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30 April 2017

100 day challenge finale !

Its time for my finale post in the 100 day challenge - I'm late of course as I've been away but I'm so excited to share my challenge results !

My projects for this year's challenge were:
  1. sew the Aurifil 2014 BOM blocks and finish the quilt top
  2. sew the Foxley Village 2016 BOM blocks and finish the quilt top
  3. finish my cousin Susan's quilt (top done in 2011)
  4. and make a Plus quilt from start to finish (new project but being planned for a while !)
Aurifil 2014 BOM blocks - I managed to finish all of the blocks - need to add sashing and then quilt - another little challenge to have this quilt completed by the end of May :)


Foxley Village BOM - three parts almost done - hoping to get the last of the applique and embroidery done on these three parts and then I'll start on the last part - I'm challenging myself to have this top done by the end of May !


Susan's quilt - I'm so excited that my cousin Susan's quilt is finished and has been gifted to her ! I was able to hand deliver it last week and I was hoping to take a photo of Susan wrapped up in the quilt but the weather didn't cooperate on the last day so I'll have to take one next time we're together !

just one side left to bind in this photo !


and just out of the wash :)


Plus quilt - no progress on this one at all :(  oh well, there's always tomorrow !


so I'm pretty happy with the progress on these quilts and I think setting little challenges like these is a good way of getting almost done projects finished !!

Having a deadline of visiting my family in Tasmania was also very helpful in making me "just do" the free motion quilting on my cousin's quilt - as usual, when it was done I was wondering why it took so long - I really need to just leap and know that the net will appear !!

Linking up to the 2017 100 day challenge finale over at Quilter in the Closet

http://quilterinthecloset.blogspot.com/2017/01/100-day-challenge-2017-kicking-it-off.html

02 April 2017

March Quilty365 linkup

ooops I'm a day late in posting the link-up for the March blocks - hope its not just me that thinks this year is zipping along very fast !!
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I've had a few other deadlines this month so I haven't actually sewn any of my quilty365 blocks !

I've also had thoughts about the backing fabrics for my circles - I don't have enough of one fabric to use for all the blocks so I'm going to use different fabrics for the backings but at this point I don't have my backings sorted however I have picked out my circle fabrics for the month !


It seems that I have quite a bit of fabric that's suitable for fussy cutting !!


Its really fun to find a snippet of fabric each day that I want to include in this quilt !


Last month Jann asked how everyone was storing their circles so they don't get lost which is a very good point considering this is a 365 day quilt along !!

I'm storing my monthly blocks in a separate zip lock bag


and I've also got a small plastic container that I'm keeping the bags in along with my marking pens and squircle template ! Hopefully the plastic container is big enough to hold my blocks until the end !


I'm off to Tasmania for a couple of weeks later this month so I will probably just have my circles chosen again this month and hopefully in May I'll have time to start stitching them together !

So I look forward to seeing the wonderful blocks that everyone else has made - I hope you're a bit more organised than me !!