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Week 1 of Unity

I’ve completed the first clue from the Unity quilt-a-long. It is the centre medallion for the finished quilt. I can’t believe how many people had the first clue completed within hours of it being released Monday morning. I made mine last a couple of days….now I just have to wait until Monday for the next clue to be released.

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Unity Quilt-a-long

Bonnie Hunter of Quiltsville.com is generously offering a free mystery sew-in-place quilt-a-long to help unite quilters all around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic and our social isolation.  The quilt is called unity and it is made up of 3 colour ways.  The author chose red, dark blue and aqua.  I am doing mine with pink, black and grey.  Every Monday starting March 30th she will release a new clue.  You’ve got one week to get the piecing done before the next clue is released.  I’ve managed to talk a couple of friends into doing this with me.  It helps me feel less isolated as we talk and share pictures of our progress via Messenger.  Yesterday I pulled all my fabrics and started cutting pieces and today I started sewing blocks together to make the centre medallion.

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Week 2 of the QAL

This weeks’s goal was to finish cutting all the neutral fabric and to piece 5 large and 9 small blocks. Goal achieved. If my math is correct, I have cut 1317 pieces of fabric to make a lap size quilt. Yikes!

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365 Challenge

I’m participating in the ‪#‎365quiltchallenge2016‬ this year.  It is a block a day challenge that will result in a 90×90 ultimate sampler quilt.    I’m making mine a pseudo scrappy version using blue and brown fabrics from my stash plus a few extras.   So far I am up-to-date on my blocks.  Let’s hope I can keep it up.

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WIP

It has been a while since I’ve posted any updates.  I’ve finally finished the FMQ on Shoji Screen.  It has been on my FAL list every quarter this year so hopefully I will get the binding on and have it as a 3rd quarter finish.

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Urban Windows is a finished quilt top.  I have a week of vacation starting on September 1st so I hope to get it on the frame then.  I am so glad that I finally decided to play with my quick curve ruler.  Coincidentally, Sew Kind of Wonderful has a new QAL starting  the first week of September using the QCR and their Curve It Up pattern.  I’m looking forward to participating.

I took a picture of the quilt top before and after the sashing and borders were added.  It wasn’t until I was editing the pictures on my laptop that I realized I had missed putting the top and bottom borders on….so it was back to the sewing machine.  I forgot to take another pictures after the missing borders were added.

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Instead of finishing one of my WIP,  I foolishly decided to start a new quilt.  I’m my own worst enemy.  It is Leftovers IV using fabric leftover from my Blue Odyssey quilt.  It’s my first time trying a string block.  They sure go together quickly.

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Linking up to

Design Wall Monday @Patchwork Times

Show and Tell Tuesday @I Have to Say

Linky Party Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt story

WIP Wednesday @The Needle and Thread Network

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

I Quilt Thursday @Pretty Bobbins

Needle and Thread Thursday @My Quilt Infatuation

2014 WIP  Size   Current status
Urban Windows  Twin  quilt top
Leftovers IV  Twin  quilt top
Leftovers III  Twin  piecing
Waterlily  Wall hanging  quilt top
One block wonder  Queen   binding
Shoji Screen  Lap/wall   binding
Blue Hydrangea  King   FMQ
Dragonflies  Wall hanging   Binding
2014 Completions   Size
Jana’s Wedding  Queen  gifted
Triangle QAL  Twin
Kimono  Wall hanging   Hung
Pink & blue batik  King
Asian Shadow Box  King
Little Warriors Charity (x7)  Twin   Donated
Charm Square Crib 1  Baby   Donated
Charm Square Crib 2  Baby
Charm Square Crib 3  Baby

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Triangle Quilt-a-Long Finished

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With just 2 hours to spare before the midnight EST deadline I put the last hand stitch in the binding of my Triangle QAL.  All things considered I am pretty happy with the final product.  The one thing I love about working on a project that isn’t a gift or commission is that I have the freedom to just “wing it” with the design and quilting.  I wanted it to be a little longer to fit a twin bed so I added a thick section about a third of the way down.  The bonus is that it gave me a lot of whitespace to go wild with my free motion quilting.  I also wanted the quilt to have a lot of loft so I used two layers of batter.  Wool on the bottom and a polyester on top.  Another plus…..this is my first FAL for the second quarter at The Littlest Thistle (here is a link back to my original post).

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I grouped several triangles together and quilted them as one large triangle and I did some detailed quilting on the solid coloured triangles.

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I like the way the quilting shows up on the backing.

 

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Linking up to:

Triangle QAl @The Sassy Quilter

Sew Darn Crafty @Sew Many Ways

Craftastic Monday @Sew Can Do

Making the World Cuter Mondays @Keeping it Simple

Sweet Sharing Monday @Say Not Sweet Anne

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Show and Tell Tuesday @I Have to Say

Linky Tuesday @FreeMotion by the River

 Show me what you got @Our delightful home

WIP Wednesday @The Needle and Thread Network

Whimsy Wednesdays @The NY Melrose Family

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

We Did It Wednesday @Sew Much Ado

WOW Me Wednesday @Polkadots on Parade

Wow Us Wednesdays @Savvy Southern Style

Needle and Thread Thursday @My Quilt Infatuation

Really Random Thursday @Live a Colorful Life

TGIFF @Quilt Matters

Whoop Whoops Fridays @Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

 

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WIP and Triangle QAL

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I’ve got all my rows sewn together for the Triangle QAL at the Sassy Quilter.  I’m really looking forward to the FMQ so that I can use some of the techniques that I learned in my longarm class with Judi Madsen last week.  Although all the fabrics are pretty busy and they will hide the quilting, I’m still going to let my inner ‘Madsen’ out to run wild and free.  I haven’t trimmed the sides yet because I haven’t decided if I want to bother with bias binding to go up and down the points or take the easy way out and go with a straight seam.

Linking up to:

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Linky Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

WIP Wednesday @The needle and thread network

WIP @Freshly Pieced

Triangle Quilt-a-long @The Sassy Quilter

We Did it Wednesday @Sew much ado

Whimsy Wednesday @The NY Melrose Family

Wow Me Wednesday @Polkadots on Parade

Wow Us Wednesdays @Savvy Southern Style

2014 WIP  Size   Current status
Pink & blue batik  King   binding
Jana’s Wedding  Queen  piecing
Triangle QAL  Twin   FMQ
Waterlily  Wall hanging   quilt top
One block wonder  Queen   binding
Peacock  Lap/wall   FMQ
Blue Hydrangea  King   FMQ
Dragonflies  Wall hanging   Binding
Charm Square Crib 2  Baby  binding
Charm Square Crib 3  Baby  binding
2014 Completions   Size
Kimono  Wall hanging   Hung
Asian Shadow Box  King
Little Warriors Charity (x7)  Twin   Donated
Charm Square Crib 1  Baby   Donated

 

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