Saturday, June 15, 2013

Mid-month Checkin

So far I have been pretty much on track completing the things I want to do for the month, including the things that Texter has thrown at me.  My exception is the Marcelle Medallion.   That is on the back burner for now until I feel up to tackling y-seams.

But my Tula Pink QAL is on track.  I have finished a total of 10 squares, 5 a week.  Here are a couple of the blocks. 

My only change on the block is I strip pieced the small red and black blocks.  I didn't see the need to cut out 1.5 inch squares and sew them together.  So I sewed two long jelly roll strips together and cut and rotated them for the blocks.  Since I used the same colors on 2 blocks and they both called for the same type of pieces, I killed two birds with one strip.

I completed the floor pillow Texter wanted me to do and have a good start on the alphabet blocks.  She got a little impatient with the whole idea of a blanket stitch around the letters, so I decided to experiment with some of the different stitches on my sewing machine.

Texter helped by tracing out the letters and fusing them to the fusible interfacing.  I cut out 36 squares of 6 different flannels and the two of us ironed them onto the squares.  I have a few more letters and numbers to stitch on the blocks.  They are fused, but I wanted to be sure they don't come off while being played with.  The coming week will be putting the blocks together and stuffing them.  Texter, Gibbs and Lady K head off into 10 days for a week of camping with other Marine families, so we have this week to get them together before she heads off. 

So things are on track and I am pleased with my progress over the past two weeks.  Looks like I will be well on track for getting things accomplished this month. 


  1. Way to go! I can't wait to see your project in all its glory at the end of the month. You can do it!

  2. Staying on track is the number one thing to do, and you are right there!

  3. You are making wonderful progress!


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