Progress this past week included piecing not just one, but two baby size quilt tops that will eventually be donated to charity.

The top finishes at 38″ x 49 1/2″. A friend sewed up the friendship stars and provided fabric for sashing and border. I added the cream for corner stones. It is just so much easier to line up blocks when using corner stones. I offered to help stitch up 4 baby quilts using my friend’s 4 sets of 9 1/2″ blocks. She has a wonderful fabric stash, so I’ll go back to her house to ‘shop’ for backing and binding. We might both be working on the quilting. Each do two baby quilts? We’ll see. I hope to finish up the 4th quilt top this week.

The Square in a Square Mystery quilt is coming along.

I have all the ‘winged creatures’ pieced, and tree tops & trunks pieced but not all sewn together. And pieces for another block ready. (all piecing not pictured)

Directions say to use a scant 1/4″ while piecing. I’ve had a dickens of a time finding that scant 1/4″! My Janome came with 3 different feet that are listed a 1/4″ feet. The foot I keep on my machine and gives me an accurate 1/4″ seam – I tried to eyeball a scant, and my blocks turned out too big. Believe me, I tested and tested with stripes for that scant seam allowance, and just could not conquer it with the foot I always use. So I switched to the plastic one – and it just wobbled all over the place so I couldn’t even get an accurate 1/4″ seam! On to the third foot, it’s the metal on with that metal flange on the side for a 1/4″ seam, I could finally eyeball an accurate scant with it and my piecing is turning out at the desired size.

Other news. Hubs put together a design wall for me this past week! The above photos are taken on the wall. I do need to learn how to tweak the lighting for photographing. I need a lesson from hubs, so bear with me as I learn!

What is on your list to accomplish this week?

Last week’s to-do list:

  1. Piecing Square-in-a-Square Mystery quilt. – Working on it but not completed.
  2. Piece another baby quilt. ✔️I pieced two!

This week’s to-do list:

  1. Finish up one more baby quilt for charity.
  2. Keep working on Mystery quilt.

Linking to To-Do Tuesday.

5 Responses to “Progress”

  1. Claire Says:

    I chuckled at your reason for liking cornerstones. Me, I like not using them because then it doesn’t matter if the blocks don’t come out exactly together. Very cute baby quilt.

  2. Christine Slaughter Says:

    I like using corner stones for the same reason!! I love how your blocks are turning out. Super glad you found that scant 1/4″. It sounds like it was a bear to figure out there for a while! And YAY for a new design wall! That is fantastic!!

  3. Chrisknits Says:

    What sweet charity quilts they will be! How kind to help your friend.

  4. Roseanne Says:

    Hi Sharon! Oh, your mystery quilt is coming along nicely considering you just started playing along only a week ago. Of course, as I mentioned, I adore the fabrics you selected for this – and Grunge stars?!! I didn’t even know or see them – how did they sneak by me. You did a great job on that baby quilt. I so agree with you on the corner stones making it MUCH easier to align the rows. I’m had a dickens of a time with the scant quarter seam allowance – I have an Elna which is a sister/cousin (?? something like that) to the Janome. I have the same feet, I suspect – but I haven’t tried to one with the metal flange. Thanks for mentioning that tip – I’ll give it a try. ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. Frédérique Says:

    Great design wall ;) Love your pieced top, and the mystery quilt!

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