My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Weekend sewing and a goal

After a busy and stressful week, it was nice to look forward to a quiet weekend, starting with Friday Night with Friends.
I have moved onto block four of The Santa, The Tree, The Turkey and Me.
I joined the first three blocks the other day and was quite excited by how they look (sorry about the poor colours in the photo) —
On Friday night I completed the small 'block' that is appliqued onto the main piece of block 4 —
During Saturday I copied the applique sheet onto Steam-a-seam - so much easier than all that tracing —
So that Saturday night I could make a start on the main piece of this block. We now have a goose —
Thank you Cheryll for hosting us, and to the other crafters for your company :-)  *Here* is the link so you can visit too.

I've done some other sewing this weekend, which I'll share another time, but this afternoon I made another one of my scrappy Christmas ornament blocks. 
While I was pressing this block I was wishing that I had the excuse to just work on these blocks full time-ish, In a light-bulb moment, I decided to make them my One Monthly Goal for March.
I have worked out that I need another 12 blocks so I'm hoping that by the end of the month they'll be made and maybe even joined. We'll see. You can visit the One Monthly Goal line-up at Patty's Elm Street Quilts blog.
'til next time,
happy stitches,

23 comments:

Janet O. said...

Two very fun Christmas projects! Are you shooting to have both of these projects completed for December this year? I always tell myself I am going to get one of the Christmas flimsies in the closet quilted up before the next Christmas. It just never happens, though.

Maria said...

Great progress with the applique blocks and you have a nice pile of Christmas blocks there.
good luck getting them sewn into a flimsy this month....

Lin said...

Those Santa blocks are gorgeous and you managed quite a bit for FNWF. Good luck with those bauble blocks. xx

Susan said...

Love the Anni quilt - but those decorations - so clever!!!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

you have a lot of projects going on right and it looks like you are making progress on all of them

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Adorable!!😀

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Wow, both of your projects are coming along so beautifully. I just love that last picture of your ornament blocks all lined up. Fabulous!

Teresa said...

Just looking at your blocks cheered me up. It really is a cute project. I love the little ornaments with the reindeer.

dq said...

Raewyn, those bits in those Christmas blocks are so tiny. You have so much patience. They are beautiful!
Thanks for the Omigosh reminder once again.

kiwikid said...

I hope this week is less busy and stressful for you Raewyn. Your Santa blocks are looking great and the decoration blocks are super cute, I am sure you can meet your goal. It will be wonderful to see them all joined together.

Wendy Caton Reed said...

What sweet projects. You are so good to be doing Christmas quilts in March. I always say I will and then...

Fiona said...

Both the Christmas quilts are coming along so well..... great idea to print the Steama seam...

Hugz

Kaisievic said...

Raewyn, I love your first project - such a cute name (always important) and such a cute design (even more important).

Helen said...

Love the Anni quilt great time saver printing on the steam a seam.

ButterZ said...

Looks like some great progress made

chrisknits said...

OMgoodness! Those ornaments are adorable. And oh my, the appliqué, swoon!!!

Angie said...

Raewyn - I have said this before, but I just love "The Santa, etc." project. It is so adorable. Little mice, a sweet goose, I could go on and on with little squeals of delight!

Susie H said...

I never thought about copying (rather than tracing) patterns on the Steam a Seam. Great time saver idea. Your Santa project is adorable!

Vicki said...

A very xmassy weekend.
Thanks for the tip about printing the applique pieces rather than tracing.

ButterZ said...

Wow, that’s a lot of Xmas blocks.

Karen S said...

Love the progress on your Santa etc quilt. Such a delight.
And all those Christmas blocks are great. Love the fussy cutting.

Jenny said...

Very busy again. Did you put the steam a seam through the photcopy process on your printer.

Janice said...

Anni’ pattern is coming along very nicely. I’m sure you achieved your goal of 12 ornament blocks.