Friday, 31 August 2018

Wild Goose Chase quilt top

I'm linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal - August Finish Link-up and sharing my progress on my Wild Goose Chase quilt. This month my goal was to get the quilt top pieced, which I managed to achieve today.

It was actually quite challenging to put the quilt top together because I was working with different sized blocks. About half of the blocks were sewn two and a half years ago, on a different machine, and by practically a different quilter. And before you think that it must be that my sewing has gotten better, my seam allowance is more accurate etc., it's actually the other way around. Early 2016 Kat was well rested and patient, took time to use pins and didn't hesitate to get out her seam ripper if the points were slightly off. Current Kat hasn't slept through the night in a very long time, doesn't even know where her seam ripper is, and even if she did, wouldn't use it unless she'd sewn a piece on upside down (which happens quite a bit). She's more of a 'finished is better than perfect' and 'close enough is good enough' kind of gal.

It's definitely not perfect, but it is a finished top and I'm happy with that. It's now off to the quilter for her to work her magic.


Tuesday, 7 August 2018

August One Monthly Goal

I seriously cannot believe how fast this year is flying by. August already!!!

Last month was a busy month with a big move, but now that we are somewhat settled into the new place, I am hoping that I can be more productive and get a few WIPs finished. This month my One Monthly Goal (hosted by Elm Street Quilts) is to finish piecing the top to my Wild Goose Chase quilt.

I unpacked my WIP boxes on Saturday night and was pleased to find that not only did I already have a lot of the background squares already cut, I had also written down exactly what fabric I was using for the background.

I've got 9 blocks already sewn up, so only another 23 to go!

I'm actually planning to get this one quilted by a longarmer, which I've never done before. I can't wait to see how it turns out.


Wednesday, 1 August 2018

A not-so-scrappy trip around the world quilt

Just a quick post today to link up with the Elm Street Quilts July One Monthly Goal link-up and share my completed goal. I managed to finish my not-so-scrappy trip around the world quilt with a few hours to spare, thanks to some help from my cute little assistants (a.k.a children).


Unfortunately it was a bit too windy for an outdoor quilt photo shoot, so I'll aim to try again later in the week.

In the mean time, here's a look at the whole quilt top before it was quilted.

My fingers are crossed for some better quilt photography weather!