I have been pushing and struggling trying to squeeze in time to sew. I’ve really been in a quilting mood and when that strikes, I go with it.
If you’ve been reading the blog lately you know I’ve been working on little star blocks. This is the project.
I got the push to really work on these…part of the reason is that my friend Ila had read the blog post from last week and read that I was struggling to try to figure out what to do for setting triangles and alternate blocks. I never buy yardage of fabric…never so I didn’t really have anything in my stash.
Ila is such a sweetie, she took a picture of her stash and told me to pick what I wanted. WHAT? I knew better than to question it. Ila will do what Ila will do even if I said no. (I love that about her) I ended up sending a picture of the star blocks and fabric requirements and told Ila, she could pick. I didn’t mind whatever she picked. So I guess now this has turned into a mystery quilt. HA!! I have seen Ila’s quilts and know she has a great sense of color!! I’m not worried a bit about what she’ll pick. I actually think it makes the quilt more fun. THANKS, ILA!!
Ila’s help was enough to put some fire in my britches in wanting to get the star blocks finished.
One day this week, I did all of these…
The next day, I did all of these…
And that my friends got me to 180 3″ finish-sized star blocks. Whoot Whoot. I’m so glad to finally have this project moving along. All of the star blocks are finished. I wondered if that would ever happen.
From there I moved on and got working on my Oregon or Bust blocks.
I ended up getting eight blocks finished and seven more ready to put together.
I have more to make…I think the original pattern called for 50 blocks but I’d really prefer to make more so the quilt is bigger.
I also designed a new scrap quilt. I’m hoping to host a two-part sew along-maybe three, we’ll see. I’ll be doing some work on that behind the scenes getting things ready to share with you. I will give you one hint…get your 2 1/2″ strips ready, we’re going to need them!!
As we get closer to July first I’ve been looking around the sewing room trying to see what I can finish before July 1st. That’s the day the Dirty Dozen UFO Challenge ends and the new one starts. I keep wondering if I can get one more UFO finished…I don’t know if I can. We’ll see.
Watch for my UFO Challenge update coming at the end of the month. I always like going back and revisiting to see how I did over the last year.
That’s what I have for you. I had company over the weekend and have grandkids here today so Tuesday is going to be a catch-up day for me but fingers crossed I can squeeze in some sewing time too.