Wednesday, 30 November 2016

All Caught Up!

     I'm happy to say that I am all caught up!  Well with the Meadow Mystery quilt that is....I'll never be caught up with everything.  I spent the last couple of weeks finishing Octobers little blocks.


     I'm happy to say they are all finished and trimmed up.  You know I used to hate trimming blocks but I've grown to like it.   I had fun figuring out how to trim and keep the centre point in the middle.  It's hard to believe that these are the first hourglass and 1/2 hourglass blocks I've done.  I'm not sure why that is.  I guess they've just never turned up in anything I've made before.  


     With Octobers blocks out of the way, I set my focus on Novembers blocks and managed to motor through them in a few days.  I got super efficient with my time and divided the tasks up into manageable units.  Ten minutes of time here sew the first 1/2 square triangle onto the square in a square blocks,  10 minutes available later pin the next set on.  Hopefully I remember to do this in the future.

      Now the fun thing with Mystery Quilts is that you never know what your fabrics are going to do in relationship to each other. I'm loving how the colours play together in the October blocks. I'm not so sure about Novembers blocks.  I find the combination of purple and pink in my flying geese units a little overwhelming!  


    I'm hoping the pink will get spread throughout the quilt to tone it down a little....but only time will tell.


     See, much better.
    
     For this quilt along Cheryl gave us the option of cutting the pieces for 1/2 square triangles, square in a square, and flying geese 1/4" larger for trimming down.  I chose to do this and I found that my flying geese and square in a square blocks where the most accurate ones I've made.

     I'm linking this post up with my friend Lorna for Let's Bee Social then I'll be in the sewing room, piecing together the back  for Charlotte's quilt (next in line for quilting).  And I just might start a new project for my niece. I've been gathering fabrics for this one and I'm quite excited to get a start, and that my friends is why I will never be caught up!

13 comments:

  1. Caught up is such a good feeling! Good luck with the rest of your to-do items.

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  2. These look awesome! I am so glad the new clue is out tomorrow. :)

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  3. Congratulations on getting all caught up! I really like starting oversized and trimming down and I appreciate that Cheryl gave us that option.

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  4. Well done on your catch up. I love your fabric contrast and I like your purple and pink, can't wait to see how they all come together, such fun.

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  5. Yay for caught up! Your quilt bits are looking great and I love the colors together. Before you know it, we will be putting this thing together.

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  6. Since I started trimming to size I've enjoyed piecing so much more...things actually fit...it can be with a heavy heart that I start that step but it's sooo worthwhile! Your quilt is going to be such a fun colourful one! Hehe squeezing in another project is the story of my life too!

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  7. Good job! Maybe someday I will be all caught up! Probably not.....

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  8. Isn't it very satisfying to have a pile of blocks all pressed and trimmed? I like your November blocks, the fabrics work so well together, I don't find them overwhelming (but then, with two young girls, I often see pink on pink on pink).

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  9. And I thought for a moment you had finished everything in your wip pile! You had me worried for a moment. Well done with the catch up

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  10. I love your colors for the Mystery. The pink and purple is perfect together, but I'm one for the brighter the better! Good luck with December's clue.

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  11. Wow great job Lisa. I haven't even looked at November directions and I'm not sure I will get to them until January. I'm wanting to give a lot of handmade stuff for Christmas and I'm finding it difficult to even get to sewing! So we'll see. I like your colors a lot.

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  12. Yeah for being caught up! I'm hoping to get working on December's instructions soon.

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