What I’m Working On….

As always I have lots of irons in the fire.  My list of things to quilt is getting taller and taller.  I think I am soon going to have to go on a “no sewing machine” and “only quilting machine” kick….but like Scarlet O’Hara, I’m going to think about that on another day.  For now, I’m still in the piecing mood…so piecing it is.

I somehow got all the blocks done to Four Patch X.  I’ve just been working on them here and there, never really concentrating on them.  In fact, I have more or less sewn them together leader and ender style.  I have never really sat down and concentrated on them.  Now next up is picking out a sashing.


I laid out the sashing so I could get an idea of what it might look like if I use the stripped fabric I was thinking about.   I just laid the blocks out.  If I do use the fabric all of the strips will go in the horizontal direction.  I don’t might it.  Feel free to chime in and let me know what you think.  It isn’t what I would normally pick but I think that’s okay.

If you’re wondering the pattern is Bonnie Hunter’s Four Patch X from her More Adventures with Leaders and Enders book.


I also pulled a new leader and ender…  My cheddar bow ties.  This is a UFO for me.  You can see my note.  I have 130 blocks made and I need 729.  I don’t see me getting super serious about this right now as I really don’t like these as a leader and ender.  I end up loosing the pieces.  For now, until I think of something different, this is the project.


I think I’d rather work on my Texas Braid so this might get ditched and Texas Braid might come out.  That’s the good thing about a fabric stash and UFOs.  There is always something to work on.

Watch the blog later this week.  I do have a quilt on the frame.

Today I am hooking up with Patchwork Times.

12 thoughts on “What I’m Working On….”

  1. Your sashing fabric is great & looks very much like what Bonnie used in her quilt pictured w/ the pattern. I especially like your fabric choice for the sashing because it’s good contrast to your center blocks and frames them so well.

  2. definitely like the sashing. it gives the eye a place to rest, and calms own the rest of the quilt without screeming “I’m different”. good job!

  3. WOW! I LOVE the striped washing. I think it’s perfect! I didn’t like it when I saw it in the first picture but when you laid it out with the blocks I really liked it. Go for it!

  4. I really like the stripe. I would make them all with the stripe going lengthwise though. This is going to be a beautiful quilt no matter what.

  5. I like the stripes — I was wondering how it would look with both horizontal and vertical stripes? The horizontal strips on the top and bottom of the block and then run the fabric vertically on the left and right. It might be kind of a pain to keep it all straight while you are sewing.

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