😦 I did not make it for November’s OMG. I was supposed to sew 20 pineapple blocks but I only did 10 blocks by the end of November. See my blocks below.
What is my excuse for not meeting November’s goal? I was busy pattern testing a bag pattern by Urbanstyle Jantine. LOL. If you remember, I was sewing up 35 log cabin blocks for this bag. Let me give you a sneak peek on my pattern testing.
I pieced up all 35 blocks and quilted it. I will write more about this bag in another post when Jantine is ready to release her pattern.
Well it is a new month. New beginning. We have plans to meet up our extended family during the Christmas weekend to celebrate Christmas and my sister-in-law’s birthday. What do you give to a lady who has almost everything? After some deliberation, I decided to sew a gathered zipper pouch for her. This will be my OMG for December. I am hoping to sew it in time to make it for the Bag It event too. I intend to follow the pattern by Sue Kim. The tutorial for the pouch can be found here.
For the pineapple quilt top, I am still short of 12 blocks. I do hope to piece this pineapple quilt top by end December. Beside this, I also wish to make a table runner for a housewarming gift. Oh dear, so many goals and so little time. Don’t forget, I have yet to complete my Q4 Finish-Along goals…. See picture below. I am in the midst of ‘nemeshing’ one of the 2 Cambodian quilt tops. I bought a few books by Bethanne Nemesh where she teaches ‘nemeshing’, her unique quilting style. Finishing these 2 tops is one of my goals for Q4. Once done, they will be sold to raise funds for the Emmaus Women’s Centre in Cambodia.
Ok. Take a deep breath. Take one step at a time. Now back to quilting.
I am linking up with OMG at Elm Street Quilts and Lets Be Social
I had wanted to write this post earlier but I changed my phone. Handphones nowadays are not just phones. They are also secretaries, sending reminders on appointments; torchlights, when walking in the dark; and more importantly to me, they are my cameras. I take pictures of my quilting projects with my phones. So when I changed my phone this week, I realised all my photos are in my old phone. Of course I could copy them over to my new phone but being not so tech savvy, the whole copying process is taking longer than I expected….
I completed the quilting and the binding of the second baby quilt. Let’s see the quilt top before quilting.
I quilted with an all over motif which I saw at Wendy Sheppard’s blog here. I am sure you notice scallops at the bottom right-hand edge and at the top left-hand edge of the quilt. I decided to try something different using the Quick Point Scallop ruler. A friend helped me carry these back from the States and she wanted to see the ruler in ‘action’. A close up shot of the scallops.
My pastor’s wife was very happy with both quilts. I am glad to strike off 1 goal from my FAL Q4 list. This is my 3rd finish for Q4 FAL. See my original list of goals here. Linking up with 2016 Q4 FAL finishes
On another note, I am happy to report that I finished my Oct OMG. My goal for Oct was to make 35 log cabin blocks. As usual, I was so enthusiastic sewing that I ended up sewing 38 blocks. 3 extra blocks.
These blocks will go into making a bag, pattern by urbanstylejantine.
I am linking up with October OMG at Red Letter Quilts and Can I get a Whoop Whoop
What goal shall I set for October? I have not completed my pineapple blocks. Shall I set the same goal as September? But it will be boring to set the same goal. I think I will set a different goal. This time my goal will be to piece 35 log cabin blocks. I am getting these blocks ready for a bag, pattern by Jantine of UrbanStyleJantine. Let see how I progress with this goal. Oh dear, there is so much to be done before Christmas.
I am linking up with Red Letter Quilts OMG