Sunday, September 4, 2016

What? When Did I Make This?

I started my blog 3 years ago in October.  The challenge of learning how to operate the blogger program along with the fun of crafting and cooking and taking pictures of things I love kept me motivated for almost 2 years.  Then I stopped, almost cold turkey.  I'm not quite sure why, but maybe life just got in the way.  Last month, I decided to start blogging again but this time rather than 3 posts a week about all kinds of things, I am only posting once a week and all of my posts will be related to sewing.  For the past 5 weeks, this schedule has been manageable and fun.

The best thing about this posting strategy is that I am able to spend more time visiting quilt blogs and learning about the amazing things quilters are doing.  I recently stumbled on the blog, Red Letter Quilts.  Heidi's blog has a monthly link  One Monthly Goal (OMG) that inspires quilters to finish their projects by encouraging them to set a goal for the month and follow through.    She even offers a chance for a prize to people who meet their goals.

I thought I'd give OMG a try.  I pulled out my cob-web covered UFO tub; seriously, totally untouched for years, to look for a UFO to compete.  I did a little digging and pulled out this little bag of goodies.

When I looked at it, I could not remember ever working on this quilt project, I could not recall when I did it or what it was.  About 10 years ago I was developing mystery quilts for monthly classes and maybe this was one of the patterns I was working on; or  it could be that I saw a pattern and liked it and wanted to try it.  Since I put the time in to cut out all of the pieces, I thought it would be a good idea to put a little more time into it and finish the top.  I'm sure glad I did one block so I know what to do with all of these pieces because there is no pattern in the bag.







I have a good friend who loves pansies and her birthday is in May...is it possible?  Wish me luck.

Linking to: OMG, MCM, Monday Making, Handmade Monday, Sew Cute Tuesday, Linky Tuesday, Let's Bee Social, NTT, Midweek Makers, Finished or not Friday, Can I Get A Whoop Whoop, Show Off Saturday

44 comments:

  1. Kathi,
    What a neat block pattern! I really like it! I'm so GLAD you started sewing again. There can never bee too many quilting blogs!

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    1. Thank you. I know, isn't if fun to read all of the quilting blogs and see what people are up to, learn new techniques, get inspired and etc.

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  2. OH! This is going to be incredible! What a fantastic find :) I bet this block makes a very interesting secondary pattern. Good luck with your September goal!

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    1. Thank you Judy. I love your baby quilt!

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  3. Yea for cracking into the ufo tub. No directions? No clue? Great looking block from your pieces though. I've learned to put notes and the pattern into my UFO containers. (Yep containers... sad to say.) I've also started listing them in an Excel spreadsheet so I know what still needs work and where to start up again. I have yet to fling UFOs although it may get to that at some point. Keep up the good work.

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    1. Containers...lol. Good ideas for keeping track of the ufo's. I keep thinking I'll get them all done, haha.

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  4. The blue and white is very pretty. I know what you mean about blogging. I wonder if one day I will just stop.

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    1. Sometimes you need a break from things. It's good to be back.

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  5. What a fun find. It's too pretty to leave it unfinished. Good luck with your OMG.

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  6. Lovely block Kathi, I think it's going to make a stunning quilt. Good luck with your goal. It is great that you are blogging once a week too, you are too good to hide your light under a bushel.

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  7. Thank you Kate, that's very sweet.

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  8. Love this pattern and Happy blog Birthday

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  9. What a beautiful block and in blues too, can't get even better. I look forward to seeing the finished quilt. Blessings, Gretchen villacrestfarm@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you Gretchen. Isn't blue the best color.

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  10. It is very beautiful and such a fun find. All kinds of creative opportunity and no fabric bought- win win

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    1. Thank you Maggie... that's a great way to look at it.

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  11. I love this unique block! And the colors you used are so pretty! I'm glad you found it and even more glad you shared the image. It's going to be a lovely quilt! Beautiful beyond words - really it is!

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    1. Thank you Miasmine. What a lovely name. I am not sure how beautiful the quilt will be but it will be done!

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  12. It's amazing what lurks away in our long lost projects isn't it, this must have been a joy to find, good luck with your OMG!

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    1. I wasn't sure I wanted to dive in because who knew what I'd find. I've already done lots of seam ripping. Probably why I put it away in the first place.

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  13. Good luck Kathi! How fun to find a UFO with all the pieces cut and ready to go. Everyone needs a blogging break once in a while. I'm glad you decided to come back and wish you lots of fun finishes! :)

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  14. Nice to meet you, Kathi. I've only been blogging for two years. So many wonderful and talented folks. Your block is lovely, hope you will have good luck finishing it. The OMG worked for me, great to have a goal. Glad you are back again.

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    1. Nice to meet you too Paula. Don't you love blogging. Reading blogs and joining little challenges helps me to stay motivated and focused.

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  15. It's beautiful, definitely worth finishing. Thank you for joining Handmade Monday

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  16. I like your quilting! Good to know you have found a schedule that is manageable and fun for you ♥

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  17. Welcome back! Good luck with your finish. You can do it!

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  18. This looks like a fun puzzle and indeed, you have created a mystery quilt kit for yourself! Thank you for linking up with One Monthly Goal!

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    1. Funny, yes I did create a mystery. It has been a fun puzzle.

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  19. OH, I love it!! Chain quilts are my favorites and that one looks fantastic. Can't wait to see it finished.

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  20. What a beautiful combination of fabrics and design! Of course, blue and white is a favorite of mine. I would love to find some of that blue pansy fabric.

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    1. I'm a blue and white fan too! Thank you.

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  21. That's a really pretty UFO - so glad you pulled it out to finish it up! Thanks for sharing on Midweek Makers

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  22. What a fun tale of your process! The quilt will be beautiful. Thanks for linking to Finished or Not Friday.

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    1. Thank you for offering the link. It is so fun to see what everyone is creating.

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  23. I am in awe of the talented quilters like you that can take all those squares and make something beautiful out of it. This one looks promising!

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    1. The quilt is done and ready for quilting. The part that can always make a mess of a quilt when I do it. Fingers crossed.

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