What I'm Working On...


Not a lot of sewing happened this week.  We had things going on the the evening…My childcare kids came early and stayed late this week….we were gone over the weekend.  Not much gets done on weeks like that and that’s okay.  I love quilting but there is more to life than only quilting.

You might remember that I said I am working on getting a few projects cut out.  After I wrote that I had a couple people write or comment saying that I had enough UFOs already.  HA!  That’s so funny to me.  I likely have more UFOs than many people would prefer to have but I’m not bothered by it a bit.  Right now with how life is going, I have had a few breaks this week and was able to cut a few things over nap time.  I’m a person who works with whatever time I am gifted and right now, on these days, cutting out projects is something I can do….so I’m doing it.  I know MANY people who as they have aged wish they had projects cut out as the use of their arm doesn’t allow them to cut anymore.  Well me, if my arm goes, I’ll still have project to sew for a bit.  Besides, I love all of UFOs.  They aren’t a burden to sew.

So here is where I am at.  I finished cutting out all of Garlic Knots.  It’s all done in Batiks.  The colors came all from scraps from blog readers.  The purple for the border and the neutrals I bought.  It’s ready to go when I am!  This is a digital download pattern from Quiltville.

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I cut everything out as far as I could for Texas Tumbleweeds.  This is in Bonnie Hunter’s book More Adventures with Leaders and Enders.  I was doing really well.  All of the colored pieces came from blog reader’s scrap bags….I bought the neutrals and then forgot to get the constant brown color.  Hubby and I went away this weekend and I stopped and found a piece so this week I hope to finish cutting that and then this one will be ready to go.

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Next up I was cutting out Scrap Crystals.  This is also in More Adventures with Leaders and Enders.  All of the greens and much of the blues came from blog readers.  I cut lots of neutral strips and blue strips but this is as far as I got with cutting.

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…and lookie, lookie.  This is what got pulled for a UFO.This is Star Gazing.  This is from Scraps and Shirttails Book #1.  I’ve had these blocks done for some time but didn’t know about sashing.  Making the sashing decision has held this one up.  Well as long as I was cutting I decided that I might as well take the next step and cut the sashing.

I decided on a black and a gold.  Well I ended up not having enough of the black so needed more.

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When we were out and about, I picked up a black.  So now this is ready to be cut too.

I found my goodies at Quilter’s Garden in Cresco.  (I’ll do a shop tour coming up)  Here they are….

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The brown is for Texas Tumbleweeds…the black for Star Gazer…the bright colors for fun and the amazing blue and gold sunflower.  That’s destine to be on a border someday.  I don’t know it what quilt or why.  I just loved it that much.

So that’s what I did last week and what’s in store this week.

I have a doctor’s appointment on Friday in Lacrosse so I need to get some more paper piecing things ready for the trip.  Sue Lee sent me this cute picture….

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She thought Hubby should rig something up like this for me.  Um…as cute as it is…NO.  I really like paper piecing.  I love having a car project.  I don’t sit and do handwork nearly as often as I like and I would terribly miss it.  Should I ever end up in an RV one day (which I can’t even imagine) then this would be a necessity.  As for now, I’m paper piece.

That’s about all for today….Have a great week!!