Patchwork Progress

One of the many reasons I returned to blogging was because posting about what I’m doing helps me notice my abandoned projects and makes me ask if I really want to complete them. One project that has been abandoned and I definitely want to finish is the quilt I started in April 2017.

The last time I posted about my progress on it was in May 2017. I’d just finished the middle section, attached a round of squares and had sewn two 12 patch blocks for the next round…

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Sunday before last I took the patchwork out and discovered that somewhere after May 2017 I’d completed 8 more 12 patch blocks. Iย then pieced together another ten smaller 12 patch squares before I ran out of time.

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Determined to get it finished soon, I picked it up again last weekend and added corners to the smaller squares to make finished the blocks.

 

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Apologies for the photo quality

I then lay it all out on the bed to work out which blocks to sew to where…

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I managed to sew the rows ofย  blocks for the sides together, before I again ran out of weekend.

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I’m setting myself the goal of finishing the whole quilt by the end of March and telling you lot about it, so I can’t sneak it back into a cupboard and forget about it for another year or two.

Until next time

Bekki x

 

 

 

 

 

16 thoughts on “Patchwork Progress

  1. This is part of the reason I blog – it’s almost as if, having told your readers you’re going to do something, you feel obliged to do it even if they probably don’t remember you said it in the first place. It doesn’t always work (e.g. fusion quilt where I have fabric squares with crocheted edges lying sad and almost forgotten at the bottom of a basket) but it usually does.
    We all remember your patchwork project though so no slacking! It’s looking very pretty and Cath Kidstonesque. Is it for one of the Lovelies?.

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  2. I’ve never found much motivation to keep detailed project notes but since I started blogging that changed a lot (and I have one easy place to keep them all!) Glad I’m not the only one who used the blog as an external project memory!

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  3. Ha! I started blogging to keep track of the stuff I was making, having records so to speak because you forget what, and how, and why. Then I kept blogging because of the friends I’d made and that thing of being accountable – it’s been a fascinating adjunct. And yes, I don’t always remember everyone’s ufos – especially if they post about other things and draw me off track……. but sometimes I do and I’m waiting to see whats become of it. You’ve made such a lot of progress on your quilt – it’s going to be fabulous.when finished! And sometimes good things take time!!

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    1. Thank you. Blogging is an amazing journey and as you’ve said unexpected things come out of it.
      I was a bit disappointed with myself when I realised how far I’d actually got by the end of May 2017 and that I’d then virtually left it to sit until know. Have the bit between my teeth now. Hopefully won’t be too long now until it’s finished xx

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  4. It seems I am not alone in using my blog to keep myself accountable! If I have told the world I am going to do something, it seems more likely to get done.

    Love that quilt, and glad it is getting finished! It looks so pretty and homey. Which is very much nicer than homely, which it is not.

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  5. It is going so very fast now. I love the delicate design in the fabric, and all the pretty details that goes into it. ๐Ÿ™‚ I can already imagine it being ready and on the bed.
    Enjoy the last bit of the week, and the weekend is nearly here. Hope the weather is kind, and if not, you can always sew. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hugs to Harry too.

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  6. Beads and Barnacles

    Ooh this is looking great. I keep planning to do a proper quilt project but I think that might take the backseat for a while…
    Looking forward to seeing it finished.

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