Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Madness Countdown - 5 Weeks

The "light" side of the T-shirt Quilt
Five weeks from today is the eve of March Madness 2019 which is the deadline for completing my husband's T-shirt quilt.

Here is what got done this week:
  • assembled the second side of the quilt 
  • made binding for the quilt from the leftover 2.5" green strips
To do by Wednesday, 2/27 (two weeks from now):
  • get batting
  • pin baste the quilt (it always takes me a while to get my act together to actually do this so I get 2 weeks for this part)
  • select quilting thread

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Sunday Stitching Post #3

I have been doing well so far this month with my 15-minutes-to-stitch goal.  As of today I have stitched 31/41 days for the year (75%). January ended up at 22/31 days (70%) and I have stitched at least 15 minutes on all but one day so far in February (90%).
My streak of lightning quilt is coming along well (30 blocks are finished and I have started assembling them into rows) and the T-shirt quilt is on track. I was visiting blogs and came across a beautiful scrap quilt at Treadlestitches that I might want to make next. It is Bonnie Hunter's Happily Scrappily Irish and is apparently in the book Adventures with Leaders and Enders which I have requested from the library. I also restocked my Etsy shop this month which it has been needing. So far February has been a good month for sewing.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Madness Countdown - 6 Weeks

The "dark" side of the quilt
Six weeks from today is the eve of March Madness 2019 which is the deadline for completing my husband's T-shirt quilt.

Here is what got done this week:
  • assembled one side of the quilt (4 rows with sashing and borders)
To do by next Wednesday (2/13):
  • assemble the second side of the quilt including sashing between rows and borders

Sunday, February 3, 2019

OMG February

One completed block - only 29 to go!
I have all the units created and made a good start on assembling the necessary blocks for the Streak of Lightning quilt (from Pat Speth's Big Book of Nickel Quilts) that I am making for the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project. My #onemonthlygoal for February 2019 is to finish the top for this quilt. 
Linking up with  Oh Scrap! this week as well as the One Monthly Goal project at Elm Street Quilts.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Mary's January Wrap-up

Fabulous ocean fabric
My January 2019 Forward Progress project was the Summer Jelly Roll. My goal was to decide what to make with this fabulous fabric. I didn't entirely accomplish that goal, but I spent quite a bit of time thinking about it. I found various quilts on instagram that seemed like possibilities for a design: this one from the_quilt_police and this one from societyofseams both have elements that I thought might work in my quilt. I also liked the simplicity of this one from theflemings9. I was hunting for a pale ocean-y fabric that I could use as the background in my design, whatever it ends up being, when I came upon a gorgeous ombre fabric with an ocean print which I bought immediately. There was 1.5 yards of it available so that is what I have and will have to design around that. I want to use the background so that the color gradation is maintained in the quilt and use scrappy blocks from the jelly-roll, probably on-point. That is as far as I got, but I would call that progress. I am currently leaning toward the idea of 9-patches with pink centers set on point against the ocean background, but am still playing around with ideas and haven't begun working out the math yet. 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Madness Countdown - 7 Weeks

8 completed T-shirt quilt rows
Seven weeks from today is the eve of March Madness 2019 which is the deadline for completing my husband's T-shirt quilt.

Here is what got done since my last update:
  • cut sashing and border strips
  • arranged the blocks
  • assembled rows (8 rows of 3 with sashing between)
To do by next Wednesday (2/6):
  • assemble one side of the quilt including borders and sashing between rows