Check That Off the List!

I’m so pleased to have this quilt top completed! I had parts of the border pieced, and took it along to my sewing day with the Curvy Quilters. I got the border all pieced and attached!

This is Sew Kind of Wonderful’s Curve It Up pattern. I used Moda’s Sphere by Zen Chic for the pieced blocks and Moda Grunge for the border. Moda solid white for the background.

The Grunge border just makes me happy! I think it plays well with Sphere. This quilt is going into the ‘to be quilted’ pile. Sorry dear quilt top, you are once again a UFO.

Here are a few of the triangles cut from the improv piecing for the Facets Quilt-Along I’m doing with Christa of Christa Quilts.

I’m using all Batik scraps from previous projects. I bought a pale blue batik with random splattered dots for the background fabric. I’m enjoying the process of this Quilt-Along. I like how Christa has broken the pattern down into weekly steps, with 8 weeks for the quilt-along. That includes machine quilting and binding, so I hope I can keep up!

How about you, are you particapating in any quilt-alongs or Block of the Months this year? If so, are you keeping up with the monthly schedule?

How did I do on last week’s To-Do List?

  1. Wait patiently for fabrics for the Bargello quilt. (With Lots of praying!) Still waiting.
  2. Work on T-shirt quilt while waiting for the Bargello fabric. Have to go shopping for the sashing, border, etc. ✔️Bought & washed fabrics, cutting sashing strips.
  3. Cut triangles for Facets quilt. ✔️Triangles cut from the improv piecing. Background fabric purchased.
  4. Back to next UFO – Sew border for Curve-It-Up quilt/Sew Kind of Wonderful pattern. ✔️ Another UFO top completed!

This week’s To-Do List:

  1. Call quilt shop again, about fabric for the Bargello quilt. I’ve come up with a Plan B, that I hope they can accommodate.
  2. Work on t-shirt quilt.
  3. Cut background fabric for Facets Quilt-Along and start sewing top together.
  4. FMQ February’s block for the Machine Quilting Block Party with Leah Day.

I’m linking to To-Do Tuesday and Linky Tuesday.

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4 Responses to “Check That Off the List!”

  1. Christine Slaughter Says:

    WOW! Your Curve It Up quilt top is gorgeous! And ohhhhh that Grunge fabric! It really does play well with the Zen Chic fabrics. I am blown away by the curvy border too. That is stunning and really pops.

    The Facets blocks look great! I love how well the batiks work together.

    I haven’t done well with my BOM at all. I have the January and February block patterns for the 2016 Sugar Block Club, but haven’t started them. I am going to be joining The Inquiring Quilter’s QAL from her Stepping Stones pattern that starts in March. I just ordered batiks to use in that quilt in the favorite colors of one of my close friends. She has been on my mind to make a quilt for, so I am going to make that one for her. It will be my first time making a quilt out of all batiks. I hope there’s not a huge difference from the usual quilting cottons I use!

    I hope you have a wonderful week! Sorry to hear that you are having to go with Plan B for the Bargello; I hope that works out well!

  2. Julie Stocker Says:

    I’m a serious grunge fan, too. I think you’ve hit a home run using it in this border. It gives it a hand-colored look to me somehow, and is gorgeous viewed as the whole quilt. Makes me want to root through my pile to see what I’ve been missing.

  3. Jean McKinstry Says:

    Curve it up, stunning, love that last border, and the facets, beautiful with all those scrappy pieces. Hope the fabric is there for the other project. I have 4 small blocks to join together, that’s all for this week.

  4. Jennifer @ Inquiring Quilter Says:

    The Grunge border is awesome on your curvy quilt. Really does go oh so well with the Zen Chic fabrics! I know it’s another UFO at this point, but oh what a great quilt so far!

    The Facets QAL was certainly tempting. I love what I’ve been seeing on the other blogs. Your blocks look awesome!

    I’m hosting my own QAL, my very first, starting March 16th, so unfortunately doing the Facets will have to wait. I doubt very much that you need another project, but if you’re looking for something fast and easy to do, here’s the link to my QAL. I have loved visiting your blog and hope you can join us but I understand if you’re too busy right now.

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