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.
Posted in Friendship Row by Row, One Monthly Goal
Tagged Elm Street Quilts, friendship quilt, LCsCottage, OMG, One Monthly Goal, Patchwork Times, quilting, round robin, row by row, UFO busting
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.
Posted in Friendship Row by Row, Motivation, One Monthly Goal
Tagged EQ7, friendship quilt, LCsCottage, OMG, One Monthly Goal, quilting, round robin, row by row, UFO busting