Waste Not Wednesdays

If you are looking for the Moda Bake Shop post and GIVEAWAYS, you can find that HERE.

Each Wednesday, I host a “Waste Not Wednesday”.  It’s a celebration of the old saying “Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.”  You are welcome to share your interpretation of the saying by leaving your idea in the comment section, on Jo’s Country Junction Facebook page or by including your blog link to the party below.

Today I am sharing a time saving sewing tip…  Last summer my daughter Kelli and I went to Storm Lake, Iowa and participated in two Bonnie Hunter Workshops, Pineapple Blossoms and My Blue Heaven.  We had a wonderful time but our quilts got sent aside once we got home.  I eventually worked my Pineapple Blossom quilt and the top is finished…I have to put a backing together and quilt it.  The My Blue Heaven quilt….well, it needs some work.


I wasn’t in a huge hurry to get to it so it’s been sitting in my UFO pile.  Then I saw that Bonnie Hunter is coming back to Iowa at the end of March….well I want to go, but I want the previous two quilts finished before I go.  That made me pull My Blue Heaven (done in red) out.  I have a lot of deadlines happening so I don’t have time to activity sew on it….BUT I can start working on it as a leader and ender.  Many of you have heard of “leaders and enders”.  If you haven’t, here’s a link to Quiltville’s explanation.


This little stack of flying geese was sewn over the course of making my February Quilt Square Quilt Along block.  It’s not a lot but it’s progress…and it’s time used wisely.  Once it comes to tackle the quilt as my main project, it sure is going to be a treat to have these flying geese pieces ready to go.

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