During our winter break, I always try to do at least one big project to have something to show for the rest of the year. This year, I decided to make a quilt for my bed. I’ve made many quilts over the past years, but I’ve never actually kept one. FOR ME!
This one is for me.
It just so happens that while I was thinking about a pattern and fabric for this winter quilt, I stumbled across a quilt along on this blog. I fell in love with the pattern and decided to give it a go.
It’s called the Star Light Star Bright Quilt Along and goes from January 15 through April 2.
Perfect timing. The quilt would be finished before the spring and summer seasons got out-of-control busy!
I did really well for the first several weeks, stayed on top of everything, but then with the trip to Australia, and spring season, I’ve slowed down considerably.
I wanted to show you all this quilt because I need a little accountability.
I really want to finish this by April 2, but this may mean some late nights and early mornings.
Here’s a look at the project week by week:
Mar 12 – Piecing Top
First the pattern:
And to make things extra complicated, I decided to change the pattern just a bit. Here’s the original block:
Here’s my rendition:
Week 1 – Select fabrics
Week 2 – Cutting the fabrics
It was a lot to cut, but I’ve enjoyed nearly every step in this quilt so far.
Week 3 – Flying Geese
Week 4 – Half Square Triangles
Week 5 – Stars!
This was just last week for me. I still have 2 more steps to go. The Sides and the Corners. Then it’s onto sewing the blocks together and the sashing.
Here’s my progress to date:
I’ve been posting pictures and stories each week on my personal blog, so if you want to see the complete process, please visit there.
And THAT is my progress so far.
How about you? Do you save certain projects for the winter? What’s your favorite thing to do on snow days?
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