Sunday, January 13, 2008

I have the best sweetie in the world! It's true...and I have proof. He was worried about me not being able to get to my sewing machine due to the shifting and shuffling of cleaning and storage so while I was at work one day he did more shifting and made room for me to be able to access my sewing machine again. AND, he made it so I can still access those bins of fabric and UFOs, WIPs, etc. that I need to access. He's such a sweetie...I think I'll keep him.

Anyway, with that being the case I've been able to sew more on the Carolina Crossroads mystery. I'm still behind many of the other mystery quilters but I don't mind. I'll get there eventually! As of now I've pieced parts of part one, two, and three (see picture below) and I think I'm going to like these colors. I'm not the greatest machine piecer, I much prefer hand work but this is challenging me to get better on the machine.

Along with piecing this quilt I've begun piecing little 4.5 inch four patches from my scrap box as a leader/ender project. I'd never heard of this before really reading Bonnie's Quiltville website.

But this isn't all I've been doing since I last posted. I've also been doing a lot of handpiecing. More of the circles from the previous post and quite a few 6.5 inch 9 patch blocks. I don't know what I'm going to do with them but I had cut up some of my stash into 2.5 inch strips which I then cut into 2.5 inch blocks. I have used the same background fabric for all the blocks. I have about 60 done now (not all in the past few days, I'm not that good!).

I have been trying to get in one hour a day of quilting every day and so far so good. Some days are better than others but I can see a difference in my projects so far. Happy Quilting y'all!

1 comment:

Phyllis Williams said...

I am surfing the web ring for the CC Mystery and drooling over the colors! My oldest daughter would LOVE your greens and purples...I hope she doesn't find your blog or I will be making one just like BTW, I have that green with purple polka dots fabric, too.