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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

February 2021 Quilting Goals

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I'm still working on three projects this month.   The first is the guilds 2015/6 BOM.  I have 4 blocks here to stitch.  The lighthouse needs to be appliqued.  The coyote (or wolf) and the bear need stitching and the end blocks will make three houses for a Newfoundland colourful row house.  Once these are done, I need to figure out how to layout the quilt and if I need any additional blocks.  I think I'll need a tree or something to go with this row but I'm waiting until I do the layout to before making anything else.  There are a few additional options from our handouts that I haven't done yet. Longtime Gone is a monthly project.  Elaine assigned the Jacobs ladder block and the 9 courthouse steps for this months work.  Jacobs ladder is cut out here and ready to stitch together.  This is the most important one to get finished as I don't want to get to the summer and find this has become a UFO. I started Love Entwined the year that Esther released the pattern as a fre

January Goals Success

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January has been a very productive month quilting wise.  My goals were to finish the blocks for my Long Time Gone class, finish the components of Abstraction and as a bonus complete the top and to finish my Poinsettia block. These were my Longtime Gone blocks.  We needed to make the two bow tie blocks and the three blocks with flying geese.  All were completed well before the class so I was pleased.  I haven't cut out the pieces we were assigned for next month but that will come soon. The components for Abstraction went together very quickly and I was thrilled to finish the top.  The binding is also made.  A lady from my guild gave me a quilting suggestion which I rather liked.  I'm still considering the quilting.  I think this may end up waiting until I can get out to the long arm studio.  We are currently under lock down so it will be another month at least. Finally, the December block from Kathy K Wylie's workshop is now finished.  I almost had a disaster with it.  I'

January 2021 Quilting Goal

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Happy New Year! I'm so pleased that Patty is hosting One Monthly Goals again this year.  It helps to think about what I want to get done.  This month I'm working on three things.   1. Keeping up with the Long Time Gone Class. These are the blocks so far (one repeats because I corrected a mistake).  I need to make a bunch of flying geese before this month class on the 16th and assemble them into a couple of blocks.  They are cut out and I did get one wing sewn on a few of them. 2.  I want to get the  components for the Abstraction top made this month. Getting it assembled into a top would be a bonus. The large squares are all made and I've cut the pieces for the setting rectangles -- then realized the seams were all pressed the wrong way.  Hence the large note with the stack of pieces.  As I get ready to stitch them together, I'll fix the seams.  To assemble the top, I'll need to cut the setting triangles.   3.  Just before the New Year, I finally prepped the final