So how about those stellar numbers? Did you manage to make a lot of blocks in June?
I got to go to a retreat last weekend, and I put on a veritable piecing marathon! I had several projects completely cut out and partially pieced, and I was on a mission to finish those tops. I finished FOUR of them while I was at the retreat, then promptly started an entirely new quilt, because I needed another UFO to add to my list!
Before the retreat, I had managed to eek out a few blocks. I’ve shown them before, but here’s a recap:
Four of these for Sandra at guild:
One Churn Dash block for Shirley at guild:
And I’ve completed 7 blocks for my Anthology quilt, which means I’m already behind, and having a hard time catching up. I’m sure my sister is right on schedule with all of hers.
Here are the four quilt tops I finished at the retreat . . .
I made this pink/yellow/orange Log Cabin quilt using Sherri’s tutorial over at A Quilting Life. The turquoise centers gave the blocks just enough oomph! I’m excited to get this one quilted and completely finished. It has 80 blocks in it.
One of my fellow retreaters, Tracy, was destashing some fabric at the retreat, and had the perfect piece for me to use for the binding, and just enough of it!
The second top I finished was my “Heart-Crossed Throw Quilt”, from this tutorial by Jeni Baker. I had all the cross blocks finished, so it was easy to set it all together. I made mine larger than hers, trying to use up fabric, but it seriously didn’t even make a dent in my blue stash. Uff! There are 74 cross blocks, which I counted individually, then simply counted each row as another block, for a total of 90 in this quilt.
This third one isn’t completely finished, because I still want to add some borders, but the center is all put together, so the hard part is over! This was made from my own pattern, Forever Fencin’, so I could try to use up all my pre-cut 1 1/2″ strips in bright colors. Even tho I made it bigger than my original quilt, I still have lots of 1 1/2″ strips left, but at least the lid will close on the bin now! I’m counting each set of four Rail Fence units as a block, and there are 126 in this quilt.
And the fourth quilt top I finished at retreat is this Scrappy Irish Chain, from a free pattern by Jesse Fincham. This is the second one of these I’ve made, trying to use up my scrap 2 1/2″ squares. You can see other versions of this quilt, and get the information on how to obtain the free pattern HERE. It has 25 blocks.
That leaves me with a total of 333 blocks for June! Whew! I’m not sure I’ll be able to have another month like that the rest of the year, but it doesn’t mean I won’t try.
How about you? What’s your June number? Are you getting to sew? Or is summer keeping you too busy? It’s time to report in and let me know.
I’ve updated the Project Page with our new goal for July, which is 29 blocks, for a year-to-date total of 216.
The prize winner for May is Sherrie V.!
Happy block making in July!