Quilty Progress Being Made

Hello Everyone! I hope you are having a great weekend. We are enjoying some nice temperatures again after a cold week. I hope that was the end of the very cold. It was 25 degrees when I went to swim yesterday morning at 8:00, but it warmed up nicely later in the day. We are planning on going somewhere later this afternoon, just haven’t decided where yet.

I made good progress this week on the main quilt projects I have been working on.

I finally made the 5 County Fair blocks that I’m trying to get made during the first week of the month. These are made with Fig Tree Christmas Figs fabrics. I now have 15 of 30 blocks complete.

I think I’m going to start making the sashing instead of waiting until all the blocks are finished. You can see that the sashing will take time, too. I can start sewing the blocks together once I have the sashing made.

While I was making the County Fair blocks, I was using the aqua fabrics for my rainbow quilts as leaders and enders. For the rainbow strip quilt, I would sew the 2 1/2″ squares together, then keep sewing those sets together until I had the correct length. I still need to sew the yellow and pink squares together before sewing the rows together.

For the Moda Rainbow quilt, I would add the corner squares to the print fabric, then add the white background block to the finished print unit.

I spent Friday afternoon sewing the first three rows together. I’m sewing them together in vertical groups of three, then sewing those groups across. I think this should come together quickly now.

Since I finished the County Fair blocks, I looked back at the goals I set for this month. I think I will meet all of them if I get the Sunday Best Quilt Sampler out and start quilting it. You can go here to see my quilt top. It’s all basted and ready to sew. I ordered thread a few weeks ago to make sure I would have enough, so it’s ready, now I just need to get my mind ready. I’ll start studying the finished top to decide on how to quilt it.

I hope you all have a great week and some nicer weather. I’m ready to get out a little more and maybe start some planting. I know it’s a little too early here for that, but I’m planning. Thanks for stopping by!

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2 Responses to Quilty Progress Being Made

  1. debby says:

    Have you watched Karen at Just Get it Done quilts on youtube? She uses a clear plastic table cloth from Dollar Tree, tosses it in the dryer for just a bit to get the creases out, lays it over her finished quilt top and uses a marker to draw the quilting lines. She uses rubbing alcohol to remove the marks if she doesn’t like them, or needs to redraw.


  2. Lydia says:

    Those 2 1/2″ blocks really trip me up. I actually spent a good bit of time at my sewing machine today. Trying to use up leftovers-baby steps. Today has been glorious on the sun porch.


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