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Moon dance inventory

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In 2004 I start a BOM called Moondance by Beth Ferrier of Applewood Farm Publications.  I made several of the blocks but then got distracted by something else.  Its on the list of UFOs for this year.  The first picture is the print out from her website at the time. I thought my first step was going to be to figure out where I was and what was left.  I was really pleased to discover that at some point I'd inventoried the box and left myself a love note.  On the folder with the printout of the pattern, I found a love note from my past self telling me what is left and that what is left to do was the paper clipped bundle of pages.   It took a few minutes when I put the blocks up on the wall to figure out which is the duplicate.  but I think the purple and the orange block in the second row are the same.   Now to go through the remains of the box and make the missing blocks.

May Goals

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 My Longtime Gone class is coming to a close.  There are two more sessions.  In May we talk about borders and in June is the reveal.  For the May class, I need to have the top assembled.  For my goal for this month I'd like to have a plan for the borders at a minimum.  Ideally, I'll have the top completed. Over the weekend I finished piecing the checkerboards and cutting sashings.  After looking at the top, I decided I really didn't like the half log cabin blocks so I replaced two of them with a blend from white to blue I like the lighter ones but didn't like the blend with the darker ones so made two more then sewed all the sashings into place for sections 5 and 6 Today during Monday sewing, I'll assemble sections 5 and 6 and sew the two halves together.  Then I'll be ready for class on the 15th.   There's a couple of other projects I want to progress this month -- the applique on Love Entwined and I need to deliver the PJs and pick up some more.  I need to

April Goal Progress

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 My goal for the month was to complete the Guild 2015/6 BOM quilt.  It is now a completed top.  :)  I replaced the original north wind blocks with the darker blue background as the original row stuck out too much.  One of the Inuksuk blocks does have a mask to represent the current conditions when the block was made.  Once things start to open again, I'll go to the long arm studio to quilt it. The long time gone quilt (pattern by Jen Kingwell) is progressing really well.  For our April homework we are to make the triangle blocks and the UK cross blocks and assemble the top.  The May class will be a border discussion and the June class a reveal.  I'm enjoying putting this together.  The first picture is all the blocks up on the design wall.  I did move one or two blocks around to try and balance it a bit more colourwise.  I think I'm going to end up remaking the quarter log cabin blocks as they are too dark in comparison to the rest of the quilt. I've started to assemble

April 2021 Goals

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This months assignment for Long time gone was to make the square in a square star and 16 pineapple blocks.  That is completed - class is still 10 days away :)  I don't like paper piecing and don't have a pineapple ruler although I had offers of loans.  I did a little goggling and found a blog post with instructions on how to use a regular ruler to make the blocks.  The first 2 turned out too big.  I spent a zoom meeting ripping out back to where I thought the mistake was.  When I re-sewed them, they turned out too small but I was pretty sure where I'd gone wrong.  So I started a new one with some notes and that one turned out the correct size.  Then I made two more and took even more notes on the measurements.  They both turned out the correct size so the last 13 got chain pieced.  The notes were helpful. 8 of 16 pineapples First 3 pineapples ready for corners and the square in a square star.   My goal for this month is going to be to make the two missing blocks for this q

March Goals

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 Lots of good intentions for March but not a lot of progress.  I was side tracked by other things. The blocks for the Longtime Gone quilt did get completed I'm having fun with this quilt.   When I traced the shapes and cut them for the applique on Love Entwined, I made a fundamental applique error.  I neglected to number the pattern and the tracings.  So I spent all of one Monday Sewing Session sorting the pieces out and numbering.  In the end I couldn't find a couple of pieces or figure out were a couple went so I tossed them and traced the missing ones.  Everything is numbered now and I did get a few pieces prepped and pinned in place but I still have a bunch more to prep.  Baby Steps.   I can get a long way with baby steps. The guild BOM went back on the design wall in the layout for the smaller of the two options.  The more I look at it, the more I don't like the row of northwind blocks down the left side.  They are now on their way to the orphan block box and I have cu

March 2021 One Monthly Goal

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 This months goals are going to be similar to last months goals.  I have three blocks to complete for the Long Time Gone quilt.  That class is March 18th so I need to get going.  There are two churn dash block collections and the large plus block with start block.  Hoping that more blue and white scraps will get used up although I do have some fat quarters and yardage to use if I need more than what is in the boxes. I also want to finish the last block for the guild block of the month and start the assemble of the top.  Ideally I'll complete the top this month.  I believe that I'll go with the smaller size.   And finally I want to prepare some additional pieces for the Love Entwined top.  I think I'll work on blossoms for one of the completed vases.  I'd like to prepare all the pieces for one vase.  If I could stitch half of them down that would be really good.   I'm looking forward to having the guild BOM made into a top.   Linking up with Pattys One Monthly Goal

February Quilting Goals Almost done

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 2 out 3 got completed and I'm close to being finished the 3rd one. The Long time gone blocks were finished about a week before the class.  I also took the time to put all the completed blocks up on the design wall.  I'm loving how its coming together.  Someone from the class contacted me to let me know one of the blocks in the Jacobs ladder block is rotated the wrong way.  It wasn't deliberate.  My initial reaction was to get out the ripper and repair it.  The consensus in the class was I should leave it alone.  At this point, I'm reserving judgement.  I think the quilt will be busy enough that it won't bother me but I'll see what happens when we get to the layout. Love Entwined makes a really good project for working on during zoom calls.  Two vases are now ready for flowers. I got all of the satin stitching and applique done on the blocks for the guild BOM.  I still need to finish piecing the house blocks.  A bit of blue for the sky and some green underneath