What I am Working On….

If I took a photo and showed you what I was working on you wouldn’t be very impressed.  There would be pictures of chicken poop being scooped and thrown in the skid loader bucket….there would be lawn raking and garbage burning…trees being trimmed.  You know all the spring work, fun stuff.  Yesterday I gave you a sneak peak at a new Moda Bake Shop project…..I have two new accuquilt projects I’m working on too…none of that can be shown.  In between it all I am working on this quilt is from Pat Speth’s book, Nickel Quilts.


This is my UFO April Challenge quilt.  The name of it is Labor Day Madness.  This quilt got put in the UFO pile because I didn’t want to make 176 flying geese.  Well a month ago I cut out all the flying geese and started working on them as a leader and ender project.  I am doing really good with it.  I already have this big stack finished.  When I am tackling this as a leader and ender, it’s much more manageable.  If you’ve not heard of leaders and enders check this post.

In reality I really started working on the flying geese with an alternate plan.  I want the bonus triangles.  See as I make the flying geese I am reaping the bonus triangles for this quilt that I want to make from Bonnie Hunter’s Newest Scraps and Shirttails book….I can never just work on one project at a time…


Actually, I’m having trouble deciding….I may want them for this quilt instead.  Either way, I am going to need LOTS of 2″ finished triangles.


So…in between it all…that’s what I’m working on…flying geese.

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18 thoughts on “What I am Working On….”

  1. You certainly have a lot going on and all good. Having to make a lot of flying geese blocks can be boring but you have found a way to tackle them without the “pain”.

  2. I have tons of half square triangles made up but they never seem to be the size or colors I want. But, some day I’ll be all set. Either that or I should redraft a pattern to fit. You have some great projects going on. Thanks for sharing them all.

  3. I love the look of that first block — very eye catching! I was supposed to be working on my BOM (which has to be turned in this weekend) but because it has flying geese in it, I procrastinated! I can relate! Keep up the good fight! :)

  4. Can’t blame you about the flying geese – my least favorite component to make. I marvel at your ability to work on more than one project at a time.

  5. Pat C in Washington

    I am a BIG fan of leaders and enders. I have a bucket o’ scraps that I’m always feeding into my machine no matter what project I’m working on. Then….surprise! Another quilt started between the lines.

  6. I am curious if you are making your blocks with 5in. squares, or did you just cut strips, and pieces? Looks like another nice quilt in the works!
    Have to buy Bonnie’s new book!

  7. Gosh three projects being sewn all at one time. I enjoyed the class I took with Pat Speth. Her new book has lots of great border ideas. Can’t wait to see which Bonnie Hunter quilt takes the first batch of 2″ HST!

  8. What a great idea to use the flying geese as leader/ender projects. I have an old UFO from a class with Pat Speth but I don’t even know where it is.

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