No, I don’t have that backwards.  That is how my March went.  Read on.

March Accomplishments:

  • My weekly goal of three Quad Log Cabin blocks was met with 12 blocks completed. I now have a total of 71 blocks stored in that nice big white box waiting for the remaining 121 blocks to be completed.  I also have all the fabrics that I need for the remaining blocks in that box.  I was short a few but received via email a coupon from my local quilt shop for $10 off a $20 purchase.  They also offered an additional $5 off that purchase if I shared their ad.  So I just clicked on the Facebook icon and like magic I received that additional savings.  What fun I had at the shop choosing my fabric!

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  • I didn’t get a quilt finished this month but am very close. I just need to do the label, hanging sleeve, and binding.  There were a couple of reasons for the failure to meet this goal.  First of all, I used this month’s quilt as the one for the Lisa Calle class that I purchased last month.  Takes time to learn new tricks, and as Lisa would say “Quilt it to death”.  LOL  Would you believe I went through 6 large bobbins on this quilt?  And the quilt is only 22 1/2″ square!  And secondly, I got the flu.  I was pretty sick for a couple of days the end of March (out like a lion) and quickly recovered but even a week later am still experiencing some fatigue.  If all goes well this month, I should finish this quilt and a quilt for April which is pieced and ready to go and get a quilt pieced for May.  If all goes well.  I showed you a picture of the quilt top last month.  Here it is quilted.  Thanks to a friend’s tips on taking pictures, I actually got one that shows the quilting pretty well.

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  • The reversible coat doll pattern is still with the testers. Funny how something that I thought was going to be easy can turn out to not be so.  Probably the way I wrote the instructions.  There has been a lot of emailing back and forth.  I have made headway on a little summer outfit for these dolls.  The prototype is perfected, and the pattern is almost completely drawn up.  My plan is to make the outfit up in some cute coordinating fabrics while taking pictures of the process and writing instructions.  If all goes well….oh, I said that before…LOL..I should have it to the testers by the end of April.  I’ll share pictures of them when the patterns are published.

Review:  Divide, Design & Fill for Beautiful Quilting by Lisa Calle

This is the class that I purchased through iQuilt.com last month.  I thoroughly enjoyed this class and learned so much from it.  Lisa Calle is a good instructor and kept things interesting and moving at a good pace.  I did, however, wish that she had shown her quilting design process on more than one quilt, but I easily found many quilts she had done by going to Pinterest and searching for Lisa Calle.  I learned a great deal from looking at other examples now that I understand how she came up with those designs.  If you have wondered how quilters like Lisa Calle came up with their designs and are ready to add to your quilting design skills, I highly recommend this class.

Happy Quilting,

Lana

 

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