For September, Patchwork Times drew number 4 from the UFO list. My number 4 is the same as my number 5 goal was…the friendship round robin project. I knew I would need lots of time (I need lots of time to complete almost anything)!
You can read about this friendship strip round robin quilt here, here, and here.
I left off working on this project in March. I was sewing four patches together for borders.
My goal for September is to get the borders sewn onto the quilt top and have a completed flimsy.
I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal (OMG). Hop on over there and check out the other goals for September!
My March goal was to come up with a plan to put together a round robin/friendship strip quilt.
You can read about this UFO project here.
I thought I would unify the strips by adding paper pieced trees to the sides of each strip. This would make them all the same width.
You can see the post about my plan here.
I have completed all of the paper-pieced tree blocks.
And sewn them to the ends of each row.
I wish I had a better way to show the rows to you, but I don’t have a design wall.
I don’t have enough floor space either.
I managed to sew 190 four patch blocks this month, too! They are pinned in groups of 10 (easier for me to count them).
My plan is to sew the four patch units into sashing/border rows to add between the friendship rows.
That may not happen for awhile, since the next number drawn for April, may be a different UFO project to work on.
But I feel good.
I’ve made progress!
I am linking up with OMG at Elm Street Quilts and Patchwork Times.
My March OMG is to work on a friendship row by row quilt from 1999.
Don’t have a clue why I took the pic at this angle!
Since the rows are uneven lengths, I decided to piece tree blocks to both ends of each row.
I used my EQ7 program to come up with a plan and the sizes of the tree blocks.
The rows won’t necessarily be pieced in this order; I just needed a plan to make them all the same width.
I’ve printed out the patterns for the tree blocks, and I’ve paper-pieced three blocks so far.
It has been a long time since I’ve paper pieced anything. Some unsewing has happened.
This is going to take a while. Maybe the rest of the month!
Meantime, I’ve been playing around with border ideas. I think I am going to piece four patches.
A lot of four patches.
Probably another month’s worth.
Ignore the colors in the above settings. The colors have nothing to do with the plan.
And I know that the trees are not symmetrical. I don’t care. They aren’t symmetrical in nature, either.