My UFO mojo is petering out….Either that or life has taken hostage of all of my time. Now that Karl is home I’ve been making a nicer supper….last night I ended up with Karl and Kalissa’s family here for supper. Kalissa hadn’t seen him yet and wanted to. Having supper together made that easy. Every night there is something that takes me away from sewing time. I love all of that more than sewing so, sewing has taken a bit of a back seat.
All I accomplished in the UFO department was to sew three blocks together. Before all of you have already made this quilt scream STOP…it’s okay. I know that original pattern does not construct the blocks this way.
The original pattern is in the book Scraps and Shirttails II. There Bonnie Hunter sews two different blocks to make the quilt…the center part of this block and the string pieced stuff is the other block. Then she sets all of it on point. Well I hate setting things on point. HATE IT. You can see a peek of the quilt in this picture. See?
Long ago Mary at Country Threads made this quilt. She constructed her block like I did in the first picture. That way, I don’t have to set it on point. I am going to have some nasty bias edges to deal with but I’m okay with that. I can see that I am going to have to trim these blocks down a bit but I’m okay with that too. ANYTHING to not sew on point settings is my theory. Sure, I’ll do it, I just don’t like to.
So I got a measly three blocks sewn together. I’m hoping for that much next week. I still have a busy week ahead.
Find me back here next week on Wednesday. I’m not giving up on my UFOs…just slowing down!