Monday, April 11, 2011

First week accomplishments

Well last week was the first week of DH being on swing shift, it was lovely. I didn't get as much sewing done as I had hoped to, but did get some done. I did 2 kids taxes last week. Going to do mine probably tomorrow and Wednesday. Lets see the Layer Cake quilt along I was doing finished up last week on Thursday which was also my sit n stitch night. So I haven't put them all together yet. But here is the last block.
 and the one before that that I didn't show.

Block a Palooza is also done, here is the applique block from that set. I have one still left on the cutting table that I found today. and I still haven't found my lost lil goose. So I will have to make another one. Then I need to go buy some yardage for the center, and then it will sit there till I get the dies I want to use for the center portion to go with my GO!

When I was looking at the top of my fabric shelves I was thinking, then got another thought about breaking up those bundled fat quarters that were up there, and putting them on the shelves by color like everything else. So I pulled down some and threw them onto the table to pull apart and sort by color, and when I started to do that, I noticed that 3 bundles that were not stacked together went together very well, and well I had been looking for something to use for my TWEETS quilt. Ta Da, I found it. What do  you think??

 Well I pulled out the black white and red one this week as well, because I finally figured out what I was doing with it. But first I had to fix a small problem of having one block that only measured 11" and the rest that measured 12 1/2" so I made up this block to replace the one smaller one. I made these blocks when I first started to quilt some 9 years ago, and looking at the back of the one that is too small it is because my seams allowances are everywhere and there are a LOT of pieces in it. I didn't feel like picking it all out and resewing that one, so I will just add it to the back of the quilt instead.

 I was kinda limited to what I was going to do and how I was going to do it, because as I was looking at this piece of fabric I thought I had recently bought, the seam allowance told me probably not. The year is 2000 printed on the selvage. During the time I had been doing a lot of piecing of quilts, then everything went on the back burner for the past 5 years. Now I am here to clean it all up!

 So here is where the design wall sits as of an hour ago. Still adding the sashing, I will maybe finish it tomorrow. I want this top done before Friday. That is my goal!!!

Then sometime during the week, I took all my tiny little pieces of left over triangles that were in a neat but towering pile and stitched them all together to form lil pinwheels. Haven't a clue what I am going to do with them all, but they are put together and that is all that matters at this point.
The little pinwheels here in the front only measure 1 1/2 inches. The big pink one I think measured 4 "

 Another one of Jethro, napping.

And Ely Mae, not letting me touch that pile of fabric!!! Well till next week, happy sewing may your seam ripper have a week of vacation!


Angela said...

Wow, you have been busy, and I love that Jethro likes to help you with your machine ;0

Dee said...

Cute kitties! You're obviously a great multi-tasker. I like to think that having a bunch of projects going on at one time is a sign of a creative person. I too am a VERY creative person and hope to finish them some day.

dq said...

The red and black quilt is so stunning! I also adore your little pinwheels and fat quarters.

Barb said...

There is alot of awesome stuff going on over your blocks and quilts...the red, black and white one is just wonderful.