What I’m Working On….

I am a little bit between projects….or maybe it’s just that I haven’t picked a project to be on the front burner.  I recently completed the Wonky Wishes quilt top and then I SQUEEZED in a baby quilt that I showed yesterday.

I have Star Struck started.  That’s on the kitchen island.  In between life moments I’ve been trimming the bonus triangles off.  I’m not super serious about that project…it’s just a time filler project.

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I am also working on Rick Rack Nines.  That has been my leader and ender project.  I have a 2″ bucket of scraps near the sewing machine.  I’ve been sewing them into sets of three while I’ve working on other projects.  I have a LONG way to go on this quilt.  It’s one of those projects that will get worked on just a bit at a time.I love working on these kind of projects.  It never really even feels like I worked on them and then suddenly, I have a completed project.

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Right now I moved it downstairs.  This week over nap time I’ll be cutting the strip sets that I have down into segments.  The quilt needs lots and lots of nine patches.  I did decided that I am using a variety of different prints for the background.  In my stash of fabric I don’t have big quantities of fabric.  I have lots of half yards cuts but not many 3 yard cuts….so by using what I have and mixing the background fabrics I can make a fun looking quilt and use what I have.

On the way to church I mention to Hubby and I really should shift gears and put these projects away retiring them into UFO status.  We have several weddings this summer.  So far, I think there are FIVE!  I usually make a quilt for wedding presents.  Five is really  lot to make.  Hubby insists that I don’t need to make five quilts….we’ll see.  If the weddings are spaced out pretty good, I should be able to do it.  We’ll see what life brings me between now and then.  In the meantime, I better at least start on a couple.

So…I’ve been thinking about quilt patterns trying to decide what I should make…or decide if a couple of the quilt tops I already have made might be converted from my quilts to gift quilts….we’ll see.

Today we’re hooking up Patchwork Times.

6 thoughts on “What I’m Working On….

  1. Gretchen

    I’d move Rick-Rack Nines up into a wedding quilt project. I’ve made that quilt as a wedding quilt, the couple I gifted it to were very appreciative of her and loved it. She sews up fast when she is the only project going. Blessings, Gretchen

  2. Robby

    I think Gretchen has a great idea. Think how good it would feel to have one of those done, and not have another quilt on the UFO pile? Of course, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look at some other ideas with four more to go. Happy Sewing!

  3. Carolyn

    Although I have never had thyroid cancer, and not having had to go through the treatments you are going to need, I very visibly remember the HYPO thyroid phase of my life. I thought I had Alzheimer’s! I couldn’t remember anything. Left a cast iron skillet on the stove heating to dry it, and went to bed. luckily DH smelled it! I would come home from work and if he hadn’t cooked dinner I would have just gone straight to bed….. Let alone sew! My suggestion, is to plans some quilts, maybe even do the cutting, and box them up. After this is done and your thyroid meds are regulated you will be ready to sew.

  4. Diane in WA

    I have two wedding quilts to make. both my son and daughter are getting married. My son and his fiancée picked out a mock wedding ring quilt called Midnight Blue that was in Love of Quilting. I am going to use my friend’s AccuQuilt to cut out the pieces. My daughter wants more of a white wholecloth quilt. I will pick a pattern and piece the “back” with just white on the “front”. I need to get busy. One wedding in June and one in August.

  5. glen in louisiana

    I am so sorry to hear of your diagnosis. rest assured, my brother went through all that about 4 or 5 years ago. He is fine today. I am sure you will be too. His doc said if you have to get cancer, this is the best kind to get. It is curable.

    my thoughts are certainly with you.
    glen

  6. Kathy H

    Your quilt – Ariel’s Wedding Quilt – is a great pattern! I was stumped as to what to make for a wedding quilt last year and when you published that pattern I knew that was the one! I have all of the fabric now and will be starting on it soon. You could do that one again!

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