Friday, November 11, 2016

Easily distracted

I started this morning trying to figure out what my holiday sewing plan would be and it quickly fell apart.  I picked up some older projects to work on while I figured out my plans...and I could not settle on anything.  I started working on a few postage stamp blocks, but couldn't make it past two of those. And then I decided I really wanted to start a new project...but figured I'd should make progress on at least one older project I pulled out one that was originally started a year ago and turned it into a quilt top:

and then I started on something new:

and now I feel better!  Or I will once I get a replacement iron since mine just spontaneously stopped working this afternoon.  Thankfully the hubby is on his way to the store to take care of it for me.

It's that time again...

We have officially crossed over the imaginary line that ignites my holiday sewing frenzy.  This year is a little different, as I am not entirely sure who I will be making quilts for this year.  Last year I finished up gifting a quilt to each niece and nephew.  However it may be time to "upgrade" previous quilts for the older ones.  As I ponder this, there are a few that I do have on the list:

1.  Baby quilt for Baby B (due in a few weeks, best get on this one)
2.  Secret quilt for my baby (this will make it 4 years in a row)
3.  ???

I've also considered sewing bags for the nieces this year...but not sure on that one either.  Possibly a new bag for my mom though...again not 100% sure.  There is also a senior who will be graduating in the spring...the first of me and my best girlfriends.  But not sure if I want to make that for Christmas or for graduation.

I guess I better get to work on something...while I figure all of this out!

Sunday, November 6, 2016


Well, thanks to a few hours of work yesterday, and then to an early rise today (thank you daylight savings!) I got Nantucket into a finished quilt top:

and now I need to figure out what I'm going to work on now!

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Just keep stitching...

Sometimes I think I can accomplish much more than I really can...sewing wise at least before I get bored with that particular round of last weekend I thought for sure I'd turn this into a finished quilt top:

yeah...didn't quite get there...but I'm making progress!  And because I'm making progress I figured it was time to actually go to the fabric store and pick up some fabrics for quilt clear out that 10 quilt top (or so) back log I have.  So I picked up all of this:

Which is really only fabric for two quilt backs, the solid is for a new quilt I need to get started on, and the Star Wars fabrics are just because!  and now I guess I better get a quilt top assembled!