What I’m Working On…

I am trying to juggle LOTS of projects at once.  I had sworn myself off of getting caught up sewing too many blog projects this year and not concentrating on sewing things I love….  Well that lasted about one day.


I was reading Tazzie Quilts blog and she was telling about Barbara Brackman’s new project…a quilt blog dedicated to making a quilt during this year, the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War.  I hoped over to Barbara’s new blog Civil War Quilts…and I am in love already.  Barbara is telling little snips of history of the times and giving the pattern and instructions for a new block each Saturday for the rest of the year!  Ya-hoo!  I am a Civil War junkie so this is PERFECT for me.  Here’s the first block….trust me, I’ll be over next Saturday to get the next installment.

I am also caving into the appeal of Patchwork Times’ monochromatic quilt challenge.  Each month Judy is picking a new color and we are supposed to work on projects with that color.  Well…as I said in the beginning of this post, I promised myself I would only sew projects I love this year…not get sucked into all the projects other bloggers are doing well….I am caving a bit again.  See my block….Judy picked yellow for January.  Here’s my yellow block.  The only problem…that block is one on MANY in the Dear Jane quilt.  I am making a commitment to make the 4 bright yellow blocks in the quilt this month.  I know it’s not much, but it’s a start.  I am following the blog That Quilt, to help me.   Considering how I HATE paper piecing, this was an undertaking for me so it will be SLOW….like a 10 year project.


I have a quilt off the quilting machine and ready to be bound.


I am also still working on my Quiltville mystery quilt, Roll, Roll Cotton Ball.  So far, I LOVE it.


That’s what I’m working on…to see more projects, check out design walls at Patchwork Times.

16 thoughts on “What I’m Working On…”

  1. Hi there Jo hon, how fun that you’re working on the Civil War Quilt project with us all. I was so inspired when I saw it that I just had to share – Barbara Brackman is one of my heroes!

  2. All I have to say is Gee Thanks! *wink* I totally don’t need even one more project to work on this year but I’m gonna grab a cuppa and head out to the workroom. There is no way I could not do the Civil War commemorative project. If only we didn’t need sleep. Love your projects!

  3. Wow, you are one busy lady! I have been toying with the idea of doing the monochromatic challenge also….I haven’t totally caved yet, but yours is a wonderful way to do it AND get some DJ blocks done!

    I love your swirly/spiraly quilting on the quilt just off your machine. Really gives it movement!

    Thanks for visiting my blog also and sharing the story of your son’s quilts as he has grown. What a wonderful way to remember their younger years!


  4. You’ve been very busy. I like all your projects and the variety in colors in your RRCB quilt. Enjoy your quilt making without any rules and you’ll be just fine.

  5. I love your projects…..I’ve decided that it is just not possible for me to not have “too many” projects going on so I understand…..I’ve tried!

  6. I used to hate paper piecing too, but working on my Dear Jane quilt has cured me. I actually like it now. I’m also going to follow Barbara’s blog. I love Civil War repro fabrics. Happy New Year!

  7. Your RRCB block looks wonderful! I’m trying to work on that as well. But I’m still working on the half square triangles. This is a test of patience and persistance for me. It will probably take me quite a bit longer.
    Personally I think it looks like you have a handle on all the things that you love. So you’re doing wonderful this new year.

  8. Gorgeous blocks, all of them! I like your colors a lot on the RRCB. I’ve yet to do more than download all the steps!!! Really not crazy about all those string blocks…

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