What I’m Working On…

I didn’t get a lot of time in the sewing room this week. The foster dogs had me busy but I did manage to get some time over the weekend.

I pushed things to “full speed ahead” on the spider web string quilt UFO that I am making for my great niece’s wedding. It’s on May 20th so I really have to work hard on getting as far as I can get each week on it. I got all of the started pieces finished and trimmed. YAHOO!!

I prepped more pieces that I will need to do the string quilting on. I also started sewing the borders. I figured if I sewed strips together and got them ironed, I could cut them into units one day when the grandkids were here and napping.

That was a great plan as later…

I got them sewn together and now the borders are ready to be sewn on once I get the center finished.

Later in the week, I worked more on the string piecing of the blocks. I’ve had a good time with this and am making great progress.

My hope is that I’ll have the blocks done this upcoming week. I’m making good progress and think I can finish this on time.

I got a quilt bound that I showed you last week. I’ll tell you the full story on this later this week. I still need to take pictures of the quilt. As always, I used my Third Hand Binding Tool (HERE is a link for one.  If you put in the coupon code “JOSENTME” you can get 20% off the entire site.)

That’s what I accomplished this week. I actually did really well considering I didn’t have much time. Hopefully this week I can use my time wisely again.

What are you all working on? I’d love to hear what you’re up to.

12 thoughts on “What I’m Working On…”

  1. I’m currently working on 2 baby quilts with plans for 2 more. Our next door neighbor’s daughter is expecting twin girls this summer, so I plan to let her pick two quilts and I will donate the others to our local pregnancy center. I also have a baby afghan and baby blanket that I’m currently crocheting to donate.

  2. Joy in NW Iowa

    Hi Jo! Love your puppies! I’m working on three quilts . I’m currently doing the strip along with Gudrun Erla at GE Designs. It’s a good way to use up some fabric I bought once upon a time.
    It’s a nice day here today…no wind!
    It’s not farming time yet. Too cold, ground is wet.
    Your puppies make me want one! You have a lot of patience!

  3. I’ve been avoiding my sewing room since last week. In the midst of quilting a top, my BSR started skipping stitches really bad. After picking out the stitching twice, I walked away. I have a loaner from the LQS to try to see if it’s my machine or the BSR acting up. But, I don’t want to go in there!. I did finish piecing a top, and got 2 of my vintage machines serviced over the weekend, so I have been productive. But, I will have to tackle that cursed top today…wish me luck!

  4. I’m a little frantic trying to finish a twin quilt top for a local charity because a week from today I’m having lunch with my long arm friend. She will have eight baby/toddler quilts (I made them for another charity and she has quilted them) for me to bind and I’ll hand off the larger quilt to her. And we’ll talk our jaws off! Since she moved to another state, we don’t get together very often so we have to make every get-together count!

  5. I’m working on a GE Designs quilt top, called Jewel. It’s from her new book, Stripology Mixology 3. It uses 10” squares. I got it all cut out yesterday. Started sewing it today. It’s gonna be a quick one to put together. I really love her innovative designs. I use her Stripology ruler all the time.

  6. You really “went to town” on that quilt! It will be another winner for sure. I wish I had the courage to start a string quilt because I admire them and I sure have scraps I could use. Anxious to see the finished quilt!

  7. Hi Jo,
    I am currently hand stitching down the binding on a quilt that I worked on a lot this winter. It is a triple four patch using scraps. This one is for me, and I’m really liking it!

    1. No you can find it by googling Spider Web String Quiltville and it will show up. It’s a free pattern from Bonnie Hunter.

  8. I am working on a twin size tumbler quilt to donate. I had a few extra tumbler pieces in a pile, so, of course, I had to pull fabric and cut several hundred (!) more tumblers to use up those few pieces. Such is the life of a quilter.

  9. Like you I feel I’m up to my eyeballs in projects & fabric. But , like you I can swim in it. 4 tops cut & in various stages. The ironing board stacked with stuff. The studio in a mobil home is 14 x 12. Just enough room to turn on my office chair. But got 3 quilts back from my quilter, just need binding, I hate to bind. And on & on we go, on this merry go round we’ve loved for many years. Have a productive week, jo, everyday is a blessing.

  10. I told myself no sewing until I’ve got the sewing room organised. Well, mostly it is, there are some I must re-organise, but mostly drawing and genealogy to paw through. So as the scraps have been tamed and surrendered to the rotary cutter I treated myself to sewing sessions in the evening. I’m currently clearing strings on my featherweight, thinking that maybe I’d make them into a bear’s paw quilt, table runner, topper.
    Love seeing the community quilts and those pups you look after – including your own are sweet. Caesar was a special dog – he wanted to be wanted. He’ll be so happy with his new owners.

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