Friday, October 11, 2013

It's Friday

It's Friday!  I had a very stressful week at work, so I didn't get a whole lot of sewing done.  Normally when I stressed, I will sew some and it relaxes me.  But I when I got home everyday, I just didn't have the energy to do much, the thought of sewing made me feel even more tired.  I plan on changing that this weekend. 

I plan to continue to work on the Road Less Traveled and get the border on it this weekend.  I'll be glad when I have the top to this one completed.  I'm ready to get it on my quilting machine.  I also hope to get the Civil War Homefront blocks up on the design wall and get it laid out how I want it.  So a busy weekend.  I'll post pictures later, hopefully I'll make a lot of progress.

I think I'm going to start a UFO list on my blog, and place the dates I finish each project on it.  I've only listed so far the three projects that I'm currently working on, but I'm like most quilters, and have several more still waiting in the wings that have been started but not finished.  So I've got plenty I can work on, and plenty I want to start. 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Rainy Sunday!

Rainy Sunday's or rainy days in general, make perfect days to sew.  I've spent a good part of the day working on the Civil War Homefront quilt.  I've completed about 20 blocks, 10 of them this weekend and have 5 left to make before I can start assembling the quilt.  The quilt calls for 25 of these blocks.  I'm excited.  It will go quickly from here.  I'm hoping to finish up the last 5 blocks and start putting them up on the design wall soon.

I still have the Road Less Traveled on the design wall.  I decided to put a pieced border on it first before I can move the Civil War quilt to the wall.  I'm like all quilters, not just happy with one project at a time.  I try to be diligent and at least try and get the blocks pieced together before I move on to the next project.  Not always able to do that, but I at least try.
My next project is a Spring Bouquet BOM quilt.  It's an applique quilt.  All the flowers are precut for you with the wonder under already ironed on.  You just have to position the pieces according to the pattern, and then iron to the background fabric.  You can embellish the blocks anyway you might want.  I'm excited to get this one started.  I've been wanting a project that I can do hand work on while I watch TV sometimes.

Well I need to get busy with laundry and wash the dishes.  You know, the boring stuff, then it's back to sewing, the fun stuff. 
Talk again soon!