Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Getting Lots of Nothing Done

 I've been hard at work doing a lot of nothing.  But, getting so much of it done...  My first week of layoff, I was able to complete my Crazy Quilt Journal Project.  I love making these blocks but I always hate them when they're put together.  This one turned out better than last year's, but I still felt like some of them went in upside down anyways.

 This button is sideways, she should be facing the wall, not the ceiling.

 This bee is flying upside down...
And so is this butterfly, or maybe he's just dive bombing the flowers.

But, there you go.  It is what it is.  You know I don't care enough to rip it apart and start over.  Maybe next time I'll try making one of those books that I've been hearing about.  On the second week, I finished my Clam Shell quilt.  That was fun. 
 I quilted a little heart in each of the clams.  I did end up finding 1 duplicate fabric while I was quilting.  Dag Nab It!!!  But, it was one of my all time favorite reds.  So, honestly, I'm not surprised.  And, it took me forever to see it, so it can't be that obvious.
 I did a leaf pattern in the borders to mimic the floral pattern a little.  Then, forgot to take to my TAS group for show and tell.  Dag Nab It!

 This really should have been on my UFO list last post.  I had started these Wedding Ring Arcs back in November when I finally got my Heather jelly rolls in.  I LOVE it!!  I even postponed putting them in my store because I wanted to make sure that I had enough for my quilt before selling the rest off.  I bought the above Heather sprig fabric on grey to be my background but when I put them together, I thought the sprigs made it too busy.  Now I'm thinking that it'll be fabulous on the back.
 So, I tried the green dot companion fabric, better but not quite what I wanted.  Pink gingham was a big no...
 The pale grey linen print was JUST RIGHT!  However, I had sold most of it & didn't know if there was enough left over for me!!  AHHH!  I redesigned, making the outer blocks 6" deep, and now I'm good to go!!
 My practice blocks.  I used the green dot for the corners.  Sorry about the bad lighting, you know I do everything in the middle of the night.  I also forgot to cut the background big.  After sewing down the arcs, I'm at 12.25" instead of 12.5"  Now I've got to keep that in mind when I'm trimming down so that my corners don't get too cock eyed on me.  I think I'm going to love this one!
We celebrated my youngest's 17th birthday yesterday with a trip to the theater to see Justice League.  The party continues tomorrow with a trip to the St Louis Art Museum.  My absolute favorite STL destination!  Happy Stitching friends!  If I don't see you before, Happiest of Holidays to you all!!


  1. Love your Wedding Ring Arcs. And, truth is I'm not a big fan of Crazy Stitch pieces, but I love your final project. I think it looks fantastic and, really, who cares if the butterfly & bee don't know which way is up ... neither do I at times! Hahaha!

  2. I love 'getting lots of nothing done' - that's SO me too!! This week has been filled with that so far, and promises to continue the same way. I also love the CQ project - and nobody will notice the flutterby and bee being upside down unless you tell them about it. I know I certainly didn't! If I don't talk to you again before Christmas, I wish you and your loved ones a very blessed Christmas.