Busy weekend, but always time for sewing.
With my list fresh in my mind and a couple of quilt due dates coming up I spent about 4 hours sewing today. I did most of the cutting on Friday, so it was nice to just sew and see what appears. I wanted to keep up with many of my BOMs that I caught up with last month, so here they are, the steady ones.
There's the steady one, the Quilt Doodle which is really turning out so well, I am so happy with it. I sewed 3 of the large blocks together to make a complete row. Showed it to my husband and his only comment was "Its a Christmas quilt??" I explained to him that it won't be finished until Christmas anyways so that's perfect. Then dutifully he said it was very nice and continued to watch his hockey game ;)
|Doodle Quilt - did the tree on the right.|
I also tried to catch up on the Material Girl quilt - layer cake quilt which will be due on May 16th, but it will take quite a bit of work. I still need to do quilt blocks 13 - 20, but at least today I finished 13, 19 and 20. They looked so intriguing I wanted to complete the last two. And it turned out exactly like it should, so take a look at all three then some close ups.
|All three together.|
|Love the colors.|
|The pastels look well in the black dotted material.|
|Looks like the disappearing pinwheel I want to do.|
But as I said before I still have so much to do: blocks 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18, then put the borders on them to put all together. I'll also need to quilt, and that will take some time. I want to do a circles on the black all around the pattern.
To continue on, I had some extra material from before and I did a table runner. I practised my quilting on them. Did leaf design and flowers in the centre. Take a look.
|Square table cover.|
|Notice the quiltings?|
At the same time I tried to catch up with the Block Lotto March block (Irish Chain). I did two of them
|April's Block Lotto Quilt|
but I still need two more. They take quite a bit of time. One thing that does not take a lot of time is May's lottery block. It's a simple block with three fines of white and blue. I love the look. It's very simple yet beautiful. I need to do a good amount of them but with creams and simple blues. the instructions say do not do any in aqua blue and of course that's the one I did ;) So I'll have to make more but I'll use these in my quilt. I love the look of them. Considering doing an entire quilt of them. They look so modern, that's what I like about it.
Notice the block below that is suppose to go all together. I finally got one whole section completed. Notice also the Irish block, March's block that I did not complete and one of the things on my list of things to do. It's simple but does take a lot of time, especially the centre star. I would like to do the block in a different color, I don't like so much green in it then the white. It would be better to do the opposite. Maybe for the other two blocks I need to complete I'll do that.
|One of the sections all done.|
What else? I still need to do a lot but when looking at all that I have done today, I still feel that I've done well, and I'm happy with myself.