Tuesday, July 9, 2019

A Dozen Rails

I have finished the Love and Happiness quilt - quilting, binding, labeling, everything. I'll show it to you after it has been delivered.

This means the floodgates open and there are a million new quilts I want to start.  How about an alphabet quilt? Or a postage stamp quilt that Lynn and Wanda and a whole bunch of other people are making? Both of these use scraps which would be really helpful in reducing some of the scraps. And then there is the Seasons Crazy Mystery Quilt. That one can also use scraps, but would likely make a bigger mess. I have a couple of other quilts to finish before I can get to that one.

Yes, I do plan on starting all of those, but to keep the current quilts from grumbling too much, I thought I should work on them at least a little bit so they at least feel like the line is moving forwards instead of backwards for them.

Today, I sewed a dozen rail fence blocks. The stack has more than a dozen since I also pressed all the blocks that hadn't been pressed yet.

And since it has been two weeks since I posted a stitching update, here it is.

15 Minutes to Stitch: Week 27

I have been diligently working on the Love and Happiness quilt (formerly known as Purple Smiles). It took me much longer than anticipated, which I guess is normal. Since my last update, I put on the borders, I tried to keep the borders lightly quilted so that it would retain a soft hand, and then bound it by machine.

15 Minute sessions of stitching this month: 14 out of 14
15 Minute sessions of stitching this year: 144 out of 188 sessions

Success Rate: 77% Finally an upward trend!

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Friday Foto Fun I made more rail fence blocks, and the picture would look similar.
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Robin said...

Those postage stamp quilt blocks are delightful. I don’t blame you for wanting to make some.

Tanya said...

Good for you! I too seem to spend a lot of time dealing with scraps of fabric that need to be incorporated into a quilt.... I rarely buy fabric just to make a certain quilt, but it is a good thing I like the scrappy look!

Kyle said...

So many choices. You e done a great job keeping your % high. It all adds up to fun and finishes....or new starts!

Kate said...

It's hard to pick a new start when you finish an in progress project. So many projects, so little time, oh and you have to deal with the screams of the UFOs saying, "Me next, me next!" Congrats on all fitting in all the good stitching time this year.

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

Ha ha, I know what you mean... a finish clears the way for lots of possible new projects. It's a great feeling. Looking forward to seeing your Happiness quilt in a future post.

Jeanne said...

Haha, I also have a million ideas on my wish list :)