I'm pleasantly surprised to share with y'all that I met my March goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes. I had to reread my goal setting post to check exactly what I'd promised to complete: three final blocks for my 3x6 Plum & Chartreuse quilt top.
Last Wednesday I showed you the two blocks I'd finished during the first half of the month. Today I completed the third and final "goal" block:
Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild's 2012 September block of the month, but I found the explanation of how to cut and sew the curves very confusing. After some googling, I found a Curved Piecing explanation by Sarah Fielke on Sewn that helped me visualize how to cut my curves and then I resorted to my tried and true method of "pinning the heck out of my curves." Yes, it's time consuming, but I end up with fabric that lies flat (and no puckers!) so it's totally worth it.
Here are my three blocks together:
So, you might ask, can I really say I met my March ALYOF goal? I sure can! I said I'd finish three blocks AND I DID! Plus, I do have 12 completed blocks, because I decided the slate grey backed block doesn't clash quite as poorly as I'd thought. I may ultimately switch it out for the hexie block, but regardless: GOAL ACHIEVED!
In other news, I've started something new this week and this project is a true challenge for me. I recently realized that I haven't made anything for baby-girl-to-be yet. Sure, I've chosen a pattern and fabrics for her quilt, but I haven't gathered the energy to get started on it. By this time in my pregnancy with Levi, I'd knit a sweater and crocheted a blanket for him. Part of my excitement over having a girl involves ALL THE PRETTY LITTLE GIRL THINGS. Time to start making them!
Since she'll be arriving in late spring, I opted for the Swingset Tunic by Oliver & S. I'm making the 0-3 month size using Pearl Bracelets by Lizzy House. The fabric is all cut and I'm ready to start sewing. I'm nervous, due to my inexperience with garment sewing, but I'm excited to give it a go.
Just for fun, let's talk about my most recent fabric purchases. First up is an FQ set of Pearl Bracelets. I placed my order in January when I heard The Workroom was getting them. It took two months for them to arrive. It's a good thing I had pre-ordered, because by the time I picked up my set, only two days after the bolts arrived, several colours were already sold out! I also grabbed an FQ bundle of Liberty's second quilting cotton line, Stile, in blue. I ordered this the minute I saw Karyn post a photo on Instagram. It's stunning. I got an extra metre of one of the prints to make another dress for baby-girl-to-be.
Round up time!
Tula Star Quilt for baby-girl-to-be
3x6 quilt/March ALYOF goal: done!Lucky Stars BOM - March block in progress - fabric cut
Sunset Tunic - fabric cut
Triple zip pouch - fabric cute
Farmer's Wife QAL - no new progress
Curious Nature quilt - no progress
Sew Intertwined quilt -no progressFlora Charm Quilt - no progress
NY Beauty QAL - no progress
We Bee Learning Bee/Levi's Bed Quilt - No progress