Fresh Beginnings doesn’t that sound inspiring.
January 1st, 2017 – 365 days of planning, sewing & finishing those pesky UFO’s. I have a sewing room full of tubs of projects I thought at one time I had to make. Many have fabrics, patterns included. Some are just the idea of the quilt, like a photograph or page torn out of a magazine. From time to time they tug at me to open them up and consider working on them. I am feeling that tug today. Yet, I have my current project on my sewing table to be finished.
Kudos to me. I cleaned my sewing room! I believe having brushed against those UFO tubs has given me the curiosity to peek into them and say, “hello, I haven’t forgtotten you”. I am truly trying to stay focused on the list I would like to accomplish this year. But sometimes it’s a challenge.
Yesterday, I had planned on cutting and sewing together 2016 Saturday Sampler quilt. Surprise, surprise, I had not completed block # 12. Seven Sisters, a block of English Paper Piecing. Slap to the forehead. I had put off making this block while I worked on A Boy and A Girl blocks. Not to get discouraged, I dug right in and started making the block. I am hoping to finish the block today.
Maybe today I can actually start sewing the quilt top together. It is a half log cabin setting. I have made a quilt like this before. The instructions for this one are a bit different than the technique I had used before. I toyed with the idea of drafting my own pattern, but have decided I will be adventurous and follow this designers instructions. Then I will have something to compare and know going forward which technique I prefer. You never know if you will like something or not until you try it. At least that’s what I’ve always been told.
Just 3 more sisters to go and I can finish this block.
I have a birthday coming up and I am trying to decide what to give myself as a present. I need a new mat for my sewing table. The one in the photo above is 36 years old and is starting to show it’s wear and tear. But then I just saw this quilt book by Jen Kingwell, Long Time Gone, and all I could think of is what a wonderful way to use up my scraps. I think the mat may wait a bit longer.
Happy Stitches and Happy New Year Everyone
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