Tag Archives: X and + Blocks

30 / 30 Sewing Challenge check-in

It has been a challenging week for more than one reason or another. The biggest news, was when the hubby rang to say he broke his collar-bone playing soccer at work. What you might find shocking, is that this was the second broken bone (two different ones), that he has broken in the last 12 months, in the same arm, playing soccer at work…..I know, right!!!  😀

I still managed to get most of my time in this week for the challenge, starting with some paper piecing, trying out my new pattern. I hope to finish these Week 2 of March.

The rest of the week, I spend most of the time cutting the first half of my X & + blocks.


And on Saturday, I was in going through the motions…. “sewing, sewing and keep on sewing”.

So this upcoming week, I plan on finishing the tapa star cushions and completing 1/2 of the X & + blocks (which is 24 blocks).  Linking up with Sarah @ Berry Barn Designs for the 30/30 Sewing Challenge check-in.

Berry Barn Designs

WiP Wednesday: Cutting (ack!!) and Tuesday Winner (yay)

For the 30 mins for 30 days sewing challenge, I said I would concentrate on my X & + Blocks and try and finish the top. First steps though….cutting, which as you know I hate!! I am going to try and concentrate on 20 blocks at a time so it does not overwhelm me.

Last night, those who saw my instagram pic (ml_wilkie) saw I was cutting…after 1 1/2 hours this was the result; 4 green blocks, 3 blue blocks all ready to be sewn up:


The other project, I am hoping to finish this month (possibly this weekend) is my initial trial of my paper piecing pattern for the Tapa Star striped block (if you are on instagram you would have seen this):


Lastly, the winner of Book Review Tuesday is:
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Which is cdahlgren2013. I will send you an email with the details.

Linking up with Lee over @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday (see button on right menu).

New Quilt Start + Winner of Book Review Tuesday

I have started, on the second quilt, I am making for my friends children (the 1st one being the Pushme, Pullme Quilt). As mentioned, in my last post I have fallen in love with the X & + Block. These will be blocks in the new quilt – colors being blues, greens, reds, oranges and yellows.  Xand+Blocks_Quilt2

My goal for ” A lovely year of Finishes” in December is to have 4 rows of the individual blocks sewn up (the quilt will have a 6 x 8 block format).
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Linking up with Lee over @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Lastly, the winner of “Brave New Quilts” and the Paint by Numbers, Lush Uptown FQ is:

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Which is Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs. Cheryl I will send you an email today to get your details.