Thursday, 10 March 2016

200th blog, quilt and blocks

As I was doing this I noticed it is my 200th blog    a milestone reached!!

I have a few things to share today but first I thought I would let you know how much I did in february.  For the first time I kept a record of my stitching antics.
2 mini quilts to flimsy stage
doll quilt completed
2 hares
3 shopping bags
25 assorted blocks
30 blocks for a baby quilt    not bad going I think.

here are some photos of bits and pieces

this is my square vortex mini which I have today quilted and bound.  The quilting did not go too badly but it is only 24" square so not too much of a problem feeding it through,   this has given me a bit of confidence to attempt the other minis I have in flimsy stage



 this is one of the Blossom hearts BOM  block 4   stepping stones.



this is block 5 in the Blossom hearts BOM    mountain



this is the splendid sampler block  Simple Simon    rather like this  it is 6"   would like to make some larger but not yet worked out what size I need to cut the squares.



Another splendid sampler block    I have made this 12" though it should be 6"  bit if a mess on one of the grey triangles

   This is the third block in the secret garden BOM   I am enjoying these more than the splendid sampler ones.  We get one block a month unlike the SS which is 2 a week



Finally the calendar girls block for march
patches and leaves,  it should have some applique leaves on the background fabric but  could not work out how to do needle turned applique.


 I have also made a lone star quilt but will share that  along with a baby quilt in a few days



34 comments:

Debra said...

Wow! You have been super busy!!! Congrats on your 200th post! I just celebrated mine too.. it's a nice milestone.

Monica said...

200 posts! That is a great milestone. :D I really like your Vortex mini. And I am keen to see your Lone Star! That is another of my favourites. A successful month!

Julies.C said...

You have done so much and all looking nice, I like the Vortex mini too.
Julie.C

Gaia said...

So much creativity ! I like all the blocks that you have stitched,waiting to see what you will make out of them.

Nana said...

What a lovely square quilt this is!

Nana

Julimond said...

So busy. The blocks are from different Quilts? Wonderful and also the Quilt above.

Gongratulations to your 200 post.

Iris

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Wow, lots of lovely blocks!

tubakk said...

So good to see that you are busy sewing. Your triangle mini quilt is just beautiful.

Createology said...

Congratulations not only on 200 blog posts but on all you accomplished in February. You are really sewing some beautiful projects. Embracing Creative Bliss...

Jane Galley said...

What a productive month it was. Well done on the quilting, it's all about building up the confidence.

Maria said...

Congratulations on your 200th post Margaret! Love all those blocks you've completed; I've been a bit slow with the Splendid Sampler blocks...just have saved them! lol

Margo Brooks said...

WOW!

Jill said...

Congratulations on your 200th post! You've been so busy ~ all your projects look great. I like the purple fabric you used in both Splendid Sampler blocks. To enlarge the Simple Simon to a 12" finished block, you should cut each square to 4.5 inches (so they finish at 4" once sewn). I would think the skinny strips should be cut to 1.5 inches, to keep the same proportions as the original pattern.

The Inside Stori said...

Congratulations on your milestone…….your scrap vortex piece is especially wonderful!!! Thanks for sharing…...

Susan Hook said...

Congratulations, how time flies when you are having fun!! I love your mini quilt, the design looks very neat and the colours go so well together.

Séverine said...

Congratulations for your 200th post and your blocks are beautiful.

Radka said...

Congratulations, Margaret!
xx

Celtic Thistle said...

Congratulations on your 200th post Margaret, here's to the next 200 :)

Sarah said...

Congratulations on reaching 200 blog posts! Your blocks are looking great. And you have achieved soooooo much!

Diana @ Red Delicious Life said...

My goodness, where do you find the time?! That's a lot of blocks! Congrats on your 200 milestone and I noticed you changed your background color on your blog to green. I like it!

Pippas quilts said...

congratulations on your 200 and what a lot you have done brilliant

desertskyquilts said...

So ... what's a hare? =) 200 posts, congratulations! That's a lot of posting, and it looks like you are well on the way to making plenty of blocks this month, too!

Agnė said...

Congrats on your 200th post! I like your quilt very much (and at least in photo it does not look mini). And your blocks look great, one day they will become into amazing quilt.

Anita said...

Congratulations on your 200th post! Beautiful blocks..I love the vortex quilt.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

OMGoodness Margaret you have been so busy. Loving all the blocks!

Jillian said...

Bloglovin' let me down on this post. You have been so productive. Congratulations on the 200 blogs and this set of blocks and minis. Love the vortex.

Anneliese said...

Congratulations, Margaret. You are so productive and it is lovely to see all this what you created.Greetings from F

Annet said...

Wow, you've been a very busy bee! Love the Vortex quilt. Congrats on your 200th blogpost!

Die Nähmeise said...

Congratulations on the 200 blogs !!! Margaret you are very talented and creativ. Love all your work !!!

Susan said...

Congratulations on 200! Love all the blocks you've worked on, and the scrap vortex doll quilt. I really must do one as the scrap bags are overflowing!

Deepa said...

Congratulations on the 200th post!! And Happy Easter to you and yours, Margaret!!

Suztats said...

You've been so busy, Margaret, piecing all those flimsies, and then quilting them. So much fun playing with fabric. Great to see.

Mary Ellen said...

Congratulations on your 200th post! Somehow I missed this when it posted two weeks ago. You are going to have a pile of quilt tops when all the BOMs are over.

shirley said...

Congratulations Margaret on your 200th blog post. You keep so busy and should be so proud of your work it is all stunning.