What I’m Working On…

From now until Bonnie Hunter’s new book comes out in September you’ll find me right here on Wednesdays sharing my progress on a UFO (unfinished project).  My hope is to get some finished so I won’t feel guilty sewing on new projects from her new book.  It’s not to late to join in the fun.  You can find my first post about it here.  You can see my listing of all my Bonnie Hunter UFOs here.

I’m still on a scattered mode.  Honestly…I wish I could just concentrate on one thing and finish it…but alas.  I am taking progress as progress and I’m going to try not to beat myself up about not staying with only one project.

I’ve had just bits and snips of time.  After child care my time gets split up between walking Ruby, supper, the garden and things outdoors.  It leaves me with not much evening sewing time.  I’ve been working really hard to sneak in bits and pieces of time.  I am happy to report that those bits and pieces did add up to something…THIS.

Pineapple Crazy blocks.


There are 12 here.

If I add those blocks up with these already completed blocks…I have 183 blocks.  SEE?!

I can’t tell you how happy that makes me.  All along I’ve thought that this quilt would never happen.  Now I’m thinking…it just might.

I also have a UFO quilt, Rick Rack Nines, that just came off the frame.  Hopefully with a little luck I’ll have that one bound and ready to show off on Friday.  Stay posted and see if I actually get it done.

See you back here next week.

12 thoughts on “What I’m Working On…”

  1. I’m ashamed to say I’ve been neglecting my Bonnie quilts. I go some new Go! dies and have been reacquainting myself with drunkard’s path blocks. I find pinning relaxing and, boy, do those blocks use pins! I use 9 pins for a 4″ block, but the sewing goes really smoothly. I’ll probably get back to Oklahoma Backroads today. BTW, how many Pineapple Crazy blocks do you need?

  2. I was able to complete my Grand Illusion quilt! I am so excited to get it to the LA quilter! Now I plan to also focus on my Pineapple Crazy blocks….but you’ve got me beat! I think I only have about a dozen completed!!!

  3. I have had denim strips cut to make quilts for my brothers for a long time. I am using Bonnie’s Denim rails pattern. Sunday and Monday, I was able to get all the strips sewn into threesies. I am hoping to press and cut blocks today. I did get a baby quilt bound over the weekend, too. I did not finish very many quilty things in June, so I need to be more focused in July.

  4. I got the top done for my Scrappy Trips from Bonnie’s free patterns. I have had this cut out and in various stages of completion for about 4-5 years. It is now completed and out of the tubs. I am happy and moving on to something else.

  5. I don’t know if I’ll ever have the patience to do Pineapple Crazy (maybe it would make me crazy?!). If I do, I hope it turns out as bright and cheerful as yours is shaping up. As for making progress, every little bit done is a little bit more than before. You’ll get there.

  6. Pineapple Crazy is finished and on the wall in the family room. I thought I would never get that thing done but don’t look at the big picture…just make another block. Thank goodness my friend who has a longarm machine invited me to quilt it. That helped a lot. It’s a beautiful quilt. I like the look of your blocks. Quilt on!

  7. Jenelle Boxberger

    Looking really great and fun. I know you are busy and keep a schedule with your blog, but I was just wondering if you got my email a couple weeks ago, I have a feeling that it might not have gone through? The subject line was “itty bitty scraps” or something like that – it had 3 pictures. Thanks.

  8. THANK YOU for hosting the UFO Challenge!!! It’s just the right amount of motivation: no pressure, just the reminder! Lately, I have less sewing time than usual, but I’m getting more done! I’m pretty sure it’s the little nudge of wanting to be able to blog about some progress (any progress!) on Wednesdays. Your progress looks great! I enjoy your blog & appreciate you sharing your quilts with us.

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