A Quilty Update

Hello Everyone! I would like to thank you all for your kind words on the Anniversaries of the Heart post. I’ve written a few posts on special people in my life and those are my favorites and the ones that I like to go back and read.

Since I finished that post, I was able to get back to the sewing machine and finish up a few blocks.

My goal this year is to finish County Fair by Fig Tree and Co by making 5 blocks a month. I finished February’s blocks and they are on my new design wall. I’m using Fig Tree’s Christmas Figs fabrics for the quilt. Ten down and twenty to go!

As with the first set of blocks, I used the larger leftover pieces from the units to make these half square triangles. This time, however, I went back and sewed about 3/8ths from the stitching line as soon as I made the unit. At least this way, they are all ready to be trimmed to the size I need when I want to use them in another project.

While I made the units for the County Fair blocks, I used the pieces for the rainbow quilts as leaders and enders. I started the Rainbow Quilts as a guild challenge last February. I got most of the fabrics cut and some of the sewing done, but mostly, they’ve been sitting in a project box until recently. One of the quilts I’m making uses 2 1/2″ squares of a single color to make the strips. My plan is to put the same color dot in between the strips, then a white fabric strip in between each set of colors. I went through my cut squares and still need squares for the pink and aqua strips. I hope to get that done this week.

My other rainbow quilt is made from squares of my Moda fabric scraps. I finished the orange group as I was finishing up the County Fair blocks.

This is the layout of my quilt. I still need to make the aqua, yellow and pink blocks. I’m making it a priority to get these quilts made this spring.

Speaking of trying to finish things. If you recall in a recent Cross Stitch post, I told you about Finish It February. I decided to apply that to a small embroidery piece I’ve had sitting around for over a year now.

The winter cabin embroidery piece is a leftover from The Art of Home’s Timber and Christmastime Collection. I designed the collection for Jacquelynne Steves‘ The Art of Home Club almost two years ago. I think I’m going to make a pillow using these fabrics. Maybe I’ll have it finished next week!

I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend and the beginning of your week. Thanks for stopping by.

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5 Responses to A Quilty Update

  1. patsystitch@gvtc.com says:

    I am always amazed by how much you get done on your projects. Do you keep a planner to stay focus?
    I love the rainbow quilt with the dot fabric.


    • Brenda says:

      I try to keep a planner, but it seems like since the move, I end up writing down what I did that day. I do take a few minutes at the beginning of the week to think about what I want to accomplish for the week. Recently it seems that I carry over quite a bit to the next week.


  2. Your work is fantastic and you stay so focused.


  3. Lydia says:

    I need to incorporate more embroidered pieces into my quilts. I’ve been SEWING the last few days and can see great improvement in my skills.


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