What I’m Working On….

I had Christmas things on schedule this week.  I spent all my extra time doing something for the kids in my care.  I can’t share about it yet…..soon though.  I had a blast with the project.

I didn’t have a lot of sewing time but somehow this week this happened.

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Yep, I kind of started another quilt.  I know, I know…I have many quilts in process now so what was I thinking?!?!

With the help of my daughter Kelli we did figure out how to make the block the way Bonnie likely made it-with a companion angle ruler.  I’ve told you before that designers don’t actually write the directions for magazines so if you’re a die hard Bonnie fan and you read one of her patterns in a magazine it’s almost like it’s written in a foreign language.  She didn’t write it.

Anyway, I’m making mine with a companion ruler like I am sure Bonnie did.  I’ll share the measurements you need to make the hour glass pieces in a blog post on another day.  I admit, hour glass blocks aren’t my favorite but so far, I’m liking this.

As far as the mystery goes…
We had a busy weekend with hog butchering so I admit…I am not done with the clue yet.  I’ve got a good start and will finish before Friday.  All the two-ies are done.  They just need to be sewn together.

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I do have the other pieces cut I just forgot to take a picture of them.  I am loving the mystery.  I think mostly because I love the colors…and of course more than anything, I love the me time during this busy season.

To see what others are working on, check out Patchwork Times and Quiltville.

P.S.  There is a sweet Marie Callendar giveaway happening here on the blog.

12 thoughts on “What I’m Working On….

  1. Jen B

    Happy birthday Jo! I hope you have a great day. I know you probably wrote this post a day or two ago, but you could call starting a new quilt a birthday present to yourself!

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  2. Nann

    “They say it’s your birthday….” Hope your day is happy. The Addicted to Scraps block in this issue of QM caught my eye, too. Thanks for the tip re: who writes the instructions.

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  3. Marie

    You sure must have more spare time than I do to keep up weekly with the mystery quilt instructions because I sure don’t!!! AND I live alone and don’t work!!

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  4. Ellie

    Happy Birthday, Jo! Your blog is one of the first things I look at every morning. I love your sunny outlook and all you do with the childcare kids. Just ordered your book and calendar and the other book so I’m having a great time trying to figure out which one to do first. You and Kelli keep up the good work. Your fans love you!

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  5. Darlene Crosby

    Happy Birthday Jo!!! I hope your day was wonderful:) Mine was great, because the two books and calendar I ordered from your site arrived today! I don’t know which quilt to start on first, lol! They are all so nice. Thanks for your blog and all you do for the quilters in the “internet ” land.

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