I thought I was going to get a lot of sewing done this week. I got a decent amount but my dog fostering got in the way of really accomplishing a lot. That’s okay. People and animals are first always.
Last week I told you that I had found some already cut-out “bricks” 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ pieces. I don’t have any girl baby quilts on hand so thought I would make these into a baby quilt. It turns out that I have enough for two baby quilts. I am making simple coin quilts. All the pieces are sewn into strips with 17 pieces in each strip. Nothing exciting but something that will be nice to have finished and on the shelf in case I need a girl baby quilt.
I had really thought I would get my 16-patch half square triangle quilt finished. I did get the center finished…but the top still needs borders.
I have them cut and the binding cut but that’s as far as I got.
I got nine more of these nine patch blocks made. I have more strip sets sewn and they need to be cut into segments. This will likely be my next quilt to put time into once the 16 patch is finished.
Right now I am only sewing them as a leader and ender project…thus only the nine blocks done last week. I did sit down and purposedly sew the strip sets. I’m out of center strips and need more.
I also worked on the Tiny Nine Patch Challenge quilt. I told you a little about it last week. I am not hosting it. There is a free pattern. You can learn more HERE.
The intent is to make 10 nine-patch blocks each week. I will follow along loosely. I might make 18 one week and zero the next. I have to keep that flexibility in it or I am doomed to fail. I have 23 finished and a group of 12 started. I hope I can keep that momentum and not have this stall out. I’m terrible with sew alongs so who knows?
I found a piece of white fabric at the thrift store. It wasn’t priced. I asked how much it was. The lady said $4. I paid my $4 and took it home. I don’t use white very often but for $4. I might find a use for it. There are over 20 yards of fabric. YAHOO!!
I doodled at work. This might be a quilt someday. Who knows. I kept the doodle and hope to get some time with EQ and put it into that program.
That is about it from the quilting department. I don’t foresee a lot of sewing in the week coming up. I have lots of family things I’m squeezing in…and I still have one puppy here left. Hopefully, he’ll find a home soon.