But, do I really need another big quilt? Well of course I do. We bought white bedroom furniture when we moved this last time. (Honestly, 40+ years with our original furniture -- we'd gotten enough value out of it!) I have several queenside quilts but nothing looks perfect with it. So, Jamestown Landing got another reason to participate.
Jamestown Landing is in String Fling by Bonnie Hunter. I've looked at it many times but wasn't moved to make any big quilts. But with this event I thought, why not. I already have the book. I could make a dent in my fabrics (or so I think!)
But here is one of the BIG drawbacks.
Yes! I've already got 220 finished. Here's how I keep track: When I've made 10 units I then do a big basting stitch to keep them together. Right now I'm storing these in a plastic box that scones came in. At some point I'll probably have to find another box. I'm betting it will take several of them to keep the final amount together.
I'm also making some string blocks. I think this is a cherry tomato box. It fits the strings perfectly. I'm trying to keep my strings mostly whites with a few creamy colors thrown in. I do like a crisp white and turquoise quilt. I need to count and stitch these in groups of 10 too.
I feel comfortable doing both of these blocks since I've taken a Bonnie class that used these two blocks. I am looking forward to seeing her new rulers.
My sewing time has been spent trying to get the quilts on my goals done (or at least more progress made.) Check out how well I did on last week's goal. The one thing I really didn't make enough progress on is the sweater. It's almost done. I bet if I just gave 3 hours of uninterrupted time to it I'd be wearing it.
I still need to sew the sleeve seams, knit the top band and bury all the loose yarn joins. I guess I'll make the commitment to actually spend the time this week. I love the color of it and I like cardigans. It's time to finish this one up! Do you knit sweaters?
Here's my goal list from last week. I really did move a lot of different projects ahead.
January 15, 2018
Bind balloon quilt√
Sew together Alphabet Challenge quilt√ need borders
Put borders on 2017 Rainbow Challenge top #1√
Keep working on sweater (a UFO since the 1980s!)√
Keep working on half triangle squares√
And here's what's up for this week.
January 22, 2018
Get borders on Alphabet Challenge
Make backing for Alphabet Challenge quilt
Finish up sweater
Make more half triangle squares and string blocks
Take small border off charity quilt
Cut out Taps quilt
That's it for me now. Please take a look at the linky parties for Monday that I link up with: Oh Scrap, Monday Makings, Moving It Forward Monday, and Main Crush Monday. I'm off to do some surfing.
Happy Quilting All! Bonnie