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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.