Old Stuff or I’m Late!

Catching up! Slowly I go. November and December blocks from Leah Day’s 2016 Machine Quilting Block Party are quilted! The next step is putting all the blocks together in Leah’s quilt-as-you-go method. I’ll be so happy to have this one checked off my list. Too bad I didn’t keep up with it, I fell behind in November.

Actually, Leah shared instructions back in September to start the quilt-as-you-go method, so I’m really behind since September, as I don’t have any of the blocks sewn together.

Another project I have going (bought fabric about a year and a half ago) is making a slip cover for my sofa. I’ve been working on covering the cushions this week. I got pieces cut out  - had to work up my nerve to cut into that fabric! Today I sewed 2 zipper closings. What in the world happened to that third zipper? Looks like I need to run to Joann’s for a third zipper.

And since I like hopping around from one project to another before finishing one. UGH! Why do I do this to myself? I also calculated out borders for the quilt I’m making for my son and DIL. Sadly this is another UFO as I got to one point in the piecing and just didn’t like the quilt. I’m convincing myself to finish it. Son and family will be in town next weekend, so I really need to got those borders cut and attached so I have progress to show them!

This is an old photo. The blocks are now finished & sewn in rows, and ready for borders. This quilt is Remembering Victoria from Elm Creek Quilts book.

How is your week going? Have you ever started a quilt for someone and just didn’t like it? How did you solve the problem?

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

  1. Sew cushion covers for sofa.  ✗  I should have said sew three zipper strips.  But I even failed at that b/c I only have 2 zippers. Oops! Need to run to Joanns for a third zipper.
  2. Mark and quilt last 2 blocks from Leah Day’s BOM. ✔️
  3. Plan borders for enlarged Remembering Victoria pattern from Elm Creek Quilts book. This quilt is for my son and DIL. She picked out the pattern and fabrics. ✔️ Got it figured out.
  4. Pjs??? ✗ I really don’t like making garments, alas, not even really simple ones.

To-Do Tuesday List for this week:

  1. Continue sewing cushion covers.
  2. Cut and attach border to Remembering Victoria quilt.
  3. PJs.

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


4 Responses to “Old Stuff or I’m Late!”

  1. Joanne Says:

    Your Leah Day blocks are looking good. It will be a prtetty quilt whether you finish “on time” or take your time. Good luck with your son and DIL’s quilt. I have made a quilt I didn’t much care for because it was to the recipient’s taste. I did get it done, it just took me much longer than it should have, so I don’t have any tips for you there!

  2. Patricia Says:

    Your quilt as you go blocks are gorgeous! I love the colors you chose! Your DIL’s quilt is also stunning! I hope you get to put the borders on it as it is so beautiful it deserves to be a finished quilt! You do lovely work!

    By the way, I fell behind in November, too. I suspect you and I are not alone! :)

  3. Sarah Says:

    You may be behind, but the stuff you are working on is gorgeous. And don’t worry, you’re not the only one with a lot going on and missed deadlines. I can’t seem to finish anything this month!

  4. Christine Says:

    You’re not too far behind! I started a Pile O’Fabric doing quilted blocks much the same way two years ago and stopped after the second month. I look at those blocks, and all the extra fabric purchased, with guilt all the time. I just need to come to terms with the fact that I’m not going to finish it and move on. But your blocks… WOW! They look awesome! That’s going to be a gorgeous quilt!

    Love the fabrics in the quilt for your son too. Those blocks are so pretty, that’s going to be a fab quilt! Have a great week!!

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