Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Keeping busy. New projects and WIP.

I was excited when I read late last year that Monique Dillard of Open Gate Quilts was going to have a Block of the Month this year. Blogger Girls Block of the Month will run for 6 months and there are also 6 other bloggers involved. On the 1st of each month 2 blocks are shown. Both are the same design, but by using different fabrics they can look very different. You can choose to make 12 blocks or just 6 blocks.

I have had stashed away for a while a fat quarter pack of Olde World Style, which was designed by Monique. I will be using these fabrics for my blocks. Below is my first block.

In my last post I wrote about a win from Monica.

Here is the first finish! A little pincushion :)

I used a layer cake of Wiscasset (by Minick and Simpson for Moda) which I have had for some time.

Wiscasset is also my fabric for my next start...

Lots more of these little blocks to go!

My next new project is to once again join Lori's annual Quiltalong. This time her little quilt is called Abundance. The first installment of instructions are on Lori's blog today.
I have started choosing fabrics.

Looking at them in the photo I am considering changing a couple. I think I need a brighter pink in there.

And not forgetting any of my current projects....

I have to have a hand stitching project to work on in the evenings.

My 6th block for the Chester County Criswell quilt is coming along nicely. Just the centre red piece to stitch now.

When this block is finished I will go back to another of my (many!) hand stitching projects.

I have also been working on last year's Bloggers BOM quilts. All the setting pieces for the bright quilt have been cut and laid out ready to sew together.

Looking forward to some cooler weather and lots of sewing! :)

Have a great week everyone!

PS. Recently my inbox has been bombarded with "junk mail" trying to sell "who knows what" , so,  instead of going back to having every commenter try to copy an often indecipherable code, I have enabled comment moderation. Keeping in mind I am in a different time zone to many of my readers it may take a few hours before comments appear on my blog.


  1. You prolific, I always love to see what you are creating. So good to see you last night. xoxo

  2. Love your block, Miriam! I joined in this one too but have yet to get my block done. It's on the to-do list this week!

  3. Lovely work Miriam. Those new projects are hard to resist.

  4. Wow -- it looks like you have some fun projects to keep you going. I'm looking forward to seeing them progress!

  5. Everything looks wonderful! I have that Tuffets pattern, but I've yet to make myself any. I really must do that soon! :0)

  6. Love all of your progress on new projects and the ongoing ones. Such pretty fabric combinations!
    You get so much done!!

  7. lots of fun projects going on here! the pin cushion is very sweet.
    I too have been having a lot of spam lately :(

  8. Love the star block, lovely colours