What I’m Working On…

I had very little stitching time but LOTS of family time.  I’ll tell you about that in upcoming blog posts.

I did start working on my new quilt, Remainders, in the book No Scrap Left Behind by Amanda Jean Nyberg.  Find the book HERE.


I’m trying to use up my half-square bonus triangles.  This project looked like it would use a lot of them.

I started the first step on these, went to iron, and discovered my tension must be off.  UGH.  It happens.  See the little wrinkles where the half square triangle attaches to the strip.  That’s an indication that my tension is off.  Hopefully, the other ones aren’t that way too as I sewed several on.


I am not going to rip them out or fret if they are.  This will all get lost in the quilt once the quilt is machine quilted, washed, and all crinkly.  The tension isn’t compromising the attachment of pieces…just not perfect.

I’ll certainly look at the tension but I won’t fret about it.

After counting how many bonus triangles I had lying around here, I realized that I didn’t have enough that really matched the half square triangles that I was trying to use up.  So, I cut some more and worked on sewing these.  This took up my morning stitching time on the two days I got to stitch in the morning.


At naptime… I ironed what I had stitched in the mornings.

I got a few of the pieces to the trimming stage.  I am cutting mine slightly larger than the original pattern calls for.

I had enough fabric when I trimmed them down so I figured why not make them slightly bigger.

I didn’t touch a sewing machine Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday.  I’m writing this on Sunday and so far, I haven’t touched a machine yet either.  My hope is that after I get some blog posts written today and a few other things done, I’ll be able to sneak upstairs and at least get 45 minutes or so in.  I’m been missing the machine and would LOVE to get back to it.

So..on the sewing front, there is very little to report this week. I’m hoping I’ll have more to tell later in the week.

But wait…I’ll give you a sneak peek.  This magazine will be hitting the newsstands really soon if it isn’t there already.  We have a quilt in this issue.

I’ll tell you more about it in the upcoming week.  I don’t have our quilt back from the publisher yet and I’d really like to have it back and take a bunch of pictures before I tell you more about our quilt.

If you’re out and about, you might want to grab a copy!

7 thoughts on “What I’m Working On…

  1. Kate

    Thank you for sharing your beginning of the new quilt. It will be fun to follow the progress. I will be out and about today so I will look for that magazine to see what quilt you have in it. I’m sure I will like it!

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  2. Gretchen

    I like the Reflections quilt by Amanda Jean too. I didn’t make it though because it takes so much light background fabric. The quilt on the front of the current American Patchwork & Quilting magazine is a stunner also. Happy stitching!

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  3. Angelin

    I just finished my Remainders quilt top a few weeks ago. It was a fun one.

    So excited to see your new quilt in the magazine! I have a subscription, so I guess I’ll just have to be patient and wait for it to arrive. :)

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  4. Judith Fairchild

    I know what you mean about missing your machine I haven’t sewn all last week. If it wasn’t one thing it was another. My oldest sister came for Thanksgiving and i had a day with her. Then her daughter hosted a cousins get together and we had 4 generations of cousins.. which filled her house full to the brim and was so much fun. There was a nearly new babybto hold and love too.. see no sewing. Enjoyed seeing the new magazine. Friday can’t come soon enough. While waiting I have quilts to finish to enjoy.

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  5. Judith Fairchild

    I know what you mean about missing your machine I haven’t sewn all last week. If it wasn’t one thing it was another. My oldest sister came for Thanksgiving and i had a day with her. Then her daughter hosted a cousins get together and we had 4 generations of cousins.. which filled her house full to the brim and was so much fun. There was a nearly new babybto hold and love too.. see no sewing. Enjoyed seeing the new magazine. Friday can’t come soon enough.

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  6. The Joyful Quilter

    Sorry about the tension issue, Jo, but you made a good start on your Remainders quilt. Congrats on your most recent publication! I’ll be looking forward to your update once the quilt comes home.

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