Wednesday, 30 January 2019

January Goal is Finished

     Well with one day to go I finished my January goals.  There were two of them.  The first was to finish the first block of the hand pieced quilt along and here it is. I haven't pressed it yet so it's kind of standing up on the cutting mat.


     I took it along with me to work today and worked on it on my lunch break.  One of my co workers asked me why I would want to make a quilt by hand.  I have to say that it was a great little project to take along with me.  It was way too cold to go out for a walk on my break but I was able to take my thoughts for a nice break from work.  Kind of like meditation. So portability and the relaxation of hand work are two good reasons to piece by hand.
     When I posted about this project on Sunday I got a few positive comments on the fabric.  It's left over fabric designed by Libs Elliot.  I have a rainbow of these leftovers and I'm having fun working with them.
   
     The second part of my goal was to get the rest of the cutting done for the Modern Plus Signs quilt along.  I managed to do this as well.


     It doesn't look like much but it's all the cutting for the rest of the quilt.  Now that my machine is back in the house I might get to work on the piecing.  I think it will go quickly without having to cut for each of the sections. Now all I need is time at the machine.  I'll be heading over to Elm Street Quilts to the link ups for the Hand pieced quilt Along and the One Monthly Goal link up.

     

10 comments:

Stitchin At Home said...

Great finishes! Love the colours you're using in your hand stitching.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

The cutting and fabric prep looks like a lot of work that I try to avoid myself, Lisa. Nicely done!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Well done!! The block looks great. I almost brought mine to work today, but got sidetracked and forgot. Stay warm. It's not as cold here. Please don't send it our way. ☺

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Lisa! Your hand pieced block looks fabulous to me. The squares all look uniform and the block looks square so that should serve you well as you build the quilt top. I haven't done any hand piecing for years but I find any handwork to be relaxing. Definitely a respite in a hectic day! And yay to having all the cutting done. I like to do it all at once at first just to have it out of the way. ~smile~ Roseanne

Patty said...

Awesome block! Glad you are sewing along! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

Tish Stemple said...

Love the hand pieced block. Just curious...do you think your piecing was more accurate doing it that way? I've always wanted to give it a go. And big yay for getting all of that cut for the Plus Sign Quilt!!

Pamela said...

I really like the fabrics in your hand stitched block. You are ahead of the game with all the pieces cut for the Plus quilt.

Chantal said...

Congratulations on accomplishing your goals. I love your hand-pieced block. those colors are great. ;^)

Louise said...

Such pretty fabrics in your hand-pieced block! I'm sure that's part of the pleasure, to handle all those lovely colors and subtle prints :)

piecefulwendy said...

I always enjoy seeing your projects and the sunny, happy fabrics you choose. Your hand piecing looks great!