February 8, 2016

Sewing Again!

Hi y'all!  I'm FINALLY feeling better and was able to get back to my sewing room this weekend.  I've been fighting a cold/allergies for 2 weeks.  But I hit it hard and think I'm back where I needed to be on these projects.  First up is the 365 Block Challenge 2016.  Here are the blocks from last week...

365 Block Challenge - Feb Week 1

We are still working on our 3-1/2" blocks and will be for a while.  This is going to be a gorgeous quilt I think.  We'll see how it progresses.  Next up was the Project 48 block for this week.  This was an easy one...

Project 48 - Week 5

After those were caught up, I caught up on the Ugly Christmas Sweater QAL, designed and hosted by Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts.  First up was her second block of the week...

Her large quilt is 20 blocks which makes a lap size quilt.  You know me though and lap quilts are too small for real curling up on the couch cuddling so it has to be bigger.  My solution is going to be making a few extra blocks as we go using some of my Christmas fabric.  Here's the first one...

Ugly Sweater QAL - Aqua

One thing I figured out as I was going is that I don't have nearly enough Christmas fabric.  If anyone has a 6-1/2" square of Christmas fabric they wouldn't mind sharing, please let me know!!!  Here's the second one...

Ugly Sweater QAL - Coral

And just so you can get an idea, my first four blocks together...

Ugly Sweater QAL - Week 1

I am thoroughly enjoying this quilt along Lorna!!!  Thanks so much for hosting.  It's going to be a super cute quilt when it's done.

Sunday starts the Splendid Sampler and I'm hoping to do the second block of Ray of Hope this weekend.  So many fun projects!  What are you up to this week?

Today I'm linking up with Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday, What a Hoot for BOM's Away, Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts, Design Board Monday at Bits and Bobs, and with Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt.

February 2, 2016

February Sew Sweet Bee Block and Ugly Christmas Sweaters Start!

Hi Y'all!!!  I kept myself pretty darn busy last night after work.  First thing I did was my 365 Block Challenge 2016 block...

365 Block Challenge 2016 Feb 1

Those HST's measure 1/2" finished!!  For those of you struggling to get these tiny blocks made and looking okay, I highly recommend the 4 at a time HST method.  I've had pretty good luck with it so far.

After that one was done, I decided to go ahead and get February's block for my Sew Sweet Bee done.  Alicia asked us to make a heart block using Flower Sugar Fabric or the like.  I didn't have Flower Sugar, but I remembered picking up some Pam Kitty and dug through my stash and used that.

Sew Sweet Bee - Alicia Heart Block

From her reaction on Instagram last night, I think she likes it! ;)  It was a really fun block to make and came together very quickly.  I had enough time to get a start on the Ugly Christmas Sweaters QAL that Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts designed/is hosting.  Here's the first block...

Ugly Christmas Sweaters - Nine Patch

I don't know about you, but I think it's too flippin' cute to be called ugly.  It also went together pretty quickly and I really didn't want to stop making them.  I have a feeling this one will end up being a good sized quilt by the time I'm done with it.  Are you joining in the quilt along?  I hope you do.  I'd love to see what you come up with!

Today I'm linking up with Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story, Linky Tuesday at Feemotion by the River, and Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts.

February 1, 2016

January Wrap Up!

Hi y'all!  I sure hope you had a productive weekend.  I spent most of mine fighting a sinus infection so felt lucky to get my daily blocks done.  Here's a quick wrap up of those blocks for this month.  First up is the 365 Block Challenge 2016, January blocks...

365 Block Challenge 2016 - January Blocks

All of those are 3-1/2" blocks.  I have loved making each and every one of them so far.  I have become an expert at the 4 at a time HST method and that has been my saving grace with these things.  Can't even imagine trying to make 1-1/4" HST's the traditional way.

Next up is this week's Project 48 block...

Project 48 - Block 4

These are some really fun blocks and each week is so different than the last.  I can't wait to see this one come together and there are still so many weeks to go!  Here are the first 4 together...

Project 48 - January Blocks

And since this is the start of a new month, I get my new Ray of Hope block.  Today also starts the Ugly Sweater Quilt Along at Sew Fresh Quilts and this month starts the Splendid Sampler which I'm really looking forward to.

Sew Fresh Quilts

Splendid Sampler
So what are y'all up to? I can't wait to see! Come link up with me at Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday, BOM's Away at What A Hoot, Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts, Bits 'n' Bobs for Design Board Monday, and Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt.