I had plans throughout the weekend so I knew that would cut into my sewing time so early in the week I made a goal to still try to get as many projects as I could just one step forward. Luckily on Thursday, I had few interruptions except my foster puppy and I made good use to the time.
I’ve been working on my blue nine-patch quilt. I got 60 more blocks finished. YAHOO!!
I also got all of these segments made. I’m getting closer to having these blocks done. I’m hoping in about two more weeks I might have a quilt top….or three. Who knows?
I worked on my tiny nine-patch block challenge.
These guys are tiny. With the challenge, we are supposed to try to make 10 each week. I got twelve done. YAHOO!!
Better yet, I got a bunch more cut out for those weeks when I’ll be behind.
I got further on my 16-patch half-square triangle quilt… This is a UFO a blog reader sent me. She had sent 36 blocks and I made the other 64 blocks. It’s been an easy and fun project. This week it was time to put the border on.
Ila, my blog reader and friend, was so sweet and sent me some backing fabric. I ended up loading the quilt on the longarm. I haven’t started stitching on it…soon I hope.
That moved this project further along too. I was really on a roll.
I thought I should stop and do some cleaning. I’ve not done any in the sewing room lately and it desperately needs some. So I told myself 15 minutes. Just do 15 minutes. Jo, you be so thankful if you do. HA!! Joke was on me!!
I put about five things away and oh wow!!
I found another row for the baby-sized coin quilts I was making. My plan was to make them with 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ bricks that a blog reader had sent me. I was going to make the rows 17 bricks long. I would need six rows of them and the quilts would be around 44″ square. That seemed like a good size. Once I got the rows all sewn together, I realized I had 15 rows of coins. That would be enough for 2 1/2 quilts. I could make three more rows of coins but I’d have to drag out fabric and cut coins. I just wanted the project to be done. I would use the extra rows as part of the backing.
BUT…then I was cleaning and then I found another row. Oh Jo, just grab the bucket and cut enough bricks to make two more rows of coins and have three quilts. And, that’s what I did. So much for my 15 minutes of cleaning in the sewing room.
Well…now I had enough for three quilts and as long I was thinking about this, why not get the rest of the pieces cut out?
So I dug through fabric and found some things that might work. I’m always so happy when I can make thrift store fabric work!!
I have everything ready to assemble three girl baby quilts. YAHOO!! That was awesome.
I’m hoping next week I’ll have time to sit down and get them sewn together. At this point they aren’t a high priority as I don’t know a lot of people who are pregnant…but it will be nice to have some on hand so I won’t have to panic and come up with something quickly.
I also pulled out my Hawaiian Sunset quilt. I cut some border pieces but I forget to take a picture of that.
Considering I didn’t think I’d have much time for sewing this week, I did pretty well. I’m so happy with the progress. I have a couple of things I’ve been thinking about making or sewing but until I get a few of these projects finished and the sewing room tidied, I’m holding off on starting anything new.
That’s what I was up to. Now it’s your turn to share. What had you been working on?