The oak leaf block. Enjoying this quilt now even more than when it was started all those years ago...
Sunday, 22 August 2021
In nature we have no guarantee that we will be rewarded with a successful outcome at the end of the season. We plant seeds and wait for the seeds to sprout and grow. We prepare the soil, water and nurture with love. Life and each and every project is the same.
Many times we fall in love with a pattern and we may be beyond our skill sets to make. Others we know will try to deter us from trying, yet how do we grow without jumping in and trying. Along the way we get to learn and grow, irrespective of the outcome. Some projects take years and it is okay.
This glove helps when I have escaped for longer than what I realized.
A melon is growing, saw on a video to use a sling to help it while it grows...
Saturday, 21 August 2021
These triangle squares are for the churn dash blocks that are the alternating blocks between then nine patch blocks.
Hard to believe there are nearly four hundred and fifty blocks in this basket. They still have to be squared to the correct size. A couple a day and it is amazing how many can be sewn in a twenty minute frame of time.
Sunday, 15 August 2021
It is progressing fast now, with the heatwave and the cooling on quilting this one has been possible in the heat of the heatwave.
One more block to quilt and a bit in the center around the applique shapes. Then it is the railway fence blocks and the background fabric with a cross hatch design on all of the blocks and borders with the cream.
The block with the blue vase is the next one, best decision to put the quilt back into a hoop. Need to put it back on a lap stand next.
Saturday, 14 August 2021
More aqua and other strips in the pile got sewn into strips. They will be cut into one inch strips to create four and nine patch blocks in the coming days and months.
Finished units for the churn dash blocks. These will be trimmed to the correct size, before assembling the churn dash blocks.
Finished nine patch blocks so far, ninety in total.
Tuesday, 10 August 2021
Sunday, 8 August 2021
Today it is back to the hand quilting, slowly but surely getting the quilt done for September.
Saturday, 7 August 2021
The range of aqua and teal fabrics so far, will be using these first for the nine patch blocks and start to cut strips today. Finished these two Lone Star quilt tops, which was a spontaneous impromptu projects. They will be quilted and gifted to family members.
Thursday, 5 August 2021
Second attempt at the Lone star pattern. The centre is better not perfect. This one was made with the remainder of the leftover diamonds and fabric of the first one. Similar colours, will be doing some unpicking and adjusting the blue star in the center to get it more flat. Will then add borders and finish these quilts as utility quilts.
The first one, the center was also not flat. With this one the pattern was followed. With the next one all the fabrics was starched and sewn not from the center but from the outside. The seams definitely meeting better with this method. Glad it was a pattern that took more than 30 years to get too, as I was not ready to make this before.