Long time no Joseph's Coat post!!!! Sorry guys things have hotted up here which has made it a little difficult to keep up with blogging ... I hope that you can all stick with me throughout this quilt along even when my life & business get the better of me!
What should we have finished by now???
We should have a total of 21 blocks finished & have pieced together rows 1 & 2 ... mind you I have been VERY conservative here and I am still WAY behind!!!! I have managed to piece my first two rows and I have sewn down 2 more blocks and I have another 5 waiting patiently in my sewing bag!!!
I'm sure that I'm not the only one having trouble getting into the next stage of the quilt!
The plan from here is to continue completing blocks until we have made a total of 35 blocks. We will then piece together rows 3, 4 & 5 ... let's aim for week 30 to be at the stage of piecing these rows together (first week in June) ... I have drawn this out a little because of the Spring Quilt Market.
So guys what are you up to? I think it would be good to hear where everyone is positioned to help us all feel a little bit better!!!! Marielle actually suggested quite some time ago that it would be nice to do a mass progress post ... I love this idea! If you would like to join in all you will need to do is write a post about your journey so far, for example;
- how much have you completed so far
- where / when are you finding the time to work on the project
- you may also like to let us know some of your tricks, tips & hints
- how you went about choosing your fabrics etc
- what your plans are for the quilt ... who you are making it for etc
Once your post is written don't forget to add the link to the Mr Linky thingy below so that we can all come visit you! Please make sure you link to the specific post and not to your main page.I will draw one link randomly at 12MN on the 22nd of March Australian EST and I will send that person a roll of Floriani Stitch & Wash just for joining in!
Next up ... the incentive winners from the last round up ... oh so long ago!!!
The first prize goes to the first person to post a photo of their first 2 completed rows ... and that prize went to Flossyblossy! Yay!!!!!
There were also three others that have managed to get these rows together that deserve an honorable mention!!! First up is Anamaria Cortes... very pretty in blues!
Applique Addict ... who has probably already finished the next 21 blocks required for the next 3 rows!!!
& SandyN well done Sandy you snuck up from behind at a great pace!!! Well done!
Seeing there was only 4 of you in total who managed to make it to this stage I will send you each one of the cushion patterns ... Wish you were here ....
There must be more of you!!!! Where are your photos guys????
This photo wins the prize for my favorite project ... it belongs to Bronwyn from Whipitgood... Bronwyn has posted two photos and it is the combination of the two that caught my eye ...absolutely beautiful!
Finally the random photo goes to .... Juliann1955 who posted photo 122 onto the Flickr group page.
Well done guys! Please email me your snail mail details so that I can send out your patterns.
Fabric alert ... the amount of fabric that was estimated for the petal shapes has been underestimated ... you will actually need another 1.5m of scraps to make your blocks into the quilt that was originally planned. If you are using scraps then this shouldn't cause you any problems ... however if you aren't using scraps then you will want to top up your fabric as soon as possible. Remember that you need to be frugal with your fabric use ... if you aren't being frugal or if you are fussy cutting your fabrics you will need to take this into account.
An Alternativeyou may like to consider making your quilt 6 rows x 6 1/2 blocks ... you could then use a border as deep as the 7th row would have made the quilt. An applique freeze in these borders would then make this a pretty special quilt. I mentioned a couple of moths ago that I plan to make another of these quilts ... by machine next time!!! The centre of this quilt will be smaller, I will frame this centre panel with borders decorated with applique. I will include these details in this series of tutorials, if you are interested ... but I wont have time to start this until I return from Spring Market in June.
In my last post I showed you all this quilt ...
... this amazing quilt belongs to Jenny. It is an antique that she bought several years ago while visiting the US. I wish you could see this quilt it is absolutely fantastic ... and you know what, hardly any of the points actually meet!!! I thought that this might do the hearts of those of you who have been having some problems, some good!!!! Jenny has another two of these in her collection ...she has a Joseph's Coat habit!
Just a reminder to those of you who may be interested ....
Joseph's Coat Catch Up / Get a Move on Class
Tuesday 23rd of March 10am - 3pm
We will cover making petals, blocks & rows. A copy of the block overlay will be included in the class.
OK ... keep stitching! Keep knocking out those blocks and I will meet you all back here on the 23rd of March for the round up of the Joseph's Coat Progress Posts!