Yesterday, I showed what I got done at the retreat and I just knew you’d want to see more details!
Ode to 30’s
When I started this quilt … a long time ago … I wasn’t aware that there was a quilt genre called “30s.” I just picked the pink fabric (1st border) and picked out complementary colours.
I did a diagonal backing on Ode to 30’s. I love how some of the blocks really shine through with the sun shining! When I made the back, I was tired of putting a stripe vertical or horizontal … I’d worry about it looking crooked. SEW, I made sure that the diagonal did not reach the corners … this way, if the diagonal was off a degree or 2 (or 10!), it wouldn’t matter. I think it worked!
Some custom quilting in Ode to 30’s … and some blocks just had an all-over motif in each block.
My husband loved the birds in the tree!
- 58″ x 66″
- Hobbs 80/20 batting
- Pieced with Aurifil thread
- Quilted with Glide thread
- Binding is 2 colour/flange binding (1¼” dark & 1½” light)
Summer Solstice: I did not work on this at the retreat. Pat, one of the other retreaters, helped me get my head around the lone star piecing, so I hope to make some progress on that this week!
Frolic: Bonnie Hunter’s Mystery: The reveal came out on Friday … I have some cutting to do before I can start putting the blocks together. I think I will like it when it’s done!
52 Blocks in 52 weeks: Need to make the last 4 blocks.
Hope to sandwich and start quilting
Bento Box “Rag Log Cabin.”
I’m linking up to Roseanne & Sue’s “TO DO” Tuesday. Their blog is “Home Sewn by Us.”
A Gladys Taber quote “Contentment is a list with half of it crossed off.”
This week my list is ALL crossed off!
Last week’s list:
- Finish Ode to 30’s √ done
- Work on
Bento BoxRag Log Cabin UFO √ done
- Make Maple leaf block for Australia √ done
This week’s list:
- Sandwhich Rag Log Cabin
- Start Quilting Rag Log Cabin
- Make at least 2 “Frolic” blocks
- Make the last 4 “52 blocks in 52 weeks”
- Put “52 blocks in 52 weeks” on design wall and arrange
- Start the lone star portion of Summer Solstice.
The 2 finished quilts used 21 yards of fabric, plus ½ yard for the maple-leaf blocks for Australia. I did go shopping at the retreat but only bought zippers and a thingy-ma-jig to hold stuff at my machine. No fabric added.
- Fabric Used this week 21.5 yards
- Fabric Used this year: 21.5 yards
- Fabric Bought this week: 0 yards
- Fabric Added this year: 0
- Net Fabric used 21.5
- Husband’s Purchases 0
- January 1-19 : 12 out of 19 100%
For more Stitchin’ Time, you can check out Kate’s blog: Life in Pieces
I finished 2 UFOs. And I’ve finished 2 of my 2020 starts. There’s another 2020 start for Island Batik that I’ve put in the sheet, but I actually haven’t started it yet.
If you are working on your PHD in 2020, be sure to link up to the mid-January linky party and show us your progress! (HERE)
One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!