Friday, 2 September 2016

365 Challenge is marching on and I have a plan?

I have made some blocks for the 365 Challenge. I am getting so far behind that I can't see the dust cloud from the group before me anymore! Whatever! I am having fun at my own pace. Slow Poke won the race after all.

Now I've said in a previous post, that June was the month with the most pieces. So let's see what I did.

June 8th was Odd Fellow Chain
73 pieces - I love this one very much but bigger please. All these blocks finish at 6 inches so they are 6.5 at the moment.

Kathryn is sweet enough to put one block with lots of pieces followed by one with a whole lot less. Thanks Kathryn.

Steps to the Altar

24 pieces

Twelve Crowns
121 pieces. This one has 48 HSTs, with 32 of them trimmed down to 1 inch. So what you see is half of an inch HSTs. The HSTs in the inner circle are constructed in a different way so there was no need to trim those. Again, thanks Kathryn.
Any block following this one would be less pieces, well that's what I am hoping for.

Salute to the Colours
40 pieces. It's not a bad block. My rendition doesn't do it much justice I think.

June 12th Hen and Chickens
44 pieces. I am sooooo in love with this one. Oh! Yesss, it's on the RSC list. You will see more of this one for sure.

To keep the chicken population under control, I think, Kathryn chose Eagle's nest for July 13th.
 45 pieces.

Gretchen came next

32 pieces. At this point, I thought the next one would have a lot of pieces because we had a few with, somewhat, reasonable amount of pieces. So ...

Girl's Favourite
40 pieces.
Okay, I was wrong but I didn't like the look of this one. Kathryn didn't assembled it as I thought it would be assembled. She made it as a nine patch and it was so easy to make. Now, it's on the RSC list too.  :^D

Okay so June 16th brought Windmill

and BANG!! There's the biggie with 104 pieces. Many, many HSTs trimmed down to 1 1/4 inch. Not all though, because those touching the bigger triangles are supported by a square on each sides and then they are trimmed. Much easier way to do than what I had envisioned.

If you have counted them, you know that there more than seven blocks here. Yep, well, I had some good days lol.

The total of this loooonnng week in June, is 523 pieces.
The total for June so far is 848 pieces. (I am barely over the middle of the month.)
The grand total for the year is 4 390 pieces. Oh my! I think I fainted a little. (lol)

Unfortunately I am running low on some brown / tan coloured fabrics. I'll have to go shopping. Poor me, right?  Lol.

Now I said I have a plan. Actually, I THINK I have a plan for my OMG.
I could finish June and July in the 365 Challenge. Nope.
I could finish my MIL's table runner. Nope.
I could make the placemats (not even started yet) for my friend. Nope.
I could quilt Shakespeare in the Park. Nope.
What really, but really needs to be done is ... a baby quilt. NO, NO, not for me. No, my gosh. Thank you very much, but no thanks! I would like to show a quilt at the craft show come November, to see the reaction of the public. Between you and I, I would like to sell some quilts.

SOOoooo, the grey fabric the blocks are sitting on, in the last picture, is what I would like to use as background fabric. Solid, soft grey with ... I don't know. There's too many ideas in my head I can't pick one. Anywho! That's my One Monthly Goal for September.

Joining Heidi at Red Letter Quilts.

Joining Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

Hope you go and visit too. There's so much goodies to see.

Until next time ... try to stay in stitches!



  1. Oh, my goodness! I'll just sit here and fan myself for a bit...

  2. So many pieces!

    I love seeing your work. So many complex blocks. Whew!

  3. Et bien dis donc, quel travail ! Tes blocs sont extras ! J'adore les couleurs et les tissus utilis├ęs....tu vas avoir un super quilt Chantal...bravo ! :)

  4. Some really lovely blocks there. I like that your precision doesn't go down with your block size. =)

  5. haha... you have record numbers in those blocks... just amazing. Hard work but so worth it they look amazing

  6. All those little pieces make me dizzy, Chantal! What a precision, and still nine blocks in one week! It's going to be an amazing quilt.

  7. lovely blocks....and who cares where you are...just have fun

  8. The baby quilt is a fun goal, I hope you will share the reactions with the finish!

    12 Crowns looks like h**l to stitch btw, but heavenly finished!

  9. Congrats on your progress, your blocks are wonderful! Wish you a beautiful week-end!

  10. For some reason your posts have not been arriving in my email box which is annoying! I love these blocks, the colours are gorgeous and I think your choice of background fabric will be perfect. xx


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