The Layer Cake Hourglass top is assembled! This is my June Precut project so I’m on track this year for at least one top per month using precuts which is good because I’m failing miserably at NO BUY!! More yarn was purchased yesterday thanks to a sale at Michael’s catching my eye.
I used 36 of my 40 squares from the layer cake.
Blocks are set 5 blocks across and 7 rows down.
Block size is 9 inches ( 8.5 inches with seam allowances).
The dinosaur top is done! I already posted that this was a free pattern that came along with the fabric bundle and I’d looked up online to see if I could share a link. I found a similar pattern shown on Pinterest that gives the measurements for the blocks and borders – the layout is a bit different from the free pattern I was given but I changed my quilt and didn’t put borders on it anyway. I’ll definitely use this idea again – probably in a smaller size for kiddie quilts.
I had just enough focus fabric to make extra blocks and set them 6 x 9 for a quilt that measures 48 x 72.
I’m marking all kinds of things off my April to do list today! The Hexagon Flowers and 9 Patch top is assembled. I love it when I’m working on a small top and I can use my big ironing board to measure and pin the borders. It’s so much easier than crawling around on the floor!
I won’t quilt this one right away but since it’s my oldest UFO, the plan is to get it done this year. Those paper pieced Hexagon Flowers waited a long time to become a quilt!
In spite of being out all afternoon running errands in the rain… I did manage to get the butterfly top assembled. No borders for this one. I’m happy to have made progress on another UFO although this one won’t get quilted for a few years … the recipient has some growing to do!
The borders are on and the Ohio Star top is done. It will wait a while for quilting as do all my tops! This is my February Precut Party quilt – Fat Quarters were the precut of the month and I used 8 (or part of 8) Fat Quarters in this top.
I didn’t get everything I wanted to get done this week because I was expecting company last night and had to straighten up and get ready for them but at the last minute, Chris decided not to come. Hopefully we’ll see them soon. I did spend time looking at knitting patterns – looking for another hat to do some slip stitch color work using magic loop but in the end I decided I’d just cast on a plain one and get more practice using this method. I do have a couple potential hats in the queue now.
After finishing the border on the Ohio Star I pulled out a top, pieced a back, and since my leftover batting bin is overflowing, I pieced a batting for it. Just a quick zigzag on the machine to attach the pieces and it’s ready for me to load. As you can see from the bin, I need to piece more!
I am being lazy and most of day was spent cuddling with Finn and knitting. This little blanket is taking a long time but I didn’t knit much in January.
This afternoon I felt the need to get out of the chair for a little while so I finished assembling the little Charm Square diamonds and added the border so this top is done and ready for the quilting pile. This one is part of our 2019 Precut Party and I used one Charm pack plus some fabric from stash.