Here we are at the last few days of March. I've kept busy but not sure how much of it was quilting related. But I did succeed at least partly on my goals. Let's see what I did get done. '
✅Finish pink and ✅start green RSC blocks - Still working on both colors.
Design UFO Challenge #11, ✅rough cut shirts - Shirts measured and deboned, still working on design. Probably will use all on the front - nixed the two sided idea.
✅Baste baby quilt and start quilting - Half quilted.
✅Cut out another quilt - one of three fabrics cut.
Not bad. It would have been better to complete a design for the Tee Shirt quilt but I have lots of time to work on it.
I'm really pleased with how the quilting is coming along on the baby quilt. Let me show one of the 5 motifs I'm stitching on it. (Remember the long arm is out for repairs so this is being done with my walking foot on my Bernina.) I first did a bunch of stitch in the ditch. Then I am working on the motifs. I think I have 2 left. I'm going to do parallel lines in the border. Hopefully that will be enough stitching to hold the quilt together. If not, I may have to do something in the white triangles. The goal is to have it completed by Friday so that I can show I finished something in March!
Here's what I plan to work on this week.
Make more green RSC blocks, finish the pink blocks
Finish Arkansas Traveler Block
Finish quilting baby quilt; bind it
Finish cutting out quilt
Design Tee Shirt quilt
It's a longer list and I'll be tied up nearly all day at rehearsal on Saturday. We'll see how much I get done of this list.
Oops, a squirrel ran across my view and....
This is Arkansas Traveler block. I've owned the AccuQuilt die for 3 or so years without ever using it. My local guild is having a block drive so I thought it would be good to make any 12" block dies I have. Sorry, I didn't get far on the sewing but I wanted to share it. Only the two bottom diamonds are sewn together. It was easy to sew them together, I just ran out of time. I wish I had more of all of these fabrics so I could make a quilt but, nope, I sure don't. I'll be making more 12" blocks over the next couple of weeks so I can turn them in to the guild.
Another off list thing I did was plant some pansies. I have a view to a little garden out of the French doors in the basement studio. I "thought" I would enjoy seeing some flowers. Um, no, pansies are too short. I would need taller plants. But they do look good from the enclosed porch.I can see the pig and the bird feeder. The birds are fun to watch as they squabble over who gets to eat from the feeder. We have a lot of smaller birds who can clean out the feeder in less than a day.
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