Saturday, February 9, 2019

A Good Day's Work

Today was a KQ Girls sewing day - we have switched to one Saturday and one Sunday a month.
I needed a machine sewing project and decided to take along the 21/2" scrappy squares that I plan to make into a male charity quilt.  I made one (finished off a long term project) back in September 2016 - here - and sometime after that I decided I should make a male one, as most charities get a lot of girly stuff. 

So I have been sewing leaders and enders with that in mind.   I had about 18 strips already made that were 32 squares long and another pile that were 20 - and more that I had made into sets of 4....so today I got all the smaller bits and joined and added  . .  .I now have 46 strips of 32 squares.  I haven't decide how many rows I will put into each quilt - but I'm sure I have enough for two quilts now.. 

I do this as my leaders and enders because I use different machines and the seam allowance is not always the same and on top of that, it is fast because I don't need to worry about matching all the seams - I don't want them to become another UFO.


In an earlier post I mentioned how this group had done some mini tutorials and we made numerous blocks with the idea of making a few quilts for charity.

One quilt had been put together but we were missing the side borders..and we had almost the right number of blocks to make up another quilt.  I bought some bright pink on a recent shopping expedition and finished the borders on #1 , made two more big hearts and put #2 together.  I to\k them along today to show the gang and they are off to someone else for quilting and gifting.


Tonight I thought I better make a start on joining the Winnie the Pooh hexies - I'm sure this baby won't be waiting for me to finish the quilt...but I don't want the child to be 6 months old when I'm finished....I've been putting these together by machine...it is fiddly - it is not quick...but it seems to be working...and - for me - with a finger still recovering - it is much much quicker...   (tedious...but music is going in he background).


So, not bad for a day's work.
And I still have Sunday to go!

4 comments:

  1. That's a good days work, love the pink heart quilts, they are beautiful. Your work on Winnie the Pooh looks great too, very neat :) Enjoy Sunday :)

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  2. great idea for all those scraps... I did like the look with the other fabric in between each strip of squares.
    Lovely pink quilts.... they weill be great finished up ….. and you are doing well with those hexies…. I love the look so far...
    Happy stitching today...
    Hugz

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  3. Wonderful projects Susan. You achieved a lot! Totally love the Winnie the pooh hexies....it's just beautiful xx

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  4. You have been very busy and the two pink quilts look fabulous...
    Love the Pooh Hexie top..

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