Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Fabric blocks updated

Baby Blocks finished and this is my first finish for 
Finish Along List #3.
 I made the bottom two blocks first without any interfacing. They were soft and squishy. So I made the third block using stabilizer just to make it stackable. It's not that different in look from the other 2 blocks but its definitely not soft . What was the point of making soft baby blocks if its not soft. The first two blocks, that is "C" and "D" blocks score points with my baby and everyone else who's been playing with them more than the baby.

I made just two blocks using “A is for” collection from Windham Fabrics. These blocks are soft and squishy, easy for the baby to hold but not easy to stack. I think I am going to make the next block using fabrics lined with interfacing or stabilizer. Right now I am happy with these two blocks and my baby hasn’t complained.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Finish Along Quarter 2 Goals

This is my first Finish Along link up with The Littlest Thistle. It took me a while to understand how it works so I missed the deadline for the first Quarter Goals list. So I am excited to join now. I am hoping to finish these following projects.

The Quarter Two Finish Along List: in no particular order

  1. Oblongagon QAL with Sew Fresh Quilts- Started already, sewn quilt top, not yet quilted.
  2. Sew summer hat for baby - picked fabric
  3. Sew soft blocks - cut fabric and pattern ready    Done
  4. Sugar Block Club 2014 via Stitchery Dickory Dock blocks - January - May( haven't started yet)
  5. Cute outfit for my baby- Done
  6. Complete Baby girl dress.- sew rickrack, tucks, hem and zipper, bind neck and armhole.   Done
  7. Make gifts for Mother's DayDone
  8. Make 3 Aprons
  9. Sew Kindle cover - longtime overdue, just getting started.  Done
  10. Sew one table runner 

Sunhat pattern + material
Unfinished dress + pattern
Fabric for Kindle Sleeve.
Baby block pattern+ material 
oblongagon quilt - to  be sewn

9 patch quilt finished

The disappearing 9 patch quilt is bound and complete and submitted to the Ronald McDonald House. You can find more about this quilt here.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Layout and progress o the Oblongagonalong quilt.

January - joined Oblongagonalong at
February- dreaming I guess
March 13 - Layout planned
March 14 - cut fabrics
March 15 - laid out oblongs on my temporary design wall
March 28- April 2nd -Sewn all vertical rows

I have sewn all the vertical rows with back-stitching at every starting and ending points. I think I'll never forget to back-stitch again. Hoping to finish this top in the next week so that I can finish other ufos soon.