Monday, July 20, 2020

Update on the DWR quilt and 16 patch blocks

Last Monday I had 37 melons to quilt. I now have 25 left to quilt which makes me 73% done quilting the melons. For the centers, last Monday I had 18 to quilt and now I have 15 left to quilt which means I am 62% done with the melons. I have 43 days until my goal date of getting this quilt finished. With 40 elements, that is a melon or a center, left to quilt I now only have to quilt one element at day and I will meet my goal. I took the safety pins out of the quilt and thread basted what I have left to quilt. I definitely do not follow the standard procedures for quilting a quilt!

I spent Saturday basting and then would take breaks from that to sew together the rest of the 16 patch blocks I had ready. I sewed together 73 blocks. Here they are pressed.

I decided I was going to make a twin sized quilt so here are the blocks laid out on the design wall

I had enough blocks to make a baby quilt

I had three blocks left over which I will put in another baby quilt. I still have the strips that were not the full width of the fabric to sew together into blocks so these will be added to those three blocks.

We had a heck of a storm yesterday late afternoon on Sunday. The wind was blowing the rain so hard it look like a hurricane! I had to pick up the trash bins this morning that got blown over. I am glad they were empty. At least I didn't have to go out and water.


Cherie in St Louis said...

Yahoo! It must be nice to see you'll be able to meet your deadline with only one element to quilt a day. We had storms here in the St Louis area as well. Thank goodness you didn't have to pick up wet trash....that's absolutely no fun and a waste of quilting time ;-)

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

The 16 patch quilts are looking good.
I was hoping for a heavy rain but 1/2" is better than nothing. Maybe more rain coming tomorrow late.

Vicki W said...

You are making great progress and I think you will have it done well before your deadline. I love the color palette for the new quilt.

Kathy S. said...

The 16-patch blocks look great on the design wall. Love, love, love those colors together. It looks so cozy.

We didn't get ANY of the storms or rain. I stood patiently and watered my garden...

Woohoo for getting closer to finishing the DWR. You had a very productive weekend and certainly deserve a pat on the back for getting so much done.

Pip said...

I love those mustard blocks, they add a nice pop of colour to the other blocks. I'm sure you will finish the DWR on schedule, nothing like having a deadline to be motivated.

Ann said...

I can imagine the safety pins caught your hand stitching thread. Sorry you had to take time out to re-baste but you are well on your way to finishing. It's always nice to have enough leftover blocks for another baby quilt, isn't it?