I am sure that everyone is going to be happy when I finish this lovely intense project that I decided to take on in late June! I do know one thing, I am now enjoying (slowly) completing a border around each block in order for the stars to float and provide a professional quilter to have fabric to play with!
So here is where I am now! I wanted the Stars to float and did not want to do a sashing. So here is what the quilt will look like. Unless I make the blocks smaller, they will finish at 14 1/2” This is not the final placement of the blocks. I am putting them on the design wall as I finish them.
By adding the borders, the blocks measure 16 inches and then I am trimming them down to 15”. The border on each block differs from the original quilt, but I like the idea I came up with.
Our weather is like a Sauna today – rain for the next 2 or 3 days! No complaints here.
I am so behind on RSC blocks 8 and 9. I do hope I can finish them by next Friday so I can do a post on them and be ready for Block 10 (October). I am going not going to use the pattern for September as it is not appealing to me. I will come up with something – HEY how about a Lone Star Block (UGH). Just kidding!
I am going to work on quilting my Indian Summer
And, if I am in the applique mood, A Bountiful Life. I have 4 blocks that have been waiting quite awhile for some one to applique them! LOL Once I finish them I will 10 blocks completed! Then only 10 more to go! Hum!
Have a wonderful week-end and enjoy stitching!
Happy Easter! Have a wonderful day with family and friends. A short post to provide status of One Monthly Goal (OMG), RSC 2018 Sampler Squared Away and Hand Quilt Along (HQAL)
Click here to see the status of my OMG for March OMG for March 2018. I have completed three additional projects that were not on the original list even though I only completed half of my original goals. I completed the binding on Christmas Hearts and quilted my Bear Paw Quilt which tends to have a floating/optical illusion look, and completed another hand quilted block for Indian Summer Maybe this makes up for not finishing the original goal.
My RSC 2018 Sampler Squared Away green blocks are complete!
And now I have completed 2 blocks of my Indian Summer quilt! This was also an “add on” to my March Goals.
I am so happy to see March 2018 over with! It was not that good of a month and it appears that a lot of my friends did not have a good one either! Let’s bring in April with nothing but fun, happiness, and more quilting!!!!
Linking to: Slow Stitching Sunday RSC 2018 Sampler Design Wall Monday OMG March 2018
Kathy, Lori, Kerry, Emma, Tracy, Deb, Connie, Deborah, Susan, Jessisca, Sherry, Nanette, Sassy, Edith, Sharon and Bella.
Greetings from South Texas where we received 3 inches of rain early this morning! Yea.
I was reading a post from Busy Hands Quilting and she provided a link to Craftsy on 3 ways to do Half Square Triangles (HSTs). I thought I would pass it on as it is so informative and the designer includes adequate sizes to cut in order to be able to square each one for accuracy! Great print out to keep!
Here were my March Goals that I was just so sure I could complete.
- Flimsy’s to be Quilted (Longarm)– Absolutely No Progress Yet
Rainbow Regatta – Regatta has rejected all choices for a backing – so she still sits waiting for a miracle!
Rosemary Youngs Happy Scrappy BOM
- Complete Nesting (All Applique) 2 blocks completed, 1 more than halfway, and then prepare the border. Absolutely No Progress Yet
- Complete 2007 UFO BOM – 6 easy blocks to applique – YEA – Completed ready to quilt!
- Mountmellick – Complete Section 3 and 4 (borders) – WHO? WHAT? WHEN? Absolutely No Progress Yet
- RSC 2018 – Squared Away blocks for March – YEA – Completed
- Finish My Texas Quilt (designing the setting and sewing into a Flimsy) WHO? WHAT? WHEN? Absolutely No Progress Yet
I did add one more project during the month – Indian Summer quilt. It is a hand quilting project. I am pleased of the progress that I am making.
Whenever I started quilting this quilt I had completed the Sun block and now I have finished the Pot block and ready to work on the middle border, but need to mark it.
Completed 2007 BOM named A year of Flowers and Holidays.
For my RSC 2018 Squared Away the color was Green! I completed those for the month.
I still have 4 more days before the end of the month – hopefully Regatta and I can come to an agreement on which backing fabric to use! I need a large shot of CREATIVITY! Have a great Wednesday – enjoy stitching!