October is over. Heck, so is a whole lot of November. It's about time for an update on what I got done last month. I finished a philanthropy quilt and made some progress on my IG Mini Swap quilt, but I also made progress on some other projects. Here's a quick glimpse of some of my quilting progress in October.
Car Baby Quilt
I think I got excited about baby quilts because the size is so nice. I pulled a few fabrics from my stash and made this fast little quilt top. (Purchased the border fabric at PIQF.) I don't have a baby in mind to give this to. Of course, it also isn't finished yet. I'm thinking it might be my first quilt for sale on Etsy.
I thought this project by Temecula Quilt Company was adorable. I've only got A through F done (in two color ways), because I'm not loving the design of G. I thought I would redesign it, but now I think perhaps I should get over it and just piece the G block. I did, however, pick my fabrics through N. That put me ahead of the game when I did it. Of course, with two letters a week coming out (they just posted U) I'm now sorely behind.
2006 Mystery Quilt
I made some really decent progress getting the quilt top together, but I didn't quite finish it before something in life dictated that I not have a bunch of fabric laying all over the floor. Just need to piece together a few rows and add on a border and the top will be done! Perhaps I should get this one down in time to be a Christmas gift.
Block Party Blocks
The Block Party block for October in my guild was Birds in the Air. I made two of these blocks to participate. I'm not a particular fan of half square triangles, so I like that this pushed me to just do it. I think the tip of squaring up individual blocks is key to things going well with HSTs. I like how the Block Party pushed me outside my comfort zone. It reminds me of the first time I came to a meeting. I had been stalking the website before I joined and was excited to participate. Then the month that I was going the block of the month was applique, which I totally wouldn't have tried at the time if not for that push.
October was busy with running my first 10k, a foot injury, a family vacation to Disneyland and the kids and I being plagued by illness. Looking back I'm surprised I got any sewing done. Last weekend I threw my husband a 40th birthday party, so I had to break from my sewing for at least a few days. I really need to focus on some of these works in progress... but I'm already queuing up stacks of fabric for new projects. New fabric is so fun!
*Really* like that 2006 Mystery quilt! It's just exuding happiness!
Thanks, Robin! It has some fun backing fabric as well. Hopefully I'll get it done sometime soon to show that off. :-)
You have some fun projects here. I love seeing the progress on your mystery quilt. It looks amazing.
Thank you so much, Jasmine. I really enjoyed the process of not knowing what I was making. I'll be giving it as a gift when I eventually get it done. :-)
Bernie @ Needle and Foot
Looks to me like you got a fair bit done in October considering how much life got in the way. Hope you and your kiddos are healthy for the upcoming holiday. Love the mystery quilt. That will be one gorgeous gift.
Thanks, Bernie. In the time I actually had I was too busy sewing to blog. ;-)