Monday, March 17, 2014

April's finished before the end of March!!!!

I have finally caught up with the blocks and started working on April's block in March.

Here is the finished March block

March block with original threads I was going to use. But you will see on the finished block I changed the color scheme once I got started. I didn't like to yellow and golds and went with pinks and greens instead.

This is the March block prior to stitching.

This is my CQJP quilt for February 2014.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

For February (Valentine's Day Month) I decided to go with bright pink. Here is my sewn fan and the threads and trims I plan to use. Only 28 days in February and I've already used 5 for February. I've got some catching up to do.

As you can see I still haven't decided how to do the unfinished triangle. Since I want it to be a rainbow fan quilt, I've thought of doing a trim around the fan and then doing more of the same color; could be solid with a large pattern or pieced, but I'm not sure the fan part will stand out enough. Next I thought of a neutral that I will use in all the squares. I decided I will finish my next square and see if that gives me a better canvas for my decision. I welcome any suggestions.

Here are multiple photos of my finished fan for January. (and it's only February 5th. So I'm already 5 days behind on the challenge!)

I decided on blue for my first square. It seems to reflect the cold snowy weather we have been having in Michigan. I haven't decided how to finish the triangle corner where the fan ends.

Here is a drawn up muslin.

I want to do a fan quilt for each month. I drew up a five part fan to use for my pattern. I'm going to transfer to muslin and then do a sew and clip to attach the fabric.

I decided on a rainbow quilt for the 12 month challenge. These are my fabric packs.