A funny thing happened on the way to getting my Scrap Crystals into a top.
I know, I know….it’s not Scrap Crystals.
Let me explain. I needed a leader and ender. I went in the UFO cabinet to get something and there was Bricks in the Barnyard a Bonnie Hunter quilt from her book Scraps and Shirttails II. That looked like the perfect leader and ender project.
Well over the course of the week I wasn’t feeling the best…I told you about the walking pneumonia diagnosis….Well being I was feeling so crappy I didn’t have the energy to dig around to find a couple of the missing pieces for Scrap Crystals so I sewed on Bricks in the Barnyard instead.
I know this doesn’t look like much but the blocks are nine patch blocks. I have all of the row #1 and all of the row #2’s sewn together….I am enlarging mine so I need 144 blocks.
When I pulled the UFO all I had sewn was the half square triangles. I sewed them together when I had my foot surgery a year and a half ago!
I went ahead and sewed a few blocks together too. It’s not a lot but something…and that’s my goal, to sew a little bit on a UFO every week.
I am loving them so far. I have 10 blocks done. 134 to go! They won’t be a problem…the border, that will be slower. I made Texas Braids quilt and the border is the same technique as that quilt was.
Find me back here next week. You can see if I went back to Scrap Crystals or stayed with Bricks in the Barnyard….
P.S. I’m feeling a lot better. What a blessing!!
Distracted. Totally. I’m really forcing myself to stay ‘on task’ by only having three quilts available to work on. The hand applique on my UFO Project is coming along by taking a block to work. So far, I’m doing one a week just over my lunch time. Currently on Block 8 of 30. I’ll do a formal post again in the blog when I finish #10.
The two other quilts are my BoW for your sampler challenge and my leader/ender. Once I’m done with my block(s), I’m done. All the rest of my time this week needs to go into hand sewing a binding. I want that quilt DONE.
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it really depends on the quilt, sometimes I can just really concentrate and keep working on a quilt day after day and other times I really get sidetrack and start three more
Love that quilt!
Finished 2 bindings over the weekend. Have 1 seam left on a grad gift to have the top done. Got the top and back done for a Purple Jimmy John. . .and I started Churn Dash blocks after reading that post. . .I have tons of shirt parts and a container of 2.5 strips leftover from Tumalo Trail. . .so I hope to keep progressing on them. Just cutting a few at a time to use as L&E. . .also L&E the border pieces for Naragansett Blues. . .light ones done, red ones 1/3 done. And apparently, more snow in the forecast for tomorrow/Friday. . .CRAZY!
Nothing much happened with my UFO project(s) over the past week. From The Puzzler I have about half the blocks sewn together still needing the row seams pressed. The remaining blocks are webbed together but those seams still need to be pressed before I can sew the rows. On another UFO, called Growing Up Odd, pattern by Wedding Dress Blues, I’ve begun ironing the seams of my strips of 3 squares and matching them up into 9 patches that need to be sewn together.