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February 6, 2017

First Week of February!

It's funny how putting these weekly updates up on the blog really makes me feel better about my accomplishments each week.  The first week of February (!!) has come and gone and I had a migraine for 4 days of that, struggling to get to the sewing room and I was feeling pretty low about not getting as much done as I wanted to.  But this morning I take pics of everything I did and feel much better!  I got WAY more done than I thought.

Let's start with the blocks for the 365 Quilt Challenge.  I love that all of these blocks so far have been out of my scrap bin.

A Quilting Chick - 365 Quilt Challenge

A few of those were pretty detailed and took a lot of time but there were several easy ones that helped a lot.

Next up is last week's block for the Adventurously Epic Sampler.  Thankfully, this one was before my migraine started.  These blocks are so pretty!!

A Quilting Chick - Adventurously Epic Sampler

As it was the beginning of a new month, a lot of monthly blocks came out.  Like this month's block for the Children's Library Mystery.

A Quilting Chick - Children's Library Mystery

I'm loving the fabrics in that one.  Too bad it'll take a whole year to get it finished.  I also did the bee blocks for my Sew Sweet Bee sister, A Quilting Sheep, her design called Friendship Love.

A Quilting Chick - Sew Sweet Bee 2017

I make one block to send and one to keep for a Bee Yearbook Quilt at the end of the year.  I love that block.  So cute and simple!  I also went ahead and tested the one I think I'm choosing for my month in March.  It's called First Kiss by Podunk Pretties.

A Quilting Chick - First Kiss

Isn't it sweet?!?  I love her designs so much and can't wait to play with these blocks more.  Also before the migraine hit, thankfully, the first block for the new Release the Kraken BOM by Quarter Inch of Quirk came out.  I fell in love with the design and couldn't resist joining in.

A Quilting Chick - Release the Kraken

Can you say "OMG!!"?  I was squealing when I finished these pretties.  I've been saving a fat quarter stack of Horizon by Kate Spain and this is the perfect project for it.  Love!!!

I also got the first month's blocks in the mail for Fig Tree's new mystery, Nantucket Seaside.  Here are the blocks so far...

A Quilting Chick - Nantucket Seaside
A Quilting Chick - Nantucket Seaside
A Quilting Chick - Nantucket Seaside

I love the fabrics in this and can't wait to add some Coney Island to the mix.  Love!!!

Next up are the blocks for this week's 52 Week's with the Quilter's Planner, hosted by Gnome Angel.  The block on the left is the block for the week, the block on the right is leftover from Project 48 and being framed to go with this quilt.

A Quilting Chick - Quilter's Planner

That finished up the blocks for this week.  I also put the blocks together for another NICU quilt.  This is another one using the Framed pattern in Simply Retro.

A Quilting Chick - Framed

And lastly, I put together my bee blocks from last year.  I asked for the Star Surround block by Happy Quilting.

A Quilting Chick - Star Surround

So, as you can see, I wasn't as "unproductive" as I felt!!  :)

Linking up with Oh Scrap!, Moving It Forward at Em's Scrapbag, Show & Tell Monday with Bambi, Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times, Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts, and Monday Making at Love, Laugh, Quilt.  With Freemotion by the River for Linky Tuesday and with The Quilting Room with Mel for Fiber Tuesday.  With Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social, with Midweek Makers at Quilt Fabrication, with Esther's Quilting Blog for WOW, and with Jo's Country Junction for UFO Progress. With Kat and Cat Quilts for Sew Some Love, and NTT at My Quilt Infatuation. and with Ft.Worth Fabric Studio for Fabric Frenzy, Can I Get a Whoop Whoop with Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Friday Fun Day at Quilt Art Designs, Friday Finish at Crazy Mom Quilts, and Busy Hands Quilts for TGI Finished Friday.


  1. Unproductive is the last word I'd use to describe all this work! Those mermaid blocks are simply beautiful.

  2. What a lovely assortment. I am sorry to hear that you are suffering from migraines. They can be so incapacitating. Hope it stays away so you can continue to make wonderful things.


  3. Wow, that's a lot of stitching last week. Gorgeous projects! Lots of fun and tempting eye candy!

  4. wow that was an awesome accounting and everything is great

  5. Wow!!! So much going on for you this past week! The friendship love block is my fav. But those mermaids!!! Perfect fabrics and so cute!!!

  6. Everything is looking fantastic, especially those mermaid blocks! Thank you for sharing them on Midweek Makers!

  7. LOVE the mermaids - I can see why you squealed with delight at their finish.
    Popped by from Let's Bee Social.

  8. I'm glad you are feeling better this week. Migraines are the WORST! You were one busy chick! Love all these blocks.

  9. Wow you got loads done!!! What great things you have made. I love the mermaids - they are spectacular!

  10. OMG! (as required) Jumped over from the Let's Bee Social linkup because those mermaids look so cute! Anyway this is in no way an unproductive week! How much did you expect to get done or do normally?!? I sometimes have high expectations and constantly overestimate what I can accieve in a given timeframe but you... Best wishes!

  11. I can't imagine how much you'd get done in a week when you feel productive! That's a lot of finished blocks, and they're all so beautiful. I really love those mermaids. I hope there are no migraines to interrupt your sewing the rest of the month :)

  12. Woah, you were BUSY! Love the mermaid blocks. :)

  13. You don't think you got much done that week? Um, I don't mean to be rude but you are CRAZY! You got so much done! It takes more time to work on all sorts of different fabric groups then just to make a bunch of blocks from the same fabric. I'm sorry to hear about the migraine but you sure kicked it to the curb and got some beautiful blocks/tops done!

  14. That's unproductive!!!! I love the mermaid block, and the hearts in stars are adorable!

  15. Thank you for your inspiration and link to the Show and Tell Monday !! Bambi Hug

  16. Where oh where have you gone, Cathy? I miss you!