Instead of the usual monthly small quilt challenge (in August), Kathy suggested that we choose a UFO to work on, (and hopefully, finish). With that in mind, and several UFO's to choose from, i decided to tackle the churn dash blocks i received, back in April.
after checking pinterest & playing around with several layouts, i decided on this one.. nice & simple.
The task of joining the blocks seemed simple enough, but boy was i wrong. Some blocks had generous seam allowances, while others only had a smidge. I had to make quite a few adjustments, and it was painstakingly slow when it came to matching the seams... not to mention all the unpicking grrrrrrrrr!! I stuck at it long enough to join the blocks into rows... that was enough for one day.
A week went by before i had the courage to tackle the rows, again. I knew i could do it and i was determined to keep at it, until the top was done. I took it nice and slow.. admittedly there were a few 'unpicks' along the way, but all in all, the rows & seams matched up nicely, and the top was done within an hour.. yay!!
As you can see, i haven't finished the quilt, as yet.. but i'm happy with the progress :))
This month's SQ challenge is the Game Board quilt (Prairie Children & Their Quilts)
i've started on the flying geese units.. they're so much fun to make :))
As well as the ongoing SQ monthly challenges, Kathy decided to start a monthly challenge (last month) for those of us who belong to her Dear Jane quilt group... to make a DJ block per month. Yep that's do-able, and it's just the nudge i needed, to get back on track... the last block i made was in March... eeek!!
So here goes... i managed to make three blocks, last month.
and here's my DJ progress for this month..
one block finished..
and another well on the way...
it feels great to be back on track again, and timely too, because, for those of you who don't know, Brenda Papadakis is coming to Australia in a couple of weeks time.
I'm attending one of her lectures at QITB on Friday 26th Sept... i'm so excited, i can't wait to meet her :))