Monday, May 2, 2016

May progress

Lots of trips were happening in April, and I am now catching up on the two free block projects I'm working on.

Here's some blocks I made this week that are part of the Splendid Sampler project:

There are blocks coming out every day on the 365 Quilt Block Challenge, and I will be caught up with them this next week.  Here's a picture of a few of them that I've recently finished:

What is on your design wall this week?

I'm linking with the usual blogs, where I like to see what other quilters are working on:

Design Wall Mondays (Here)
Monday Makings (Here)
Oh Scrap  (Here)

Monday, April 4, 2016

When you see the size of your Stash.......You Quilt!

After moving the boxes of stash to Michigan, I am focusing on using some fabric up in 2016.  Luckily for me, there have been several free quilt patterns on the web, and I am enjoying these three:

1) 365 Challenge.....

Some friends are doing this one also, and there is either a 3 inch or a 6 inch block to piece every day.  I love small blocks and I love pieced blocks, and I love the final version of this quilt, so I am enjoying this challenge.  I post my progress on Instagram (JudyKHansen), if you go there.  I am making these blocks in pink and brown repro fabrics, and usually do a week's blocks at a time rather than one each day.

For example, here is a picture of the seven blocks of the third week of 2016:

2) Splendid Sampler.........

This quilt is all 6 inch blocks, and the blocks are designed by various people, so there are lots of different quilting techniques.  I am using my floral fabrics for this one, and am substituting blocks when there is one that doesn't fit (IMHO) with the blocks already made.  I don't know what kind of setting I will be using on this quilt, but there will be 100 blocks; 2 patterns are issued each week.

Here's the very first block I made for this sampler:

3) Westering Women..........

Barbara Brackman's blog is very informative, plus this year she is offering a block each month in 12 inch size, and stories about the women who settled the west.  I am using my stash of plaids for this one, and I like it very much.
After working on 3 inch blocks, it is fun to make a 12 inch block once a month.

Here is March's block:

Are you working on any free Internet blocks in 2016?  These three projects have kept my mind busy and focused on fun as I wait for warmer weather.

Linking up with the usual spots:

Design Wall Mondays   (Here)
Monday Making      (Here)
Oh Scrap    (Here)

Monday, March 7, 2016

Baby Quilt Pattern - What Was I Thinking?

In my quest to make up some baby quilt tops to have on hand, I am progressing much slower this month.  This is the pattern that I bought some time ago, along with the fabric to make it.

 When I pulled out the pattern and looked at it more closely, I saw that there were flying geese around each block......a lot of flying geese!  Who bought this pattern?  I did, I said sheepishly.

Well, I bit the bullet, and cut out and made all of the flying geese..... 96 of them.  It was a good project for me to plow through mindlessly.  So, now the geese are flying, and it's time to assemble this quilt.  It should go much faster from this point on.

Here are two pictures of the parts, all ready to assemble:

Sorry the second picture is a little blurry, the children pictures are really cute.  It will show up better when I show you the pictures of the completed quilt.

A second project I've been working on is Ohio Star blocks for the next exchange coming up for my Churn Dashers Group.  Here is a picture of my design walls:

There are 12 people participating in this exchange, and we are to make four blocks for each person, so I'm making 48 blocks, and they will finish at 9 inches. I am down to the last 10 blocks, all in civil war repro fabrics.  I love them!
What are you working on this week?  

Linking up:

Design Wall Mondays
Monday Making
Oh, Scrap