Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Even though I am sewing quite a bit each day, I feel I am just not making the progress I expect to be making. I thought I would take some sort of inventory and share with you all.

Here is the baby quilt so far. I am working on the next row but the sashing is taking me forever! I must admit I am sort of a perfectionist and would really like this quilt to be nice and straight! I like it so far but it has to be done in 4 weeks for the baby shower. I hate working with a deadline. The few items I have made over the years for paying customers tend to take all the fun out of quilting. It's supposed to be fun and relaxing but it's very difficult with a deadline hovering over my head.

These are my 4-patch squares for the mystery quilt from my quilt guild. Unfortunately, I have to make 100! Last month, we only had to sew strips together. This month, those strips had to be cut down and made into 4-patch squares. I had to cut 200 pieces to get the 100 squares. Time consuming!!

However, I did finish both slipper! They were so fun to make and they came out so cute!I've also started the cutest scarf out of the same magazine, Jane Austen Knits. Just what I needed, another project!!

I am also still working on my hand sewn hexagons and still practicing my free motion quilting for the challenge. I actually feel  a little better after writing this post. I guess I am making some progress. Maybe it's not as fast as I'd like, but I'm getting there!!


  1. You will get it all done! The baby quilt is adorable! I can't wait to see your scarf!

  2. Oooo--that baby quilt is sweet, Rosemary. I hate deadlines, too; had too many when I taught piano and put on recitals...pressure cooker is not my favorite at all. Am waiting for my wrist support before doing any more major rotary cutting....left hand holding the ruler steady puts pressure on my tendonitis according to doc....so am attempting applique...hah! We can but try...Julierose

  3. Thank you for your comment about the quilt block! Since I'm rather new at this quilting stuff, it's so nice to get advice from more experienced quilters. :) Hope you are having a lovely day!

  4. You've got a lot of nice projects going. What fun that you are in a guild and working on a project for them. Probably too late for this project, but I found this video last summer with a method for making a lot of scrap 4-patches that I thought you'd like to see....

    1. Thank you so much for the nice words! I sometimes feel as though I'm working on too many projects but I think I finally have it under control. I wish I had seen that 4-patch tutorial earlier! I really could have used it! I love your free motion leaves! I think it's fun working on them. Have you seen next month's tutorial yet? Diane Gaudynski has a sneak peek on her blog. It looks hard to me. Let me know what you think!


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