It’s hard to believe that it is the middle of May, so far this year I’ve only really finished one project, my Sampler Times Four quilt. You might wonder what else I’m working on. Or is my ironing board empty? They are always quilts to bind, I think that is a typical quilter, always the last thing that I want to do even though I am so close to finishing it. I think there are nine or 10 in my pile to bind. I am working on other projects, some more than others. I did promised myself that I could not put anything in the closet away like I did before, it might not be on the ironing board but it is out close to the ironing board. LOL
I am cutting away with my new electric cutter and I do have over 4000 squares cut for the antique quilt that I am reproducing. It is so easy to start on one thing and then all of a sudden something else that we see we want to work on or start. I think that is a good thing. I started designing this quilt at the beginning of the year, need to finish the flying geese border and an ice cream cone border, the center is completed. I think I started on the Sampler times Four quilt and this was just pushed to the side. Maybe this summer I will get it finished, I do love the bright colors. Also working with some stars and circles, I have no idea what I’m going to do or how big the quilt will finish, but that’s okay. It is my first project working with batiks and I have enjoyed it. Slowly cutting out pieces for the flowering vine quilt, it will be put together with machine appliqué, definitely have a variety of techniques going right now. I do have projects that I have not worked on in a while, Sophie’s garden and again I just love working with the Japanese fabrics. Also started on Di Fords antique wedding sampler, haven’t worked on that for at least a year. I hope to get back to it soon . I think it’s okay not to have a plan all the time, I really don’t miss the deadline for writing books right now and this year I did not do any blocks of the month and I don’t miss those deadlines either. I do miss sharing the pictures and talking about each other’s blocks and I will do blocks of the month maybe next year but it is just good not to have a project that has to be finished today. Maybe it will give me more time to figure out how to set my Lucy Boston blocks.
Just an update on my fabric closet, as most of you know I reorganized my sewing closet, I organized most of my fabric by color instead of collections. I really love having it organized by color, it is so much easier to find something and some of the collection that I did not put by color, I will redo and put them by color. Plus I also have a shelf for fabrics that can be used for borders or lattice, another thing I have never done before. It makes it so much easier when I need to find a border and I never even realized I had this many large pieces of fabric in my closet.
Wishing you a great day today, Happy Quilting,