Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Kicking Goals Against The Breeze

My husband has a favourite saying "kicking goals against the breeze without a footy" which translates to mean you can do no wrong or that everything is going better than well which aptly sums up my week.

I managed to complete everything on my list which for me is a rarity so it was a great feeling.

I pieced my niece's 21st quilt top, did the backing, sandwiched and basted it ready for quilting.




I'm not loving the back but I am not changing it either.  I made a sandwich from left over fabric and batting to try a few different quilting designs.  After a bit of play I decided to go with good old stipple quilting.  I think it will complement the quilt and it is pretty quick to do.  So this week is quilting week which then gives me a week to put the binding on before it is gifted.

I also completed some 9 patch variation blocks for Aussie Quilts With Love.  You can read more about this charity HERE.




I managed to complete my Broken Herringbone Blocks for the MSBHQAL  I am up to date with this project but I am undecided on the colours.  I think it needs a bit of brightening up so I may remove the dark or light grey block and replace it with another green block
Once finished I plan to gift this to a co-worker who is expecting her second baby in a few months.


And lastly I finished my practice block for an online paper pieced Star Bee I am in.  I have to make 2 different blocks in the Queen's chosen colour way by the end of October so this will be my next priority.


All in all a productive week. They don't come my way too often so I am basking in my efforts.  But only for a day, got to get the yet to be named 21st quilt finished before I can breath a sigh of relief. And then I absolutely have to catch up on the very neglected household and gardening chores.

Till next time.


16 comments:

  1. Great WIP's! I love your nieces quilt, both the front and the back!

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  2. What a gorgeous practice block!! And your niece's quilt is marvelous. Love the brown on the back!

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  3. I love your niece's 21st quilt! One of these days I'll make a wonky strip quilt like that.

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  4. So many great projects! I especially love your practice block, it's gorgeous!

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  5. Great work! I especially like the paper pieced block.

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  6. Love your bee block! And niece's quilt is fabulous! Congrats on all your accomplishments! I know that must feel soooo good!

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  7. Those are some great projects, really like the last two. So colorful.

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  8. Wow, that paper pieced block is stunning!

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  9. Great projects - I love your broken herringbone blocks!

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  10. My goodness! That's quite a list. Congrats!

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  11. you ARE all kinds of productive this week! I absolutely love your niece's quilt, and I think the back looks amazing!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  12. Sue, love the quilt for your niece, and all the rest of your work too! you have been one busy gal! So glad I found your blog.

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  13. Sue, love the quilt for your niece, and all the rest of your work too! you have been one busy gal! So glad I found your blog.

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