January, the month ahead

Based on my 2014 plan, my goal for January is to complete my Riley Blake challenge quilt design. Good news, I have made a start on my first improvisational piecing block – “Sunrise”. RileyBlakeChallenge_SunriseBlock_InProgress

This particular block colors were inspired by the Hipster Pop Orange which was provided as one of the MQG challenge fabrics.


Linking up for my January goals to “A Lovely year of finishes 2014” (See link-up on the side menu).

One more thing…so I have also started cutting for my February goal the X & + Quilt. See these 90 blocks, I cut these in a matter of 15-20 mins. Want to know how?Accuquilt_Blocks

If you read my blog recently, you would know,  cutting is my least favorite thing….well no longer….this was my Christmas present, MY NEW ACCUQUILT!!!

I have already used it to make my HST for the Christmas tree block. I love it!

19 thoughts on “January, the month ahead

  1. katechiconi

    The day they invent an attachment to fix fabric to paper hexagons, I’ll be in heaven… Meanwhile, I carry on doing all my cutting by hand. It’s not my least favourite bit. That would be pressing…..

  2. empress27

    That Accuquilt looks sooo good! I just checked them out on YouTube. Want, want want! Cutting is so tedious at times, but I don’t mind it in front of the telly 🙂 Have fun with your new machine!

    1. mlwilkie Post author

      It obviously doesn’t have a template for everything…so there is still some cutting. I totally agree about cutting in front of TV. I have definitely done that a time or two 🙂

  3. LauraC

    Cutting is one of those things that I really have to psych myself up for. How is it on economizing fabric-do you find that it causes a lot of fabric waste? That is the primary reason that I have not asked for one yet.

    1. mlwilkie Post author

      I actually don’t think it is that bad. I have found that if I give as much room at the top of the fabric where I fold it I get great patches of scraps that can be used for scrappy items. In short, useable scraps. Definitely less scraps than paper piecing. I will do some more cutting and see if I can post an update.

  4. daisyaschehoug

    Cool! You’re off to a great start with that sunrise. I can’t wait to see how that design unfolds! I’m not eager to have more “things” lying around (I have a small serger that was gifted to me that I’ve never used), BUT, if it were something I’d use often, maybe I should consider putting one of those accuquilts on my wish list…

    1. mlwilkie Post author

      Thanks. I tend to procrastinate so its great to get started, it was a little more time consuming than I thought but I love the look of the block so far. 🙂

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