Do you wanna see some of what I’ve been working on lately?
I’m a flitter by nature, so my projects are all over the place. Plus . . . I’ve been cleaning out a lot of long-forgotten spaces, and I’ve unearthed a lot of long-forgotten stuff! (If you read clear to the end, I’m sharing some of my goodies in a give-away.)
I just finished reorganizing all my pre-cut scraps, and I’m completely giddy about it. And now I want to start making umpteen more scrap quilts! But first, I need to finish a lot more things.
As I was cleaning, I found two UFOs I had completely forgotten about, and one finished quilt top that I don’t even remember having or making! So my list keeps getting bigger — haha! My to-be-quilted pile is growing, too.
But here’s some of the things I’m sewing on . . .
I’m slowly putting together my Limerick quilt, from the quilt-along @a.crafty.fox with Amanda. I’m reasonably certain I’ll be the last one done. But I did finish the book that went along with it, and it was really good! And I’m gonna love my quilt when it’s finished!
When I went through the pile at the end of my ironing board a few weeks ago, this UFO was in it, so close to finished. So I forced myself to sew the last few seams and put the borders on, and it’s now in the to-be-quilted pile. This is “Jared Takes a Wife”, started in a Bonnie Hunter workshop I went to when my guild hosted her a few years ago. You can get the free pattern HERE.
Also in that pile, was a bag of fabric I was gifted. I made this quilt top years ago from a jelly roll:
When I got it finished, I posted it on Instagram and whined about how I ran out of fabric and would have liked to make it wider. My friend, Emily, said she had some leftovers and would gladly send them to me, so I WAS able to make it wider! That’s the great thing about online quilty friends (altho I have met Emily in person, as well). Another kind soul also saw my post and said she had yardage that would work for backing, so I bought that from her so I would have matching backing — this is gonna be a great quilt, thanks to some generous online friends! I got those extra rows added on, so it’s now in the to-be-quilted pile as well — I’ll show you more photos of it when it’s completely done.
I’ve made some more Postage Stamp blocks. I counted up, and I have a long way to go on this! And I was thinking that by now, I’d have enough done to make two quilts — haha! I think my imagination is working overtime.
Some more tiny HST blocks. I got them separated by size and bagged up so they’re easier to work with. I’ve sewn together some more sections, so it’s slowly coming along. I’ll wager it’ll get done before the Postage Stamp quilt!
I’m working on scrappy Snowballs:
And I’m still sewing pinwheels together . . . slowly . . .
And as I was cleaning out a drawer, I found this UFO. I started this quilt in a workshop with Kelly Ashton, and I loved the quilt I was making . . . but . . . I’ve been shuffling it around for several years now, thinking I would finish it. I decided over the weekend that it just isn’t gonna happen. So I took the blocks I had done, turned them into a mini quilt, made a backing and binding for it, and put the rest of the fabric back in my stash. I feel so much better having made that decision. I think I need to do a lot more of that! The pattern is called “Opposing Viewpoints”, and it uses Triangles on a Roll paper. My little mini turned out 18″ x 24″.
In another drawer, I found this project. All it needed was the solid triangles added to the edges on two sides. I was working on it at a retreat, and ran out of time, and never pulled it back out to finish when I got home. It’s been in a drawer for probably 5 years, waiting on those silly little triangles! So I put it on the design wall, evaluated what I needed, and just got it done. It feels so good to have this one off my plate, too. It’s made completely from trimmings off of another project, and ended up 35″ square. I love the striking look of it.
See why my to-be-quilted pile is growing? Luckily, some of these are small, and won’t take long to quilt up, if I ever get a free weekend to quilt for myself.
I’m also working on two new Block-of-the-Month programs. You will see one of them in May. The other debuts in late July/early August, and will start in September. For that one, I always do the same quilt in two different colorways. Here are the choices for this year . . .
I’m so excited about all of these!
And now, for that give-away, since I haven’t done one of those in quite awhile! Since I’m now finished with it, I’m giving away my “Opposing Viewpoints” pattern, along with three other new patterns I had in my pattern stash, but decided I will never end up making. All you have to do for a chance to win the bundle of four patterns is leave a comment on this post. I’ll draw for a winner on the 23rd.
UPDATE: The winner of the pattern bundle is Karen E. Thanks, everyone, for playing along!
What have YOU been working on?