What Kelli is Working On–

A post from Kelli–

After we wrote our book, Country Girl Modern, I dove right into nursing school.  Now that I’m done, I’m happy to say that I have a bit more time to do things that I like to do, other than studying all of the time.  One of those things–No surprise here–is quilting again!

For a long time, I’ve wanted to make Floribunda.  I’ve hemmed, hawed, messed up some yardage requirements, but it’s finally on it’s way.

Floribunda 2 (300x400)

Mom had been saving ugly florals for quite some time.  When I was cutting out mine, I also cut strips for hers too.  I tried my best to cut everything down, cause some of these just need to get out of here!  What I wasn’t able to cut down, I put in a bag to use as strings in another quilt that I’ve been working on.

Floribunda (300x400)

I know this is a bit obvious, but I’m a bit strange when it comes to cutting out quilts.  If things aren’t arranged just so, it kind of bothers me, so here is my cutting station that I set up in my kitchen, complete with paper plates to sort everything onto.

Floribunda 3 (400x400)

And here’s lots of little bitties, ready to sew!

One of my favorite movies is Fried Green Tomatoes.  If you haven’t seen it, I would recommend checking it out ASAP!  My friend Megan and I love this movie and our conversations often include some odd reference….or maybe more than 5 references.  In the movie, there is a scene where Ninny Threadgoode has left the nursing home that she was living at to go home.  Her friend comes by to see here and walks in on a nurse tearing the paper flowers off the wall that she had used for decoration.  Her friend gets worried that she died and is pleasantly surprised when she finds out that Ninny just left to go home.

So in honor of our love for this movie, I’m working on making this quilt.  The strings are for the quilt that I am making to keep….Stay tuned!  It’s gonna be a beauty too!

7 thoughts on “What Kelli is Working On–”

  1. I have my Point of Interest all loaded on paper plates too! They work great, and I can make notes on the plates(in pencil, so I can erase when I am done) and separate my number blocks. It is one of my favorite inexpensive tips!

  2. Congrats on finishing nursing school!! Glad that you are getting to sew again. I am at my best when I get some sewing time in. It is my therapy lol. Happy Stitching!

  3. I also use paper plates. They are invaluable for keeping block elements together. I can use them again and again,

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