I have LOTS of projects going on right now. I am quilting my daughter’s quilt that I showed you yesterday. I just pieced the backing for my UFO #4 last night. I have three quilts going that I am actively sewing one but what did I do??? Start a new project. Before you laugh…let me defend myself.
I’ve wanted to make this quilt Cactus Patch, from Bonnie Hunter’s book Scraps & Shirttails: Reuse, Re-pupose, Recycle! The Art of “Quilting Green”. The only problem…the quilt has string piecing and I am not a fan of string piecing. I decided to do the string piecing as a leader and ender project sewing a couple strips in each pass. Amazingly, my pile is growing and I am starting to square a few of the blocks up. I think that by the time I get a couple other things off the sewing table, I will have all the string piecing done.
If you haven’t seen the book, I can give you a tiny preview through my blog….here’s another quilt I am working on from the book….and here’s a baby quilt I finished using the same blocks. There are several quilts I am planning on making too. I definitely give the book 4.5 stars.
I have a graduation in June and I have it in the back of my mind that this just might be the gift. We’ll see how it all turns out and if I get enough time to work on it. In the meantime, I am going to SLOWLY plug away on it.
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