Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Mindless Sewing




I took this picture late yesterday afternoon. It truly sums up the way I'm feeling this week. Lots of dark clouds. A storm ahead. A big storm. But there is a glimmer of light and hope. My FIL is still with us, but only for a few days at most.

Because of my mood, I have needed to work on mindless sewing. I'm sure you know what I mean - I need to sew projects that don't need concentration. Because of that I've put aside the thread painting and the hexies this week. I'll get back to them soon.


I did finish making all the edges blocks of Allietare. I also sewed on the inner border. I need more navy fabric for the outer border. Up until now I've made this entire quilt from my stash, so I don't feel bad about buying the border fabric. And a backing. (Yes, I ordered on-line because I didn't feel like getting out.) Sorry, Debbie... (Debbie is my good friend and shop owner, FYI..)


And then there's this. What? Another project? Of course. Haven't you figured out by now that I LOVE to start new projects?  Ha!

The pattern is called Summer at the Beach and you can find it HERE. I'm making this quilt with a friend. Have you ever done that? We are both making the pattern, separately but together. Her quilt will be a Christmas present. Mine? Not sure yet, but it is one of those easy patterns that is fun to sew. And it's mindless. 




5 comments:

  1. I love mindless sewing. Sometimes that's all that I can do. Summer at the Beach looks great. Do you think it can be made just by cutting up strips and not a jelly roll?

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  2. Thank you for the pattern. I have several jelly rolls for which this pattern will be just right for mindless, quick sewing. Prayers for your FIL and the family.

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  3. Allitaire is looking great and so does your new project!

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  4. So sorry about your FIL....it is a toll on so many and leaves us with heavy hearts....good thoughts and hugs your way...

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  5. So sorry about your FIL....it is a toll on so many and leaves us with heavy hearts....good thoughts and hugs your way...

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