Sunday, October 15, 2017

Forward Progress: October Start

The number for October is 4which makes my forward progress project for the month my Christmas Sunny Lanes quilt. This was intended to be a lap quilt, but like most of the quilts in the Nickel Quilts books it is huge. When I made my list I had cut the 5" squares. During the year I have been chipping away at this project and at the start of October I had a finished quilt top.
Sunny Lanes Christmas Quilt Top, 2017
The next step is to choose and purchase backing fabric for this. I am hoping to quilt this 72" square quilt on a friend's long arm machine, so additional progress beyond getting the backing ready will depend on her schedule.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Lisa's Forward Progress: October Start

We are onto Project #4 for October's Making Forward Progress Challenge. From my list, this project is a paper pieced haunted house wall hanging. I started this project last year for the APQ Resolution UFO Challenge, and have not worked on it since.

The current state of the project is that I have the quilt top completed, including borders. My next steps are to get batting and a backing out of my closet, pin baste, and start quilting. I would love to say I am able to hang it on my wall before Halloween (of this year that is!).

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Mary's Progress - August and September

Light/Bright Stars quilt, center section, 2017
I completed the center section of the quilt that was my September Forward Progress project. That was my goal for the month so I'm pleased. I am quite happy with how it turned out. I think the border may be the dark fabric that was used for the star points with squares set on-point out of the various colors used in the quilt running around the edge. I haven't decided for sure yet though.
My August project, which I neglected to post about at the end of last month, went reasonably well. My goals were to  (1) to write a new draft of the flag wall quilt pattern ready for testing (2) to kit up the pieces I have cut into quilt-sized groups and (3) to make 1 quilt top. 
I wrote a revised version of the part of the pattern that needed changing which I think counts as a revised draft. I have 3 kits ready to go for flag quilts from the assorted pieces in my box and I have all the rows and blocks done for a top (not one of the 3) ready to sew together. Definitely forward progress.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Making Forward Progress October 2017

Welcome to the October link-up for the 2017 Making Forward Progress Challenge. The project for October 2017 is number 4.

NOTE: I am posting this early at the request of some folks planning their projects for Quilt Retreat this weekend. The linky won't activate until the normal posting time on the last day of  September.

Please write at least one post about your project and share with us: 

  • What your project for this month is 
  • The status of the project at the beginning of the month
  • What the very next step you need to take to move the project forward is
  • The status of the project by the end of the month
  • Whatever details you want to share about your work on the project during the month
  • Pictures included in your post are awesome, but not required
        This can be a post at the beginning and a post at the end of the month, or it can be one post at the end of the month with all the info on how the project went for the month. Do what works best for you.  All posts related to your October project (#4 from your list) should be linked below. For help on linking Facebook posts check out Lisa's Linky Tips.

        If you want to share an update on how your September project went please link it to the September post.

        Let the progress begin!
        Note that links will not appear until they are approved (this is to prevent spam being linked to the blog) 

        Thursday, September 21, 2017

        Lisa's Forward Progress: September Start

        The Making Forward Progress project number for September is #1. For my list, this is 'Sherri's Quilt'. Sherri is my sister and I have yet to make a quilt for her. The fact I've only been quilting for 6 years, that isn't to terrible an offence for me (I don't think so anyway). 

        For Sherri's 50th birthday, my present was a commitment to make her a quilt - colors are her choice, pattern is my choice. Though if I can narrow it down to a couple of patterns, I'll get her input. I didn't commit to a timeline, which is good since she has already had another birthday.

        The color inspiration for the quilt is her living room area in her new house...earthy beige/browns with grey and the pop of colors being rust/orange and blue/turquoise. The overall feel is cozy modern (is that a thing?). 

        My next step is to find a pattern - I don't want anything too traditional. I have a couple of ideas so I need to look up those patterns and choose which I want to move forward with. I'd also like to pick out some fabrics or at least pick out some samples in the colors I'm looking for.    

        Saturday, September 9, 2017

        Mary's September Start

        The pieces of the Light/Bright Stars Quilt on 9/9/2017
        The number for September is 1 which makes my forward progress project for the month my Light/Bright Stars quilt. This is a lap-size quilt that was inspired by a wall hanging-sized quilt I made several years ago. This one is an alternating pattern of the same star in light colored fabrics and bright versions of (mostly) the same colors. The backgrounds are charcoal and white so the colors should pop nicely. 

        I have all the units for the main part of the quilt made and now I need to assemble the rows. I will also have to figure out if the design needs a border and if so what it is going to be. The very next step to move this project forward is to lay out the rows/units in the proper order to sew them together. My goal for the month is to complete the main part of the quilt top. If I figure out the border that will be a bonus.