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What I’m Working On…

I’ve been busy most every night this week working on something.

This happened….
I finished the November Little Sheep Virtue from Little House Needleworks.  I enjoyed stitching this one.  Everything came together very smoothly.  I ripped out about 6 stitches and that’s it.

I pulled the December one and started stitching on it.  I had the entire top row stitched and found an error.  I had to rip this far back.  
To make matter worse, I started ripping out and had about half of it ripped when the thought to come to my head that I should have ripped it out from the beginning to the point of the error.  I would have only had to rip a tiny bit.  Bummer.  Maybe if it happens again I’ll remember that.

I loaded the Wild Child quilt on Tuesday night and planned to start machine quilting it.

I really want these done before the mystery starts so I need to keep plugging along on them.  About then I started in with a crappy stomach ache.  UGH.  It was only seven at night.  I didn’t feel like machine quilting.  I ended up going to my room and sorted out a pile of quilting magazines I had.  I’m trying not to hoard them. (It’s a struggle not to..seriously)  I still didn’t feel better.  It was 8pm now and to early to go to bed.  I was too lazy to go downstairs and watch television so I went back to the sewing room and pulled a project from the UFO pile.

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What I’m Working On….

SURPRISE!!  I started another quilt.  I know, that’s likely not a surprise.

I am not sure what my intention is in making it.  I do know that I’ll gift the quilt but don’t have a specific recipient in mind.  I have a couple quilts I need to make for graduation presents for May so it might be for that.

Last week I told you I had two quilt tops finished.  I didn’t really get any chunks of time over last week to get them on the frame…so what’s a girl to do who doesn’t have anything to piece.  GET A PROJECT GOING!!

In my pursuit of trying to come up with ideas for a quilt for a Christmas present for the childcare kiddos, I ran across Bonnie Hunter’s Jewel Box Stars Challenge quilt.  Hmm.  I figured that would be perfect to make.  I could just pull my 2″ bucket over and start sewing the four patches…and that’s exactly what I did.  I love quilts that I feel like I don’t have to “cut out”.

I decided to make it and within moments I had the 2″ bucket out and was sewing.  I LOVE the scrap user’s system for this very reason.

I sewed strips together for about an hour.  The next day during naptime I ironed them and cut them into segments.
In no time at all I have twosies.

Someone once asked me why I make so many Bonnie Hunter quilts.  Truth be told…her quilts work so well with my storage. (My storage is her idea so no wonder) But I can get a whim idea to make a quilt and start it before I’ve even had a chance to ask myself, “Is this quilt the quilt you REALLY want to make?”.  If it’s a quilt for myself I think it all through a little more but if it’s a quilt that is being gifted…I LOVE that I just jump right in.

One evening Carver was here late and I was  busy cutting the half square triangles for the quilt.  Oh my word.  He loves “twilting” (His was of saying quilting)  We had the best time.  It’s official, I think he’s already spent more time “twilting” with me than his mother has.  Kalissa, Carver’s mom, is not a crafty/sewing girl.  She even joked I might have my quilter in Carver.  I love it.

I got enough blocks together early in the week to know that I was pretty sure I was going to like this.  What do you think?? Continue reading

What I’m Working On…

I had a very busy week last week.  The weekend I already told you involved very little sewing.  Then early in the week I had grandkids a couple of evening and even an overnight.  That left me cooking and hanging with the kids…no time to sew.

I did get a little further on my hourglass quilt.  Here’s the story on it.  I thought I had cut enough neutral or white blocks.  I was attaching the last border to find out I was three blocks short.

So I cut more and sewed more…

…and got to this point.

Ruby saw the quilt come out and demanded to sit on it.  Here’s a picture without Ruby on it…. Continue reading

What I’m Working On…

I’ve spent most of my free time in the sewing room as of late.  With some of my projects wrapping up, I’m eager to clean things up as much as possible.

I figured out I had 7 blocks left over from my Crooked Courthouse Steps quilt.  I must have counted wrong.  Late night sewing will do that.  So rather than pack them up, I decided to keep them out a make more blocks.

Here’s where I am with that….

This is all sewn together except for the last block.

I’m so excited.  Once a new baby is born I will make a wonky ABC letter of their first initial, then add pieces onto to make it look like a Courthouse Step block.  Then I’ll sew the block in and add the borders to have a finished baby quilt.  I’m so impressed with myself for thinking of doing this.  I cut all the border already and even pieced a backing.  YAHOO!!

Now I’d love to make a girl version and do the same thing.

I also sewed this up…. Continue reading