Thursday, July 30, 2009

Busy Sewing Day

Wednesday is the day that I spend playing cards, so I didn't get anything done in my sewing room. But today, I was able to spend most of the day sewing, and made a lot of progress on two projects. I got a lot of the cutting done for the Signature Quilt block exchange. I cut all the background fabric squares, and realized I don't have nearly enough. Oh well, one more trip to the quilt shop. What a horrible prospect! (I don't know how I'd get through the week without at least one trip to look at fabric.)

I made a couple of blocks and realized how much waste there would be from all those little triangles being cut off 2 corners of each block. I decided to sew them up into squares, but after doing those first four, I knew it was going to be a real chore. So, since I have to draw a line down through the center of each square anyway, I could just draw a parallel line 1/2 inch away. Then just sew them on both lines and cut them apart.
Worked like a charm, and with just a little extra effort, I have 72 of these cute little blocks. I'm not sure what I'll use them for, but possibly a pieced border for this quilt? I'll see later.

I made about 36, and wanted to do something else. The Scrappy Christmas blocks are due (Sept 1) long before the CW Sig blocks and I hadn't even started them. The sample block I made didn't come close to the required measurement, so after I found where I made my mistake, I got busy and got them all done through the first round. I think I'm going to like them, and I hope those who receive them in the swap like them as well. I'll post a picture when they're done.

On Monday I promised myself that I would make at least one of the squares (circles?) for my Double Wedding Ring quilt each day. Otherwise, with all the other projects I have underway, it will never get done. I started it in April and so far, don't have even one row done. So anyway, I made one on Monday and Tuesday, but none yesterday and today. Now after only 4 days, I'm two blocks behind. 3 blocks tomorrow?

2 comments:

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

Sounds like you've been SUPER busy with all those blocks. Looks good so far.

Needled Mom said...

You have been busy with sewing, but it sounds like a perfect day.

I can't imagine what a terrible chore it must have been to visit the quilt store....oh dread!!! ;)