Jan 21 2015

Blocks, Binding and Ramblings

012115   (1024x759)I really like how this quilt top is looking.  Every day one or two new blocks are added to the mix.  There was enough scraps to make 15 blocks, so a 3×5 setting it is.  I have decided to put sashing between the blocks because I think they need a bit of room to breathe.

However this project was temporarily set aside so that I could machine quilt a top for my youngest grandson who just moved into a big boy bed.  I was able to get it quilted and bound this weekend for delivery yesterday.  He noticed the robots right off, but thought that the aliens were mice.

012115B (920x1024)The quilting pattern is a meander in monofilament thread and the quilt finished at 65″ x 70″ – my first finish in 2015.

I have been giving a lot of thought to my 2015 goals.  There are a lot of wonderful quilt-a-longs, encouragement to finish UFOs and sew your stash online, which are all things that would be fun to do.  However I just can’t decide on any of them, so my 4 goals for this year are more vague than specific.

Goal #1: sew a minimum of 125 yards of fabric (my highest usage was 111 yards in 2011)

Goal #2: for the first time, track fabric bought

Goal #3: complete at least 16 quilts

Goal #4: add no new UFOs

In observance of goal #4, I am sewing some more star blocks.

Happy quilting,


2 Responses to “Blocks, Binding and Ramblings”

  1. Libby in TN says:

    Is that block as complicated as it looks? Love the colors.

    • Marlene says:

      No, it is an easy block although some care must be taken to make sure the angles of the triangles are facing the right direction. I make one block at a time to make sure that “unsewing” is kept to a minimum. This has been a fun project and I would recommend it.

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