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

Monday, November 6, 2017

Lisa's Forward Progress: October End

At the beginning of October, I had a completed paper pieced quilt top for a Halloween wall hanging.

While it isn't finished, I have made progress. During the month, I got the wall hanging pin basted and began machine quilting. I've quilted the roof, house, and grass (it's a little easier to see the detail if you click on the picture).

The next part to quilt will be the background sky. My machine is loaded with the thread I'm going to use for that, and I've been practicing small stippling. I need to practice a little bit more before tackling it on the quilt.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Making Forward Progress November 2017

Welcome to the November link-up for the 2017 Making Forward Progress Challenge. The project for November 2017 is number 10.

  • 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 October project (#4 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 October project went please link it to the October post.

        Sunday, October 15, 2017

        Forward Progress: October Start

        The number for October is 4which makes my forward progress project for the month my Christmas Sunny Lanes quilt. This was intended to be a lap quilt, but like most of the quilts in the Nickel Quilts books it is huge. When I made my list I had cut the 5" squares. During the year I have been chipping away at this project and at the start of October I had a finished quilt top.
        Sunny Lanes Christmas Quilt Top, 2017
        The next step is to choose and purchase backing fabric for this. I am hoping to quilt this 72" square quilt on a friend's long arm machine, so additional progress beyond getting the backing ready will depend on her schedule.

        Tuesday, October 10, 2017

        Lisa's Forward Progress: October Start

        We are onto Project #4 for October's Making Forward Progress Challenge. From my list, this project is a paper pieced haunted house wall hanging. I started this project last year for the APQ Resolution UFO Challenge, and have not worked on it since.

        The current state of the project is that I have the quilt top completed, including borders. My next steps are to get batting and a backing out of my closet, pin baste, and start quilting. I would love to say I am able to hang it on my wall before Halloween (of this year that is!).