Saturday, March 1, 2014
Good thing March is a long month and you never know what Old Man Winter and Mother Nature will throw at us - so I have a lot planned to keep me busy. For my Something Old I will use the 'Count Down to Christmas' quilt along with Temecula Quilt Co. I put all my blocks into rows and then struggled with the flimsie and then it got tucked away while I waited for the border fabric to arrive. THEN forgot about it!! So the border is cut and ready and I do have an extra wide backing on the shelf that will play with this. Hopefully I can have this ready for my long armer next week.
I had three books that I really wanted to make something from, but this time I want to challenge myself and chose this one. Another book I could make every project - why did it sit on the shelf??
I told you I would surprise you. I don't think I have made a hexie in three years and these are tiny! But I like minis and I do have some special civil war print scraps that should work nicely for this. This will be my Something New and Let's Book It project. And I can use the Hexie making as part of Slow Stitching Sunday.
My NewFO project will have to stay under wraps as I will use one of my swap (have two) pieces for this and both of my partners read my blog.
I get lots of 'get your free magazine' ads in the mail and sometimes they have a free pattern insert. This was from QuiltMakers.com and it caught my eye for all those 2.5" squares I have. Patches and Pinwheels just have to grab you and I worked up a lot of this as leader/enders. Even if I just get the pinwheel blocks done for March, I will be happy with the progress on this project.
The next step of the Relaxing Round Robin is to add a round using triangles. I have some baggies of HSTs and I am going to make them work for this. Why make more when all these cuties are waiting to play?
And I have four (I know there is another hiding) cross stitch pieces that need fabric framing. If I get just one done this month, I will be happy - and will use it as my Handmade Christmas project.
The Rainbow Scrap Challenge colour this month is Teal/Aqua and I do have a little more than last year (I think) - if not I may need to pick up some FQs to play with.
I don't want some of my 'waiting to quilt' items sitting too long either and will have to be aware to try and get at least one if not two of those done. And I know my Goodnight Irene is waiting for borders and quilting (have the backing) - that one is going to be passed on to my long armer I think - just can't do it all.
So my March is full, how about yours?