First off I pulled out my Zuckerwatte quilts and was working on them so I have three UFOs heading towards a finish. I wrote about the Zuckerwatte quilt yesterday. Find that post here.
I am working on my Cheddar Bow Ties quilt too. I pulled it out after I finished a few other things on the weekend when the girls came to sew. After the addition of the blocks I got done last week I found I had 422 blocks. I needed 729. That means I was over half way done but still had a long way to go.
I sewed LOTS of it. I didn’t really “want” to be sewing on this but this was a good “no brain sewing” project that I couldn’t really screw up while talking with my fellow quilters. At a retreat it’s nice to get some sewing done but it’s also nice to visit and spend time with the girls. This was a perfect project for me!
As I told you last week, when I pulled this UFO out I had no idea where I was with it. So often I make quilts larger…so did I do that with this one? I had no idea. After LOTS of sewing I had 319 more blocks done which brought my count to 736!! Yahoo. I had enough. I was so happy. I was even dancing and singing…yep, I’m just a touch crazy.
Then I didn’t know what I should do after I got the blocks done. I could have easily grabbed a different project but instead decided to keep on with the bow ties….Either Connie or Kelli suggested that I sew them into fours to make sewing the whole thing together more easy. That’s what I did.
The only problem…the rows to make the quilt are 27 bow ties long. That means I needed one twosie on every row.
I sure with I could say I finished the quilt…but I can’t. Here’s how far I am.
I am happy with the progress and am liking the project a lot. I don’t have all of the rows sewn together yet. I wanted to see what they were going to look like so (as is typical me) I jumped ahead and sewed a few rows together.
I already have all of the outer border segments sewn…I just need to sew them together now. I think this might be a top next week. Dare I hope.
Find me here next week…I’m hoping this is top!!