Monday, February 22, 2016

4 x 7 Sewing Challenge - Week 3

It's hard to believe that February is almost over and that there is only one more week left in the 4 x 7 Sewing Challenge hosted by Sarah at Berry Barn Designs.

Berry Barn Designs

Day 15:
I made the next Modern HST Sampler block (stay tuned for the reveal) and started on the February Stash Bee block.  I also cut the fabric for my commissioned baby quilts.

Day 16:
I finished making EPP mini hexies for a project for which I now can't find the pattern.  I also worked on a pillow for charity using a pattern I was testing that was created by Linda @ Scrapmaster (stay tuned for that reveal as well).

Day 17:
I pieced the commissioned baby quilts and finished the February Stash Bee block.  I also managed to quilt both Fat Quarter Frenzy charity quilts.

Day 18:
I quilted the first of the commissioned baby quilts.  Here's a sneak peak.

Day 19:
I quilted the second commissioned baby quilt.  I also worked on my blocks for the Inside Out pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew.  I started this project back in January and then forgot about it.

Day 20:
I've been procrastinating about quilting the Additions baby quilt.  I received a lot of feedback to try a boxy meander for the quilting, but I thought it would be difficult to do, so I kept putting it off.  I finally jumped in and just started quilting.  Imagine my's not hard at all.  It's not perfect, and I see where I need improvement, but it's a great quilting motif.  Here's a sneak peek.

Day 21:
I started piecing together my EPP mini hexies.  And I finally hemmed a pair of pants that have been sitting around pinned for far too long.  The excitement was so overwhelming that I didn't hem the second pair -- I'll save that fun for another day. I hate hemming pants, but I also hate to pay the tailor to hem them when I know I can do it.

Week 3 was a great success.  I like these challenges as it helps to keep me focused on projects.  With so many other things that need to be done (housework, volunteer work, etc.), it's easy to get sidetracked.  Here's to another productive week of sewing!


  1. The peeks at the baby quilts look great. Love the boxy quilting. I'm with you on hemming pants. It's something I avoid doing like the plague....until I am asked by my husband or friends to do theirs. Then I won't say no!

  2. You've had a busy busy week! I'm not sure I'll get much selfish sewing done, but I'm hoping to get a lot of sewing done! Awesome that you tackled the boxy meander, it's such a fun stitch to have up your sleeve. :)

  3. Look at you go! So productive! Love the loopy design on baby quilt :) And the boxy meandering design looks great! I can't wait to see the ful picture but the little sneak pic looks great :)

  4. Lots going on - i really like your earthy tones in the additions quilt - there is something about mustard that I like at the moment and it looks rich with that pinky red brown colour!

  5. Wow, you sure did get a lot accomplished this past week. Congrats on tackling the boxy meandering. I've been afraid to do that, but maybe I'll try it now. The baby quilts are cute, cute, cute.

  6. You are amazing! Working full-time and volunteer and house stuff (yard stuff too). I am in awe. Yay for the boxie meander success!

  7. Love that first baby quilt!

    That box stitch is interesting. I've never seen it before. With my non longarm machine, I'm pretty much a one trick pony with my wavy stitch that gives the illusion of lots of quilting from a distance. Free motion and I on bigger quilts are not a happy couple!!

  8. This challenge has been so productive for you! I need more organization in my approach to sewing every day. I work on whatever suits my fancy each morning, resulting in a lot of unfinished projects scattered around my sewing space! Job well done, Anja! XO

  9. Wow, you've had a productive week. I like the quilting you've done for the additions baby quilt - very glad to hear it was easy.

  10. You had a great week!!! I like the boxy meander, I think it is a great pattern for that quilt!!!

  11. I was out of breathe by day 17. You've had a very productive week with lots of beautiful projects. I like the boxy meander, too.

  12. You can quilt three baby quilts in three days? You are a quilting powerhouse!

  13. Love that box meander - glad you gave it a whirl! Amazing progress, Anja!


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