Monday, September 30, 2013

8 Left to Sew

When I started to make "Lazy Sunday" (a Bonnie Hunter 4 part  Mystery Quilt which was presented in four of this year's issues of Quiltmaker Magazine) I did not really comprehend the finished size of the quilt as it was presented in the magazine.

Somewhere along the line, (in a hotel room in Martinsville Virginia actually, and that is another story!) when I began to cut everything out, I decided to increase the size of this quilt.

Increasing the size increases the number of blocks, which increases the number of pieces to sew to make the units to make the blocks!

So long story short, eight more block X's to make.

I will finish all 32 Block X's, instead of the 24 called for in the pattern, hopefully, by the end of today.

By the way, I have already increased and pieced the units for the borders and all of the unit 11's (was 92 in the pattern but now is 128 for the increased size).

Only the unit 6, 7, 8, and 9's are left to do.  I have been sewing these as Leaders and Enders today, so I have made a good dent in them.

But increasing the quilt size increases the numbers here also.  I am hoping to finish these units by the end of this week.  That will leave Block Y and Block Z to piece.

I have targeted the end of October as the completion date for this quilt top. I am hoping to push this project through and make my self-imposed deadline.
Why the pressure you ask?
Bonnie Hunter is introducing this year's Mystery Quilt about then.  I want to be ready to devote my time to that new quilt!

Time is a wastin'.... Back to piecing 8 more blocks!  

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Sitting in the bookstore

On a Saturday night with my pile of romance novels, quilting magazines and an iced tea. 

Life doesn't get any better than this!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Seasons on the Deck on 9/11

Sitting on the Deck on what is probably going to be the last summer like day of 2013 and remembering.
Life goes by so quickly that we always need to be ready to stop and smell the flowers 

And remember...
May your afternoon be a memory filled one, as we remember all of those who passed twelve years ago.

Sitting on the deck and having the freedom to do so.  Enjoying it and remembering.....

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sunday Morning Piecing on "Lazy Sunday"

The title of this post says it all!

Amidst the craziness that has been my life lately, I have found the best way to retain my sanity is to schedule in some sewing time each day.

Today, the need for sewing and the need for something not too mentally taxing resulted in my sewing the parallelograms for "Lazy Sunday".

I sewed until the bobbin ran out


Now on to other Sunday things.

What's on your Sunday agenda?