Things have been “not our normal” so time that I previously spent sewing, I’m now writing blog posts, going to doctor appointments, cleaning house or doing taxes.
I did some binding…
I did some pinning….
I did some piecing. Over the last couple weeks when I didn’t have anything else to piece I’ve been working on the Geese on a String quilts. This is in Bonnie Hunter’s newest book String Frenzy.
Mine is going to be colored differently as I made my geese blocks long ago before I knew what the pattern was going to look like.
I have all of the geese blocks sewn together into strips. See?
Now I am working on the 4-patch rows.
I unfortunately sewed a few on the wrong way and needed to pick up my seam ripper. I finally learned that the top point of the triangle needs to touch the purple square.
If you look at the picture below, you can get an idea of what the 4 patch columns will look like.
I have to give a huge shout out to my Gypsy Quilter Cutting Gizmo. I love the thing. I use it all the time when cutting apart the pieces that I’ve chain sewn together. I love it. I’m not a gadget girl but this one I really wouldn’t want to live without.
I always get asked how I get so much done, I think organization of my pieces is HIGH on the list. Note all the pieces in the pile are oriented in the same direction. I don’t have to twist and turn the pieces. I don’t have to check and recheck how the next piece is going to be attached.
Once I got a system down it’s unlikely that I’ll be needing that seam ripper again.
I have yet to really sit down and work on these quilts….they are just kind of happening in between other things. If I have only 15 minutes or am between projects, I sit down to the machine where this project is set up and sew for a bit. I am always surprised when I look up a the clock, see that only 15 minutes have passed and I already have so much done.
Over the weekend I regrouped and will start in on more crumb blocks for the Hanken baby’s quilt once we are home from the next set of doctor appointments. I sure do love making them. They are especially good for me lately….I love thinking about the arrival of the new babies. I think I’m ready for a rocking chair and a tiny new baby…or two. Being Grandma is the best.