Last week I ended up getting quite a bit of sewing time in. I went back to my schedule of trying to sew for a bit in the morning and sneaking in a little time however I could. I am learning that even though I anticipate having chunks of time, I never really get them.
Then on Wednesday, I ended up with a sick day. I had felt bad in the night and hadn’t kicked it by morning, so I took the day off from any childcare and people contact. I took a nap in the afternoon…something I never do but still had a good chunk of time to sew.
Here is progress…Last week I left you here with the two quilts I am making for my granddaughters, Lucy and Lilly.
I ended up deciding that I didn’t like the panel pieces in the quilt. Well, I like them but I wanted to make the quilts last longer so they could still use them when they are older, so I opted to take the panel sections out.
This is what I was left with. I did it for both of the quilts.
I will eventually add nine-patch borders to the inner sections and save them for baby quilts that I’ll gift when a new baby comes our way.
From there, I was back to making nine patches.
I had 84 to make…and then they had to be sewn together and added to the center of the quilt.
I accidentally made too many and sewed too many together so ended up with this problem.
I took a row out and got it all sewn together so here is where I am at…
I have not one…but TWO completed tops.
Oh, I am so much happier with them.
It was a pain to take them apart and insert the new section in but in my world, totally worth it.
Next up these need backings made and I need to iron them. All doable.
After that, I took some time to work on the True Blue blocks. I am happy to say I got all 52 of them sewn. Whoot! Whoot!
My hope is that over the next week I can get them sewn together and attached to the quilt.
Besides that, I managed to get a lot of pinning done on my project with American Patchwork and Quilting.
This is a pin-pin-pin project. I keep telling myself to keep working on it little by little and hopefully, those little bits will add up to a finished project.
I did work ahead and have one row finished and sewn together…only 9 more to go.
The project is due in-house by November 1st. I should probably set other things aside and work on this but…I really want to get my granddaughter’s quilts finished so they have them when Buck’s house is finished and they start having overnights with him.
Family is always first with me…even if it means missing a deadline but so far, I’m doing okay. I just need to keep plugging along and making some progress.
So that’s what I am up to. What are you busy sewing?