Friday, 3 March 2017

17ufosin2017 February update

I don't think I did as much as in January but I'm still going well with the 17ufosin2017 challenge. The GnT Sisters came for a weekend of fun and sewing so it was great to get their help with a couple of layouts.

I finally decided on a layout for the CCCQ and have sewn all 33 blocks together. I want to sew on a sawtooth border to finish it off so still a way to go.

I also used the opportunity to get advice on the layout for my Value Proposition Quilt and achieved consensus.

Don't you love the border fabric I'm using? There was bit of discussion as to which way it should go - tassles hanging out (above) or hanging in towards the quilt (as below) what do you think?

Winterthur Museum John Hewson #5492

I finished the pathways on the last few blocks so now ready to tackle the centre pathways.

I also managed a couple of blocks for the GnT Sisters' still un-named quilt. Now, when I machine piece blocks I don't do any pressing until the block is finished, I find I get better results this way when nesting seams together.

Gussie's Goose Block

Weathervane Quilt Block
Weathervane Block
And I've drawn up the next block, 4 baskets and looking at some fabric possibilities. I'm really enjoying drafting up my own blocks from Sharon's blocks, so that I get the 9" size I want.

Good luck to anyone else in the challenge and thanks for your ongoing encouragement!