Saturday, January 22, 2011

Moving right along

I didn't get much sewing done this week due to work and not feeling well. I am determined to make up for it now, though! I did get my first two test blocks done for the 100 Blocks magazine. I wish I could show you them..I love them!
Today I kicked into action. So far a mountain of laundry has been done and all kinds of odds and ends in the sewing room. Here is the list so far:

I got the first two blocks done on the Folk Art Tribute block of the month. That is being offered over at Linen Closet Quilts. The pics turned out brighter than the colors are in real life. I tell ya, I am LOVING this machine applique stuff!!

I finished up this drawstring bag for Hannah. She LOVES it!!

I finished up all the string blocks for the rest of the blocks for my as yet unnamed quilt. That was 60 more string blocks.

Finished making the flying geese blocks for the same quilt. That is another 60 of these units today.

I got the Trees of Life wallhanging all sandwiched up and ready to quilt.

Last but not least, here is a pic of the tiny little 9 patches I have been making as leaders and enders while stitching the others up:

I am hoping to work on putting all the units together to finish the big blocks for my unnamed quilt tonight. I also would like to kit up some ideas I have had in my head, work on my swap blocks, and I really HAVE to start working on cutting up my scraps...they are taking over! With the way today has gone, I will probably work on a little bit of all of them. I seem to work better a little at each thing right now.

Frugal tip:

Use the library! I love books and could spend a fortune on them, but really..why bother when I can have any of them for free? This also goes for movies. It is amazing the choices our local library has on these.


  1. Wow!!! You did get a lot accomplished today! Great job. I think a little on each thing is a great idea.
    Love the library. My favorite place.

  2. looks like you have been busy. I think the tree of life is going on my TO DO list for this year (at least get it cut out.

  3. Busy day - you must not have even stopped for a potty break! I know just what you mean about working on lots at once...that's why I have so many UFOs!! Someday, I will get them all done...maybe!

  4. You always amaze me with what you can get done in a day-does yours have more than 24 hours in it? Just those flying geese would have taken me all day to finish.

  5. You work full time and still get more done in one day than I do in a week. I really like the folk art blocks and all the little nine patch blocks.

    You'll have your unnamed quilt finished before you know it at the rate you're going. Have a great Sunday.

  6. You have been soooo productive. I bet you're feeling happy about what you got done?