What I’ve Been Workin On…

I had a busy week and not a lot happened in the sewing department. I did make some progress and any progress, even if it’s a few blocks, is AWESOME!

This was my week that I have a little progress on several projects. I worked on some star blocks.

This is a UFO that I keep trying to plug away on. This is one that I’m sure is over 10 years old. I got 10 more of these stars finished. I keep telling myself to keep chugging along on this project.

I’m trying to get a few blocks done each week again. I had done that for awhile and then dropped off the bandwagon. I’m hoping to jump back on and see if I can make some progress.

I worked a bit on a project that I putting together an upcoming video together for. It required a lot of trimming…a project I adore doing.

I got a big pile of pieces finished and everything is ready to put into blocks. I only got six more blocks done though. This is likely going to be a throw-sized quilt. We’ll see. I’m making it as I go with no counting being done at all!

This is another random, improv project…my very favorite kind!

When I was thrifting I found this duvet cover. I think it will make a great backing for my quilt. This is my Oregon or Bust quilt. Well between finding the duvet cover and having about six blog readers contact me wondering if I had moved this quilt back into the UFO pile, I decided I better work on it a bit.

I ended up getting eight blocks finished…These are fun blocks…scrappy and made from recycled shirts! My favorite.

The last installment of my Picadilly Circus quilt went live yesterday. If you didn’t catch it then, you can check it out now. You can hit the play button and watch it here or you can go HERE on Youtube, save it and watch it later on your television or device.

I have gotten an overwhelmingly WONDERFUL response from the Sew Along Video series. I’m just thrilled. Thanks to you all for showing me such great support. I so appreciate it. If you missed video #1, you can find it HERE. If you missed video #2, you can find it HERE.

If you missed the Sew Along, for Picadilly Circus, this quilt, you can find that HERE.

I putzed a big with this…I’m not quite ready to tell you what I’m up to. For now, I’ll do this teaser and just share the picture. I hope there will be more with this project to come. I’m playing and don’t have a completely formulated plan.

Speaking of playing…A blog reader sent me a package with some Kaffe prints. I was VERY smiley after opening the package. Some people get all giddy over a fat quarter bundle…me it’s a bag of scraps. Crazy I know.

I have no idea what I’m going to do with them. I hope I hit on something fun. I’m leaving them out on my sewing room island. I’ve found that if I leave them out, sometimes I come up with something just because the scraps stay in my mind.

That’s all the news for now from my sewing room…I plan to do more of the same things next week. I do have a quilt that I’d love to get through the long arm. Hmm. I need to come up with a backing first. There is always something to do.

12 thoughts on “What I’ve Been Workin On…”

  1. Judith Fairchild

    The single block that’s blue and white with the bit of embroidery, I’d guess is going to be a wonderful bit of Whimsey in a quilt. I saw it and fell in love. Can hardly wait to see what you do with it. I like playing with scraps too. You never know what will happen till you get a few done. Enjoy your gifts.

    1. Could that be one of the handkerchiefs you just got? I hope so, I have a bunch I don’t know how to use in a qlt.

    2. I had to chuckle at your “some people get all giddy…” comment. I rarely , and I do mean rarely, ever find fabric while thrifting. Well that changed Saturday when I found multiple bags of batik pieces. I chose the three bags of big pieces and left the two of scraps. Then, went back to see if the scraps were still there! They weren’t of course, and I’m okay with that. It’s easier for me to deal with bigger pieces anyway. Still, I had a smidgen of regret lol.

  2. Karin A Roosa

    You don’t realize this, but you are my new best friend! How many folks have I told about you? I’m not sure. My dog friends hear about your fostering. My quilting friends hear about your work sending out quilt tops all over the country for finishing. My cross stitching friend hears about your work. And everybody hears about your family. Yours is the first email I look for every morning before I check for text messages from friends across the country. Thanks for all you do!

  3. I so look forward to this post every week, my favorite!! I love to see your progress on your various projects. Your sew along was great! Your lighting was perfect in your sewing room. Such a cute quilt. This week I’ve been crocheting some scrubbies with nylon netting. And I’m sewing some seat belt covers that I’ll donate.

  4. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your teaser blocks, Jo! Like Sue, I really enjoy reading this post each week. You amaze me how you manage to find time to write all your blog posts, with everything else you have going on! Thank you!

  5. Your new project with the embroidery is stunning and I wonder if you are going to make a project bag out of it? I have a few hankies that I have collected over the years, and I would love to use them in a project. I love watching your videos and some of them I watch multiple times and learn some new ways to make blocks or handle fabric. Keep them coming. Have a great week Jo.

  6. Jo, I have been following you for a long time and just love your blog. I love scrappy quilts and you are the best! I make lots of quilts and just give them away for folks to enjoy. Baby quilts are my favorites and when I hear of someone having a baby they get a quilt even if I don’t know them. I also sew for a mission group, so my machine stays busy. love this quilt and the colors!!!

  7. Morning Jo from sunny UK! I love your posts , catching up on your work, be it quilting, cross stitching , gardening, family and blogging. How do you manage your time so well to get so much done? Jo have found that all the tiny off cuts , that have no life in them , make a wonderful new addition to my compost heap! Cotton breaks down so well and give the compost mound a great texture. So nothing goes to waste in this home except time. I am sure I spend far too much time planning and dreaming of future projects, then cannot make a decision what to start. I need a Jo around to kick start me, ouch.

  8. Christine Jernigan

    I am exactly the same way with a bag of scraps! It’s the first thing I do at the local quilt shop(s)…head to the scrap bin. Why don’t all shops have them???? People could donate to it, especially after a class. And why don’t they all have “sit n sews”????
    Anyway, I think the scraps offer our brains the MOST creativity. They almost feel like a “free” quilt. Can’t wait to see what u do with them.

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