Choosing Fabric

connecting to 30/30 challenge

March 2     I am choosing fabric and cutting the fabric for the Colorado Star block in the Quilt Block Sampler pattern by ‘From my heart to your hands’.   The finished block size is 7 1/2 square.    I really enjoyed doing this but it took more than 30 mins.

March 3     Colorado Star block sewn together

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March 4   Fabric selection and cutting,  Grape Basket – Quilt Sampler

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March 5      How many times should I rip and sew it. I can not believe it did it a couple of times.  Finally sewed it properly.  Enough sewing today before I sew more wrong.

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March 6   Picking fabric for the next Dear Jane block.

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March 7   Dear Jane – Uncle Homer

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March 2014 to do list

The good in me smiles and enjoys my grandbabies.

MARCH 2014

the list

TO DO –   Machine Embroidered Pillow.   This is my choice to sew during the month of March for  A Lovely Year of Finishes.

This will be a pillow when finished.  I machine embroidered it years ago and then just left it.  Why, because I needed a pillow form.  I finally bought a pillow form yesterday. Now to finish it and put it on my couch.

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TO DO –       Just Takes 2 – The Benjamin Biggs Quilt  -  block three

TO DO  –  Dear Jane  -  as many as I can sew and enjoy sewing

TO DO –         Comfort Quilt Machine Embroidery Square   -   one block

https://www.facebook.com/ComfortQuiltsAgainstCancer

TO DO – Quilt Sampler – as many as i can sew and enjoy sewing

grandbaby

the good in me enjoys other peoples cooking.

my daughter has decided to go back to school for a while.  this is great.  she would like to get a better job.  i,m all for it.  i am taking care of her baby.  a one year old. 

it is a great way to spend my day. unfortunately it is also very trying.  my sewing has gone by the way side.

i just read about    berry barn designs 30/30 SEWING CHALLENGE.   i don’t know if i will be able to accomplish it with my current schedule, but i thought i would give it a try.

i need something to push me along.  wish me luck.

i,ve decided to sew dear jane and quilt block sampler. 

i,m going to lunch, when i get back i,ll grab the button and put it on the side.

February 2014 Review

FEBRUARY 2014   review

TO DO –   Jan’s Bag     This is my choice to sew and finish for A Lovely Year of Finishes.

Don,t know why this is not finished. i sewed most it two years ago, then just put it away.

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end of month review  – YIPPEE – Finished

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My friend Jan is really skinny and has bony shoulders. Therefore I  padded the straps where it will be on her shoulders.

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She is very pleased with her new bag. 

Linking up to A Lovely Year of Finishes.

TO DO –       Just Takes 2 – The Benjamin Biggs Quilt  -  block two

end of month review  – copied the pattern, cut it our ready to sew.

TO DO –        Crazy Quilt Journal Project  —   block of the month

end of month review  –   decided to put this away for a while. I am babysitting my granddaughter while my daughter is going back to school and I am too tired to think about this  currently.

TO DO –         Comfort Quilt Machine Embroidery Square   -   one block                         http://www.facebook.com/ComfortQuiltsAgainstCancer

end of month review  – ready to send

 

February 2014 to do list

the good in me enjoys the wind from a fan on a hot day.

FEBRUARY 2014

 to do list

TO DO –   Jan’s Bag     This is my choice to sew and finish for A Lovely Year of Finishes. 
Linking up with A Lovely Year of Finishes.

Don,t know why this is not finished. i sewed most it two years ago, then just put it away.

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end of month review  – 

TO DO –       Just Takes 2 – The Benjamin Biggs Quilt  -  block two

end of month review  – 

TO DO –        Crazy Quilt Journal Project  —   block of the month

end of month review  –   

TO DO –         Comfort Quilt Machine Embroidery Square   -   one block

                           https://www.facebook.com/ComfortQuiltsAgainstCancer

end of month review  – 

MAYBE DO – Dear Jane  as many as i can sew and enjoy

MAYBE DO – Quilt Sampler – as many as i can sew and enjoy

MAYBE DO – 

 

 

January 2014 Review

the good in me enjoys watching a good mystery on tv.

  JANUARY   -  2014

TO DO –  finish sewing the top Scrap quilt.  This is my choice to sew and finish for A Lovely Year of Finishes. Find the original posting at  Jan 2014 to do list.

RESULT – FINISHED  ===== YEA ====  I AM SO PROUD OF MYSELF

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i started to make this quilt by sewing a 2 1/2 inch square

 from my scrap bag with a white 2 1/2 square.

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made 8 sets.  set it together like this.

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next i sewed one white triangle with one scrappy triangle. cut it back to 4 1/2 inch square.

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made 4 triangle sets.    set it together like this.

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when i put the blocks together it came out like this.

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when i started to sew, i had no idea i would make a scrappy jewel box.  i am very very happy with this quilt top.

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TO DO  –       Just Takes 2 – The Benjamin Biggs Quilt  -  block one

RESULT – FINISHED

TO DO  – cq challenge block one

RESULT – ALMOST FINISHED

TO DO  – Comfort Quilt Machine Embroidery Square -  one block – https://www.facebook.com/ComfortQuiltsAgainstCancer

RESULT –  FINISHED AND IN THE MAIL

Linking up with A Lovely Year of Finishes.

troubles dear jane block a-1

the good in me enjoys watching my grandchildren play.

i am having  troubles sewing using the paper piecing method.
i paper pieced the first three rows  in the following picture and i think they look terrible.

the fourth row i copied the block on my copy machine.    cut up the block to make paper templates.      next came gluing the template to the back of the material.
then drew 1/4 inch seam allowance,  cut it out and sewed the fourth row together.

i like the look of this row. i might resew the rest of the block. especially since i sewed row 4  to the wrong side and i will be doing the rippit stitch again.

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