Sunday, October 14, 2018

100 Days Later.......

99 blocks +1=100

I finished!!!   Several months ago, I saw a message from Angie at Gnome Angel for her sew along using Tula Pink's City Sampler book and quilt.  I was missing not having a circle to make every day so I ordered the book.  The first few blocks had 20-25 pieces and four or five fabrics in a 6.5" block. I almost gave up there but ordered some fabrics and decided to it. Most of those fabrics weren't used and all, except for four of the blocks, were made from my existing stash.

I'm so glad that I did!  I've seen so many new ways to look at the same block and so many ways to use colors to make a block look different.  There are holiday quilts, solid color quilts, a denim one and several people used just one color or black, white and grey.  All are on the Instagram 100days100blocks2018.

 Now to layout my blocks and make a quilt of them....and to clean up my mess...fabrics migrated from my shelves to a laundry size basket and grew to overflowing.  They need to be refolded and reshelved..a daunting task!

Licorice 2002-10/10/18

Linking with Oh Scrap!

Friday, October 12, 2018

Sajou Part Two

Part 2 to decide if I want to make a pillow cover or wall hanging out of it.  I'm leaning to a wall hanging as my new apartment has the delightful feature of having the fridge side fully visible from the living room.  It's been irritating me more and more every time I look at it.  It may become a mini gallery for all my mini quilts!  Thank you Lori and your Humble Quilts for the pattern .

I'm going to finish up the last two blocks for the Tula Pink City Sampler today and then spend the weekend laying it out.  I really didn't think that I would complete it....but 100 blocks in 100 days is almost done and I've done it!

Linking with Busy Hands Quilts for Finished or Not Fridays

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Sajou Quiltalong

Lori, from Humble Quilts, has a new quiltalong.  It's an 18" medallion quilt in three parts and this is part 1.  I'm late with this as part 2 came out this morning! I've been wavering between several different fabrics for the center section for several days while I worked on other projects.  I finally settled on this small piece of drapery fabric and am doing it with Christmas colors but not Christmas fabrics so I'll have something seasonal.  I still haven't located my box of unfinished Christmas quilts from the move!

Even though part 2 came out this morning, I haven't looked at it yet.  I didn't want to spoil the surprise!  I'll work on that tonite after my City Sampler block...#96!

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Temperature Quilt Progress

My temperature record for the month of starting month.  The first three days of October are also included.  I haven't been making daily blocks, but trying to do  four or five at a time.  I was thinking that a lot of the days would be in my same range-therefore letting me make four at a time but that hasn't been holding true.  The grey at the beginning and in the middle are the beginning of the months...later, I'm intending to embroider the month's name on them to make it less confusing to look back on.

The HST show the high and lows of each day.  For the month of September, except for a spike at the beginning and the end of the month, most days were below the average highs and the lows were also slightly above the average.  My original post shows the colors I assigned to each temperature.

91 Blocks!!  Only a couple more blocks to go to reach 100.  I'm getting very tired of my chosen colors and fabrics but I can stick it out for another week..I'm going to try some retail therapy tomorrow and see if I can find something to inspire me for the last couple of blocks.

Linking with Sarah Did It for the temperature quilt and Oh Scrap!

Monday, October 1, 2018

Sweet Land of Liberty Update

This is the bottom half of  my Sweet Land of Liberty, which includes the final set of blocks.  The October assignment is to add the bottom border.  I do have the side borders made but they don't divide evenly in half so they will be added after I quilt it.  Working in a very small space requires some adjustments!

Since my last post I did add the bell in the peace block and a banner in the small bird block.  Years ago, I bought a piece of fabric that had Victorian greeting cards printed.  I used one for a Tula Pink City Sampler block and noticed that one was a  "Remembrance" card. I cut that out and appliqued it.

This is the top's been a while since I posted it!

Linking with Humble Quilts and Moving it Forward Monday

Sunday, September 23, 2018

September Sweet Land of Liberty Blocks

I'm very grateful for this sew along's philosophy of "if it doesn't fit, add or subtract a strip".  Somewhere, I made a reading or assembly error so I had to add a few strips to the bottom and the top right hand edge.  Since I didn't have enough room at the bottom of the the flying geese blocks to add the date, I put that next to the stars.  The FG strip has part of a charm piece that has the Pledge of Allegiance printed on it. It's a large enough piece that the whole pledge is readable so that worked very well.  I used more of that same charm for the angel's flag.  There will be red buttons added to the oak leaf section and the bird's pot after quilting.  I'm still undecided what to add to the sideways angel but I think it needs something.

This is the last section of the quilt.  Later this week, I'll join the other bottom section and work on the borders.  I think I'll need more flying geese for that.  I keep looking at the ones I've made and thinking that they need more color.  I'm sure I'll be tinkering with this for a while.

Many thanks to Lori of Humble Quilts for this sew along.  It's been a lot of, I want to do another one!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Seventy-Five Blocks Finished

This is block 75 of the Tula Pink City Sampler sew along, which I posted this morning.  I don't have a very good record with monthly projects or sew alongs so I'm really pleased with myself.  Every block has been posted on time on my Instagram, which I started for this project.  I figured that I'd make about 50 before I started missing days or got bored with the project but that hasn't happened.  Now only 25 to go!

Here's a sideways view of most of the blocks....not in their final placements, but trying to get a sense of what colors I need to concentrate on for the final blocks.