Sunday, January 20, 2019

turned

the corner . . . 



Three sides finshed and one to go. There was a time not so long ago when I fell out of love with this project.

The romance is back on.

Soon there will be borders. The suspense is too much!





Sunday, January 13, 2019

degrees


. . . and lots of them.

Have I mentioned that I'm not a fan of summer?

To distract me from this I'm still working on the EPP quilt. This is the other side of the quilt and it will need trimming before I add the first border.



In other news, I've found my next scrap quilt.



My blogging friend Kelli H gave me a Cat's Cradle ruler a couple of years ago and I can use it to make some of the blocks needed for this quilt. Mine will be a square version.

Other UFOs  to finish first though.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

sides


Sides make the meal. I quite like a good salad and French fries. Sides make a rag tag bunch of blocks start to look like a quilt.


At long last this project is showing some real progress. I borrowed this idea from crazymomquilts as most other versions involved cutting the blocks. After five years stitching these together there was no way I was cutting into them.  Needs a good press and a bit of a trim.

Meanwhile, on the other side. . . . 


Yikes - what a mess!


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

balance


Happy New Year!

As a rule, I steer clear of new year resolutions but I would like to achieve more balance in my life for 2019.

2018 was rather challenging on so many fronts and left me exhausted - mentally and physically. So, time to hit the rest button and look forward rather than backwards.

The break over Christmas has meant reading time (about the Bronte sisters), some family history research and sewing.


My EPP project is receiving some much needed attention. I'd like this quilt to cross the 2019 finish line.

My completed quilt tops from 2017 and last year didn't make it to the longarmer in time due to some indecision on my part with regards to background fabric.





This baby quilt needs quilting


and this quilt needs some work.


Lots to keep me occupied and off the streets (but not out of the fabric shops!).


Sunday, October 7, 2018

momentum

Don't you just hate it when after a session of chain piecing you discover this.


Nevermind, they invented the stitch ripper for a reason!  Later on, it looked like this.


I'm already thinking about my next scrap quilt. Perhaps this one, if I can find the pattern for it.