350 Blocks Project, Week 14

Wow, the time is just whizzing by.

The way this week went gave me little chunks of sewing time, all broken up. Which means: not enough time to fire up the longarm, but enough time to do a bit of piecing here and there . . .

So I got quite a few little things worked on.

Here are my blocks for this week . . .

Monday’s block: Red and Cream Checkerboard

Another one of these. I don’t know how many I have done, but I’m about to tackle the pile they’re in and count them up to see how much further I have to go.

What I do know is this: My pile of little red 1 1/2″ squares is dwindling. And I still need lots more of them to finish this quilt. While I could cut more from my yardage or larger scraps, what I’m really shooting for is more of a variety . . .

So I’m posing a question to you, my readers: Would any of you like to swap me some red 1 1/2″ squares? Or . . . just some little red scraps (and I’ll cut them myself) . . . in exchange for the same in return from me in the color of your choice? If you’d rather have larger squares, or just little scraps in return, or even just one big fat quarter in a particular color, that’s OK, too. If you’re willing to swap, leave me a comment and let me know . . . we’ll work something out.

Tuesday’s block: Postage Stamp block

I finally finished another Postage Stamp block. I blogged about my process for this quilt HERE. I still haven’t decided just how large it will end up, but so far, on this one, I’m not running out of squares.

Sorry for the shadow on the picture. Can’t imagine what that is. Maybe my chest was in the way? Ha!

Wednesday’s block: Tiny HST

Another tiny little half-square triangle block. Another few weeks, and I should have enough of these to start playing around with so I can come up with a plan for them.

Thursday’s block: Avocado Color Challenge

This week’s color in the 15 Minute Color Challenge was Avocado. I did better on this week’s block than I did on last week’s. I like it better. Three down, 9 to go!

Friday’s block: Wild Nine-Patches

A couple more blocks for my Wild Nine-Patch. I do have a plan for this one, and that plan says I need 195 blocks. Only 151 more to go . . . wonder if this is one I’ll be able to finish this year?

Saturday’s block: Fading Charms

Speaking of not running out of squares . . . I’m a big fan of the tutorials that Deanna at Wedding Dress Blue posts. They’re simple, they use up scraps, and they turn out beautiful quickly. Therefore, even though I do not need any more UFOs, her two most recent tutorials for quilts have snagged me and sucked me in, and I have begun.

This is the center section of my Fading Charms quilt. I’m doing the large size. I may also go back and do the other 2 sizes later, but I chose this one first, because it was the bin that had the lid bulging off of it. I’m proud to say that the lid is no longer bulging after sorting out all the squares I plan to use in this quilt.

However, I also intend to make this quilt, too: Hundred Hugs. I can’t stop squaring!

And today, Deanna is celebrating her 2-year blogiversary, so hop on over and show her some bloggy love. And check out those tutorials. I need for someone else to get themselves into as much trouble as I am with the UFO thing. I suggest starting a Fading Charms quilt.

And there you have it for this week. Finally, some progress on some UFOs, even though I did start yet another one. Yes, it’s a sickness . . . I can’t help it.

My total block count is up to 179. We’ll not discuss the total count of UFOs. Thank you.

How are you doing on blocks and UFOs?

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  1. I’d love to send you some red squares! No need to send me anything in return. I too have fiddled with starting either a postage stamp or fading charms quilt and a red/cream/white quilt is on the list too. However, I am really trying to make a dent in my UFO list. Currently working on those long neglected granny squares…and getting some pictures to you of that quilt I would like for you to quilt. 🙂

  2. I’ll send some reds after I dig through my scrap bags.

    Only four blocks for me this week. Eek!

  3. Good job! I really love the red and white one! I would be glad to send you some squares. I’m so busy right now I don’t want to forget. So, prompt me if I don’t send you some!

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