the weekend.  Fast and easy.  The unfinished blocks measure 10.5" and there are 35 blocks.  So far, I've completed four.  Not a lot of progress but it's a start.   To be honest, I'm not very thrilled with the colors.  I think the solid greens are too d

Design Wall Monday: Stashbuster Challenge 2021 - Dandy Star Block

  Here are my first 30 blocks out of the 52 I need to meet the Stashbuster Challenge.  That's 30 blocks for 30 weeks which means I am caught up.  Ok, it's really my own personal challenge to be caught up but I have enjoyed making these blocks.  I use my Accuquilt GO cutter which makes the process easier and faster. I plan to make 56 blocks for a 7 x 8 setting and plan to make 2 blocks a week, more or less.  I hope to have the top finished by end of October and the quilt finished by Thanksgiving. The block is the Dandy Star.  There are so many color combinations and settings you can do with this block. I especially like the green one pictured above and am already thinking of making a similar one.  The FB group  for this challenge is private; and with over 10K members, there are so many beautiful quilts.  Here are a few of my favorites. If you'd like to see more quilting goodness and see what others are up to, please visit the following which I'm linking up to:   Monday M