Sunday, December 17, 2017

Mary's December Start

Blocks at start of December 2017
The twelfth project on my Making Forward Progress list is my Batik Jelly Roll Quilt. When I made the list I had the strips collected and the pattern I had created for a Christmas Quilt. Since then I have made all the component blocks so that is where I started from at the beginning of December. Each block of the quilt is made of 4 smaller blocks which could be set in matching groups (the way the purple one is laid out in the picture) or mixed and matched. The very next step to move this project forward is to lay the whole thing out and decide how I want to arrange it. Once I figure that out the blocks go together super quick.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Lisa's Forward Progress: December Start

I was hoping that the chosen Making Forward Progress project for December would be #12, and it is! From my list, this is a Christmas Jelly Roll.

I received this jelly roll as a present last year for Christmas, and I've been disciplined enough to not open it until I was ready to do something with it. So my next steps for making progress is to open this pretty little bundle and devise a plan for making a lap sized quilt.

Lisa's Forward Progress: November End

My project for November was to make progress on my Southwest themed quilt.

My goal for this month was to make a test block from the pattern I have chosen to use. I wanted to scale up the block size from the pattern, which started with 6 inch squares in the center, and I wanted to start with the 10 inch squares as I want to maximize the use of the themed fabrics.

I have successfully figured out the math for scaling the block up to the size that I want, and I have an almost completed test block made with some less than desirable fabrics from my stash. I'm not going to finish the test block, as I've completed enough to know that it will work.

I've also paired up the 10 inch blocks (with help from my bee ladies), so I can begin sewing the large half square triangles. My friend Amanda has also given me some additional fabrics that I will be able to add into the quilt for a little more variety...including an amazing kokopelli fabric that will be used as the backing (pictured below).

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Making Forward Progress December 2017

Welcome to the December link-up for the 2017 Making Forward Progress Challenge. The project for this penultimate challenge month is number 12.

  • Please write at least one post about your project and share with us: 
  • What your project for this month is 
  • The status of the project at the beginning of the month
  • What the very next step you need to take to move the project forward is
  • The status of the project by the end of the month
  • Whatever details you want to share about your work on the project during the month
  • Pictures included in your post are awesome, but not required
          This can be a post at the beginning and a post at the end of the month, or it can be one post at the end of the month with all the info on how the project went for the month. Do what works best for you.  All posts related to your December project (#12 from your list) should be linked below. For help on linking Facebook posts check out Lisa's Linky Tips.

          If you want to share an update on how your November project went please link it to the November post.

          Wednesday, November 15, 2017

          Lisa's Forward Progress: November Start

          November's Making Forward Progress Challenge project is #10. On my list, this is my Southwest themed quilt.

          I have a package of 25 Southwest themed fabrics in 10" squares, plus a few pieces of yardage. This project came up for me last year during the APQ UFO challenge. At that time I decided to use the "It's a Guy Thing" pattern from Evelyn Sloppy's 40 Fabulous Quick Cut Quilts.

          Since the main block size in the pattern is smaller than what I will end up using, my next step to take this project forward is to make a test block to confirm the measurements I need to use. My goal for this month is to make that test block. An additional goal would be to find a background fabric for the quilt.


          Sunday, November 12, 2017

          Forward Progress: October Wrap up

          My goal for October was to get backing fabric for my Christmas Sunny Lanes quilt top which I did. The next step is to see if my friend and I can find a time for her to show me how to quilt it on her longarm machine.
          Backing fabric for Christmas Sunny Lanes