What I’m Working On….

Being I’m still not walking like I had hoped, I’ve been able to squeeze in more sewing time.  Originally I thought that I was going to spend the weekend at the quilting machine…NOT.  That left me with some time to sew.

Taking front and center stage is Fair and Square.  It’s a Bonnie Hunter quilt from her book Scraps and Shirttails II.


There are two blocks that make the quilt.  Above is one of them…The other is a string block.  I haven’t started them yet.  But this block is all finished.  Yahoo!!

If you follow me on Instagram you likely saw this photo too.  I’m on to working on the border.  For not it’s a leader and ender and has been for a bit.  I’ll keep it there for a bit.


My plan is to see if I can get the string box wrangled over to the machine and start on the string blocks.  I love it when I save the best part for last.  I love making string blocks.  I could sew them for days and days.  Happily I have several quilts in the make that need them.

Little by little this quilt is happening.

5 thoughts on “What I’m Working On….”

  1. hope you are able to move around better soon – I don’t know what the doctors have told you about a walking cast and exactly what is wrong with your foot but my sister was in a walking cast for six months with a cracked bone in her foot – because she wouldn’t stay off her foot enough or keep it elevated and they kept adding more time on her for keeping the cast on because of swelling and telling her she had to stay off of it more — hope you have no trouble!!

  2. I love Bonnie’s quilts but I wish she used larger blocks more often because it takes so long to make so many that are 6 inches done. I love Boxy Stars with its larger pieces and larger blocks. Oh well, back to my Bricks in the Barnyard which I love also. I cant wait to get her book and tool and plan my next quilt……Hope you are remembering to keep your foot up and give it a rest, so the healing can happen. Have you gotten to hold that new grandbaby yet? Happy quilting Jo

  3. Hello Jo, I am in the UK and have been reading your blog for a little while now. I would like to say that I look forward to and enjoy reading all about your family life and quilting. I like patchwork and quilting and have a quilt UFO or WIP (depending on how you look at it) but reading your blog inspires me and when my workroom is up and running I plan to get on with this project. I have bookmarked your blog so I can go back over and find your quilts and the books…I am so impressed with the number and speed of your quilt making along with everything else that you do…you are one industrious woman! Please can I ask what sewing machine you use and why you like it? I have an old Frister Rossman that my dad bought for my 18th birthday some years ago (1978) which I love but I aim to buy a more modern one to complement this when my room is done. I am a button fan (who wouldn’t be) and I noticed your ‘caddy’ in the pic above…did you make that too? I love the fabric and would also like to know where to get one / the pattern / the fabric.

    I wish you well in your recovery and thank you for sharing your blog with us all. Also congrats to you on the recent arrival of your grandchild; we had our first grandchild (a boy) two months ago :)

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