Monday, June 7, 2010

More Quilting & Resisting the Temptation

This weekend I finished the four blocks (all the same) for month 5 in the Civil War Tribute Quilt. Now I am where I should be for this month, four identical blocks to be done for month 6 before the fourth Saturday of the month.
Here is a pictures of the month 5 block.

Here are the blocks from the previous months on my design wall, and a photo of what the completed quilt will look like. Thus far, this quilt has the most piecing per block, definately a challenge and sometimes frustrating when the finished block doesn't measure the proper size. Let me say that me and my seam ripper are very good friends! I try to tell myself that I am learning each time I make a mistake and sometimes I take a break and work on something else when I get frazzled, that's probably why it's good to have many projects going.

Here's what I have completed for GreenPiece BOM, the appliqued blocks need to have corner pieces added. Each month there are two block that are pieced, they are the same pattern with a few color changes.

This is a photo of the completed quilt, so as you can see I still have alot of work left.

I also pulled out a quilt that I started over 1 1/2 years ago so that I can keep plugging away at this one and hopefully complete it before years end. This one is all cut and just needs piecing and is easy to pick up where you leave off. Thankfully, I have a card that states what the additional fabric is for a trick that I learned at the Kathie's Quilt Shop.

To explain this posts title: This weekend while working on these projects I realized that I should challenge myself to "resist the temptation" to but any new projects, fabric, etc. (thread doesn't count) So the challenge is on, will I be able to resist?? Hopefully, I won't run out of thread and need to go to the quilt shop.

Enjoy the day.


  1. Wow, your blocks look great and I can tell that you are working hard to keep them accurate! this is going to be a gorgeous quilt.

    I have a problem with my blocks not being square, no matter how hard I try.

    I, too, am trying to resist starting any new projects, but may add one to my list for the summer. Will post about it tomorrow, I hope on Angel Scraps.

  2. Denise those quilt pieces are beautiful. The finished quilts will be true works of art. The bits of material on the card are a great tip.

    That is quite a challenge for a quilter such as yourself.

  3. Hi Denise, go to handmade by heidi's blog, on the right side bar under the friday night sew in picture is an html code you copy. Then paste it your blog post. I always write my posts under edit html. Then when you preview the post it should show up. Hope that helps! Debbie J.

  4. Hi Denise,
    Oh my, your quilting is just beautiful! I would cry if I had to rip out a block that in my mind was finished just to make it fit. I guess that's why I'm not a good quilter. I'm drooling over the last two posts with your quilts in them.
    Blessings to you~ Birgit

  5. Oh my gosh, I never realized how intricate quilting is. You are so organized! And those projects are HUGE! The block of the month quilt idea is cool. Is that a common thing with quilters? I'm loving the insight into a whole new world, makes me appreciate what you do all the more.


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