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Saturday, March 1, 2014

February Wrap-Up

Although I didn't spend as much time sewing as I would have liked to this month, I managed to finish 147 blocks.  That's definitely more than the goal of thirty blocks that was set for the 350 Block Challenge at Prairie Moon Quilts.  The goal for March is thirty.  If I keep sewing at my current pace, I should be able to surpass that number.  I have now completed 196 blocks during the first two months of 2014. That number does not include the blocks for my Zig Zag quilts.  They are so easy to put together, they hardly even seem like blocks.

 I know many people don't like to repeat a quilt once they are finished, but I find the repetition of a simple block very calming. Once I make a quilt, if I like it, I always think of easier ways to piece it and want to try my ideas right away.  I do agree, that starting a third Zig Zag quilt in the span of two months is a little bizarre.  Hopefully, I can break myself of the addiction during March.

These are the blocks I sewed for Film at Five this week.
 I have now completed all of the blocks for the top.  The original Film at Five pattern at Wedding Dress Blue finishes at 86.5 inches square.  I wanted a rectangular quilt, so this one will finish at 70 x 86.5.

I've had this abstract pink fabric for a long time and really wanted to use it up.
I think it works great against the crisp white for a Zig Zag quilt.  The strips are completely cut and my goal is to finish piecing the blocks this week.
I also made four 9 patch blocks to use in a free 9 Patch table runner pattern by Sherri at A Quilting Life

The bad news is, I did not complete my goal for February to finish my Bungle Jungle 2 quilt.  It is definitely on the top of my list for March.

9 comments:

  1. Yous blocks are just fantastic.Love them all!

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  2. That's a lot of blocks! The 'film' quilt is gorgeous and I really like how that red fabric looks in the zig zag. I'd say you got quite a bit done in February.

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  3. The chevron quilt is very cute-the white creates a superb contrast. The Film quilt is neat too. I may try a little one of those with some of this white linen I have lying about catching dust. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I have no problem whatsoever repeating a pattern into infinity. Once you conquer the pattern, then you can play with the color arrangements. I'm probably on my 30th 9 patch and still having fun.

    Great work this month!

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  5. Great quilt Kate!! the Film at Five is really fresh looking

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  6. Love your quilt. Good way to use up those scrappy 2.5" squares most all of us cut and collect from scraps.

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  7. I love all your quilts ... Those repeats are so effective .
    Hugz

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  8. Well, darn, blogspot ate my comment ... again! Both Film at Five and Zig Zag are still on my to-do list. I really like your Film at Five, and that pink really needed a quilt idea that would allow it to shine without taking over something else. Good choice!

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  9. Congrats on finishing all those blocks. You are doing great! I made a couple quilts (I like repeats too) with similar sashing blocks, but large squares instead of the twenty-five patch blocks. I love the way it looks your way, too.

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