These days we are putting LOTS of time into the house or into things that are related to the house. In fact, on the 4th I stopped and made 4 suppers for us and put them in the freezer with a plan to serve them in the upcoming week on days when we are so busy and I don’t have time to cook.
I have sneaked in a little sewing time and I truly mean sneaked.
Long ago when Bonnie Hunter had a “spool block challenge” I joined in. I planned to make as many as I could and then wait for her book More Adventures with Leaders and Enders to come out to see the setting she made with hers. Well I sewed and sewed on them doing them mostly in the typical leader and ender style making one or two at a setting. Once I had 309 I decided to stop and wait to check out the layout once I had the book in my hands…
Well the book arrived and showed the design. I liked it and wanted to go with making it….only problem I need 648 spool blocks. UGH. It was back to sewing for me. I didn’t even have half the number I needed.
Well Saturday night I stayed up late and made the last 50 blocks.
Then Sunday I managed to sew four block sets together. Slowly I am tackling this quilt. I have truly worked on it in between other projects and it is starting to feel like I have been working on it for forever.
If we weren’t working on the house so much I know I would just put everything aside and dive into this quilt head fist but alas…we do have the house to work on and I don’t have lots of extra time so slow and steady it is. Sometimes it’s okay to be the tortoise rather than the hare.
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6 thoughts on “What I’m Working On….”
OMG, those Civil War fabrics are to die for! I love your cute little spool blocks!
Good going. I didn’t make the Spools with her. I still have L/E Bow Ties to finish. Way to squeeze in that Sew time!
It is going to be a beauty! :)
My current L&E is 9 patch blocks for Tumalo Trail, which is the quilt my son requested. I used shirt parts I bought from you on a Garage Sale Saturday in it. I keep telling myself every little bit helps! I have the spools quilt on my UFO list or bucket list, not sure which! :)
I think you’ve been a very fast tortoise! I really need to get myself together and start a leader/ender project. I actually have the perfect project in mind!
I am still working on bowties. I have about half of the ones I need so still have a lot to go.