Tuesday, February 14, 2012


If I don't work, I don't do much blogging. It certainly isn't that I haven't been doing quilty things! I am making good progress on the neverending hand quilting project. And I have organized our church's quilt for the auction next December, including cutting, putting together block kits, making the sample block so that I could type up directions, typing up the directions and passing out most of the available block kits. (See the sample block below.)

I also have done little bits of organizing and rearranging my sewing space. It used to be that the only precuts I ever purchased were jelly rolls. But look how many charm packs I found! How did this happen?

I blame the pinwheel thing. Honest.

Seriously, though, I looked at that method of making pinwheel blocks where you sew two charm squares together around the outside edges and then cut it into four parts by cutting on the diagonals, and I thought there might be lots of other things than just pinwheels that could be made with those units. I do plan to try someday soon. But I sort of have two finishes in sight and I really want to get those done first.

So now that I'm back at work, what am I doing today. Well, first I'm catching up on all the things that happened while I was out of the office (due to budget considerations, in case I never mentioned it). Then I spent the rest of this afternoon drawing lines on 48 1 inch wide strips so that I can do the next step in my American Beauty BOM. I could start the sewing today too, but I think I'll wait on that. Tomorrow is another day.

Here are the strips, piled up and from the back so that you can see the lines I drew. Tomorrow I'll show you the other side after I get one of the new units pieced.

Quilt on!