Hello everyone! Happy Friday. I hope and pray that those of you in the path of Matthew will be safe and not suffer too much property damage. One of our favorite places, St Simmons Island, GA, is going to be affected. It will be the first time in over 100 years that it will be directly in the path of a hurricane.
I wanted to give you an update on the 3rd Quarter Finish-A-Long. You can see my original list here.
I had listed 11 things on my list and I finished 6.
I also finished the Mini Teal Swap quilt and 16 Blocks on the Go for Quilts that Grow.
These are blocks 31,32,33, and 34 from August. They are all made with Bonnie and Camille fabrics for Moda. The top two are from the newest line Handmade. There’s quite a few fabrics in that line that are great for fussy cutting.
I have completely finished one for September, 35. I have 3 others pieced and am working on the 5th one. I also have two cut out for October. My goal is to get caught up by the end of October. Depending on the number of pieces, it takes about 6-7 hours to complete one block. That’s why I’ve decided not to hand piece the blocks together. I think I’m going to use a feathered joining stitch on my machine to connect the blocks then machine quilt it. It would probably take me another year if I were to do it by hand.
I also made this cute little cross stitch treat bag. I bought it as a kit and the pattern is by Teri Richards.
My daughter wanted a few of her Halloween decorations, so I took these to her when we went to the swim meet at Alabama. I made this table topper about 5 years ago. It’s “Amanda” from the book 3 Times the Charm by Me and My Sisters Designs. I made it mostly with a charm pack, but don’t have the information on it anymore.
Of course, I’ve been working on two versions of Maggie’s First Dance by Jacquelynne Steves. I’ve added the borders and the backing is pieced. My banisters are a great place to hang the large pieces after I’ve pressed them (although it looks like I still have a few creases in the backing pieces). I hope to start quilting this weekend. I’ve been playing with a few designs and reviewing some Craftsy classes that I have in preparation for quilting.
I’ve had a couple of questions about the quilt in my header.