Sunday, November 30, 2014

It's A Wrap-November That Is

I know there is definitely a reason why I do a recap of what I accomplish in a month.  Because there are definitely times I think that I have not done anything and I surprise myself when I look back.

My goals for the month.

1.  Farmer's Wife I only have 8 more blocks to go.  I think I will need a day to square up each and every one of them, and take pictures so I make sure that I have them all.  Then decide if there may be some I want to redo.

I finished all 111 blocks even though for some reason I can only find pictures for 108.  As I am squaring them up I am taking a better picture.  I also chose the corner stones and lattice fabric but I still need to choose something for the row ends because the quilt will be set on point. 

2.  Aurifil Block of the month.  I kind of liked this block called tossed salad. 

Lattice quilt-basket weave quilt the top is all finished.  I even have the fabric for the backing. 
4.  Drunkard's path I have a bunch of the sub squares made into rows.  I need to put those rows together to make some blocks.  I have about 8 blocks made and more fabric cut to construct more blocks. 
5.  Blocks from the BOM for the Batik group I belong to.  I am behind 4 blocks.  I am now behind 7 or 8 blocks.  See not quite a BOM.  One of my challenges was that I had ran out of my focus fabric.
 I actually found some online and ordered a few more yards.

6.  I have lots of quilting to do.  I like to quilt, but I like to piece, and I like to sew and I definitely need more hours in my day!
I finished quilting the Lazy Sunday!
 Still working on the charity quilt.
 I worked on some Christmas presents.

Magic Pillowcase
Chap stick Holders.  I got this idea from Dawn at Sew You Quilt 2.
I even managed to make a small tea towel for a present with this super cute redwork tree.
I printed out the pattern on Transfer Eze and stitched away.  I haven't rinsed the transfer Eze off yet. 

I also pulled out a UFO and started working on it.  With a lot of help from the fabulous Nancy the Pug Mom I have a better idea of how it works and have actually finished a bunch of blocks. 
I also started working on the Bonnie Hunter Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt. I dug through my scrap boxes and pulled out some black, yellow, pink and aqua/turquoise colors. 
I read/listened to 4 books this month too. 

Not to shabby of a month if I say so myself. 


  1. Waoh, you are always so busy, fantastic! I also turned my scrapbox upside down and began cutting and sewing my first blocks for the mystery...

  2. All that and working and looking after aged rellies? Brilliant, well done.

  3. not too shabby at all my friend. well done! love love love that basket weave quilt. I need to do one after the holidays

  4. You are a go getter ! I have never thought about using press and seal for quilting patterns....what an awesome idea !!! I took a craftsy class called The Secrets of free motion class I've taken on quilting yet !! You actually get to watch her quilt and she draws it out for you. I learned so much ! I'm actually quilting an echo pattern she showed. The only problem I have is maneuvering the quilt in the throat space. 11" doesn't make that big a difference if your quilt is a larger one.

  5. Not too shabby...all that plus Bonnies are a busy gal!

  6. See, you got lots done in November. Great projects.

  7. My few projects look pretty lame compared to what you've accomplished. I think I need some of your mojo...mine has disappeared! I also need some Transfer Eze!

  8. lots done, what is name of the block on the last ? i need to use up some scraps next year, like a few more my mojo has gone away


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