Saturday, July 6, 2013

Early Finish

Must admit that I usually wait until the weekend before the block of the month is due to wash the fabric, then Monday and Tuesday I cut the pieces and then Wednesday night I am sewing the block together for the meeting on Thursday.  Not a very good plan I must admit.  I actually have no excuse either!  

But due to the unexpected four day weekend.... a little visit from a friend and getting deep cleaning done.....  

I cut my pieces on Friday and finished piecing it today.... right before I went to a baby shower....  

When the center of the block was finished - I really really liked it and am contemplating a whole quilt with these blocks.... what do you think?  

I also took some liberties with this block.  I had done it in the past with several others - but just one change.... this time I made a few changes.  I changed fabric out for others.... let me show you the finished block first.  

It is called "Hole in the Wall." And it is the first time I ever made a sawtooth border - I love this block....  I think I say this each month :)  

Okay - for the changes.  When I got the kit and saw the block in June - I knew I was going to make at least one change.... but when I was cutting - I decided on the second.  I was so happy that I had enough from scraps that I could do this.  Actually I did not use one of the fabric pieces from the kit at all!  

The fabric I swapped out is the brown firework print.  I used the beige for the cornerstones and the white on white print for the center.  I really like it better... hope you all agree!  

I am super happy to have the block done two weeks in advance!  Now I can concentrate on other projects...  

My plan/goal was to have the quilt tops I have made quilted into actual quilts..... I still have that in my mind, but I also have two other quilt tops I want to start!  

I love piecing tops..... not sure if I love quilting yet!  My mentor tells me I should make some table runners and quilt those - work on smaller projects so I will not have to fight the big quilts....  

This is why I call her my mentor..... for the good advice she gives me.  

I am grateful for her and my early finish.  


  1. Churn Dash is one of my favorites! Your fabric choice is perfect, and I love the sawtooth border - I have yet to do one of those too, but I sure like the effect.

    1. Thank you so much Heidi! I was a little nervous about doing the sawtooth border - but this is a Marti Mitchell BOM so I am using her AWESOME templates. I cannot wait to try it by just piecing... It is a beautiful border.... Let me know when you do one!!! I want to see it.

  2. Very pretty block. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    1. Thank you.... Glad you came by my blog too! Take care.


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