Tuesday, August 27, 2019

A Quilt Update

I thought I would update you on my progress to finishing the top for my RSC Garden Quilt.  Even though I have been working on some Orphan Block quilts, I am still sewing up blocks and components for many other quilts.

That is always how I sew!

I think the last two blocks I showed you were these pink ones.  I decided I just did NOT like that bottom flower block in my quilt so I modified it some and made another one...

This block is so much better!

I pulled out my brown scraps and made a few more blocks.  I think that small snail block took me as long to make as half my blocks combined!

I didn't have snails when I lived in Washington - we had the giant banana slugs.  So when I moved to Oregon, I thought the snails were cute.  Let's just say I don't think that any more!

I guess I am about halfway done with sewing all my blocks together.  The bottom half will be a bit slower going because I still have a few more blocks to make.

My goal is to have this one finished in September.

Linking Up:

Connecting Threads is having another sitewide 20% off sale.  Just use PROMO code SUMMER20.  This includes Sale items so it is a great time to pick up backings, batting and thread!

Connecting Threads also has quilt kits.  I have never purchased one but I have clients who do.  In fact I just finished this lovely quilt.

The purple fabrics are simply yummy!


PaulaB quilts said...

I love your garden, but why did you have to add the snails which I fought in California, then moved to Seattle and found the slugs yuck! That’s one good thing about Wisconsin winters.

karenbbsnow said...

I've been enjoying following your progress on this one. Such a fun project. Like you, I prefer to work on several projects at once.

Liz Horgan said...

I love your garden too!!!
Where did you get the patterns? Or did you come up with them yourself?

Louise said...

Nothing wrong with a fabric snail! They don't eat much at all :)

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I loved the first line of your post - that describes my sewing habits exactly! "What do I feel like working on today?!" I always enjoy getting a peek at your garden quilt project - it's full of fun blocks. The snail is great! I am still trying to use up scraps of that pink stripe (in your rejected flower block), too. We may never be done with it! :)

Alison V. said...

All of your garden blocks look adorable! I especially love that pear.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Love your garden quilt!! and ya - Snails are scary ( and gross) but they are so cute in a quilt!!!

Enriq West said...

Your quilt is so amazing. It was fun designing this pattern. I enjoyed your post. Loved it!

Mystic Quilter said...

The flower block in your second photo is a beauty, love the shade of pink. Hmm - snails!!! They are not my favourite garden inhabitants doing such a lot of damage to my plants. Your garden quilt is growing quickly, a very effective bird house block and the cute little birdie sitting on the ledge.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Your garden is getting bigger, Cynthia. Way to grow a quilt!!

Susie H said...

Your Garden Quilt is so pretty. Great imagination!

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