Friday, 1 February 2013

January Round-up

So ends the first complete month of my blog, and I thought I would take a look at what I've achieved this month.  When I think about what I have done it doesn't seem very much.  I have spent a lot of time looking after my aged dad who hasn't been too well this month.  Taking him to hospital and doctor's appointments have eaten into my time, as well as the extra shopping trips for him, and let's not forget shovelling snow, and just keeping him company.  He's 88 and is generally quite active, and likes to get out and about, but his jaunts have been curtailed this month and it makes him grumpy.  Still, he seems to be on the mend now so should be a bit happier.

Let's see what I've done then.

  1. Doves in the Window mini quilt (blogged here)
  2. Little Red Schoolhouses mini quilt (blogged here)
  3. 7 blocks for the 2012 Crafsty BOM (blogged here and here and here)
  4. 14 Scrappy Trip Around the World blocks (blogged, hereherehere and below)
  5. 5 blocks for the combined 2013 BOMs (blogged herehereherehere and below)
In the last couple of days I've made a couple of Scrappy Trips, bringing my total up to 14, so only another 10 to go.  Here's what they look like so far.

I saw this block on Dizzy Quilts blog.  It's designed by Bonnie and Camille for the FQS Mystery BOM. and is called Lime Sherbert.  I copied it onto squared paper and made it in my combined BOM colours.

Here are the 5 blocks I've made for this quilt so far.  I'm rather liking how they look.  So glad I added the red to the Chambray Rose fabrics.

So, two completed mini quilts and 26 blocks for three different quilts.  Not so bad after all.

I haven't started any of the blocks for the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt so I hope to make a start on them in February.

Linking up with Lily's Quilts.
Lily's Quilts


  1. Looks like you've gotten quite a bit done! I LOVE those red/white/blue blocks! I've been playing around a bit with some scrappy trip pieces, but haven't done much with it. Good luck with your blogging!

  2. Coming to you from the Small Blog Meet. I love your scrappy trip blocks. I haven't done one yet but it seems like that pattern has really caught on!

  3. You sound like you have been very busy. I love the blocks using the Chambray Rose fabrics- reminds me of Willow pattern dinnerware!

  4. What a great start to two lovely quilts!

  5. I think I've found all of the same BOMs as you. I want to keep up with them so they are also on my to do list. However I've just seen the Sisters 10 block and I think I'll skip it. I have plenty of other sready to do that I lvoe.

  6. Hi there, popped over from Small Blog Meet too and really like your Scrappy Trips - I'm running a little low on inspiration today - maybe I should start one of these ... have certainly got enough scraps! Oh, I'm your newest follower too :)