May 20 – Monday’s Update

image  The last block for the Daisy Chain Mystery is up.  The clues had me guessing until the very last minute!!!  It’s a great mystery!  Thank you, Little Bunny Quilts!!!

So, I pieced the last blocks together and I was so excited to see this quilt put together, I didn’t take any pictures of the block until the quilt was sandwiched! fullsizeoutput_b2d T

 

These “cross” blocks pieced together very quickly!  All the units were previously put together, so it was very easy to do!

Once I had the blocks done, I was eager to see how my quilt would look.  SEW … I put it all together.  The instructions tell you to pay attention to the orientation of the “star” blocks and the “cross” blocks. Amazingly, I did pay attention and I didn’t have to reach for my seam ripper!!!!  Perhaps, I’m learning to follow directions?

I decided to quilt it right away.  I felt like quilting and had nothing else ready to quilt.  Graffiti quilting was fun and I like the effect of flowers, swirls, feathers, McTavishing and tear drops. Hobbs 80/20 batting and Glide thread were used to finish this quilt.  Thanks Alison for this wonderful mystery!

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Design Wall

Piecing

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This Fractured Paint Brush is a UFO from 2016.  All of the triangle blocks have been pieced and I’m in the process of joining 4 triangles to make each square.  Then I’ll lay it out on the design wall guest bed and decide what the final layout will be.

sewing machine pic

Everything else I’m piecing is a secret – for now! (3 other projects) …Nothing is at my machine being quilted.

Stash Report

The Daisy Chain Mystery used 9¼ yards of my stash!!!  It feels good to make a quilt totally from stash!

  • Fabric Used this week         9.25  yards
  • Fabric Used this year:         84.4  yards
  • Fabric Bought this week:   0 yards
  • Fabric Added this year:      57.05
  • Net Fabric used                     27.05
  • Husband’s Purchases           9.5

Stitchin’ Time

Lots and Lots of stitchin’ time this week.

  • January – April:  92 out of 109
  • May –19 out of 19
  • Year-to-date: 111 out of 128 = 87%

For more Stitchin’ Time, you can check out Kate’s blog: Life in Pieces

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One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting! 
Gail 

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25 thoughts on “May 20 – Monday’s Update

  1. Pingback: Sunday Stash May 19, 2019 | quiltpaintcreate

  2. Hi Gail! What a pretty mystery quilt. I am so impressed that you got it together without issue – there are some tricky piecing there – and then went on to quilt it right away. No UFO gathering dust for you! Woot woot. And those fractured glass blocks look so fun as well. ~smile~ Roseanne

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    • Hi Roseanne!
      I was amazed that my seam ripper did not get to work out on this quilt … at least at the finish! I wouldn’t be honest if I said that this quilt never saw the seam ripper! I know it’s never far from me! 🙂
      Happy Quilting! 🙂

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