Tag Archives: Riley Blake Challenge

Wintery WiP Wednesday

I am hoping this is my last work in progress post on my Riley Blake Challenge quilt. I am still on target to get this done by Monday. I have one more block for the front to do – dusk, and one block for the back.

These are my blocks so far….remember this is my quilt that represents the various colors of the sun during a day. This is therefore called “A Fine Day“.
RileyBlake_SunriseMiddaySunset
Bottom-left: Sunrise; Top-left: Midday; Top-right: Sunset.

The only thing that will stop me from finishing…..is the weather (picture is the first 20 mins of weather that just came in). North Carolina has issued a state of emergency due to snow and ice. We are expecting power outages, so no power = no sewing, no blogging. I could be hand quilting to get it done by Monday.
Snow_Backyard

Linking up with  Lee over @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday.

How are my goals tracking???

First month of 2014 is over, and to be honest it was a little difficult to keep up with my goals, mostly due to the flu and bronchitis I had over the first two weeks of the month. Now that all is better, I am happy with what I accomplished in the shortened month.

This was the goals/plan for January:

RileyBlakeChallenge_SunriseMidday

  • [UNDERWAY – 2 of 4 blocks complete] Riley Blake Challenge Quilt (Fabric Purchased, Kona White needed) GOAL for A LOVELY YEAR OF FINISHES FOR FEBRUARY

    mosaicab55af3a3cfc609c7db3d8abafe33d6ad9226541
  • [COMPLETE] Scrap-bee-licious Bee Blocks (Use Stash)
  • [COMPLETE] Stash Bee Blocks (Use Stash)
  • [COMPLETE] Pillow Pop QAL (threadbias) (Use Stash)
  • [COMPLETE] Projects for Book Review Tuesday (Use Stash)

For February, I need to revise my goals slightly. I think I can finish two lap –> full size quits per quarter….I think one per month may have been slightly optimistic. So here is the revised plan:

Old Plan New Plan
  •  X & + Quilt
    (Fabric Purchased,
    including backing)
  • Scrap-bee-licious Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Stash Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Pillow Pop QAL (threadbias)
    (Use Stash)
  • Publish Tapa Cloth Stars Paper Piecing Pattern
  • Border & Lines Project Check-in
  • Finish Riley Blake Challenge Quilt!!
    (carry over from last month)
  • Gypsy Wife QAL blocks
    (Fabric Purchased)
  • Scrap-bee-licious Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Stash Bee Blocks
    (Use Stash)
  • Pillow Pop QAL (threadbias)
    (Use Stash)
  • Book Review Tuesday Project
    (Use Stash)
  • Publish Tapa Cloth Stars Paper Piecing Pattern
    (Use Stash)
  • X & + Quilt (at least 20 blocks)
    (Fabric Purchased,
    including backing)

Linking up with Lee over @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday (see button on right menu); and for my February goal – “A Lovely Year of Finishes” (button on right menu).

Friday wrap up

I definitely needed that snow day on Wednesday….I finally started catching up from being sick the first two weeks of January. Here I was thinking my goals were already so behind.

This week, I finished up:

  1. Pot holders (late Christmas Gift – also see giveaway)
    Potholder_Front 
  2. Feather blocks for Scrap-bee-licious
    AMH_Feathers_CompletedBlocks 
  3. Hive #3 January Stash Bee
    Hive3_Jan_StashBee_FinishedFabrics used were:
    Black: Mama Said Sew by Sweetwater for Moda
    Mustard: Timeless Treasures, Woodstock, Stitched Swirl Gold
    Yellow Paisley: Jacqueline Savage McFee, Grey Matters, Paisley Sunshine
    Grey: Leanne Hatch, Tri (Grey) – Spoonflower Designer
  4. Riley Blake Challenge Block 1 Complete
    MQG_RBChallenge_Sunrise

Linking up with Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts and Jo @ Riddle and Whimsy who is hosting TGIFF.