Quilting Works in Progress, March 24

Hello Everyone! I hope you are having a great weekend. It’s been beautiful here and soon the pollen will be out and we won’t be able to enjoy some of the best temperatures that we have. It’s like this every spring, the screen porch gets so much pollen on it, that it’s hard to keep up with wiping it down until the pollen season is over. We can sit on the deck, but you may have a thin layer of pollen on you when you come in. Oh well, it only really bad for 2-3 weeks.

It’s been about a week and a half since my last WIP update and I have a few quilty things and cross-stitch things to share. So this post doesn’t get too long, I’m going to divide it into two posts, quilting and cross-stitch. Even if you are not a cross-stitcher, I hope you’ll still enjoy reading and looking at all the wonderful designs that are available now.

Sew Your Stash Along

I finished Step 3 in the Sew Your Stash Along that I’m participating in with my guild. The design is by Diane Knott of Butterfly Threads Quilting. I love using my red, blues and creamy white fabrics from my stash.

Diane provided a coloring sheet to go along with the sew along and you can see that I’ve been using it to try different colors and designs. I’ve started Step 4, but I’m deviating from Diane’s design on this one and will be making star blocks instead of strip blocks.

I used most of my Project Red layer cake by Sweetwater to cut the pieces for the blocks. The fabric is coordinated and the squares for the star points are all marked, ready for sewing. I hope they will look as good on the quilt as in my mind!

Earlier this week, I needed something to sew because my star blocks weren’t ready yet, so I picked up my Cheddar and Indigo blocks that were ready and laid out (and have been for months). I finished three more of these in a couple of days. It’s nice to have a project ready to go, just in case you find yourself wanting to just sit down and sew. I’m going to lay out the next three swoon blocks and I will try to work those in with star blocks while I’m sewing those.

This week was shop hop in our area. I only made it to three of the shops, but that was plenty. I think I’m having a thing this spring for yellow fabric. I will have to make something with these fabrics soon before the mood passes by. As you can see, I also got more red and blue fabrics. I don’t know if I can use them in my quilt or not. A few pieces may find there way into it though, wink – wink.

March Sew Sampler Box

This week I also got the March Sew Sampler Box from Fat Quarter Shop. This month’s box included the new Chantilly fabric by Figtree and a new pair of scissors. I started this subscription in July, and overall I’ve liked the fabric and notions in most of the boxes. Last month’s (which I didn’t take a picture of) wasn’t one of my favorites because the fabric was really bright and more on the modern side, but I will try to find a way to use it or give it to the guild and they can use it for a giveaway.

Yesterday, I had my quilt holders hold my 2017 Moda Blockhead quilts so I could get pictures. I’m not finished quilting it yet, but I hope to enter it in a local quilt show, Georgia Celebrates Quilts, in June. I need to send pictures and didn’t have an overall of this one. My plan is to start quilting again this afternoon. One of my hold ups has been how to quilt the sashing strips. I have a plan for the outer triangles and borders, and I now have a few ideas for the sashing. I will have to see which one works best.

I also finished the Round and Round table runner, but will use it for the Minis and More project this month. I’ll share it around the first of April. Have a good week and thanks for stopping by.

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9 Responses to Quilting Works in Progress, March 24

  1. You quilt looks great. I like your coloring sheet. Makes a great aid doesn’t it?

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  2. Lydia Sheffield says:

    You know that cheddar and indigo is reminding me of a Georgia Tech-esque quilt! Hoping we can get together this summer for some sewing. I am making SLOOOO progress right now, but am hoping that will change now that work isn’t draining my brain cells.

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  4. I love your Moda Blockheads quilt. It will be so lovely to look at in the quilt show! Those cheddar and indigo blocks are wonderful, too. Also, great to sew your stash along – I need to do one of those…

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    • Brenda says:

      Thanks Danette! I’ve made quilting progress on the MBHs quilt, but no more on the cheddar and indigo blocks. I’m not sure how much stash I’m actually using, the two boxes that have may fabric look the same. LOL

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