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I had such a great time making my project for Project QUILTING 11.2 that I knew I wanted to turn it into a series. I held back from starting a second one before this past Sunday in case I could make it work for PQ 11.3. Low and behold, I could! So I chose Kona Cerise (the February 4 Kona Color of the Day) as my starting point with a vague plan to make an improv log cabin with Cerise, white on cerise prints, and black and white prints. And I would work in triangles to the piecing so I could include it in my Show Me Something with Triangles linkup this month. I decided my hearts for the PQ 11.3 Put a Heart on It challenge would come in the quilting.

Then after I started piecing on Tuesday morning, Laura of Slice of Pi Quilts reached out to see if I could host TGIFF this week. I thought for a second. Sure! I'll just get this quilt completely finished and posted in the next day and a half, no problem! I finished stitching on the binding just after midnight last night, leaving me this morning to photograph and write it up. This may be the earliest in the week I've ever finished a Project QUILTING challenge! Scroll down for the TGIFF linkup.

I like for a project to be a twofer or a threefer, if possible. This one has worked out to be a six-fer! (A new record for me!)

  1. Project QUILTING 11.3 Put a Heart on It project
  2. Second in a series of Improv Log Cabin variations (see the first on here)
  3. Show Me Something with Triangles (my monthly linkup)
  4. Class sample for my Improv Log Cabins workshop
  5. Used a Kona color of the day (from their 2020 wall calendar)
  6. TGIFF finish (see linkup below)

 

When I began I didn't have a plan for the placement of fabrics and colors. My last quilt had a less organized structure, but this one fell into a pattern of light and dark. Unlike my last quilt, I also preserved the same direction of my piecing (adding pieces in a counter-clockwise pattern. I chose to piece in triangles to some of my strips. (This makes the project fit my Show Me Something with Triangles linkup theme.) They also follow a counter-clockwise pattern of placement.

My initial fabric pull included two small spools of Aurifil 50wt. Red Plum (#1100) was the perfect color, but I didn't have much left. So I also chose Light Magenta (#2588). The majority of the quilting was done with the Red Plum and I swapped to Light Magenta once I ran out of Red Plum. I used Light Magenta in my bobbin for the entire quilt since I didn't have a Red Plum bobbin. (Curious, very curious.)

I used another fat quarter from my stash for the backing and two corner triangles for easy hanging (label on one).

I had just enough remnant solid black binding. Score! I'm not sure I'll stick with solid black for the whole series, but it is a nice, unifying detail. Machine binding with Aurifil 50wt Black (#2692).

My quilt finished at 16.5" x 16.5", another detail I'm keeping constant for this series.

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Nothing like updating the WIP list each quarter to cement what is languishing in the sewing room. Like #2 and #3 that just needed binding three months ago... and still do. Eek. To be fair, most of Q3 is summer break for my kids and I'm always overly optimistic about what I'll get done in the sewing room.

In Q3, I helped my kids each complete the end of four rounds of the Kids Quilt Round Robin, and I finished off my 100 blocks in 100 days. I completed five quilts, three of which were on our my Q3 list, samples for my Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares workshop and my Back and Forth baby quilt. Plus I designed and completed Vincent's Ear and Fall Fleurish.

Here's my comprehensive project list, categorized by stage of the project. My OMG October Goal is obviously to finish my Halloween quilt. It's quilted and trimmed. I just need to finish making the binding and get it bound. Maybe I can have "binding day" and get the binding on all three of those!

Just Need Binding

  1. Halloween Quilt 
  2. Meadow Mystery, Lap Quilt.
  3. Midnight Mystery, Lap Quilt.

Finished Quilt Tops

  1. Very Hungry Caterpillar Twin Quilt
  2. Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares, Greenery Lap Quilt.
  3. Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares, class sample Mini Quilt #2.
  4. Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares, class sample Mini Quilt #4.
  5. Planned Improv: Playing with Angles, class sample Mini Quilt #1.
  6. Charity baby quilt. 
  7. Feathered Star... pillow? 
  8. Memory House, Mini Quilt.

 

Piecing in Progress

  1. Variation of Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares, Wall Hanging.
  2. Planned Improv: Playing with Angles, class sample Mini Quilt #2.
  3. Tula Pink City Sampler. 
  4. Improv Abstraction, Small Quilt. 
  5. Creative HST project, Lap Quilt.
  6. In the Middle quilt, Lap Quilt.
  7. Cotton & Steel (and low volume) HST Quilt, Lap Quilt.
  8. Ocean quilt for my daughter.
  9. Patchwork City Metro Area Quilt.
  10. Swoon Quilt. 
  11. Rainbow Chain. The pattern is Autumn Chain from The Bee Hive quilts. 
  12. My Floating Squares improv project. (from The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters by Sherri Lynn Wood.)
  13. Rainbow Remix from Rebecca Bryan's class at Quiltcon. Blocks are all done. Next up, the big job of piecing together irregular blocks.
  14. Wonky Cross quilt from Rossie Hutchinson's class at QuiltCon. I'm up to 50 blocks and they are now all trimmed up.
  15. Quartered Log Cabin quilt from Rossie Hutchinson's class at QuiltCon
  16. Purple Royalty quilt. 
  17. La Passacaglia. No way I'm finishing this anytime soon, but including it so my list is complete. 
  18. My daughter's Kids Quilt Round Robin project.
  19. My son's Kids Quilt Round Robin project.

 

Planning Stage

  1. Flying Geese Challenge for Quilt Con. Design is drafted.
  2. Michael Miller Our Yard Fabric Challenge. Obviously, fabric is chosen. ;-)
  3. Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares, large scale.

 

I'm linking up to Finish Along Q4 goals and OMG October.

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I've shifted gears in my sewing a bit in the last quarter. First, I took on the City Sampler "100 blocks in 100 days" sew along. I'm so excited to be using my Tula Pink fabric and keeping up with the daily blocks. Also, I'm prepping for teaching my first quilt workshop this Fall. This means sewing up samples for the couple guilds who need them and finishing some other demo quilts. Lastly, I'm so close to having my first pattern ready for sale.

I've decided to organize my list this quarter by stage of completion. I know the list is terribly long, but I like to have it all in one place.

 

Just Need Binding

  1. Meadow Mystery, Lap Quilt.
  2. Midnight Mystery, Lap Quilt.

 

Finished Quilt Tops

  1. Very Hungry Caterpillar Twin Quilt
  2. Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares, Greenery Lap Quilt.
  3. Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares, class sample Mini Quilt #1.
  4. Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares, class sample Mini Quilt #2.
  5. Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares, class sample Mini Quilt #3.
  6. Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares, class sample Mini Quilt #4.
  7. Planned Improv: Playing with Angles, class sample Mini Quilt #1.
  8. Back and Forth Quilt, Baby Quilt.
  9. Memory House, Mini Quilt.

 

Piecing in Progress

  1. Variation of Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares, Wall Hanging.
  2. Tula Pink City Sampler.
  3. Halloween, Lap Quilt.
  4. Creative HST project, Lap Quilt.
  5. In the Middle quilt, Lap Quilt.
  6. Cotton & Steel (and low volume) HST Quilt, Lap Quilt.
  7. Ocean quilt for my daughter.
  8. Patchwork City Metro Area Quilt.
  9. Swoon Quilt. 
  10. Rainbow Chain. The pattern is Autumn Chain from The Bee Hive quilts. 
  11. My Floating Squares improv project. (from The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters by Sherri Lynn Wood.)
  12. Rainbow Remix from Rebecca Bryan's class at Quiltcon. Blocks are all done. Next up, the big job of piecing together irregular blocks.
  13. Wonky Cross quilt from Rossie Hutchinson's class at QuiltCon. I'm up to 50 blocks and they are now all trimmed up.
  14. Quartered Log Cabin quilt from Rossie Hutchinson's class at QuiltCon
  15. Purple Royalty quilt. 
  16. La Passacaglia. No way I'm finishing this anytime soon, but including it so my list is complete. 

 

Planning Stage

  1. Planned Improv: Playing with Angles, class sample Mini Quilt #2.
  2. Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares, large scale.

 

I'm linking up to Finish Along Q3 goals.

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