Wednesday, January 20, 2016

WIP Wednesday: The Plan Unfolds

Hmm, my last post outlined my "plan" for 2016. So far, I'm keeping up with the Blocks of the Month -- but then, it's only January!

I swore to myself I would only join one "block party" at Ruth's Stitchery this year.

The one I chose is "Park Bench." Pattern from Jaybird Quilts, and the fabric I'm using is "Botanics" by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman. I bought the kit last winter in Laramie at Quilt Essentials when I was in Wyoming for the Downton Abbey Retreat with Around the Block Quilts. Julie Herman's directions are so clear, the blocks go together in a snap!

Today is the 30th day of winter -- how are your 9-patch "A Quilt Block a Day" blocks coming along? You should have 30 made today! I have them on the design wall to inspire me to stitch a 9-patch every day.

They won't be sewn together in this arrangement (I have a secret plan for them!) but it's fun to see the rows grow day-by-day.

The best-laid resolutions -- when I read that Ebony of LoveBug Studios was hosting a "Dear Laura" QAL, I caved. The mystery quilt features the "Little House on the Prairie" fabrics from Andover (I bought mine at Ruth's Stitchery, of course -- they have the complete collection). Since it's a mystery, I'm only showing you the corners of the blocks!

It's not too late to join the mystery, go here for details.

Today is a "stay in the house and sew" kind of day, so I'm working on my January UFO. It's "Vintage Memories," a BoM from several years (!) ago.

How is your Jaunary UFO progressing? Remember to email me a photo of your finish for the February 1 UFO Parade!

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  1. Oh well, better to indulge in fabric than food I guess! I've enjoyed January. I gave myself time to get myself organised again for the year and I feel all the better for it. Just doing some crumb blocks in blue and loving it!

  2. I am soo inspired by your UFO challenge. I will email my finish(es) for this month and am so looking forward to Feb 1st to see what I will be working on for the month of February. This is such a great idea. Thanks Aunt Marti.

  3. I am having so much fun piecing the nine patches that I have done at least two a day. I cut squares with my stripology ruler. I chain piece two at a time. I still need to get my UFO's together. Some of them have priority. I have 3 baby quilts to finish before the kids go to college. lol. I plan to finish quilting one of these today.

  4. You must have an amazing stash of red to make all the 9-patch blocks!
    One day, I will try a mystery quilt, but the mystery element is a bit frightening!


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