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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Back at full speed (and a link party)

Finally I am back at full speed! Cold weather and working from home means more sewing time ;)

The Ongoing List:
  1. the SK project - 1 block done + 1 block in final layout (see below)
  2. Tea Towel challenge and PPV BOM - no progress
  3. SYS2015 future projects - one finished project, one project with progress (cannot share)
  4. Embroidery calendar - no progress
  5. Color of the Year challenge- main block done (cannot share yet)
    (this will be my March project for a Lovely Year of Finishes)
  6. New project - J wall hanging - printed patterns
The EverythingElse List:
  1. Animal blocks for charity quilts - more blocks done (see below)
  2. Project of Doom 2015 @ Fandom in Stitches - no progress
  3. Reversible sewing machine cover - 4/8 blocks done
  4. College Days Blog Hop blocks for tote/grocery bag - 1 block done
  5. Alice in Wonderland quilt - 6/15 blocks done
  6. As You Wish - 8/16 blocks done
  7. Happy Halloween wall hanging - 13/32 blocks done
  8. Crazy optical illusion - 1 "row" done
  9. D wall hanging - collected some fabric and some ideas
  10. B quilt - to be designed
  11. Memory quilt 2 - another couple done! (see below).
Esther (ipatchandquilt) designed a very cute and fun Easter set of patterns and asked if someone wanted to help her test them. Since there are animals in the set I immediately jumped in because they will be perfect for my "animal blocks charity quilts" project.

Pattern tested for Esther (ipatchandquilt).
Aren't they cute?
And it seems like everyone is coming up with cute animal blocks recently so I feel obliged to try them all! Janeen (quiltartdesigns) released a Mystery PP block last week... and I have to admit, while I was intrigued by the mystery, I wanted to figure out what was the block before sewing it up :)
Just because this year, my goal is not to have any (or very few) orphan blocks done without a project to use them. So my thinking is: if it's an animal, I will do it... and sure it was!!
This is my version of the cute giraffe!
Pattern by Janeen, available at this link
Don't you think the super scrappy effect looks amazing? I absolutely love it!! :)
(Linking up this block at Oh Scrap!)

And of course there was another animal block waiting for me at quietplay:
Pattern by Kristy, available at this link
I used a pink background because pink is February color for the RSC15 (Linking up at soscrappy)

I really love how all those animals look different! You can see the different style of each designer in every block! I think the final quilts will be great with all those fun characters!!
With all that paper piecing I needed a little break. So I decided to test the second of my "Valentine's couple" blocks which is a pixellated kind of block.
Guybrush was 90% done (I designed it for a challenge last summer) but I added a section at the bottom to make the block the same size as Elaine. I absolutely love how they look, even if they have different background fabric (I used what I had!)

The pattern is available in my Free patterns page
And finally a new block for my SK project is ready.
Opening line of "The Green Mile", plus I used the quote for my first SK book to build the first book of the quilt :) the brown lines are quilting lines... I think I like the wood background and the overall look of the book

You can find the pattern on my The SK Project page.
And now what are YOU going to link?


  1. Such beautiful piecing. Great progress.

  2. Love the scrappy look of those blocks, nothing completed for me this week :( maybe next week I will have managed to get something finished, my works in progress keep me occupied though :)

  3. I love those little animals. So cute.

  4. Those are some happy looking animals, I absolutely love the backgrounds. Especially for the penguin. Qulit On!

  5. Great animals blocks, but I do love Guybrush and Elaine. Unique!!!!

  6. Love Guybrush! I head Lucas arts are releasing a special edition of Grim Fandango too - my other favourite game!


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