Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Independence Day

Do you think I'll ever get back in the habit of routine posts?  So far, it seems not. 

Anyway, I have been busy with lots of sewing projects - I just can't concentrate on one for long, it seems.  A year ago, I was spending most of my sewing time on a Double Wedding Ring quilt that I had been planning for a long time.  Then I got into some swaps that took a lot of my attention - Red and Aqua quilt, CW Siggie, apron, Holly Jolly blocks, and on and on.  Don't get me wrong, I've loved each one of them, but they do take a lot of time and attention.  During all of this I started a Dear Jane quilt, planning to have it as a very long term project.  So now here's where I stand since last year; I've completed a quilt from swap blocks (Green and Cream), completed and sashed the Red and Aqua blocks, completed and sashed the blocks from the RWB swap, and the DJ quilt is getting very close to completion (the top, that is). And the DWR quilt that I was really working to complete?  The blocks are in a box - I haven't touched it in months!

I started the DJ on August 29 last year, and I really want to have the top completed by that date this year.  I think I can do it, if I try.  The strips for the top are all put together, and I've completed 20 of the 52 triangles.  I haven't tried any of the corner kites, yet, but since there are only 4 they shouldn't be a problem.   Here's what I've accomplished since Thursday.


For this wonderful holiday weekend I visited the Mountain State Arts and Crafts Fair.  The only money I spent was on food, but I saw some wonderful craftiness.  My camera had a nice trip with me, but it didn't take any pictures!  So, sorry, I can only tell you there were lots of pretty things to see.

I finally got around to setting out my patriotic tabletop display, and realized that I don't have anything that I've made that I can display with it.  So yesterday I made this little basket pad to go with my other patriotic items.  Our kids didn't come home this weekend, and our plans are simple for the evening - a visit with old friends.  I hope that your plans for the 4th are just exactly what you want to do. 

5 comments:

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

You have been busy! Your Epicentre triangle came out well, in fact they all look great. I like the photos of the triangles, they look like bunting. Sometimes I find that the one project will take all my time and other times I can handle several different ones and finish them as well, it's a bit of a juggling act sometimes.

Pat said...

Your triangular blocks are TERRIFIC!

Barb said...

I love your DJ blocks!! It is so hard to concentrate on one thing...

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I love your DJ Triangles.I'm sure you will get your projects finished. Your basket pad is cute. Little Sister.

seventhsister26 said...

You are doing great work there;) Quilting is more of a priority than blogging, but when you can, show us what you've got;)
Happy Quilting!!