We had a quiet day at home yesterday, thanks to the 6″ of snow that started falling about 7:00 am. For snow storms this has been manageable. Due to warming temperatures, it eventually turned to rain and should be gone before Sunday when temps are to be near 70(F). This winter has been a roller coaster of cold/warm, snow/rain.
I’ve been enjoying my “multi-tasking” quilting. My projects have been broken down into smaller goals. My sister-in-law asked my husband what I was working on. I started reciting everything. Four Quilts and one Wall Hanging, plus miscellaneous other small projects.
- Quilt #1 – 50″ x 62″ – Project Linus 2017 Mystery Quilt Challenge – Ethan (two quilts)
- Version #1 – Orange Block Borders
- Version #2 – Green Block Borders
- Quilt #2 – 54″ x 70″- Project Linus 2018 Mystery Quilt Challenge – Violet
- Quilt #3 – 52-1/2″ x 68-1/2″ – Fat Quarter Shop Charity Quilt Along – Threadology
- Wall Hanging – Hand Pieced Quilt Along – Making 2 copies of each 6″ (finished size) block
- UFO Challenge – Trying to complete a quilt each month. Most of them require binding and labels, but some require sandwiching/quilting as well as binding/labels.
- Small projects in preparation for April Quilt Retreat
My multi-tasking is helped that two of the projects are Quilt Alongs (QAL) and have scheduled release dates for their blocks. The Fat Quarter Shop Charity QAL issues a new block (actually 5 – one 12″ x 12″ plus four 6″ x 6″ of the same block) on the 1st & 15th. The Hand Pieced QAL issues a new block every Monday. I’ve chosen as my One Monthly Goal to complete 3 Project Linus Quilt blocks each month.
Back to my Snow Day. I worked on my OMG – Project Linus Blocks (2), Made Block(s) #2 for Fat Quarter Shop’s Charity Quilt Along, hand stitched the label on my February UFO, and hand stitched Block #5 for the Hand Pieced QAL.
Hand piecing is really fun! I can do it anywhere. I have my supplies in a small pizza box (no it never had a pizza in it! LOL!) which is just the right size for the 6-1/2″ (unfinished squares), sand paper board with flannel cover plus the scissor pouch I made which holds everything I need – needle, pins, thread, scissors, pencils/marking pens, small ruler for marking seam lines, thimbles, and needle threader.
Block #5 is the Ohio Star, but the Hand Pieced QAL has named it “Dorothy.” Here is my first “Dorothy” and one set of 5 out of the 9 blocks we will be making. Linking up with Elm Street Quilts/Hand Pieced QAL.
For the second block of the Fat Quarter Charity QAL, we made a 9-Patch. I’m still using scraps from tops I’ve made. This is so fun!!
I’ll share more of what I got done next time. Hope you’ve been stitching some.