Category Archives: What I’m Working On

String Challenge: Tip Toeing Through the Tulips

Everyone always asks “How do you get so much done?”.  I thought I’d show you how my sewing week goes so you could see.  I’m only concentrating on Tulip Fields this week.  Typically I do a little bit of this and that, but the urge is strong now to get this one done.  I want to have all of the quilts from Bonnie Hunter’s String Fling book done before her release of the new book and I’m going to have to hustle to make that happen.

I was working on my Tulip Fields quilt….

In the morning I sewed for 40 minutes or so.  I started sewing the string triangles to the half square triangle piece.  I got a few done…not many.  I spent part of the time tidying up.

Monday after supper Hubby had a meeting so wasn’t home.  They weren’t done in the field yet but it was raining.

I finished what I started in the morning.  I wanted to quit several times but didn’t…I could see other projects in the room that looked more fun but I reminded myself that I want to get this DONE!

After those were done, I looked at the clock.  Hmmm.  About 15 minutes before bed time.  I started sewing blocks together.

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What I’m Working On….

On Friday I finished a quilt…this one.  Read that post here if you missed it.

I also worked on my Block of the Month….Saturday is check in day with and my blocks aren’t done yet.  The big ones are done and the little ones cut out…I’m taking that as progress.

I loaded a quilt on the frame.  I’ve finished quilts every week for the last 4 weeks and am hoping for week 5 to have a finish too.

I got the quilt for submission bound.

That took some doing.  Remember this picture???
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String Challenge and More

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If you’re a bible reader you likely have heared the verse, “To everything there is a time an season.”  Well this is my quilting season.  Hubby is gone so much of the time.  He leaves at 5am and is home about 9:30pm.  There’s not much time for me to see him.  So what do I do?  QUILT.

I was busy…I finished up my Pineapple Crazy quilt.  Find that post here if you missed it.

I am so happy to have the quilt finished.  It’s been WAITING and WAITING to be finished.

That leaves me with only one more quilt to finish from Bonnie Hunter’s String Fling book..and that’s Tulip Fields.  Then they will all have been made.  Someone asked me to do a blog post about all the quilts.  I will once I’m finished.

I did quite a bit on Tulip Fields over the last week.  I have lots sewn.  I need some ironing time now.

I started in on a few string blocks even.  I think this will go together nicely.  I can’t wait to have it finished.

I’ve also been squeezing in time here and there to work on the Double Wedding Ring quilt.  I had told you I needed to go back and make more “blocks” before I could sew anymore rows together.  I have a stack of melons completed but was to lazy to go upstairs and take a picture of it.  Instead you are getting the picture of the melons I’ve yet to complete.

They have a good start though and I’m happy about that.

Our friend Carla stopped by this week.  She brought a quilt top that we had sent to her for quilting.  We’re hoping to submit it and have it published but we’ll see.  We never really know what they want and what they don’t.

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String Challenge

So the strings aren’t challenging me right now…life is!  It’s all good but there are just times when sadly, sewing doesn’t fit into life.  Around here being married to a farmer is both vacation and fall house work time.  He’ll be harvesting in a month or so and will have no extra time until about mid November if all goes well.  That means everything that I need extra help with around here needs to start getting done.  We’ve been married long enough to know that we’ll make it through harvest a little better if the house here is in order.

He also took a few days off so we tried to get away for a day…and then back to the house here.  For us the house is a labor of love so we’re perfectly fine not doing a big vacation.

So what have I been up to in the sewing department?



That’s okay though.  Mid September will be here before I know it.  Hubby will be in the field and I will need something to entertain myself.

I got the shirt orders out…this is the second box I got processed.  The first was already out in the truck by the time I stopped to take a picture.

I started moving a few things around in the sewing room after our day away thrifting in Rochester…The table in the front is going on a garage sale…Did I tell you we’re hosting a garage sale/vintage sale at my house next weekend?  Oh my…another iron in the fire!

When we went away for the day I did find a new to me ironing board which was needed…more on it later.

Oh…and this cabinet with goodies on it…more on it later too.

and I did this…. Continue reading