Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Catching up

 I find it exceedingly scary to think how fast time is going.  Of course the past two years has been a complete blur.  I know many people share in that emotion.  But to think that I haven't posted in a month?  Where did the time go?  I'm not going to dwell on the negative since I'm definitely a "glass is half full" kind of person!

So on my sewing front, I haven't done a ton of work but I have gotten some things done.  I of course couldn't pass up another Mode Blockheads.. It's the fourth time they're doing it and I cannot deny how much I love some of the past ones (well, I will also admit to not having done the third one!!).  I had a layer cake (my fingers typed "lawyer" automatically...hehe) from Betsy Chutchian and I've been using that and enjoying the fabrics.

And then I played with it on point.  I think it's so interesting to see how different a block can look just turned 90*!

These are 4-1/2" fin.

and on point:

For the next one,  I kept changing fabrics, auditioning variations and finally came up with this version:  it can use a serious pressing, so please ignore that!

Then there was a bonus block and in my typical fashion, I didn't carefully look at the diagram and made mine significantly more scrappy than the picture.  Oh well.  No right or wrong way, right?  No quilt police here!

I kind of like how it turned out but I felt like I'd not followed the directions carefully so I did another one, but only did it 4-1/2" (the larger blocks are 9").  I really like the idea of varying the sizes of the blocks.  I've made several quilts like that I think  are so much more interesting.  Of course, putting them together is a bit of a challenge, but I do enjoy that.

I love doing mitered corners (I know, a glutton for punishment!) so I mitered all these corners.  I feel like I followed the rules better in this version (am I being silly, or what??!!) so I'm including this one in the batch.

I have started doing a leader/ender project based on a quilt I saw on Facebook recently-- I'm sewing pinwheels (super fast and easy) and setting them with a light neutral.  I'm just using scraps and will keep going until I run out of the "solid".

I'm ready to quilt my Corinne et Céçile quilt and have it "sandwiched" but had a problem with the area I was going to lay it out to spray baste it together! HAHA!

We woke up to 6" of snow yesterday!  My bird customers were very happy that we returned to the house here in Sunriver as they now have a source of food without having to look very hard!  Not sure you can see how many birds there are but trust me: there are dozens!!

Anyway, the snow delayed my spray basting the quilt, which is rolled up and ready!

I did start another project which is on my design wall...any ideas??

Hawaiian themed...the bottom strips are for another project so don't be distracted by them!  I have a cute pattern for an easy quilt made of strips like these so I'm going to get back to that too.

Hope everyone is feeling well and starting to enjoy some spring weather.  I'm going to get my second booster shot this week so I can hopefully NOT get Covid!!  I also promise to blog again sooner than a month from now!




  1. Those Blockhead blocks are fabulous! I love that fabric line. She has only done a few with purples and this one is great. The snow is so pretty, sorry about the basting though. I love the start of a new scrappy quilt on the design wall. Fun! So good to catch up yesterday. Happy stitching!

  2. Lovely blocks your playing with there...... And if love seeing all the birds come into the feeder...... Could watch then for hours.....

  3. Love those prints, really make the blocks sing.

  4. nice to see you on zoom....very nice little blocks...those fabrics are fantastic...all lovely projects!

  5. your blocks are so wonderful = great fabrics.
    I can not believe that snow.