OOKAAAAY… not sure why that title just popped in my head for this post… but I like it!
I am torn!! I had this Amy Butler “Soul Blossom” jelly roll sitting on my sewing table calling my name BIG TIME since I got back from the quilt show, so I ruminated a few days, designing a quilt to make with it and came up with one that I think will be a good one.
I sorted the strips into sets of four
I sewed them together into strip sets and then sub-cut them into 2 1/2” strips which will be sewn together to create 16 patch blocks. I got this far then remembered that this Saturday is our March bee day and I need a quilt to bind there!! ACK!
So, I am torn between dying to get on with my new quilt design and getting a top quilted to take to bee… which goes along with my goal to quilt at least one top a week until my pile is gone…
So, the top won, sigh, and I have quilted about 75% of it so far. Will finish it tomorrow after work and get the binding prepared and sewn on ready to do the hand work on Saturday at bee.
Then I can get back to my new quilt!! YUMMM!
Oh, and one more thing! I had a little “light bulb over my head” moment the other day chatting with my bee friend Lorraine in the car going to the show. So, I tried out the new idea today while quilting. I took one pair of my favorite Atlas quilting gloves and cut the fingertips off the thumbs, and first two fingers on each glove.
I HATE having to take my gloves off each time I need to snag a stray thread or rethread the needle or pull up the bottom thread.
And with just those three fingers out on both hands, I can leave the gloves on do anything I need while quilting! YAY! Why the heck did I never think of this before??? Well, DUH!!
So, what are you working on these days?? Has spring arrived in your area yet??
Yogi and I are dreaming of spring!!