Tuesday, September 22, 2020

What I've Been Working On....

Cheddar Bowties! I've kept at it, making four every morning and stitching them together. Today I had enough to make the first big unit made of 64 bowties. Progress!

I'm also working on the next star block for Stars Upon Stars. I'm attempting a whole block this time, as opposed to the half block I have already finished.

And somehow...I managed to start ANOTHER quilt. Call me crazy, but Bonnie Hunter's new Fall pattern was calling my name. I will say this - I'm not string piecing this one on paper. NO PAPER! But I'm starching and pressing very well at each step. So far, so good. I'll make all the string pieces before I start making half square triangles and making blocks. 

And of course, the curved hexie project continues. BIG THANKS to Cynthia W for alerting me to fact I made a mistake in the Part 9 instructions - I have corrected it!

The one project I have neglected lately is my Manx log cabin quilt. It will be ready and waiting when I'm ready to pick it up again.

I have had some ask me how I get so much done while keeping a sweet baby. Well, I haven't found it challenging. The key is planning and precutting. If Sadie arrives at 8:30 am, I go to my sewing machine at 8 am and make my bowties for the day. If I do nothing else, I feel good about my accomplishment. During the day, I have hand sewing at the ready - hexies, hand piecing for Stars Upon Stars, hand quilting. Often she plays in her little jumping toy for a bit, or hangs out in the swing with me sitting beside her. Or she naps. Those are times I pull out the hand sewing (which is by my comfy chair in the living room).  I also sew on my machine after Sadie leaves in the afternoon and on weekends. Sometimes the more you have on your plate, the more you get done. Organization is the key!

Stay safe!


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