Goal setting and a winner

Firstly, my OH has solved the wonky Wallander block problem. It seems to be that if I number the pieces differently and put all the corners on at the end it lines up beautifully, look:

However I am still needing to paper piece 100 of these in total which is harder than I thought. I’ve been making the block from pieces cut from 3 1/2″ strips but I’m going to have to increase them to 4″ as the seam allowance is very close on some of them. So this is what my cutting mat looks like at the moment, I’m trimming the excess off the green triangles at the moment and chain piecing a column at a time. I need to finish this by mid May so you’ll probably be seeing a lot more of this.

In other news I have a winner for the spare Popular Patchwork magazine. Out of the 13 of you that wanted it, Random generator chose number 12…


Which is Janine! By coincidence it was her quilt on the post so hopefully when I post the magazine on it will make up for my shoddy Y-seams 😉

So onto goal setting then. It’s the start of a new month but also the second quarter of the year, which makes it time to evaluate what I want to get done.

My Button


For this month’s A Lovely Year of Finishes, I want to make a cushion from the Marcelle Medallion quilt pattern that’s very In right now. I had the idea before the magazine 😉 It’s for OH’s mum for her birthday to add to her multicoloured cushion collection. I’ve not started it yet.

she can quilt

And for the second quarter of the Finish Along, I really need to get my Wallander quilt finished as mentioned above, but also my second finish should be Hello Chevron (above) really. It’s not my oldest WIP by any means, but I find the ones I have done quite a bit of work on are the easiest to get going again with. Even though trimming HSTs is tedious.

With Wallander and the aforementioned cushion I think I have enough on my plate really without adding more to it.  I also have some Forest QAL to continue with as and when and a Weekender bag with the East Mids Modern Quilting Guild too so there will be plenty to be getting on with!

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