Friday, February 21, 2020

MAKING A LITTLE HEADWAY

I spent a couple days fiddling around and not getting much done, but I did do a little sewing that might turn into something some time down the road.  Do you have days like that?  Where you just can't get settled down and decide what to work on?    One problem is that I need to get busy with the scrappy border on the barn quilt and I'm just putting that off - but will probably get serious on it next week.  (I'm also putting off working on taxes).

Yesterday, I decided I would finish the little quilt that I started for me.  I made one like this for a customer and had made some blocks for one for me at the same time when we were in Florida for Christmas.  So I decided to get it put together and got this far.  Now I just need to quilt and bind it.  This is Meg's 4-patch Doll Quilt from Jo Morton's book, "Jo's Little Favorites."  There are so many adorable quilts in that book.  


I also have been working on the basket blocks and this one is finished now.  It's block #9.  I machine appliqu├ęd with a button hole stitch and hand embroidered the words and letters.  I have the other 4 blocks set aside to do any hand embroidery on them.  Some of them call for buttons and bows to be added after quilting it.  So, I will decide then whether or not I add those items.  I don't think I'll add all of them.


DH and I are going on a short trip this weekend to Ocean Shores, Washington, and will be meeting his brother & SIL there.  Should be fun!  Have a nice weekend!

11 comments:

  1. What a darling basket block! Love the 4 patch quilt top! Have a great time at the beach.

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  2. That 4-patch quilt will be a real cutie all right. For sure, that last block is precious, with an apple for teacher! How sweet it is! Hope the weather stays nice for you this week-end. ---"Love"

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  3. Oh, I have too many putzy days in my sewing room. Folks think I get a lot done, but if I truly focused...!!! So I get exactly what you're talking about. It's hard to work on something that just isn't speaking to you, so go with the flow and it will happen eventually. (Maybe after the taxes are done and that weight is off your mind?) The little quilt and basket are both so sweet.

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  4. I remember when you showed us that quilt for the customer. I had so loved it. Love your mini for yourself too. Cute little Scottie with its tiny little collar. Adorable! Enjoy the weekend. ;^)

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  5. That is a cute little quilt. Love the basket block too.

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  6. That is such a cute 4-patch quilt. I believe I have that book, but have yet to make anything from its pages.
    Very cute basket block.
    Enjoy your trip--safe travels!

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  7. You had me at four patch. I just love them. Sweet little basket quilt. Love the embroidery

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  8. My first visit here, your quilt in the header photo is absolutely GORGEOUS !!

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  9. Soooo much better than doing taxes! Looks good.

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  10. Your little quilt is amazing, I love the brown in the sashing's. It is a great use of all those beautiful little scraps. The basket block is so cute, I love that quilt pattern!

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  11. Good for you, making something for yourself. Sometimes making something "just because" helps me focus on all the other things afterwards. Your basket block is lovely just as it is. I don't think it needs any additional embellishments.

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