Hello everyone – happy Wednesday!
This past week has been really good; no deadlines and my daughter came for a visit. One of her best friends got married in Tampa so she stayed with us for a week.
My favorite part of the quilting process is cutting and piecing – to me it’s like putting together a puzzle something I find challenging and relaxing.
I’ve gotten much better at setting aside time for quilty projects daily. I took some time to starch fabrics and get them cut out and made a list of what to do each day for a week. Since I’m such a list/task oriented person I don’t know why I haven’t done this before!
Anyway these are the new projects I’ve got started in last few days:
Kansas Star quilt block –quilters are drawn to star blocks. I fell in love with this one, I plan to add borders to make the finished size 14 x 14. Eventually I will make it a tote bag for grocery shopping. I used 10 inch squares from a Cotton and Steel pre-cut package to create the block. I used Amanda Rolf’s video tutorial, you can find it here.
My all time favorite quilt block is the maple leaf. Each year I make something using this block. I found a table runner on Pinterest I liked and decided to create something similar using a charm pack.
I’m always looking for ways to use my charm packs. I sketched a star on graph paper and came up with this. I’m sure it’s not original but it worked for me and it only took one charm pack.
Lastly I started a project that I won’t need until October 2019. The pattern is Double Trouble from Quilts and More Fall 2016. I’m using scraps so I’ve modified the pattern a bit to match my scraps. It’s a 12 inch skinny churn dash block with several variations.
Lesson I learned this week:
- planning ahead is everything!
- completing daily tasks earn me a glass of wine 🙂
Before my daughter arrived in Florida, she and my youngest son had just returned from vacationing in Thailand. They purchased beautiful fabrics for me that I will share at a later date. I wanted to show a couple of my favorite pictures they took.
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