What I’m Working On…

I had time off from work this week. I had hoped to get some extra time in the sewing room, but that didn’t happen. My 15 minute plan was all I had.

This is the last of the Tiny Nine Patch blocks that I had cut out.

I ended up with 461 blocks.

The “tutorial” says that 480- 1 1/2″ blocks are needed. I opted to make the 2 1/4″ blocks so I’m guessing that I would need fewer blocks…so, I’m going to be content with this many. Should I need to make more, I will.

I’m hoping that I can cut some alternate blocks this week and start assembling the quilt.

Speaking of assembling a quilt. I got one row sewn together for the Hawkeyes quilt. I have sashing strips sewn between the blocks. I’m making the blocks in a 5 x 5 setting.

I need a couple hours so I can get the top all assembled.

I planned to find a backing for my Hawaiian Sunset quilt. My friend Connie sent a backing to me for a quilt she had made and I was to finish for a donation quilt. It turns out the backing is perfect for my quilt except it’s a little too small. I plan to use it for my quilt and sub in another backing for Connie’s quilt top. I do need to do a little piecing to make this big enough.

It’s a start and that’s all that matters. I am going to measure it all again and see exactly what I need to do to make it big enough. I have extra pink fabric and a few orphan blocks so that’s the plan. We’ll see what happens.

That’s all I did this week. This week looks like another busy week. When I was younger and people said that time goes by faster as you age I thought they were crazy. After all, what did older people do that would make time fly faster. Oh my, I was naive. Time truly does fly as I age.

10 thoughts on “What I’m Working On…”

  1. The green backing looks perfect for the Hawaiian Sunset quilt! I’m looking forward to seeing what you do with the Tiny Nine Patch blocks. And yes, time definitely flies faster, the older we get!

  2. Judith Fairchild

    Yes Jo, time for fly with age. My grandson was born when I was 60. He will be 19 this year. I have watched him grow up. It seems way to fast for him to grow from baby to man.

  3. Norma Hackman

    Hi Jo. Would you help promote our Relay for Life quilt fundraiser? Quilt and wall hanging pictures are on my fb page. We have an ambitious goal of raising $5000 and are at little over $3600. Little ways to go before the August 4 drawing at Lawler for Chickasaw County Relay for Life. Thanks

  4. Sherry Whalen

    Time flies – and since hubs and I retired, we’ve never figured out when we had time to work because we are so busy now!

  5. When we were kids, we would often wish that our birthday or Christmas would
    hurry up and get here. Our mother would always tell us–“Don’t wish time away. The older you get, the faster it will go.” At the time, we didn’t understand what she was talking about. We sure do now!

  6. I like seeing the progress you have made. You certainly have made a lot of those little nine patches. I can imagine them making a very beautiful quilt. The Hawkeyes quilt will be pretty too. Of course, I’m looking forward to seeing the finished quilts.

  7. Martha W in WY

    I like those little nine patch blocks. I am anxious to see what you do with them. The green backing for the Hawaiian Sunset quilt is perfect.

  8. Those 15 minute increments seem to be working for you. The actual sewing time in those minutes makes good progress. Then, your brain goes behind the scenes and starts making plans for your next session. By the time your next 15 minutes rolls around, you already know what you will do, or need to do, next. Our brains are magical in their own way, always pondering and organizing for us.

    1. You are so exactly right. If we can consistently practice those 15 minutes working on (most) every day it is amazing what we can accomplish. It is like “eating the elephant”.

  9. Time really does fly as you age. I remember feeling like summer break was way longer. Now iy is a blink and school is starting again. This year feels like it has flown by also. It is already almost half way through July! Crazy.

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