Tuesday, January 24, 2012

One Week, One Thing - January 24

Well, how are you doing on your One Week, One Thing?  Since this is Tuesday, perhaps I should make this blog post my One Thing this week!  Just kidding...

I was fortunate last week that I had free time to sew.  My weekly goal was to cut out and make 5 Farmer's Wife blocks.  I am happy to report that I made 6!

Have you heard about our Marti & Me Club that is just getting started?  We are introducing Marti Michell Perfect Patchwork templates and tools in the shop, and I just want to say how much fun they are.  I don't think that they will completely replace the way I do all my patchwork, but they sure do work well with many different kinds of blocks.  This week, I played with the Large and Small House templates.
This is the Large House block made from Urban Cowgirl by Moda.  I just love this fabric, and this large house will become a pillow sample in the store.  The entire block and borders was cut out and sewn in about an hour and a half.

I also played with the small house templates using Habitat by Jay McCarroll.  This is challenge fabric handed out by the Modern Quilt Guild of Dallas.  The blocks are kind of mushy....  I planned to make two more blocks and then set them together, but I'm not sure if I will take this any further.  However, the blocks themselves went together like a dream using the templates.
I also have added onto my Double Diamonds English paper piecing project.  This past weekend's Winter Guard competition gave me plenty of time to baste spacer hexagons!
The kit for our next Block of the Month, Amish With a Twist, arrived late last week, so I spent my weekend making the first 9 blocks along with some border components.  It begins in March, so I need to hustle to get this baby finished and hung in the store!  It's so pretty, and the solids are sewing up very smoothly.
My One Thing for this week is complete blocks 10, 11, & 12 and begin making the setting corners for the blocks.  I don't have as much time to sew this week, so we'll see how that goes.

What did you do this past week?


Lori said...

Last week I was able to finish my 18 block goal for my niece's quilt. I have 14 blocks left to go. That will hopefully get done with week, along with piecing all the blocks together and piecing the back!

Jessica E said...

I just totally geeked out becuase you said winterguard! I was in guard in high school down here in Florida, ooo memories :)
Your hexagon piecing looks amazing!

Anonymous said...

I just purchased the Diamond Star Block from TQA. The instructions say the tutorial is on this blog. Where do I find it?

Tilly said...

Hey Anonymous - the link to our EPP tutorial can be found here: http://tqanews.blogspot.com/2011_01_01_archive.html

It's in our January 2011 blog archives.

Happy Sewing!