2018 Finishes

Friday, March 11, 2016

Block of the Month Progress

Thanks Betty Jo Tatum for nominating me to take part in a blog challenge. Betty Jo shares her artistic process here. The rules are:
1) Thank the person who nominated you.
2) Post a quote each day for three days.
3) Each day nominate three new bloggers to take part.
I decided to participate three weeks since I blog weekly and I decided to nominate one blogger to take part. (I guess I'm not a rule follower after all!)

My quote for the week is:
Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do
— Pele
I nominate:
Diane Crewe who blogs the Cheshire Quilter. Diane shares her beautiful knitting projects as well as projects that were inspired at quilt meetings and swaps. Her creativity is extra special!

I'm working on two blocks of the month (BOM) mystery quilts.
Last month, I made these blocks for the guild's mystery. I have the clue for this month; but, I haven't started!

In February, I made square in a square blocks to add to the log cabins I stitched in January for the online mystery.

I liked how these blocks added to the log cabins and loved how the border looked on what I had stitched so far. I have cut the pieces and have more than half the clue finished. I am "focused" to stay on track this month.

I quilted more on my hexagon BOM. This month, I've quilted about half of the blocks. This is an example of one of the blocks. After I quilted the background, you couldn't see the "spin" of the pinwheel. 

I quilted that section a second time, using a colored thread. I like the results much better.

I even stitched a little on my old chicken project! Yes, it is true, to finish something, one must actually spend time working on it!

I haven't worked on the river. A flu/cold attacked me and I've been fighting it all week. I only felt like working on projects that didn't require a whole of thought! Luckily, I've lots of that type of work to choose!


  1. ooh! NOW I have to think of some quotes to post! lol x

    1. Diane, I look forward to reading what you post as you have the most interesting viewpoint!--Terry

  2. Another great quote! But, I think that "to finish something, one must actually spend time working on it!" could be equally immortal, lol. Have you added text to those chicken blocks? It looks really good!

    Feel better soon!

    1. Thanks, Monica. If only finishing were as simple as just working on the project! LOL I inked the text for the chicken blocks during the appliqué stage. I'm supposed to be adding some more vines/leaves/flowers that cross over several blocks. . .alas, this requires some thought. . .which might happen when I feel better!--Terry

  3. Love your projects and I hope you feel better soon. Cheers.

    1. Thank you BJ. Nothing like a nasty bug to zap the creativity out of one for a bit!--Terry

  4. I love your quotes and your BOMs are looking great! I agree that the hexi quilt looks even better with the colored thread. Good call!!

    1. Thanks Nancy! I've wanted to quilt a modern style quilt. . .so far it hasn't happened as I tend to add color or get too crazy with the quilting. . .It will happen though!--Terry


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