Hello Everyone! I hope you’re having a good week. It’s been good around here except for the crazy weather. Wind, sun, warm, cold, rain, we’ve had it all except snow. The only sunny day we had that my quilt holders were both here was too windy to get pictures of Jake’s quilt. When I get some good pictures of it, I’ll show our attempt to take pictures in the wind.
I’m trying to keep up with my Winterville quilt.
I pulled some green fabrics for the holly leaves and trees on March 1. There is a little bit of everything in this group, some I’ve had for many years.
After finishing up with the Strawberry Social Mini and pulling the greens out, I had quite a bit of fabric that needed to be returned to their bins. So at the end of last week I did a little cleaning and organizing in my sewing room. I returned fabrics to their storage containers and organized everything I need to work on in the next couple of months in their own bins. Here they are:
- Winterville quilt. You can see in this picture that I reduced the green fabrics some. I took out a lot of the darker fabrics and will stick with the brighter greens.
- Alex’s quilt. Alex is my nephew and will graduate from high school in June. I have some of Amy Ellis’s Adventures fabric left over from Corbin’s (another nephew) quilt and will use the Snowbirds pattern from Moda Bakeshop.
- Quilting Life 12″ BOM from 2017. I’ve finalized the quilt layout and need to cut the fabric and make the setting blocks for this quilt. By the way, I’ve had lots of fun playing with EQ8 and it has really helped the design process.
- Moda Blockheads quilt. I’ve been busy piecing the sashing and the blocks together over the past couple of days.
- Save the Bees BOM. This is Jacquelynne Steves BOM for 2018. I plan to work on the first two blocks, which are embroidery and applique, when we travel soon. It’s really cute and the first block will be available in June. I’ll let you know when you can sign up for it.
- Swoon Sixteen. I finally pulled together fabric for 3 more blocks. I cut the fabric for this quilt last winter, but only have 6 blocks made. I hope to do better this year!
- The Quilting Life 6″ BOM from 2017 is ready to be quilted and the binding is made. I’m having a hard time deciding how to quilt it. I don’t know if I want to quilt and all over design or custom quilt each block. It’s still talking to me.
- Wonky Heart pillow. This is the sample I made for the “Almost Invisible Machine Applique” workshop I did. The top needs to be quilted and then needs to have a pillow back made for it.
I think this will keep me busy for a while. Plus I have this month’s Minis and More,
Mini Painted Ladies, a cute butterfly quilt, by Fig Tree. It will be perfect for spring. I will probably make a smaller, square version so it fits on my table. You can get your copy here and join us for the mini this month. It looks like it’s going to be very quick and easy to piece and it would make a cute table runner for spring if you make a different size. If you make it, join the parade by sending a picture to either Sherri or Michele before the end of the month.
This is a progress picture of the Moda Blockhead Quilt. I now have all the rows sewn together and need to add the sashing rows. It’s coming along, but I don’t know if I’ll get back to it before we leave.
I also purchased more of The Front Porch fabric by Sherri and Chelsi for Moda. The red and green stack on the right is the bundle I ordered from Sherri. The fat quarter bundle and the fabrics in front were ordered from Olie and Evie. My plan for the fat quarter bundle is to add the fabrics to the Desert Bloom and Creekside fabrics I have to make a quilt for our king size bed. I had to order the fabric because I couldn’t find it locally. I am somewhat disappointed in my local quilt shops, they don’t carry some of the newer Moda designers’ fabrics. There are some new Riley Blake designers too that aren’t carried here. The area is missing out on some really pretty and cute fabrics.
My plan today is to cut fabrics and get my blocks ready for our upcoming trip. What’s on your sewing table for the next month or so. Leave a message and let us know your plans.
Thanks for stopping by!