Sunday 24 February 2019

I Spy Quilt

I spy with my little eye ... 

... a finish soon. 


Joining Kathy at Kathy's Quilts for some slooooowww stitching. 

Friday 22 February 2019

Guess which colour I'm working with?


Of course it's blue! Because I'm not done with the 365 Challenge. 😒

September 11th's block is named Free Trade.

It was counted as a 3" block in my stats but it turned out to be a 6" block. Thank goodness because it was hard enough; I wouldn't have wanted to make it any smaller. It counts 58 pieces.

Sept 12 - Rob Peter to Pay Paul - 12 pieces

Sept 13 - Robbin Peter to Pay Paul - 45 pieces
Wouldn't it be time to Rob Paul to re-pay Peter. I mean, poor Peter. He always gets rob!

Sept 14 - Picket Fence - 10 pieces

Sept 15 - Four Baskets - another 6" block with 35 pieces. And look! it's the middle of September already. 😂

Sept 16 - Aunt Eliza's Star - 17 pieces

Sept 17 - Cats and Mice - 29 pieces

Sept 18 - Black and White - 28 pieces

Then I was really tired of playing with dark blue so, I worked on the second corner block. I got this far:

It will be a pretty block but, admit it, it's still dark blue!

My design wall is ... dark blue!
(Good Fortune is trying really hard to bomb this pic.) The total of pieces for making these 8 blocks is 234. I am not counting the corner block since it isn't finished.

Thinking about the color of the month, I decided to get a UFO out. I have named
Cécile's Basket!

It was sew-along from last year that was hosted by Cécile and Béa in France. I'll be working on it this weekend and we'll see next weekend how much progress I was able to accomplish.

See you all then!


Joining Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Wendy at Wendy's Quilts and More
Angela at So Scrappy
Cynthia at Quilting is More Fun than Housework

Saturday 9 February 2019

Are You Tired of the Blues?

I hope not because here come some more.

Aunt Dinah - 29 pieces - September 4, 2016

Necktie - 6 pieces - Sept 5

Gentleman's Fancy - 25 pieces - Sept 6

Four Corners -  32 pieces - Sept 7

Indian - 21 pieces - Sept 8. This one needs a new name, more politically correct. Can we call it First Nation?

Flagstone - 44 pieces - Sept 9. Now, those are very small pieces.

Belle's Favorite - 14 pieces - Sept 10.   I like this one. It's not as hard as it looks as there are no Y-seams.
It took 171 pieces to make these 7 blocks. :^)

I received a comment on my last post that got me thinking. Swooze said I had 122 more blocks to go. Now that really spur me on, in the sense of : how many 3.5"? how many dark? how many light? It bugged my brain so much so that I sat down and calculated it.

Here's the stats:

September has 1 corner of 12", (done),
                         2 X 6"dark and
                         27 X 3" dark of which 9 are made already.
October has 1 corner of 12",
                        2 X 6" dark and
                        28 X 3" dark.
November has 1 corner of 12",
                        14 X 6" light and
                        15 X 3" dark.
December has 1 corner of 12" and
                       30 X 6" light.

Does it look overwhelming? Not for me. I used to gather stats at the office and I can see in my mind, that the pie chart has 65 dark blocks and 47 light blocks. So the percentage is still darker but the dark side is slowly receding. I can't wait to be in the light. I'm starting to have enough of playing with dark blues. Would it be okay if I were to make a few light blocks?

I am tempted to assemble the October corner called Chrysanthemum. Parts of the pieces are cut already because I know it will take me days to make this one as it has half a gazillion pieces and September is going by so quickly. So ... maybe? ... or not? ...

That's all for now. Maybe there'll be some yellow in my next post ... at least, I hope so.

Try to stay warm ... or dry.


I am joining

Angela at So Scrappy
Cynthia at Quilting is More Fun than Housework
Wendy at Wendy's Quilts and More
Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict