Sunday, April 11, 2021

Progress on Two Quilts


This week, for the Amalfi Coast quilt, I added sashing pieces to two sides of the rooftops blocks. The sewing machine speeds them all through, and now I need to cut more sashing pieces.

I also made the binding for the blue shirts quilt. I couldn't find a blue fabric I liked, and I didn't like the way a dark binding cut off the calmness of the blue front, so I chose this grayish piece. It really closes off the quilt while keeping the mood. I made the binding extra wide since this is a big quilt. I've sewn the binding on two of the sides and will be able to finish the machine sewing today.

2021:  Weeks 15 of 15 Minutes to Stitch


My allergy medicine is trying to keep my allergies at bay. Work is gearing up, and the yard work has resumed for the year so stitching time is harder to come by, but I am eager to make progress on my quilts and managed to find the time.

15 minute days this week --7 out of 7
15 minute days this year -- 101 out of 101 days
Success rate  = 100%

I was at 100% at this time last year too.

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15 Minutes to Stitch


 I'm not sure what this sign is trying to say, but it sounds like a good motto overall.


Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I suppose "Don't Weaken" can also be thought of as "Stay Strong"! Always something to aspire to. I applaud your consistency of sticking to your daily goal, good for you~ don't weaken!! ;)

Kate said...

Yeah for being at 100% at 100 days into the year! That's an achievement, even if the 100% doesn't hold up with the return of warmer weather.

Quayquilter said...

Thank you for your binding comments and the selvages will be a talking point. I love the fussy cut sashing.

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Yes, great job being at 100%!!! Very pretty sashing on your quilt!!!

cspoonquilt said...

The aqua blue blocks with that sashing look so great together! I really like that effect! take care!

Rose said...

My neighbor used to say 'It's a grand old life if you don't weaken.'

She passed away in 2004 and I still miss her.

Rose said...

Love the fabric you chose for the sashing.

Tanya said...

Very pretty sashing! Yes, that is a good motto for us in these times... Don't weaken to viruses! Don't weaken to the temptation to go out!