Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Progress Report

I've done so much in the last few weeks, but none of it included finishing any quilts.  Since I can't remember all the events that occurred, I thought I'd show some of the projects that I've worked on.

Topsy Turvy Nine Patch.  I still need to add three more rows.  I just got tired to making half-square rectangles.  Very graphic design that depicts movement.  This pattern is by Judy Laquidara.

Friends & Fellows by Jessica Smith.  My quilt group is working on this mystery.  It's due at our December meeting.  Still need to add the 3 borders suggested by the pattern.  I really, really didn't want to at this is just a gigantic quilt! (Not really, just feels that way - its about 87" square when done.)
The Mock Log Cabin was a project we started for those who stayed overnight during the quilt show.  As you can see, I haven't done much more.
I worked a bit more on my Scarecrow project, but ran out of black scraps that would work with this design.  I decided to wait to complete it until I get more appropriate black scraps instead of out right cutting them from stash.

Then I realized my scrap box is out of control again.  I had my scraps sorted by color.  However, a crafter in one of my clubs gave me some scraps and then with everything I've been working on the last 6 months have just created two boxes of scraps that are not sorted.  To make it worse, I can't sort them into my current system as it is just too much.  So, I decided to make a few mock blocks of patterns that I can cut the scraps for.  This is the first one, Pinwheels on Parade, by Pat Speth in More Nickel Quilts.

Emerald Forest from Batiks...Inspired by Bali will be an excellent way to use my batik scraps.  I'm using my Accu Go Cutter to cut the strips.  Will be all colors when completed.
For this one, I pulled green and blue 2.5" strips.  Then decided to add a few red ones to pop it every now and then.

I have 3 more projects that are not listed here (didn't take enough pictures) and another 2 that are for challenge projects that I can't show. 

The SITP quilt I'm working on is a few steps farther.  I have 3 rows pieced; just got tired of the darn thing.  Go figure...

As you can see, I can't seem to get focused on any one thing to get it done.  My mind is so scattered lately.  I'm trying to decrease items on my UFO list but I keep adding stuff.  I give up for the moment.  I'm going with the flow if that's what currently making me happy!
Tea in MO


  1. WOW ! You are so talented. Working on those kinds of geometric patterns certainly require huuuge precision... which I haven't got, especially with the sewing machine. I'm in awe, BRAVO...
    As to your last paragraph ---> welcome to the club, dear ! ;>)

    Smiles from my little corner,

  2. Your Topsy-Turvy 9-Patch is fabulous! Looks really difficult too. Karmen

  3. I really love the Topsy Turvy Nine Patch in that color palette! Wow!


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