I’m really happy with how I am doing on my UFO quilts. Did you see my post from last Friday? My Blue Skies quilt got finished. If you missed it, follow this link.
I moved on and started in on Zuckerwatte. This quilt is in Bonnie Hunter’s String Fling book. I have two childcare kiddos that each want one of these quilts…so what am doing? Making two at once. That’s not too bad considering I usually make quilts bigger. This time I have to make two quilts that are each the size listed in the pattern.
Last week I told you that I had just started on this. When I picked it up to start working on I have the half square triangles done and that’s it. Well now I have all the half square triangles sewn together into the units that go diagonally through the blocks.
The block is a variation of a block that I know as a corn and beans block. I made a “corn and beans” block quilt for Kalissa for her wedding. I’m adding a picture if you don’t remember it.
At the time I vowed never again. Well the corn and beans block quilt is what the childcare girls wanted so….I tackled it again. This time so far, no problems with it at all. Bonnie’s instructions are so much nicer so I didn’t have trouble twisting and turning the pieces.
I get asked so often why I sew so many Bonnie Hunter designed quilts and not others…this is one of the reasons. Her directions make sense to my brain. I LOVE the directions at a glance. They make quilting so much easier for me.
Anyway…now that the diagonal part of the block with the half square triangles is together in a unit I can move on to the string blocks. Here’s how far I got on them….
If you can see that counter it says 78 meaning 78 are done. I need two more and the pinks will be sewn. Then I’ll be moving on to the white string blocks. I have a jump start on those as my friend Nell sent a few to me.
It’s funny when I sew UFOs…I pick them up and start drudging and sewing through them then suddenly something sparks and my want to finish then flashes. This one is flashing and I’m building momentum. I don’t think these are going to take very long for me to finish them……..we’ll have to see though. Eventually it is going to quit raining, dry out and I’ll need to get outside to do yard work and garden.
You can find me right back here next week…I’m hoping I have the white string blocks sewn and am starting on piecing the borders. Although I am FULL of momentum right now, I’m a little bit afraid that once I get one quilt top together the momentum will fade so I’m planning on sewing all the pieces I can including the borders before I assemble the tops.