Sunday, July 24, 2022

Summer Progress

 Bloglovin has been down a great deal this summer, which means that I do not get informed when one of my blogger friends publishes a post. I don't keep a separate list so I have to find them from people who have commented on my post or posts written by more popular bloggers.

We have been getting a lot of summer thunder storms. The electricity has gone out several times but it comes back after a short time.


This gives me more time to do more quilting. I have been getting better every day after my surgery and today I feel like I can go about life as normal. I will be going back to work on Monday, so I want to catch up on the chores that has been slacking. I kept up with the daily work, but there is much to be done.

2022: 15 Minutes to Stitch Week 29


Quilting wise, this week I was able to finish trimming the half square triangles of the Jazzy Blues quilt. The trimmings are half an inch wide. A sane quilter would think that is the perfect size to throw away. After all, if you sew them together, the entire piece will be hidden in the seam allowance. But if you have been reading my blog for any amount of time, you will know that I have a hard time throwing out fabric like that. I have been making myself throw away the fabric trash in the kitchen trash can to avoid my pulling it out of the trash can but these trimmings aren't going to go any trash can until at least after I make a mini quilt out of these pieces.

Besides the trimming, I also finished sewing this postage stamp / checkerboard block. This is my leader ender project while I make the Jazzy Blues blocks. I now have eight of these blocks.

I also cut the squares for the square in a square block for Jazzy Blues. I made a couple of sample blocks since I am going to try to make them with little or no trimming.

15 minute days these two weeks --7 out of 7
15 minute days this year -- 153 out of 198 days
Success rate  = 77%



Queeniepatch said...

I am happy tho hear your recovery is going well, but I hope you can still take it a bit easy at work on Monday.
It is good of you not to throw away those narrow strips of fabric. True, it is hard to use smaller pieces, but on the other hand, you can make some stunning mini quilts. Love your postage stamps!
Keep up the good work, at a slow pace.

loulee said...

Lovely progress. Hmmm, yes I would throw those scraps away. LOL It will be interesting to see what you do with them.
Pretty flowers too, thank you for sharing.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Prayers raised for a speedy recovery, my friend; take it easy on yourself. You'll be back to normal speed before you know it!

Rose said...

I am glad you are feeling back to normal. I hope you can still take it easy for a bit. (This is an old woman talking...LOL) I guess it depends on your age how you feel about that.

I love that postage stamp block. I have been thinking I need to start something. Yet I don't need to start anything else. I have a whole bunch of crumb blocks made and have been starching them for a change. I have never tried to starch.

And batting will arrive tomorrow for a 66 x 76 Christmas quilt. It is nothing special, but just want it done.

Tanya said...

I gave up on Bloglovin' this week... I've tried and tried to keep using it but I could never rely on it letting me in and I've made so many accounts and passwords for new access that it left me irritated and confused. I've switched to Feedly and am trying to remember what was in my Bloglovin list (they won't even let me in to copy down my blog list!)