Thursday, November 06, 2008

Staying Focused

Today was a totally quilty day for me. I started out with this pile of scraps to press and cut for 15 minutes:
This was the result after 15 minutes of cutting. It doesn't look like much and compared to the amount I still have to do, it definitely isn't, but at the same time, it's this much done that wasn't sorted and cut when I started ;-)!


I put those pieces away in their correct bins and then cut out the auction quilt I need to make. Most of this quilt is from stash -- I did use some new blues, mostly fat quarters. After I cut and stitched today, I cut up the leftovers into various sizes to also add to the scrap bins.

I did manage to make all 9 of the blocks for this quilt today and it really felt good to be sewing again. I've felt like I was at 6s and 7s lately, not focused on any one thing and not able to shake the feeling or get myself focused at all. I think I finally made a breakthrough today! vbg

I didn't put the nine blocks together yet, because there is going to be some applique on some of the blocks and it's easier for me to do the applique on the single blocks rather than on the whole top at once. I did mark the little teardrops on various scraps from the scrap bin, so they are all ready to be cut and appliqued next time I get a chance to sit and sew. The next two days will be busy, but maybe Sunday afternoon during the Bears game I can sew again.


And after I cleaned up the mess from this project, I did sit and applique on Block 7 of the Primitive Garden series, so that one is coming along also. All in all, it was a great day for sewing here.

Gratitudes:
Finally focusing on one project. It feels good, like all the stars are aligned again!
A rainy day, which was perfect for spending inside.
Kenny Chesney's new cd.

8 comments :

The Calico Quilter said...

This is cute - what's the pattern name? I remember a block called Honeybee or something like that with little teardrop shapes in the corners of a ninepatch.

Lindah said...

Intriguing! Appliqued teardrops! I really admire applique over pieced block quilts. Looking forward to seeing the next photos.

Carol said...

It's a wonderful thing when the stars align...all is right with the world. It's great to see you having a perfect quilty day!

Screen Door said...

Great progress... Kenny CHesney's new CD is on my wish list...

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a good day! I got back in the sewing room today after several days out of it and it was so much fun. You got way more done than me though. :) blessings, marlene

Connie W said...

I'm waiting to see the blocks after you do the applique. Looking good so far...I love applique and might want to use your ideas later on sometime. :)

Shasta said...

I'm glad you have your mojo back. I'm still looking for mine. You have been doing a wonderful job getting your scraps organized.

Cher said...

sounds like you are back in that quilting saddle and doing great! how fun for you to meet Bonnie-her book is on my Christmas wish list-nice going on making a start on cutting up your scraps into a system. Your blocks look wonderful